Declan – The Actors Centre’s new online play – Review

Actor and writer Alistair Hall in 'Declan' (c) Jamie Luke Scoular, 2019.

Billed as “A contemporary ghost story”, Declan tells the story of Jimbo a strange and disturbed young man living in a Wiltshire suburb. Directed by Alexis Gregory this short (just twenty-five minutes) monologue, written and performed by Alistair Hall tells Jimbo’s story in flashbacks as he obsesses mainly about his missing friend Declan, as well … Read more Declan – The Actors Centre’s new online play – Review

Siobhan Dillon – One Voice is uplifting and life-affirming

Siobhan Dillon

As my wife would tell you, I’m a sucker for a great girl’s voice. I love Joni, Judy, Bonnie, k d, Laura, Barbra and Missy. “I recognise the first six”, I hear you say but who’s Missy? Missy is Missy Higgins a fairly obscure but wonderful Australian singer/songwriter who I’ve been listening to for years … Read more Siobhan Dillon – One Voice is uplifting and life-affirming

Frances Barber as Billie Trix in MUSIK by Pet Shop Boys & Jonathan Harvey

Frances Barber as Billie Trix in MUSIK

Whilst there are many examples of characters on TV and in the movies being spun-off into their own series, there aren’t that many (if any?) musicals that have gone through that process until it happened to fictional rock icon “Billie Trix”. Originally the narrator in the Pet Shop Boys 2001 musical “Closer To Heaven”, she … Read more Frances Barber as Billie Trix in MUSIK by Pet Shop Boys & Jonathan Harvey