Review: BalletBoyz

Talent 2013 is the latest production by the innovative dance group, BalletBoyz. Even calling them a ‘dance group’ doesn’t do justice to the things these men do; it is not just ballet or contemporary but the most incredible expression of passion and strength. Following on from my recent interview with dancer Ed Pearce, I was … More Review: BalletBoyz

Review: Birdsong

The tale of ‘Birdsong’ by Sebastian Faulks has become a well-known story of tragic love in a time of war, being developed from the novel into a West End sensation starring Ben Barnes, and then moving into a television series. Now, director Alastair Whatley presents it once more, produced by the Original Theatre Company, in … More Review: Birdsong

Review: Surprises

In a world premiere performance at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Alan Ayckbourn brings us Surprises – a tale of love stories, the many twists and turns of life, and the ever-changing relationships we encounter. With one major difference – it’s the future, the far and distant future, a world of time travel, android security men, … More Review: Surprises

What do you want out of your Theatre Degree?

I’m half way through reading a Theatre Studies degree. Coming from an academic background, I shocked the majority of my friends and teachers by choosing to pursue something in the arts – to compensate, I insisted upon choosing a University that boasted a 50/50 degree of theory and practice. Now I’m not saying that academics … More What do you want out of your Theatre Degree?

Review: Talking Heads

It’s not often students are placed in a position where they can watch their lecturers actually doing the subject they teach – how many budding physicists have seen their tutors in non-university laboratories? Or how many English Literature students have read a novel written by their supervisor? I’m not saying it doesn’t happen, I’m just … More Review: Talking Heads

Best Alternative Christmas Shows for 2012

Somehow, it’s that time of year again. The Coca-Cola advert is on, shop windows are adorned with self-adhesive snowflakes, and bank balances are bracing themselves for a mass exodus. Yes, it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But Christmas doesn’t necessarily mean you have to endure cheesy pantomimes (or even very good … More Best Alternative Christmas Shows for 2012