It's been a few years since I read Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns; but I remember being so incredibly moved by the story. So when the stage adaptation arrived at Nuffield Southampton Theatres at the end of its UK tour, I was very keen to see it – and, I'll admit, I had to remind myself of the plot a little beforehand too.
This is not fluffy poetry. It's filled with Emily's feelings; her wants, needs, regrets. There's pain, darkness, and guts galore.
Directed by Michelle Smith, Silent Mind is an informative and emotional production that follows four different strangers whose paths cross at one train station, all embarking on journeys of self-discovery and change.
There are so many days out and places to visit in Hampshire that, even after living here for almost a decade, I’ve yet to explore. The Watercress Line is one of these. So when the team there got in touch with me to see if I wanted to go along to 'War on the Line' to see what it was all about, I jumped at the chance.
The classic story has come to life, leaping from the page and onto the stage and bringing all the magic of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake with it, and a few new treats to boot.
This post is dedicated to my dear friend Laura, who has been forced way out of her comfort zone but who should know that being comfortable is not weak; in fact, embracing what you really need right now is strong and extraordinary and something to be proud of.
Oh, manic May. A month I knew would be chock-full of stuff: a trip to Oxford; a weekend away for a wedding in Leicester; a fair few shows; and plenty of writing to boot. Here are a few of my favourite things!
You can imagine my joy when the writer of The Crown created a new show for my local theatre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres. Peter Morgan, along with director Samuel Hodges, have brought the Queen's most intimate conversations to life in The Audience.
The start of this month marked the milestone of living alone for a whole year. Here's what those last twelve month have taught me.
I do not offer this as a definitive description of what it is like for everyone to wake up with depression, but it is an offering, a thought, an imagination, and a representation of one morning, for one person, at one time.