I like nothing better than escaping into a good book. It's my favourite kind of holiday; taking a break from my own life and delving into someone else's, finding solace between pages.
The titular dead dog in this show is just one small part of a production which flips a classic opera on its head and turns it into a mixtape that covers the entire emotional spectrum.
Annie whisks you back to a time of uncertainty and hardship during America's Great Depression, but shares a story of hope, resilience, and optimism. You're bound to be grinning by the end: after all...you're never fully dressed without a smile.
Easter got me thinking about eggs; not just the ones covered in foil (yum) but the ones I have inside me, too.
Prepare yourself for a night unlike any other; this show will haul you onto your feet and make you weak at the knees, and leave you wanting more, more, more, more!
Yes, I know it's hard to believe I'm posting something that isn't a theatre review or a poem (#onbrand) but the time has come once again to share a few of my favourite things from the last month of my life.
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery does what it says on the tin – it's a comedy show involving a bank robbery – but that's where the simplicity stops. This production is an incredibly clever and witty tonic to the chaos and seriousness of real life at the moment, and an escape from the drudgery filling our newsfeeds.
Jersey Boys has swaggered onto the stage at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre, ready to transport us back to the sixties; to the heyday of classic rock ''n roll and the giants of the airwaves.
"The thing is, I know I want to make something of myself and work hard doing so; but as what, I don’t know. I have ambition, but that ambition is not defined."
This haiku was inspired by an admission I made while chatting to friends recently. Brutal? Maybe. Efficient? Definitely.