January Favourites!

After the sparkle of Christmas, January can be a bit of a slog, but I’m quite lucky in that my birthday falls in January meaning a little windfall of presents brightens up the new year! My favourites of this month are a few things that have added some much needed sparkle to the washout that … More January Favourites!

Happy Days A New Musical – Interview with Producer Amy Anzel

If you’ve been watching Channel 4’s The Sound of Musicals you will be familiar with the bright eyes and bubbly personality of Amy Anzel, slogging her guts out to get Happy Days- A New Musical on stage in the UK. If you haven’t been watching The Sound of Musicals then I recommend catching up on … More Happy Days A New Musical – Interview with Producer Amy Anzel

The Red Light District

Whilst on a recent holiday to Amsterdam I became fascinated with the Red Light District, and slightly obsessed with the history of it. There was something so ancient and primitive about the entire area. Somehow it was a contemporary manifestation of how I imagine the brothels of Pompeii would have been. With brothels only being … More The Red Light District

Notes from the Inside with James Rhodes – Review

On Wednesday night this week Channel 4 aired ‘Notes from the Inside with James Rhodes’, a brief look into how music can provide help and hope to those suffering from mental illness. Rhodes took his impressive Steinway grand piano into a psychiatric hospital to attempt to connect with some of the patients. I am completely … More Notes from the Inside with James Rhodes – Review

A Woman Lost – T.B. Markinson – Review

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a copy of fellow blogger TB Markinson’s debut novel, A Woman Lost to review. Find her blog here http://50yearproject.wordpress.com/tag/a-woman-lost/ A Woman Lost details the life of Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Petrie, a young woman whose voice within the novel (told in first person) is strong, independent … More A Woman Lost – T.B. Markinson – Review

Gabriel at Shakespeare’s Globe – Review

Whilst Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Southbank is clearly associated with William Shakespeare, the theatre also puts on regular productions of new works and the works of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. A new performance for the summer of 2013 is Gabriel, a raucous romp through some titillating tales of the time, held together centrally by the music of … More Gabriel at Shakespeare’s Globe – Review