Review of The Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum

The Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum. Photo by Mark Douet

Just by googling Charles Darwin (1809-1882) – other search engines are available – the famous image of the scientist is evident: the sober look of a wise, bearded man with decades of accumulated knowledge. The Wider Earth could have chosen to capitalise on that familiar picture, and while some later arguments and counter-arguments about his … Read moreReview of The Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum

Review of Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate at London’s Coliseum

Opera North’s production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate Jack Wilcox as Hortensio, Zoë Rainey as Bianca, Piers Bate as Gremio and Alan Burkitt as Lucentio – Photo credit: Tristram Kenton

Too darn hot? Well, almost. It’s certainly a very heart-warming show. Not that long after the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Kiss Me, Kate, which transferred to The Old Vic late in 2012 comes, to misquote the title of one of the musical’s numbers, another opening of another production, this time from Opera North. This … Read moreReview of Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate at London’s Coliseum

The Tempest at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre – Review

The Tempest at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

The unique selling point in this production of The Tempest is an all-female cast (though I note, without further comment on this point, that the director, producer and musical director are all men). It’s not the first time it’s been done – the Donmar Warehouse staged a trilogy of Shakespeare plays with an all-female cast: … Read moreThe Tempest at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre – Review