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

A Month in Books · Books · Reviews

Two Months in Books: January & February

This isn’t really how I wanted to start my 2017 reading year, but here I am, rolling together two months of reading. So far this year, I’ve read six books meaning I’m already two behind my Goodreads challenge which is causing me more angst than I really care to admit. However, I’ve read a real… Continue reading Two Months in Books: January & February

Reviews · Theatre

Thoughts On: Hamlet, Almeida Theatre

Hamlet is a play that I’ve wanted to see since I, like many young people in the UK, studied it as an A-Level text at school. However, its productions tend to feature very popular male actors, making getting tickets a pretty crazy challenge. So I was very pleased when my housemate managed to get hold of tickets… Continue reading Thoughts On: Hamlet, Almeida Theatre