Category: theatre

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Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men is one of my favourite plays. I first encountered the play when a green, 17 year old deputy stage manager working on my first production. One thing that sticks in my...

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Entertaining Mr Sloane – A classic of its time

1960’s revolutionary Joe Orton was in his time a daring and boundary pushing playwright, a shining star of cutting edge drama. Entertaining Mr Sloane, his black comedy of manners, was first staged at the...

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The Importance of Amateur Theatre

I love theatre, but amateur theatre is special. I grew up around amateur theatrics and it has always and will always have a space in my life. We’re lucky in Coventry and Warwickshire to...

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REVIEW: ‘Khovanskygate: A National Scandal’

Review of  the Birmingham Opera‘s ‘Khovanskygate: A National Scandal’.   This opera is epic. I counted the names in the programme – it features 303 performers – including a full orchestra. Despite this vastness,...