Review (UK Tour): Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë's bildungsroman novel Jane Eyre comes to life in this production by the Bristol Old Vic and the National Theatre directed by Sally Cookson. The eponymous heroine lives and learns hardship from her childhood through to her adult life as she faces a turbulent upbringing at Lowood school, leading her to Thornfield Hall as … Continue reading Review (UK Tour): Jane Eyre

Review UK Tour: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy Holly is a household name; his short yet fruitful career was a defining moment in the beginnings of rock and roll as he challenged the norms of music. Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is a musical depicting the life of the star, from his rise to fame with The Crickets, his speedy marriage to María … Continue reading Review UK Tour: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Review: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Based on the novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour has been adapted by Lee Hall for the stage. Beginning in Edinburgh at the Fringe Festival, the production was a sold-out hit followed by a run at the National Theatre and a UK Tour, now it transfers to the West End after … Continue reading Review: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Review UK Tour: The Addams Family

From creepy cartoons, a twisted TV show, a couple of morbid movies, finally to a macabre musical, The Addams Family are a household name. Created by cartoonist Charles Addams, the Addams are the pinnacle of eccentric families. The Addams Family has music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The production was first … Continue reading Review UK Tour: The Addams Family

Blogger Update: The Theatrical Event

After eight wonderful months, my time in Canada is nearly at an end. I have seen some brilliant theatre and some even more theatrical non-theatre events. From dance shows and burlesque performances to my first ice hockey game, from black box theatre and experimental design to the huge venue at the NAC, it's definitely been … Continue reading Blogger Update: The Theatrical Event

Parliament of Canada Tour and Parliamentary Questions

As someone living in Canada for a limited amount of time, especially living in the capital of Ottawa, it was a necessity for me to take a tour around the Parliament of Canada while I was here. There were tours available in large groups, but fortunately I knew someone working there who was able to … Continue reading Parliament of Canada Tour and Parliamentary Questions

The Art of the Teese

Foreword: The Art of the Teese is renowned burlesque performer Dita Von Teese's latest striptease performance. Credited for aiding in the revival of burlesque performance, Von Teese's show exhibits the most talented entertainers in the business. I had always wanted to see a burlesque performance so as soon as I saw the opportunity to see the … Continue reading The Art of the Teese

The Ghomeshi Effect

Foreword: The Ghomeshi Effect is a dance-theatre performance at the Gladstone Theatre from 19th-28th January and then at the Shenkman Arts Centre on 2nd February. Taking its name from the trial of Jian Ghomeshi, the piece challenges ideas about sexual violence in Canada and how the justice system handles it. I am very much looking forward … Continue reading The Ghomeshi Effect

Countries Shaped Like Stars

Foreword: Countries Shaped Like Stars is a piece created and performed by Nicolas Di Gaetano and Emily Pearlman, directed by Patrick Gauthier. From the eccentric and elusive description, detailing the names of the characters and some quirky examples of what to expect from the performance, it looks to be an experimental and exciting piece of theatre. _________________________ The show … Continue reading Countries Shaped Like Stars