Birdsong at York Theatre Royal

Like a lot of people whose school days are not yet a decade behind them, I can remember studying Birdsong for my A Levels and being immediately enraptured by it’s poetry and brutality. So it was with a certain amount of trepidation that I saw Wagstaff’s adaptation. Always the fear with adaptations, the original loomed … Continue reading Birdsong at York Theatre Royal

Last Resort at York Theatre Royal

When expecting to see a play about America’s most infamous detention centre, I was astonished to find myself in a deck chair with a complimentary Cuba Libre. Set in a future in which the site of Guantanamo Bay has become a luxury holiday destination, 2Mapgpies Theatre’s production Last Resort is a disarmingly playful piece of … Continue reading Last Resort at York Theatre Royal

The Be All and End All at York Theatre Royal

“Truth isn’t the standard by which things are judged anymore” If Natasha Bertram’s sleek, stylish, and modern set wasn’t enough of an indicator, then the opening montage of viral videos sealed the deal: The Be All and End All was to be a current and contemporary piece. This was about all I knew heading in … Continue reading The Be All and End All at York Theatre Royal

Exciting news without actually telling you any of the exciting news

Squabbling House have chosen our next play! Ring the bells! Sound the trumpet! The sky is falling! And yet, alas, I can’t tell you what it is. I’m not allowed. For clever and sneaky marketing reasons we’re not telling you yet. Instead, here’s something just as good: a look at our shortlist, a group wonderful … Continue reading Exciting news without actually telling you any of the exciting news