Back in 1962 the founders of the City of London Festival (COLF) had a vision…
to entertain and inspire the City’s workers, residents and visitors with special events and world-class artists in beautiful surroundings, whilst providing unique opportunities for community involvement, learning and participation.
After a particularly hectic month culminating in a short but intensive rehearsal period for a new writing/short play event called The Miniaturists at the Arcola theatre, my body decided enough was enough. As soon as the last performance ended, I came down with a nasty throat infection/laryngitis which left me laid up and voiceless for about a week. Continue reading
In the main Spiegeltent of the London Wonderground on the Southbank there’s an anarchic, subversive feel to the place now that the musicians and acrobats of Scotch and Soda have taken residence until 2nd August. Continue reading
A slight change in scheduling circumstances has led to my theatre excursions being bunched up more so than usual, with three consecutive nights out at the theatre this week. Ordinarily it wouldn’t be a problem but I’ve said “yes” to a project which is a bit of a mad experiment – 3 rehearsals to devise a new 20 minute musical which will have two performances at The Arcola theatre this coming Sunday. With work, rehearsals and trying to learn lines and music for Sunday’s event, I could have done with a few evenings off. But as they say “first world problems” and all that. Continue reading
I recently returned from Scotland where I was attending a wedding and then doing a bit of camping with my partner in the wonderful Cairngorm region of that bonny country. Continue reading
It’s the morning of the general election and you’d be forgiven for feeling a little weary of all the drama that goes on within politics these days. However, if you fancy a bit more politics in your drama, head to the theatre. Here’s a small selection (in no particular order) of election-themed events taking place in London’s theatreland. Continue reading
Athol Fugard is arguably the most well-known of the South African playwrights to write about the injustices of the Apartheid regime. Continue reading