An Update To My Open Letter Regarding Shakespeare at Stafford Castle

On the 6th of December, I wrote an open letter to both Freedom Leisure and Stafford Borough Council regarding the future of Shakespeare at Stafford Castle. The concerns I had and the ideas around making the production more sustainable. From the letter, I was pleased to meet with representatives from Stafford Borough Council, Freedom Leisure,... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter To Stafford Borough Council and Freedom Leisure regarding the future of Open Air Shakespeare at Stafford Castle

To Freedom Leisure and Stafford Borough Council, My fear with this decision to move Stafford Shakespeare to Stafford Gatehouse is that Freedom Leisure, approved by Cabinet is losing touch with the long term artistic ambition of the Gatehouse and is growing further away with its local community. It is clear both parties want Shakespeare in... Continue Reading →

Freedom Leisure Culls Historic Open Air Shakespeare at Stafford Castle

30 years of history. Gone. Ended with a blink of an eye. Amid financial pressures, Freedom Leisure has forced Stafford Borough Council to accept that its Open Air Stafford Festival Shakespeare should be no more. Instead, replacing it with a Shakespeare production staged indoors at the Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford in 2023 with its future after... Continue Reading →

Mrs Doubtfire Is Transferring To London : My Thoughts

Following it's sell out run in Manchester, Mrs Doubtfire has announced a transfer to London. Its announcement has triggered a conversation. The discussion was initiated by Meg McGrady, a performer, director, writer and activist. Before continuing reading my thoughts, I'd first encourage you to read their thoughts here McGrady highlights some criticism the show gained... Continue Reading →

Free Theatre In Stratford Upon Avon This Summer

Did you know, during the summer month weekends, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s outdoor theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, The Dell, plays host to a range of lively productions that you can watch? Now in its 14th year, The Dell is situated on the banks of the River Avon in Avonbank Gardens, near Holy Trinity Church.  The performances... Continue Reading →

News: Ocean At The End Of The Lane UK Tour Announced

Its been announced today that the National Theatre’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At The End Of The Lane will tour the UK from December 2022. The large 29 date tour includes: The Salford Lowry - 12th Dec to 7th Jan 2023Woking New Victoria Theatre - 24th Jan to 28th Jan 2023Leicester Curve -... Continue Reading →

New Les Mis Trailer and £10 Tickets!

Do you hear the people sing? Les Misérables is one of the staples of the West End, with the title being in London since 1985 and going through two different productions. From the original RSC and Cameron Mackintosh production, to the recent production by Cameron Mackintosh which debuted as the 25th Anniversary UK Tour it's... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Theatres in the UK for People with Hearing Loss

I'm keen to always ensure that theatre remains both affordable for everyone and also accessible for everyone. Hearing aid specialist, ReSound has recently complete research into the most popular UK theatres to discover which are the most accessible to thos visitors with hearing impairments, based on the facilities they provide. Venues were rated out of... Continue Reading →

News: First Ever Degree In Panto Launched By Staffordshire University

To mark Panto Day 2021 Staffordshire University has announced, in association with the Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts, they have launched the worlds first ever degree in Pantomime. The news comes with the backing of some of the the biggest names in the buisness. The masters degree, called The MA Contemporary Pantomime Practice, launches in September... Continue Reading →

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