Don’t Be A… Richard III Diaries

Part 1 So we’re almost a week into rehearsals! In community theatre, a week doesn’t actually get you that far – that’s why rehearsals begin months in advance of the show dates. Richard doesn’t actually take to the stage until the end of July, so we’ve got almost 3 months worth of practicing before the…

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Don’t Be A… Richard III Diaries

What’s that, Rebecca? You don’t have enough on so you’re now Assistant Director on Masque Theatre’s infamous Summer Shakespeare for 2022? Yup. And delighted about it! Earlier this year I had to back out of lots of theatre things because life, and covid, got in the way. So it’s a wonderful thing to be working…

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REVIEW: The Ladykillers – Duston Players

It’s been a little while since I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing anything am-dram related – thanks in no small part to the pandemic. The Ladykillers marks Duston Players second production back since the Covid lockdown in March 2020 scuppered its outing way back then. Based on the 1955 Ealing Comedy of the same name,…

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Photography: Bette & Joan (Production)

I had the pleasure of shooting the first tech rehearsal for White Cobra’s Bette & Joan, ahead of their nationwide tour which kicks off in Devizes on 5th March. It wasn’t the easiest of shoots, as elements of the set were unfinished so I was a little limited on angels etc, but I hope to…

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Much Ado about nothing but roaring…

Back in 2020, confined to our homes and desperately starved of theatrical attention, pals of mine had the fab idea of doing some play reads over, the internet on, never really heard of before but now an essential part of our lives, Zoom. A few play-reads in, I had the crazy notion to suggest we…

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28 Plays Later

Yes I’m attempting another writing challenge. No I can’t promise to complete this one either. But I’m going to give it a go. Click the titles to read the plays. 1 – Here and Now – the prompt was to write something about “now”. So here’s where my brain was at at the time. 2…

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Pride & Prejudice – Four Part Audio Adaptation

For months I’ve been working on this mammoth project – from making a rash decision to adapt the novel for audio, to finding myself directing, producing and editing a four hour, four episide production with a cast of 19, it’s been a year in the making. And it finally went live on Thu 16 December…

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Photography: Bette & Joan

I was absolutely delighted to be asked to shoot the artwork photography for White Cobra’s upcoming tour of Anton Burge’s Bette & Joan a little earlier this year. The play, based on the true story of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s feud on the set of film Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? features Victoria Miles…

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Scriptly Writing Challenge

Because I don’t have enough to do at the moment, I decided to sign up to a writing challenge! I’ve been putting off writing for ages – I revist old scripts and make a few tweaks here and there but in terms of something new I’ve rather been stuck in a rut. Not that the…

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Looking on the bright side?

So apparently I haven’t written a blog post since May. It’s now almost August, so perhaps I should dust off the keyboard (like I haven’t been glued to my laptop most of each and every day since this sodding pandemic started…) and fire up the old brain cells. Lettuce. They’re “ornamental” Life is busy. I’m…

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