All the Feelings I Had During Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, in Order

WARNING: this post contains the sort of mild, vague-detail spoilers that you can find in any of the newspaper reviews that came out this week. You may wish to be completely unspoiled till the script comes out on Sunday, and if so, you have my hearty permission to withdraw.  It's been three weeks since we … Continue reading All the Feelings I Had During Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, in Order

Theatrecraft

Stratford-Upon-Avon is essentially a Shakespeare theme park town. I say this not to be disparaging, but to insist that you go. There are not enough Shakespeare-themed items in this world, and I would like to caress more of them with my cheek, please. And who can blame the local authorities for wanting to make the … Continue reading Theatrecraft

Les Miserables: if at first you don’t succeed, cry, cry again

(Credit: AP Photo/Universal Pictures) My friends, this is where I out myself as a middle-aged woman. I am in love with Les Miserables. I have been since my piano teacher plonked an easy version of 'On My Own' in front of me, all of fifteen years ago. We've only seen it on stage once, but … Continue reading Les Miserables: if at first you don’t succeed, cry, cry again