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Cymbeline's DVD is due for release in September!

The RSC just announced that Cymbeline‘s DVD is due for release in September!

I can’t wait to have it in my DVD collection! I’m not biased saying Oliver made a terrific performance as Iachimo!


Review – Sand in the Sandwiches, Royal and Derngate, Northampton, 25th May 2017

I’ve always been a fan of John Betjeman. My earliest recollections of him are his TV interviews with Michael Parkinson, where he would come across as slightly bumbling, endearing like a favourite uncle, and with a wicked sense of humour. 686 more words

Chris Sparkle

Get your name on the teamsheet

Let me start with a disclaimer. It was a beautiful day at Sixfields Stadium when I arrived for the preview of The Twelfth Player.

(And if you haven’t already heard, yes, it does sound like they are staging a play at a football ground because that is precisely what Royal & Derngate is doing). 523 more words


Review: My World Has Exploded A Little Bit

It’s both a lecture and a life-changing series of events, the story of losing your parents while teaching an attentive audience how to cope with and ultimately conquer grief. 669 more words


La Strada Review

Yesterday I afternoon I went to see the current UK tour of La Strada. This was a beautiful piece to watch. It almost looked cinematic with the simple but very effective set designed by Katie Sykes (who also designed the costumes, which were also wonderful). 344 more words

Playwright Threatens Fines Over Post-Show Discussion of His Play — OnStage

Given the times we’re living in, theatre can provide an escape but also an opportunity to create dialogue. Whether it’s to inform, educate or simply gain feedback, conversations between cast and audience (known as “talk backs”) can be a valuable source… 21 more words


Ten Things I have Learnt

I have just finished directing my first show in China. So I thought I would share some of my thoughts. My company runs both classes in their centers around Beijing and also is hired by the public schools to produce a full production with the children. 768 more words