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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

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A Year in Review: 2016

2016 was a bit of a year.  From political decisions that shook the long-standing beliefs I’ve had about other people, to losing my Gran and many icons that I’ve grown-up loving (Carrie Fisher, George Michael, David Bowie), it’s one that I’ll be happy to see the back of. However, lots of pretty great stuff happened this… Continue reading A Year in Review: 2016

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Thoughts On: Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre

Dreamgirls has got to be one of the most hotly anticipated theatre events of the season; the show has never been performed in the West End before, despite its success in the US and the massively popular film which starred Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce. So you can imagine how over the moon I was to win… Continue reading Thoughts On: Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre