UK Drama

No More Drink, No More Drama

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Life as a drinker is fairly boring and monotonous. Combine that with a feeling of being emotionally numb. Spiritually empty. And there becomes a real need for drama, just to feel like something is happening.

Dr Foster And Five Worrying Signals Of Parental Alienation

Joanna Abrahams | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Parents
Joanna Abrahams

Many parents experience parental alienation, but few have heard of it; one parent mentally manipulating a child to make them fear, disrespect or even hate the other. It is a hotly debated legal topic, particularly around how it should be monitored and governed, and it is an issue which is destroying families every day, across the UK.

Here's Everything We Know About The Second Series Of 'Doctor Foster'

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Doctor Foster’ was one of the year’s biggest TV hits when it debuted on BBC One in 2015, with more than 10 million of us tuning in for the expl...

‘Silent Witness’ Star Liz Carr Recovering After Being Stabbed In The Head

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Silent Witness’ star Liz Carr is recovering after she was attacked in a London street by a man wielding scissors. The actress, who plays scientis...

Was The BBC Right To Include Princess Diana's Ghost In New Drama 'King Charles III'?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

New BBC drama ‘King Charles III’ sparked controversy among viewers on Wednesday (10 May) night, when it included a scene featuring the ghost of th...

Confirmed! Multiple 'Game Of Thrones' Spin-Off Shows Are In The Works

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

We’ve got some seriously good news for ‘Game Of Thrones’ fans, as it’s been revealed that “multiple spin-off shows” based on characters fr...

A Proud Week In Theatre

James Haddrell | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
James Haddrell

This is a proud week for Greenwich Theatre, a week in which we celebrate theatre for its ability to confront, to challenge and to inspire - and this is not unusual for us here...

56 Times TV Was Just Too Damn Great In 2016

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

While 2016 has been a shambles in most respects, there’s one thing that got us through the horrors of the last 12 months - the telly. Whether its b...

Do We Feel Shame?

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

The importance of NRK's progressive production values should not be underestimated too. When Media in most countries is dominated by connections and unhealthy levels of competition, NRK gave "real people" the chance to act. There is none of the usual cosmetic gloss of American TV with perfect looking people living superficially perfect lives.

Magpie - Film Review

Sam Coleman | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sam Coleman

If i were to rate the film Magpie, I could not conceive it getting less than 5/5 stars. A truly compelling masterpiece of melancholy. The Review Th...

Can An Arts Education Save Future Careers In The Age Of Robots?

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Fitzmaurice

The initial outcomes of our analysis illustrate the impact of a well-rounded education on improving soft skills such as creativity, confidence and problem solving. In addition to fostering a love of learning and an international perspective in our students, we are trying to prepare them with the skills needed to succeed in life; skills which can never be replaced by robots or automation.

Arts Education Should be Championed, Not Side-lined

Professor John Raftery | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Professor John Raftery

While it is seductively easy to solve a short term cash flow problem and close a course, it is much harder to open a new one, and so the decision to close should never be taken lightly. In these situations, it is a public interest focussed judgement. Arts education is not just good for society, it is civilization optimising and more should be done to ensure it is celebrated and protected.

The Royale (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

The Royale is a very muscular, frenetic play that kicks off with Jay fighting a bout with a newcomer, played by an engaging Martins Imhangbe. Brilliantly staged, the entire drama is set in a boxing ring, just a wooden-slated floor that becomes the whole world.

Does The Crown Signal A New Era Of Netflix And Television?

Harris Morris | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Harris Morris

These providers will have to really know their brand and their audiences like never before - whether they're a huge network or a small streaming service. All of the successful creators tell stories they believe in.

Emma Rice's Shakespeare Globe Departure Is A Crying Shame

William Crona | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

People were being given a chance to make Shakespeare their own, and in the magnificent Globe theatre no less, who were not usually given this chance. And they were being given the chance to do so on their own terms, in ways that resonated with them

Westworld (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Before watching the JJ Abrams reboot, I watched the 1973 Michael Crichton film and I was blown away by how inventive and visionary it was. Driverless ...

Don't Make Me Laugh, Mr Fox

Paul Clayton | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

Lawrence, just because you're working for a very low salary does not mean you are working class. Being working class is to do with an awful to more than how much you are paid.

Poldark Season 2 Episode 3: Recap and Review

Anita Butler | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Anita Butler

"Bosoms." I'm sorry? Do you mean posset? No? "Bosoms. Acres of them, exposed like capons on a platter." Ah, it's Elizabeth's mother, Mrs Chynowet...

Let's Stop Our Drama Schools Playing Lip Service When It Comes To Diversity

Sanjay Lago | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sanjay Lago

It is amazing to see the large contribution made by the many creative voices within the sector, that are continuing to work and make the creative world a colourful place. But this isn't just the people that are on our screens and stages making the noise for diversity. It is also the people in education who want to make change, the new generation of graduated talent or soon to be graduated talent.

New BBC Thriller Series 'One Of Us' - A Feast Of Crime and deviance

Dr Elizabeth Yardley | Posted 26.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr Elizabeth Yardley

After the first episode, we were left with the pieces of a challenging jigsaw scattered all over the floor - with not much idea how they fitted together and whether they were all part of the same puzzle. The writers provided us with a few theories that left seasoned crime drama viewers saying "That's far too obvious", so we are certainly in for an interesting ride as the series unfolds.

Adding a String to the Bow

Paul Clayton | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

So perhaps a drama school that endeavours to train its students how to be an actor, should enlighten graduates as to just what is possible. Promotional work, corporate work, work that uses the skills they have learnt as actors to engage with the public. Somebody has to wear that Sponge Bob Square pants suit in the shopping mall on a Saturday afternoon. How much better for all concerned if it's somebody who can really make it look fun.

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

The Play's the Thing

James Haddrell | Posted 01.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
James Haddrell

In September this year we are set to open a new studio theatre at Greenwich Theatre, and for the opening production we have chosen to develop Cassiah Joski-Jethi's Under My Thumb, a play first written as a 30 minute short piece and shortlisted for this year's inaugural RED Women's Theatre Awards.

Pressure Grows On Nicky Morgan To Make Arts Compulsory For GCSE Students

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics

Nicky Morgan is under increasing pressure to make sure school children study an arts subject for GCSE after a petition triggered a parliament debate o...

People Of The Eye - Seeing Is Believing

Mik Scarlet | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

. I have always felt that good theatre shows you a life you might never know while holding a mirror to your own experience. I want to leave a product...