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Theatre Review: The Miniaturists 54 10th Birthday, Arcola Theatre

Mini plays with big ideas, The Miniaturists 54’s Birthday Bash celebrated the written word with imagination 

Great things come in small packages so they say, and, as with the haiku, the short story and sonnets, creating constraints in art can encourage creativity where too much space can stifle it. 517 more words


THEATRE REVIEW: Hamlet, Barbican Theatre

running until 31 October

At last. Two years since rumours started circulating, over a year since the ticket was purchased on that stressful day, a month and a half since the controversially early first reviews emerged – was all that waiting worth it? 562 more words


The rest is silence...

The problem with booking something over a year in advance is that there is a good chance you’ll be more excited at the time of booking than when the event itself actually deigns to come along. 1,139 more words

Barbican Theatre: Hamlet Review, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Great news! In a slightly-later-than-intended birthday present L rose at the crack of dawn (otherwise known as 6am) on Friday so that he could get to the Barbican theatre and be first in line for two of 30 day release tickets. 1,474 more words



For what its worth, these are my thoughts to add to the trillion column inches this production has already generated……

I’ve never left the theatre feeling quite so relieved. 447 more words


#HamletBarbican (With Some Batchy Gifs...)

This should have been written the day after I attended the Barbican, I’m aware of that. But come on lads! I was a foot away from my favourite actor, on my 26th birthday. 336 more words


Hamlet - Barbican Centre - review

Second post on Hamlet with more detailed thoughts, including on how Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance evolved over the run, here.

After more than a year of waiting, I’ll get right down to it: this is a top-notch Hamlet. 1,970 more words