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Curtain Up at the V&A

As the Olivier Awards turn 40, the V&A has created an exhibition exploring the last four decades of theatre, plays and musicals on West End and Broadway. It was evident I needed to go and have a look. Featuring backstage details, first scripts, notes and editorial requests, I felt as though I was getting a… Continue reading Curtain Up at the V&A

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Buying a blind book

Occasionally bookshops can become a little overwhelming, some have far too much choice, rooms full of shelves requiring your attention. It’s hard to know where to begin. So as I headed into town with the small mission of wanting (another) new book to read, I came across a slightly different presentations of fiction. Waterstones held a… Continue reading Buying a blind book

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The Versions of Us

The title alone intrigued me into reading this book, the thought of the possible paths of your life changed and altered dependent on the smallest of decisions. We follow Eve from her days at Cambridge University and the possible outcomes of a bike, a missed tutorial and a stranger. Three options come through this point,… Continue reading The Versions of Us

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Macbeth

Is this a dagger which I see before me, its handle toward my hand? Macbeth, Macbeth oh worthy Macbeth. I do enjoy a bit of Shakespeare, and seeing the Bard’s work on stage overrides any understanding you can gain from reading alone. I therefore found myself at Manchester’s HOME to see a modern take on… Continue reading Macbeth

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February Book Haul

It may have become apparent from this blog that I like books, I love reading them, discussing them and also buying them. So, with the start of a new semester and two literature modules to buy for, I had a most pleasant book buying trip. As I already held the excuse of needing books specifically… Continue reading February Book Haul