The Importance of Being An Earnest Reviewer – Kind of…

(With apologies…Kind of…) In April of this year, the Oliviers were back. After three years of not celebrating those who have got to the be seen as the best in theatre … We celebrated them publicly and without Zoom. But… There was one story that was deep in my heart. It reminded me that the […]

Live Theatre, surely not?

Last Friday, at The Grove Theatre in Eastbourne, we did our first live show in months. To an audience of 40, plus staff and crew, Tim Marriott performed Shellshock. Short notes, Tim was brilliant, the audience loved it and venue were delighted. Hooray, joy all round. Apparently, there are still people who want to see […]

Stepping into the unknown

I recently met the writer, director and actress, Sam Chittenden, who kindly invited me to see her latest work, Unquiet Slumbers – The Haunting of Emily Brontë at Sweetwerks, Brighton. As a much younger man, I tried to read Brontë, and it’s fair to say I didn’t find it to my taste. Not enough guns, […]

Guest Blog: Not Talking by Mike Bartlett @ Arcola Theatre

  “Not Talking” by Mike Bartlett Arcola Theatre April 25th – June 2nd 2018 Not Talking is a Co Production between The Arcola and Defibrillator Theatre Simon Slater – Composer & Sound Designer May 23rd 2018 James Hillier the director of Not Talking and I had worked together a couple of times in the theatre-writing […]

Guest Blog: Producing a show for the British Council Showcase

          We are delighted to welcome back Jolie Booth as a guest blogger on FringeReview. Jolie’s blog Hip at the Fringe followed her journey as a theatre maker. This year, Jolie charts reflects on her role as a producer of work that is part of the British Council Showcase… (Visit our Edinburgh […]