It's a funny thing, opening the door to be face-to-breast with a completely naked stranger.
Well, we're officially over halfway through 2019! Here's what kept me busy over the last few weeks.
I miss stepping away from the screen, getting my hands messy, and thinking about what things look like, rather than sound like. So when local artist Bex Willis invited me along to experiment with a completely new (to me!) style of art at one of her Cyanotype Workshops, I couldn't RSVP quick enough!
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.
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.
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.
Would you expect the opening scene of an opera to feature an enormous, monstrous lobster? Neither would I; but my latest trip to the theatre proved that there's a first time for everything!
Less looking to the future and more looking to the past; here's what I loved in April this year.
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.