I Will Sing No Requiem
As I write this, I have not seen the West End production nor the film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen. I plan to see the film version, so I will not be commenting on the controversy surrounding the casting or creative decisions until I get a chance to see and review it.
Meet the Cast of The Book of Dust Play
The Bridge Theatre have confirmed the full cast list for the stage play of Philip Pullman’s fantasy prequel, which is set to debut in December and run into February. Philip Pullman sets The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage twelve years before his epic His Dark Materials trilogy.
Diana: The Musical (2021) - Review
it’s safe to say, creatives have been fascinated by the life of the British monarchy, specifically that of the life and tragic death of the Princess of Wales Diana Spencer. From screen to stage, stories have ranged from poignant dramas, critical satire and then there’s the downright ludicrous.
Finding My (Writing) Voice
When I was younger, I always dreamed of being a writer. Maybe that was because I had spent my childhood with my nose buried in books, but that dream shifted and adapted as I grew older. Who knew that my love of film would shape my writing ambitions? Definitely not me.
Together (2021) - Film Review
Bafta award-winning and Golden Globe nominated James McAvoy (Split, X-Men franchise, His Dark Materials) and Bafta award-winning and Emmy nominated Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Military Wives) star in multi award-winning writer, Dennis Kelly’s (Utopia, Pulling, The Third Day) bold, honest, funny and painfully poignant love story. Academy, Emmy and Bafta Award-winning director, Stephen Daldry (The Crown, Billy Elliot, The Reader) took on the role of directing this intimate drama set within one house.
He's All That (2021) - Film Review
Truth be told, I genuinely thought this was a sequel to the original film before watching and reviewing this film. Rachael Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard, who starred in the 90s She's All That are actually playing entirely different roles.
Cinderella (2021) - Film Review
Best known for writing Pitch Perfect, Kay Cannon new film takes a feminist twist on a classic fairytale. Our ambitious heroine has big dreams and with the help of her fab Godmother, she perseveres to make them come true.
The Power of Stories
When I think of fantasy fandom's that shaped my childhood, a handful of authors come to mind - three I’m particular are Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. To say I devoured those books as a kid is a massive understatement - each significant in where I was in life through childhood and adolescence. Narnia was a whimsical escapism as a child, Potter actually sparked my passion for writing and Dark Materials gave me the freedom to critically analyse and reflect on a story. Then there was Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, which dominated my adolescence.