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Best Adapted Screenplay: 1962

My Top 10:

  1. Lawrence of Arabia
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird
  3. Jules and Jim
  4. The Manchurian Candidate
  5. Throne of Blood
  6. Lolita
  7. Billy Budd
  8. The Music Man…
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Sorry, what floor?

I think asking why I tend to frame my life in Sondheim musicals is disingenious because the answer is: I’m melodramatic, I’m preoccupied with making my life fit a narrative, and I am unsatisfied (just like all Sondheim characters). 1,448 more words


I Saw: What Would Julie Do? Live ★★★★

When faced with moments of self-doubt, fear of failure or questions like “which hat goes with this outfit” who’s your go-to? Is it your best friend who’ll happily tell you “yes, your bum looks big”, “dump him and move on” or “does anyone still wear a hat?!” Rosie Williamson is a singer and actress who, like most of us, needs the answers to all these questions and more. 743 more words

I Saw: Follies ★★★★★

Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s masterpiece Follies opened on Broadway in 1971. Directed by Broadway legends Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, the production was a financial failure. 845 more words

Review - Follies - National Theater

Imagine going into an attic, and finding a dusty Faberge egg. You open it, and inside is a music box, two keys broken. You wind it up and it starts playing pretty music while little jeweled characters whirl around in the semi-darkness. 735 more words

West Side Story – New Alexander Theatre, Birmingham – 25 August 2017

I have a confession. Up until now, I’d disliked West Side Story. And it isn’t that I’ve not given it a chance. I purchased two separate cast recordings recently, but didn’t rate either. 510 more words


Stage: Sweeney Todd

In 2014, Tooting Arts Club staged a production of Sweeney Todd in Harrington’s – London’s oldest working pie and mash shop. The immersive experience allowed audience members to arrive early and have their very own pie and mash before the show. 1,056 more words

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