Saturday, March 14, 2020

When Vanishing Point decided to adapt Franz Kafka’s classic surrealist short story, they had no way of knowing that a show about a man waking up with an inexplicable illness, forced to stay in isolation, and becoming physically estranged from those around him, would cu...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Is it possible to educate someone who isn’t posh? Though the bluntness of the central question of Educating Rita is a little out-dated, the class politics are still very real. Written by Willy Russell and directed by Max Roberts, this adaptation of the 1983 film keeps...

Friday, February 14, 2020

The Secret Garden, the classic British children’s novel, is a little less British than people might think. It was first published as serial in an American magazine. Similarly, Rosalind Sydney’s adaptation is a little less traditional than one might expect. Itxaso Moren...

Saturday, January 18, 2020

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “billionaire”? Celebrity? Technology? Taxes? But as a child, the idea of being a billionaire just means having as much fun as you want, whenever you want. In this musical adaptation of David Walliams massively...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

It’s been a busy year for old Frankenstein and his monster. This is the third production I’ve seen this year, and there have been a couple more still that I wasn’t able to attend. Mary Shelley’s classic novel celebrated it’s 200th-anniversary last year, so its sudden b...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Horrifying your audience is easier when they are trapped in a small space. We’re practically begging to be snuck up on. In a big venue like Theatre Royal, it can be easier to separate yourself from the action. Except when you’re watching a show like The Exorcist, that...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

When you move a story from medium to medium, the challenge you face is to hold onto what made it special in the first place. After the publication of Paula Hawkins’ hugely popular novel in 2015 came the markedly less popular film adaptation a couple of years later, and...

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Just when I thought we were beginning to move away from black stories being told through white eyes, the surprise win for “Green Book” for best picture at the Oscars last week told us all that white-saviour narratives were far from dead. That's something that Imitating...

Friday, February 1, 2019

Joe Simpson’s incredible survival from a mountaineering accident on Peruvian mountain Siula Grande has been turned into a best-selling book, a Bafta award-winning documentary film, and has now been adapted for the stage by David Greig. Bringing the mountain to the Lyce...

Saturday, December 16, 2017

It wouldn't be December without a production of "A Christmas Carol" cropping up. It embodies everything we want in festive entertainment - a strong message, a sentiment of hope, and a great deal of creativity. Yours truly once gave a dazzling performance as Dickens him...

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I'm an English and Theatre student based in Glasgow with a lot of shows to see and a lot of stuff to say about them!
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