Snow White – balletLORENT – Oxford Playhouse – Review

   The cautionary tale of Snow White is told anew in this new production from Newcastle contemporary dance company, balletLORENT. Reworked for the stage in a scenario written by former Poet Laureate Carol… Continue reading

Medea – Thomas Noone – Oxford Playhouse – Review

   In its U.K. premiere as part of Dancin’ Oxford’s tenth birthday celebration, Thomas Noone’s production of Medea is a vivid reimagining of Euriphides’ powerful ancient tragedy. When Medea is betrayed by her… Continue reading

Opus 7 – Circa Tsuica – Oxford Playhouse – Review

   Making their UK debut in Oxford, Circa Tsuica arrives at the Playhouse in a riot of rhythm and a cacophony of colour, right from the moment the lights go down. The creation… Continue reading

Hecuba – Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon – Review

   Kicking off the RSC’s Autumn/Winter season in the Swan Theatre is Marina Carr’s fiercely compelling reimagining of Euripides’ tragedy, Hecuba. Directed by Erica Whyman, this is a production retold for a modern… Continue reading

Giffords Circus: Moon Songs – Oh, To Run Away With The Circus…

  “Like stepping into a fairy tale under a curtain of stars.” Several months ago, I came across a tweet by the author and columnist India Knight, expressing her joy and excitement that… Continue reading

The Producers – New Theatre Oxford – Review

  This stylish revival of Mel Brooks’ 2001 musical looks great, sounds great, and is supported by a large cast with several strong performances. Unfortunately, with the musical’s script dating from 1968 (when… Continue reading

Mermaid – Oxford Playhouse – Review

  Polly Teale’s reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid is a hugely ambitious and inventive piece of theatre. Teale is taking an old tale and telling it anew, albeit with contemporary… Continue reading

And So, Opening Night Beckons…

    I know I have been completely awful at updating you all on my progress with my production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and for that, I’m really sorry – I guess I… Continue reading

The Playlist: May

   It’s the beginning of a new month, and so I thought I’d try kicking off a new monthly feature on my blog, now it’s undergone it’s name change and given that it’s… Continue reading

Farewell, theatrefilmandtv, hello, kathrynlaura!

   You may have noticed that I have decided to change the name of my blog. The reason for this is relatively straightforward and simple. I feel like the title theatrefilmandtv is really… Continue reading

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