Selah and the Spades – Amazon Prime

https://youtu.be/-nK6WFgdchM Written & Directed by Tayarisha Poe USA/ 2019/ 97 mins ★★ Whether you’re a prefect, a drama bobby, or a ‘skin’, everyone struggles to find a place at school and, if cinema is to be believed, especially in America. Set against the soft, rolling green mounds of a Pennsylvania boarding school, Selah and the Spades attempts … Continue reading Selah and the Spades – Amazon Prime

Nixon in China – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/6jDurgnkqAI Opera by John Adams, Liberetto by Alice Goodman Directed by John Fulljames Gorbachev & Reegan, Putin & al Assad, Blair & Bush, Johnston & the highest bidder - throughout history, politicians have had their images emblazoned with that of another. None quite so unexpected as Richard Nixon and Mao Tse-tung, Chairman of the Communist … Continue reading Nixon in China – Festival Theatre

Hitch Hike to Hell

https://youtu.be/QZTiAZ3kHUA Written by John Buckley Directed by Irvine Berwick Ah, the exploitation genre of cinema. A bounty of films which attempt success, or creativity, through touchy, niche or even lurid events and narratives. They often range from B-movie schlock to the entertaining and even impressive in design, to the downright absurdly offensive in how little … Continue reading Hitch Hike to Hell

The Season – The Royal & Derngate

Direction by Tim Jackson Book & Music and Lyrics by Kit Buchan and Jim Barne Ah, to be in New York for Christmas. To see the lights, soak in the smells of the chestnuts and hot-dog vendors as the flutters of snowfall scatter the heads and coats of the wealthy. Ice-skating in central park, dinner … Continue reading The Season – The Royal & Derngate