With the negative trajectories of the world all over the media now, this is a good time to urge everyone to think about swings. The simple pleasure of the park’s finest offering. The rush of the rise and fall without ever having to go anywhere. The thrill of the jump from the highest point, if you dared. The achievement of moving ever higher, all coming from you. The freedom to brave a swing without restrictions, regulations or judgement.
When you were young, wasn’t that one of life’s greatest pleasures? So why don’t you use swings now. Too childish? Not fun anymore? Not enough time? People would laugh at you? I defy you to give a swing another chance and not enjoy it. Continue reading
Matthew Xia’s latest production of Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange at the Young Vic is an immersive experience from the start, opening with high energy and running through a full gauntlet of heightened emotions before it’s out. Three excellent actors and a difficult subject matter make it a gripping performance from start to finish. Continue reading
I was invited to attend Six Lips Theatre‘s play Poe as part of the Brighton Fringe – a production I was happy to attend given my admiration for Edgar Allen Poe’s grim writing. And I’m happy to report I was pleased with the result. A small team of young talent, the theatre group of six trekked down from York to perform their original play in the fitting location of St Andrew’s church. They shone in both the design and the execution of play, fully realising the unique atmosphere of Poe’s writing.