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South Bank – Shakespeare

Further west along the Thames, at Waterloo Bridge is another Shakespeare connection. On the pavement in front of the National Theatre there is a statue of Sir Laurence Olivier as Hamlet. 22 more words


Did It Live Up To My Expectations?? - War Horse - New London Theatre - Review

After my post last week several theatre chums said before I went to see War Horse ; “I hope it lives up to your expectations and doesn’t disappoint you.” … 473 more words


Competition Time... Win Tickets to the Gruffalo's Child - Live On Stage, Melbourne

With many thanks to CDP presents Tall Stories’ magical musical adaptation of

The Gruffalo’s Child


 Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s Books, 454 more words

Kidding Around Australia

King Lear

King Lear is not my favourite of Shakespeare’s plays. Lear is moody, egocentric, demanding, unaccommodating, brutal, and crude; he annoys me. Even his fool, the lowest member of the court, continually mocks him for his stupidity and obstinacy. 694 more words


NTLive 50th Anniversary

Picture this. It’s Saturday, it’s raining, it’s cold, I’ve watched entertaining, but rubbishly written TV, for a whole two days. My housemate was in the process of turning off the TV for my own health when I get a text. 662 more words



Now to explain my respect for Rory Kinnear as an actor we have to go back to Hamlet. It seems to be where all aspiring actors eventually end up if they didn’t begin there. 666 more words


Othello, National Theatre

Three years ago I saw Rory Kinnear as Hamlet. It was the start of a beautiful, if one-sided, relationship. So when I heard he was playing Iago in  690 more words