Hello this blog is based on Andrzej Lukowski’s recent article in The Stage (link to £ content – if you can, read that before you read this; it will make more sense). This is not a criticism of Andrzej’s views, just a response to it. I see it as a compliment, not an attack. I […]
Network. #MeToo. Rita, Sue and Bob Too. John. Mary Stuart.
It was a long year. But here are some of my favourites – the plays and performances that impacted me most in 2017.
‘The sound of reality being sucked back into position’ (I’m beginning with a disclaimer: I have never seen The Twilight Zone. I don’t know anything about it, its style, etc. I’m just reading the performance I saw with zero knowledge of the TV programme. There will be dozens of things I’ve missed, and this […]
I know exactly what my ideal production of any Chekhov play would be. It would be the most naturalistic thing I’ve ever seen. The actors would never acknowledge the audience. It would be painful and beautiful. It would feel real to today. It would sit awkwardly between comedy and tragedy. It would be a segment […]
I’m not having second thoughts. These just are my second thoughts. My thoughts on Hamlet after a second viewing. Recently someone told me that for ages they just knew me as the Hamlet girl from Twitter. Which is fair enough. Because at the time I was so obsessed with it that I wrote almost 4000 […]
Lily James and I saw a preview of The Treatment at the Almeida MONTHS AGO. I recorded the conversations we had before the show, during the interval, and after. These are those conversations, our unfiltered thoughts on the show as we watch it. Enjoy. (Disclaimer: Lily would like to apologise in advance for her overuse […]