The Oldham Coliseum has made a bold choice in Four Minutes Twelve Seconds which tackles a number of very sensitive subjects but the team have done a great job in creating a haunting and atmospheric production. James Fritz’s Four Minutes Twelve Seconds was originally written and performed in 2014 and whilst the themes of the... Continue Reading →
Before I begin, I have a confession to make. Despite having convinced myself that I MUST have seen Wuthering Heights at some point in my life it has quickly conspired that I definitely haven’t. Therefore, The Royal Exchange Theatre’s production of the Emily Brontë novel was, in fact, my first visit to the moorland. As such, I... Continue Reading →
This is intended to be a review of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Oldham Coliseum but first, let me give you a little context. The date is the 12th December 2019, this evening I went to see Jeremy and the Beanstalk at the Oldham Coliseum. Shortly after leaving the theatre, the exit polls of... Continue Reading →
If there is one thing that I didn’t expect from an in the round production of Gypsy, it’s a proscenium arch but walking into the main space of the Royal Exchange Theatre, there it is, a great hulking proscenium arch hanging across the stage. It’s an ingenious move by designer Francis O’Connor that allows the... Continue Reading →
Mum, I NEED to tell you about a play I saw! Do you know how you LOVE George Michael? Well, last night I went to see a play by one of the writers of Last Christmas, you know, the George Michael film. No, not Emma Thompson, the other one. Bryony Kimmings. She’s a writer, she’s... Continue Reading →
Spoiler riddled discussion and criticism during that post-theatre glow.