Extravaganza Macabre at Battersea Arts Centre – Review

For me, the word extravaganza when used in a theatrical context conjures up certain mental images. Luxuriant costumes, lurid makeup, complex set and props, mind­boggling special effects, that kind of thing. This production, by Little Bulb, has none of those things. It doesn’t need them. What is does have, in spades, is imagination, creativity and a sense of … Read more

Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know: The Scandalous and Fast Times of Lord Byron

Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know: The Scandalous and Fast Times of Lord Byron

So you think you know the real story of Lord Byron? Well… you probably do. There are not many revelations in Paul Huntley-Thomas’ one hander, but then, Byron’s most scandalous secrets are public knowledge already: keeping a bear at Cambridge; his relationship with his half-sister; his passion for young boys – all these and more are in the … Read more