Author: Chris Wallis
Up betimes and to the new 53two venue for its opening in-house production, Things That Divide Us.Read the full story..
Emotional attachment to cultural artefacts is a major driver in the entertainment business.Read the full story..
Three words in a press release that strike despondency in the heart of your correspondent are ‘Comedy Murder Mystery’. There are so many ways it could be dreadful.Read the full story..
The irony in calling a musical Don’t Turn My Life Into A Musical is evident, but it perfectly captures the solipsistic agony of the five adolescents on the cusp of adulthood whose stories are being told here.Read the full story..
Choosing to produce One Man, Two Guvnors, a play by Richard Bean known as ‘the funniest show on the planet’, could have been an act of hubris.Read the full story..
It’s such a pleasure to watch highly skilled performers at work, whether it’s Ian McDiarmid in his one-man show The Lemon Table or Ashleigh Cheadle and Sam Dutton in this adaptation of a Scandinavian folktale at the Sheffield Crucible Studio.Read the full story..
Imagine a town where the Christmas lights really matter.Read the full story..
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