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Pondering about Potter…

Summer has certainty arrived, the nights are longer, the sun is shining that little bit more and I’m spending more time outside eating ice cream. I’ve also been doing a lot of reading, but very little blogging over the past few weeks… now it’s time to get back on track. The biggest news, of course,… Continue reading Pondering about Potter…

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Looking Forward to the West End

As Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begins to hold previews this week, it’s time to look forward to the plays and musicals that are soon to open. I managed to gain Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets back in October, although I’ve still got five months until I see the play in November,… Continue reading Looking Forward to the West End

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Shakespeare Saturday

How can one begin to even describe the Bard? William Shakespeare is one of, if not the, most influential person of the literary world to walk the earth. He didn’t just give us plays and sonnets, but defined new genres, tested out stories, and produced characters that have remained in the public eye for four-hundred-years.… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturday

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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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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