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Thoughts On: Angels in America, National Theatre

After the events of this weekend, on the evening I saw this show, I was in two-minds about writing about this beautiful play, for fear of feeling a bit tone deaf. However, if the stunning One Love Manchester concert that took place last night tells us anything, it’s that in the hardest and darkest of… Continue reading Thoughts On: Angels in America, National Theatre

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Thoughts On: Twelfth Night, National Theatre

Twelfth Night was one of the productions that had me most excited to be gifted an Advance Membership to the National for Christmas. It’s a Shakespeare play I haven’t ever seen or studied, in fact, my only real exposure to it was the seminal film She’s the Man. However, the presence of Tamsin Greig in a gender-swapped role… Continue reading Thoughts On: Twelfth Night, National Theatre

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Thoughts On: Saint Joan, Donmar Warehouse

Back when I wasn’t sure what I was doing for New Years, I got myself tickets to see Saint Joan via the Donmar’s Young & Free scheme. I knew next to nothing about the play, other than it being about Joan of Arc, and was pleasantly surprised by the performances and the surprisingly modern tone. Written… Continue reading Thoughts On: Saint Joan, Donmar Warehouse