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Review: Chicken Soup @ Crucible Theatre

Crucible Theatre Sheffield 21 February 2018 Set in a food bank/community soup kitchen, 5 women on 3 different days are seen running the food bank, talking, laughing or catching up on their lives. That's chicken soup in a nutshell I guess but really its so...

In the Rehearsal Room: With The Bare Project – Outskirts

Over the last couple of weeks I've had the pleasure of being in rehearsals with The Bare Project for their touring show On the Outskirts of a Large Event.  I've probably mentioned Bare before on this blog as I've worked with them a couple of times so far...

Art & Protest – Thoughts about the Importance of Politics in Theatre

On February 6th I went along to the opening of an exhibition at Weston Park Museum Sheffield marking and celebrating 200 years of people and protest in Sheffield. As the photos of the exhibition hopefully show this is a really dynamic exhibition, full of...

Why I Love Dance

~Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” - Voltaire ~ I started dance classes at about 4 years old, as many young girls do.  Back then it was tap and ballet for only an hour a week until I was...

My Top Theatre of 2017

Over 2017 I feel I saw quite a good variety of theatre, certainly since starting my Gap year. I quite regularly saw National Theatre Live broadcasts and in the last few months saw performances at Theatre Deli, along with some visits to venues such as the...

The (two) Weekly Diary – 4/12/17 – 17/12/17

When in Wales - With the Snow Queen  In the last couple of weeks, I have gone down twice to a place in North Wales called Mold where Theatre Clwyd resides. Here Paperfinch, a Sheffield based theatre company, have been creating their Christmas show 'The...

A Touch of the Festive Spirit

Christmas is undeniably one of the best times of the year. The festive street lights make the dark and gloomy evenings more bearable and inside it feels all cosy with the Christmas tree and other festive touches round the house. Leading up to Christmas it...

The Weekly Diary – 20/11/17 – 26/11/17

'Neverlanding' & Reflections What I've done this week - Neverland - Last Christmas, The Guild of Misrule put on an immersive Gatsby theatre experience at Theatre Deli Sheffield which then went down to London. They've returned this year for...

What I saw in Sept and Oct

Over the past couple months, I've seen quite a lot of theatre. I'm in a lucky position at the moment since I'm on a gap year to have time for seeing theatre and to see shows at Theatre Deli for free. Whilst I've perhaps seen a few too many shows to write full reviews...

The Weekly Diary – 13/11/17- 19/11/17

  Follies, live gameshows and autumn colours. So this week has been a fairly normal, although certainly not dull, week. I've been working on this blog a bit, my gap year theatre work and I've seen two rather different shows. I also have some autumnal...

Autumn Days

Autumn is perhaps my favourite season. Although, admittedly, as the weather changes I do complain that I'm perpetually cold. Nevertheless, I do love the rich autumn colours, the leaves and when I get round to it going on walks in the crisp autumnal...