How Much Do You Measure Your Self Worth Against The Successes Of Your Children?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Jen Faulkner

Every child deserves to be given the same opportunities in life, the same chances to find their unique talent, to enjoy something for them, not because their parents push them into the limelight and then take credit for their achievements. As a parent we are biologically programmed to be proud of our children for any achievement.

Is This A Quiz I See Before Me? Come, Let Me Fail Thee

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK

Although the exact date of William Shakespeare's death is not recorded, it's traditionally accepted as 23 April, 1616, meaning it was 400 years ago th...

Ten Years of the Bruntwood Prize

Suzanne Bell | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Suzanne Bell

On 17th November 2015, we will gather at the Royal Exchange to present the four awards from a total prize fund of £40,000. These four plays will then be developed and supported by the Royal Exchange Theatre and we hope to see productions of the winning plays in our theatres and beyond in the near future.

'Outside Mullingar' - Theatre Review Ustinov, Bath

Rich Wigley | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rich Wigley

A short but sweet story, Outside Mullingar is a fantastic representation of Irish Heritage, and the togetherness of its neighboring community. This is a real heartfelt, 'girl next door' comedy about love that knocks at your own your doorstep.

Eleven Ways to Be a Bit Less Bad at Revision

Eve Delaney | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Delaney

It's important to take frequent breaks during your revision session. The brain is a muscle (not factually correct) that gets tired like any other muscles (do hearts get tired?). In order for a break to be effective, you must fully remove yourself from your working mindset. Dig a hole in the garden or annoy your sister a bit. Just keep the line between work and play clearly defined.

My First Day as a Writer

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Furquan Akhtar

I start to think about the writer I want to be. Maybe I'll get really good at Twitter. I could become one of those writers who has their finger on the pulse and can talk about Newsnight and the latest series of Ex on the Beach, Yeah, maybs. I turn the wifi back on.

Book Review: 'Oliver Twist for Kids'

Alix Long | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alix Long

Overall, 'Oliver Twist for Kids' was another resounding success for Playing with Plays, and it fulfilled its purpose of creating plays from 'tricky' classics that were enjoyable and accessible for kids to perform, allowing them to enjoy the literature that adults are often guilty of thinking too advanced for them.

'Quotation Is A Serviceable Substitution For Wit.' Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde! Yes, if we can celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, then we don't see any reason for not celebrating Mr Wi...

The Ramifications of Disliking a Shakespeare Play

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

I was paradoxically condemned to be both pretentious and a philistine. I was both too smart and too dumb. I was, ultimately, just plain old wrong. My family's condemnations were, much like A Midsummer Night's Dream, rather bland and confusing.

Words of War

Alex Martinez | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alex Martinez

Perhaps that is why writers, in whatever form or style or language, feel so compelled to continue writing about war - because, for the most part, the lessons these stories have to teach us aren't being learnt; the implications of the lies they expose aren't being absorbed.

Read Not Dead - Shakespeare's Contemporaries Reborn

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Gwalchmai

Hopefully, that last question is the one that most writers keep in their minds above all. We hope that if we make it true and we make it well, it will chime a chord with people enough to do the rest.

45 Phrases Coined By Shakespeare

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Comedy

SEE ALSO: 20 Great Shakespearean Insults Happy 450th birthday, William Shakespeare! You don't look a day over 449. And if you want to use this o...

Plays v Film

Tom Harvey | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

Writing a film is like swimming the Channel, it needs training and preparation, a support team and the right weather and currents, all aligned on the right maps and charts.

I Don't Have a Cause

Paul Hewitt | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK
Paul Hewitt

I don't have a cause and it feels slightly problematic. By cause, I mean a thing that happens, exists or acts in such a way that something specific happens as a result. I am not a producer of an effect and further to this I'm not apart of a community.

Through Writing About Diversity, I'm Fighting for Inclusion

Cerrie Burnell | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Cerrie Burnell

A small girl catches sight of me and starts to scream, "her arm's missing, I don't like it." She yells and at once every bright eye fixes me in a swirling rainbow of irises. I'm not surprised by this reaction. I've had one hand all my life and it's not something that fazes me.

Matthew Tucker

Fallen In Love (REVIEW): Anne Boleyn Returns To Answer Questions Of Incest | Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tales of the terrible Tudors still thrill us - the recent discovery of a new portrait of Elizabeth I sent the Internet into a cultural frenzy, along w...

You Can't Have an Orgasm Every Time You Walk on Stage

Frances Ruffelle | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Frances Ruffelle

You can't have an orgasm every time you walk on stage. This line from the script is sitting with me. I think Piaf did give the audience everything every time she walked onto the stage. To play her and to be in the character I must do the same.

Sun, Sea and Scripts

Frances Ruffelle | Posted 05.04.2013 | Home
Frances Ruffelle

I am about to embark on one of the most challenging roles of my life: playing Edith Piaf. I have been learning nine of Edith Piaf's songs in French and languages have never been my forte. So the French is a challenge, let alone the fact that my role is in every scene.


Jane Fae | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Jane Fae

There is, it seems to me, scarcely a story that has not been, cannot be reclaimed from the clutches of raw bigotry and turned to something positive for the community targeted.

What's Been Making Camilla Cry?

PA | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home

The Duchess of Cornwall revealed how War Horse moved her to tears as she met one of the film's stars during an official engagement. Camilla was vis...