Reviews · Theatre

Thoughts On: Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare’s Globe

I’m pretty sure the best types of theatre trips are the unexpected ones. My friend managed to score a great discount for seats via a work client (not because of a lack of interest in the play; the theatre was packed out on a Monday night) for Nell Gwynn, which meant that I also got to tick… Continue reading Thoughts On: Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare’s Globe

A Month in Books · Books · Reviews

A Month in Books: March & April

I’ve had a much better reading month(s) in March and April, even if I am (still) falling behind my reading goals.  The past two months involved books about pop stars, dystopian realities and finally reading one of the most hyped-about novels of the last year. Swing Time by Zadie Smith (2016, Hamish Hamilton) I was very… Continue reading A Month in Books: March & April

Film · Reviews

Thoughts On: Their Finest

Their Finest is one of a seemingly numerous number of World War 2-related films being released this year. However, it is one that takes the attention away from fighting and politics and toward the ‘ordinary’ people’s war effort. It follows Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), a one-time secretary who finds herself writing propaganda war films alongside… Continue reading Thoughts On: Their Finest

Reviews · Theatre

Thoughts On: Whisper House, The Other Palace

Whisper House is a refreshingly completely original musical, with a score by Duncan Sheik (whose previous works Spring Awakening and American Psycho, I’ve really enjoyed the scores for), and with a book by Kyle Jarrow, it is described as a dark and thrilling ghost story. It follows Christopher (Fisher Costello-Rose at the performance I saw), a young boy whose… Continue reading Thoughts On: Whisper House, The Other Palace

Reviews · Theatre

Thoughts On: Consent, National Theatre

Consent is a new play by Nina Raine, who is best known for her play Tribes (though I’ve never seen any of her work). It’s the story of a group of friends, the majority of whom are lawyers, whose involvement in a particular rape case leads to their own lives becoming increasingly unstable. When I purchased tickets to Consent I… Continue reading Thoughts On: Consent, National Theatre