The Beast – Golden Age Theatre

Written and Directed by Ian Dixon Potter ★★★ Climbing the social, political and career ladder is a bugger for all, though there are those men who seem to be ‘pre-destined’ for success. Is it down to their genetics, connections, or could there be something in their raw, animalistic attitudes towards women, other men, and life … Continue reading The Beast – Golden Age Theatre

Honey Cigar – French Film Festival

Written & Directed by Kamir Aïnouz  France, Algeria, Belgium / 2020 / 100 mins ★★★ Intimacy is a universally coveted desire. Its neglect can have severe consequences and impacts, and even its perception can alter the relationships we forge. Living under the strict regime of a patriarchal family, Selma begins to recognise the turbulent struggle … Continue reading Honey Cigar – French Film Festival

Uncle Vanya – Harold Pinter Theatre

Written by Anton Chekov Directed by Ian Rickson ★★★★ “Everything’s the same, but worse” – Uncle Vanya’s opening sentiments reflect a great many thoughts across the nation, as the ennui of our provincial lives shrink in perception as the world shutters itself inward. Ever since its debut in Moscow in 1899, Anton Chekov’s Uncle Vanya emerged as a staple … Continue reading Uncle Vanya – Harold Pinter Theatre

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Netflix

https://youtu.be/7q6Co-nd0lM Directed by David Dobkin Written by Will Ferrel & Andrew Steele ★★★ With 2020 cascading a series of cancellations on major cultural events, none have hit fans as hard than the postponement of The Eurovision Song Contest. Starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, David Dobkin’s musical comedy Eurovision Song Contest: Story of Fire Saga has hit Netflix, and while it’ll scratch … Continue reading Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Netflix

Tosca – The Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/dyQx7H4fXh8 Opera created by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Revival Direction by Jonathan Cocker Leader of The Orchestra of Scottish Opera - Anthony Moffat Conducted by Stuart Stratford Puccini’s melodramatic masterpiece Tosca has it all; corruption, lust, heartbreak and the bureaucracy of history. Shifting the timeframe into the 20th century, there is still … Continue reading Tosca – The Festival Theatre