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Masterclass in Theatre Criticism with Michael Coveney

“Aim for posterity in the context of what happened last night,” began Michael Coveney, a well-respected critic who has covered theatre for the Independent, What’s On Stage and the Daily Mail, to name but a few. He decided to share his wisdom and offer advice on how to break into this niche area of journalism, … Continue reading

The Hour: Twelve Questions to Ask

It’s just ten minutes until the final episode of this drama series, and I’m acutely aware of the amount of loose ends that need to be tied up in just 60 minutes of television. I’ll bring you my report on Episodes 5 and 6 as soon as possible but, in the mean time, who do … Continue reading

The Hour, Episodes 1-2

[Images taken from Digital Spy, BBC on Youtube and ComicsBulletin.com]. I was really impressed by the first two episodes of this six-part series, which had been given the unfortunate label of the ‘British version of Mad Men’ to live up to. I don’t think that this is an entirely fair comparison, as The Hour can … Continue reading

The Hour – the trailer alone is worth watching

Exploring the heady world of current affairs in 1956 England, The Hour is a new BBC drama about, well, the BBC. We follow reporters Bel (Romola Garai, last seen in The Crimson Petal and the White) and Freddie (Ben Whishaw, Bright Star) as they try to forge a career in the newsroom that makes the … Continue reading

A Woman Killed With Kindness: a play worth seeing

Images courtesy of the National Theatre and Good Books. I am incredibly excited about this play being brought to the National Theatre in August. I studied it as an undergraduate at university and was pleasantly surprised to see that a 1603 drama could be so utterly relevant to our modern lives, and also be so … Continue reading

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