The Breath of Life

Things I am not good at: reviewing plays. I offer as evidence the fact that this is my fourth (or is it fifth?) attempt to write a simple post. Could. Do. Better.

Cancel the review then, I’ll simply tell you that Sheffield Theatre’s David Hare season is highly recommended. Having managed to miss previous […]


Watching Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall was undoubtedly one of the highlights of my year, tonight I got to re-live the experience. How lucky am I?

We had already booked for London in January when Quidam’s national tour was announced, but I can’t say I regretted the decision. I just considered myself fortunate to […]


Saturday evening was the big event of the weekend: Cirque du Soleil performing Quidam at the Royal Albert Hall.

I’ve tried to write about their shows before, but I don’t think my powers extend that far, so I’ve found a few snippets for you to watch.

German Wheel

I’m not sure that these grainy videos […]

Out of my Compass

I can remember exactly when I fell in love with the theatre.

I was 15, living in Small Provincial Town and studying Henry IV Part One for ‘O’ Level English literature. Our teacher arranged a trip to a theatre workshop. There were just four actors, each playing multiple roles, with only a change of hat […]