Although, saying how much I enjoyed the Made in Dagenham casting, I was somewhat displeased with the casting of Chicago UK Tour (2016) and A Chorus Line (2013)
Image: http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk The West End has been really stepping up when it comes to inclusive audiences. Many shows now have Autism-Friendly performances periodically throughout the year. These are usually stand alone events where people with specific needs can attend and... Continue Reading →
The Diary of A Nobody (1882) by George and Weedon Grossmith is a beautifully written novel capturing the life of a nobody in London. Our nobody is named Charles Pooter, a clerk from London, and his wife, Carrie. In all honestly, nothing happens.
It has been a common theme in theatres for an incredibly long time now that some audience members are just annoying. I've been in the auditorium where people have been recording, taking photos, eating loudly, talking, tweeting, messaging or just browsing their phones. One woman even started shouting at someone I was at the theatre with because she asked her daughter to put her phone away next to us!
The first thing that enticed me about these books was the gorgeous vintage photographs used to illustrate the stories. This use of image is classy and intresting. The pictrures inside are not intended for children, as traditional illustration suggests. I would perhaps aim this at young adults in the sense that it follows a teenage boy through his story of self discovery, but I also feel that there is something in here for adults.
In short; classics in school are boring. They are not taught as they would be watched. I don't think I was taken to go and see a production of a classical piece of writing until A-Level Drama, or any production for that matter.
More Fool Me, by Stephen Fry, has been a pleasure to read. He is witty, intelligent and entertaining. I have read The Fry Chronicles, his second book in this autobiographical trilogy, but am yet to read Moab is my Washpot, which I have waiting for me on my shelf.