Working in theatre has opened my eyes a lot to diversity – or lack thereof might I say. There is such a lack of diversity yet when I was applying for jobs, every single application would contain a statement along the lines of; ‘We encourage people who identify as BAME and/or have a disability to … Continue reading Filling a Quota?
A Christmas Carol – Review
★★★☆☆ The Chickenshed Christmas shows never fail to bring magic and hope to an audience and A Christmas Carol was no different. It had every ingredient quintessentially Christmas, bright lights, the biggest Christmas turkey ever seen and even snow! Its musical numbers and the great accompanying choreography is what really stood out in this performance. … Continue reading A Christmas Carol – Review
My Top 6* Favourite Musicals
*Because I couldn't knuckle it down to 5 Wicked Why: It’s just warming, fun and magical. It’s the musical I’ve seen the most in theatre. There’s a strange snobbery around musical theatre, for example if you like a ‘mainstream’ musical such as Wicked it means you’re not as clued up on ‘real’ musical theatre. To … Continue reading My Top 6* Favourite Musicals
Jekyll and Hyde – Review
★★★☆☆ On Thursday 27th of September I got the opportunity to watch Chickenshed’s production of Jekyll and Hyde. If you were an English Literature student like me you’ll know how popular this text is in the academic syllabus. Its aim to represent the juxtaposition between good and evil (this is starting to sounds like an … Continue reading Jekyll and Hyde – Review
I was planning on writing a proper review on The Jungle, which I saw at the Playhouse Theatre on the 15th September. I don't honestly feel like I can, it would be too intrusive to critique such a personal show, whose aim wasn't to be revolutionary in its dramaturgy and methodology, was not to win … Continue reading The Jungle.
Should All Theatre Be Colour-Blind?
BAME groups have always been under-represented in theatre. Statistically, 76% of ethnic makeup in casts from Broadway and non-profit theatres are Caucasian (AAPAC, 2015/16). When the producers of the West End transfer of the award-winning musical Hamilton announced that ‘colour-blind casting’ would be implemented, it prompted the question, should all theatre be colour-blind in order … Continue reading Should All Theatre Be Colour-Blind?
Confessions of a Super Hero – Review
★★★★☆ Confessions of a Super Hero by Sam Ody, George Gehm and Glenn Clarke is a new comedy musical which graced Camden Fringe Festival from August 16th- 18th. It tells the story of Jenny-Lee (Meesha Tuner) joining a ‘Superhero’s anonymous’ group in the hope they will help to control her powers. Throughout the course of … Continue reading Confessions of a Super Hero – Review