The much anticipated stage version of Let the Right One In is terrifying - but not emotional. There is a lot of excellence in this adaptation of the cult film but, crucially, it lacks heart and soul - somewhat ironically in a story about the undead.
Set in Weimar Germany, Emil is a young boy from a small rural town who has been sent to the city by his mother with one single responsibility - to safely hand over the 140 Marks she has saved all year to his grandmother.
The Snowman is a wonderful alternative to the usual Christmas entertainment for children of either clichéd pantomimes or The Nutcracker ballet, which can go over the heads of many children.
Winning the Bruntwood Prize will change my life on all levels; from knowing that my play YEN will be developed right down to not having to pay RBS forty quid a month for the privilege of having their bloody overdraft.
It was a cold November evening when I found myself seated expectantly for Core Theatre's delightful production of Tom Stoppard's 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'. Staged in the Paragon area of Bath (a hidden gem in its own right) Core's production is the result of months of hard work by Director Andy Cork, the production team and the cast.
nut is a mesmerising production that brings to life the difficult subject of mental illness in a unique fashion, combining sensitivity and compassion with humour in a very sharply written play.
To witness Anthony Minghella's Madam Butterfly is to witness the best visual theatrical production opera currently has to offer. I therefore welcome this revival at the London Coliseum with open arms.
Did you know that amongst all the various theatre groups in London, there's only one dedicated to producing LGBT plays?
The six plays were a mixed bag. Most of them were guilty of not having enough conflict in them, or being one-note productions where the tone of the debate between the main characters never varied or turned. And there were too many clichés.
When you wrote to James Cameron every day asking to be considered for Rose, I bet you didn't imagine your own plan being used against you?
The Island is a wonderful piece of political theatre that moves both the heart and mind. Devised by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, the play is based on true stories collected from prisoners of Robben Island, the prison which held Nelson Mandela.
Next week, my new short play, You're So London, opens alongside four others at the Creed Street Theatre in Wolverton just outside Milton Keynes. Produced by Carabosse Theatre, the play features in the Real Ale and Drama Shots pub theatre night.
Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette is being turned into a musical and I'm kind of devastated. Why? Well, I was completely obsessed with the album when I was a teenager and remember buying it more clearly than bits of my wedding day (it makes sense - being 13, I wasn't blitzed on prosecco).
Passing By at the Tristan Bates Theatre is a little gem of a production that tells the story of a brief affair between two gay men without any clichés or melodrama.
Theatre is not unfamiliar with playing understudy to football or shopping as a popular activity for tourists, but its appeal and contribution is strong regardless... More of our holiday visitors from overseas are going to the theatre, musicals, the opera or ballet (2.8 million) than to a live sporting event (1.3 million) across Britain.
when The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui transferred last month from Chichester to London's West End, there were some raised eyebrows. Happily, our producers now have smiles on their faces. They've proved that there is an audience for Brecht in the commercial theatre. But it's not easy.