BOOK REVIEW: Humankind

Why you should read Rutger Bregmans latest ‘masterful’ and ‘challenging’ book Humankind: a hopeful history.

Theatre at Home

As theatres are closed across the UK during this time many theatres are facing potential closure and are screening past plays and performances online with the hope of keeping Londons theatre scene alive for the future. Some of the plays being broadcasted are free, with an option to donate, and others are screening them asContinue reading “Theatre at Home”

Reading in lockdown: 5 hopeful books

Reading has long been a pastime to help us get through times of crisis, whether personally or globally. Reading is also a great thing to do now that we have a bit more time on our hands! Sometimes, when this all gets a bit too much, a more hopeful read is better to turn to,Continue reading “Reading in lockdown: 5 hopeful books”

THEATRE REVIEW: Cyrano De Bergerac

The Jamie Lloyd Theatre company production of Cyrano De Bergerac has just finished in the West End but it is going to New York soon. I saw the play for the dress rehearsal when the company were doing a pay-as-much-as-you-can showing as part of their ‘theatre is for all’ campaign. As a student it canContinue reading “THEATRE REVIEW: Cyrano De Bergerac”

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate everything that women have achieved so far and to recognise the importance of empowering each other. Below is a poem I wrote to show what it means to me: I am very much an amateur poet but I thought this would be the best wayContinue reading “International Women’s Day”

THEATRE REVIEW: The Lehman Trilogy

I saw The Lehman trilogy last summer in London but today it opens in New York on Broadway. It is such an incredibly directed and performed play that I had to write something about it – so any readers in New York or planning to visit soon this is for you. The play tells theContinue reading “THEATRE REVIEW: The Lehman Trilogy”

THEATRE REVIEW: Uncle Vanya (2020)

A few weeks ago I saw Uncle Vanya, it is a Chekov play about a crumbling family, described on their website – “In the heat of summer, Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their days on a crumbling estate deep in the countryside, visited occasionally by only the localContinue reading “THEATRE REVIEW: Uncle Vanya (2020)”