I’m not sure whether my thoughts on this film are really necessary, but it felt remiss to watch the Oscar-winning film without actually writing anything about it. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight is the coming-of-age story of Chiron, a young black man finding himself and his sexuality in a rough area of Miami. Told in… Continue reading Thoughts On: Moonlight
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
Disney appear to be on a bit of a mission to remake a lot of their classic films; whether this is necessary is debatable, but I did enjoy this latest outing allowing me a bit of a return to my childhood. It’s a tale as old as time, but if you need a reminder, Beauty &… Continue reading Thoughts On: Disney’s Beauty & The Beast
24 things I’d tell my 14-year-old self. On the 6th March, I turned 24. Which is a wild age to type, as I still feel about 19. 24 makes me feel very much like I’m cosily in my 20s and, somehow, ten years on from my early teens. Leave your eyebrows alone. Seriously. Step away… Continue reading 24.
Waking up at 5am to get on the early Eurostar to Paris. Getting soaked on the Champs Elysees and having to emergency buy an umbrella from Marks & Spencer (and sneakily use the Dyson hairdryer in Sephora). Unexpectedly finding parks and the Eiffel Tower. Eating a somewhat underwhelming meal on the first floor (good for… Continue reading Postcards from Paris
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
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