Proforca's Lately running at the Lion & Unicorn 7-18th September. Gabrielle Nellis-Pain and Fred Wardale pictured as Alf and Callum. Originally due to run in in 2020, but postponed due to the pandemic, Proforca's Lately has finally made it to the stage, and they have included the smart Covid measure of having two, physically separated, … Continue reading Lately at the Lion and Unicorn
Ophelia Rewound is an autobiographical, interactive, solo performance devised, performed and directed by Antigoni Spanou. Threading together the story of Ophelia, and Antigoni's own experiences of depression and attempted suicide, this is a deeply personal and moving theatrical experience. Starting at the end, our first role as audience is to witness and feel. This is … Continue reading Ophelia Rewound at the Camden People’s Theatre
In May I wrote a theatre FOMO post, talking about the shows I wished I could be seeing but would sadly be missing. In that same spirit I want to talk about the Trafalgar Studios, which seems to be mopping up the cream of the crop of smaller space transfers. There is definitely magic in … Continue reading Is there magic in the water at the Trafalgar Studios?
"What do you mean you've never been to the Edinburgh Festival? You must go, you'd love it" Yeap, it's that time of year where I hear variations of the above ad nauseam. Normal, sane members of the theatre-going public see theatre at a pace that exceeds even my idea of a busy theatre week. As … Continue reading Confessions of an Edinburgh festival avoider
It is hard to believe that it has been over 8 years since I was diagnosed with the toxic cocktail of severe depression and anxiety. An oxymoron of an illness that leaves you caring too much and too little at the same time. In those first dark days it was hard to believe I could pull … Continue reading The black dog and a ginger cat