Ladies-who-Brunch, Carousel London

Networking. The word itself is enough to strike fear into my heart. Usually talking to strangers while pretending I’m far more confident than I actually am is something I only do when I have no other choice, while working or after having consumed too much alcohol. But last month, on a cold, wet Sunday in... Continue Reading →

Review: Romeo and Juliet, Barbican Centre

Romeo and Juliet arrives at the Barbican as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s London residency. Directed by Erica Whyman, Shakespeare’s classic story of love and rivalry is given a contemporary makeover that results in an energetic and urgent adaptation. Although written over four centuries ago, this production feels chillingly relevant, with members of rival... Continue Reading →

Welcome…? Review

Performed at the Bridewell Theatre in an enticing lunchtime slot, Welcome…? is a ground-breaking play that seeks to challenge the narrative around out-of-work pregnant female actors and is the first theatrical production in the UK to star two pregnant performers. Written by Lily Lowe-Myers in just three weeks and staring both Lowe-Myers and Robyn Cooper,... Continue Reading →

Review: Mrs Dalloway, Arcola Theatre

Adapting Mrs Dalloway for the stage is no easy feat, given that this classic novel, arguably Virginia Woolf’s most famous undertaking is renowned for using a stream of consciousness technique to get right to the heart of the characters’ thoughts and emotions. Thankfully this latest adaptation by Hal Coase, performed at the Arcola Theatre, meets... Continue Reading →

Review: Speeches of Note, Emmanuel Centre

Visitors to London’s Emmanuel Centre were in for a treat on Monday night at the how to: Academy’s latest event, Speeches of Note. Following in the footsteps of its well-known cousin Letters Live, where a selection of significant historical letters are brought to life by a host of celebrities, Speeches of Note celebrated the power... Continue Reading →

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