Hayes Theatre Co Big Fish - photo by Kate Williams

Big Fish

A director’s worst nightmare! Your leading man loses his voice on opening night, so what do you do? You provide the voice yourself of course! And when the director is the silver-voiced, Tyran Parke, it’s the perfect solu...
Theatre Works THE RABBLE Joan Luisa Hastings Edge - photo by David Paterson

JOAN

At JOAN’s centre is the execution of Joan of Arc. She was sentenced to death by burning in 1431 and was burned more than once to ensure only ashes were left. Knowing this, it makes walking into the space at Theatre Works...
Shanghai Ballet Swan Lake

Swan Lake

In A. A. Dowd’s review of the film, Arrival, he describes the aliens as, “…More wondrous than fearsome,” and the space where they reside as, “…Half-submerged in a cloud of ethereal fog.” Whe...
MICF Craig Hill Up and Coming

MICF: Craig Hill – Up and Coming!

Resplendent in blue leather kilt, a sizeable sporran, and neat blue shirt, Craig Hill led the room through an hour of uproarious stand-up. What a braw man. Well, it was more a conversation than the mostly one-way traffic...
MICF Lexipalooza Lexi Simmonds

MICF: Lexipalooza!

Lexipalooza! features Lexi Simmonds and Pete Batt and some fine musical comedy. Zero pretensions, but oodles of charm, Lexi and Pete meander their way through songs, ukulele destruction, and even an unexpected magic tric...
MICF The Travelling Sisters

MICF: The Travelling Sisters

By the time The Travelling Sisters – Lucy Fox, Laura Trenerry & Ell Sachs – come together near the end of the show to form Boadicea (the perfect name for this imposing, guitar-playing Voltron), your heart is lost. Al...
MICF Small Car

MICF: Small Car

The concept of Theatre Sports conjures images of brief games, audience stunts, and plenty of song. The group of Small Car – Andrew Watt, Broni Lisle, and Mario Hannah – are more ambitious. Beginning with a single questio...