‘This House’

[Johan Persson Photography] It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament. Infighting, backstabbing, breaking tradition and, strangely, a staggering number of deaths. We follow almost a full Labour term in office pre-Thatcher’s win, and the lengths each party will go to maintain a majority. The Good Politically, socially, and economically, the 70s in Britain were … More ‘This House’

‘Antony & Cleopatra’

[Johan Persson Photography] “Though I make this marriage for my peace ⁄ In the East my pleasure lies” Surrounded by gossip and scandal, Antony (Ralph Fiennes) has fallen hard for Cleopatra (Sophie Okonedo). Civil war and rebellion is ever-present, alliances are strained, but Antony just can’t quit his Egyptian Queen. We are poolside at the … More ‘Antony & Cleopatra’

‘Glory on Earth’ (preview), Lyceum Theatre

“Don’t take it to extremes, John”. Glory on Earth is “a meditative look” at a very unsettled and volatile time in Scottish and Unionist history, not least due to the Reformation. Consisting of only two characters – John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots, along with a six strong cast of her ladies-in-waiting/’Marys’ – the … More ‘Glory on Earth’ (preview), Lyceum Theatre

Laidig Out Loud: What Do We Want Our Creatives To Be?

If award ceremonies are now political platforms, creatives are the new activist. So the industry must be under reform, right? Every creative’s social media is now another PR outlet for causes they fund or represent, because if you’re not an activist, you’re not doing your job as a creative or, more specifically, an actor. Ergo, … More Laidig Out Loud: What Do We Want Our Creatives To Be?

Sunday Round Up #16

When was the last time you looked through the sites you follow? Feel free to join in and link back to this post! Maybe I’ll discover some new blogs along the way… Otherwise, stick around, you might find something new! Get Lost Any blog that features ‘tea’ alongside the main event – in this case … More Sunday Round Up #16