Almost two months ago, I wrote an article wondering why the Royal Jubilee did not bring more Great British Theatre to the celebrations. After watching the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, I now understand – they were saving it for now. In an astonishing display of creativity, discipline, imagination, and patriotism, Danny Boyle and all … More True British Theatricality
As we approach August, the buzz of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is upon us once again. Previews are springing up all across the country, props and costumes are being made, last-minute funding is trickling in. The Fringe Festival is one of the ways that new companies can test out their material and get a taste … More Fringe Fever
This week we have been inundated with Royal memorabilia, celebration, and performance. Singers have reached the peaks of their careers at the Jubilee concert, classical music has found an unusually willing audience during Sunday’s flotilla, and choirs across the country have been enjoying the angelic voices soaring through St. Paul’s Cathedral. One thing I’ve noticed, … More Royal Revelry
As part of my university course, the first year students have to take on technical production roles for a variety of theatre and film projects that are being held at the beginning of June. This means that many of my coursemates have been plotting lights, calling shows, and creating various books and prompts for their … More Tech week – Who’s Responsible?
What is it that makes one ‘creative’? Is it a biological tendency to use one side of the brain more than the other? Is it due to being raised in a house of music, literature, and art? Or is it a personal drive to express oneself in a free and different way? I suppose it … More The Creativity Concept
Recently, I have been witness to appalling levels of unprofessionalism within a working environment that I am a part of. It developed after a rival ‘company’ was started up – rather than finding this competition as an opportunity to tighten up the way we work and get some friendly motivation going, the head of the … More The Line of Professionalism
After another evening as Front of House staff (read here about what it’s like in such a job), I was again allowed to sit on the back row and watch the show for free. It was a performance of David Eldridge’s Festen, put on by 3rd year Acting students from the on-campus Drama School. It … More Is it all too much?