Dreamgirls

With the audience hushed for a minutes’ reflection, it felt somewhat apt to be awaiting a story about women defying expectations, and proving their value, passion and, ultimately, soul. Dreamgirls follows three young women as they strive to share their voices and find success doing the thing they love, singing as a trio. Battling through … More Dreamgirls

Anything Goes

Filled with romance and glamour, Anything Goes sails back to the heady 1930s, where dreams were fervent, freedoms were fresh, and loves were many. The classic story of pursuant affection takes place aboard the SS American ocean liner, steaming across the Atlantic from New York to London. A melee of characters find themselves thrust together … More Anything Goes

Passion

This stirring tale of infatuation and obsession, is given sharp focus within Elin Steele’s stark set for Passion at the Hope Mill Theatre. In an intimate venue such as HMT, it is simplicity that enables Sondheim’s music to wrap itself around the audience in this stunning production. Draped white linen next to stiff moving panels … More Passion

Book review: The Motion of the Body Through Space

Lionel Shriver’s turn of phrase is an art form in this exploration of obsession, jealously and – ultimately – stoic love. From the very first line, Lionel Shriver’s The Motion of the Body Through Space sets the tone of wry commentary in a well-worn marriage, as the husband declares himself suddenly taken by the idea … More Book review: The Motion of the Body Through Space

Book review: Roar

Like a selection box of herbal teas, Roar offers a remedy for any situation, mood or ailment. Your heart, head, home, health. Each carefully crafted to speak right to the soul of womanhood at any stage of life; flicking through the pages is like drinking tea with a dearest friend, steam clearing the mind and … More Book review: Roar