An interview with Easter Island Records

The Kent music scene is buzzing. No longer are bands and labels confined to the big cities, but there’s plenty happening in regions around the country. Local label Easter Island Records are doing great things, so I caught up with them to find out more. Why did you set up Easter Island Records? Initially we justContinue reading “An interview with Easter Island Records”

An interview with Canterbury Shakespeare Festival

Every year a merry band of players gather in Canterbury, Kent, to entertain and enthral audiences with a selection of Shakespeare plays. This year’s Canterbury Shakespeare Festival sees Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Timon of Athens, The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Lear being brought to the city stage, each directed and performed by local talent.Continue reading “An interview with Canterbury Shakespeare Festival”

Lemn Sissay – Something Dark

Lemn Sissay is really funny. Even when talking about difficult subjects. Like being adopted, rejected by his foster family, and embarking out to find family and his place in the world. The man can tell a tale, and does so brilliantly in his reading of his one man show Something Dark. Although this show atContinue reading “Lemn Sissay – Something Dark”

The Play That Goes Wrong got it right

Please note that this review will be somewhat shorter than usual due to the reviewers being either unable to see the performance due to tears of laughter, hear the actors above raucous enjoyment and snorting, and having to leave the Marlowe Theatre auditorium on a few occasions due to fear of peeing oneself with laughter.Continue reading “The Play That Goes Wrong got it right”

Dancing Queens and Flared Seams – Mamma Mia Live!

The audience are warned – ‘this show contains white lycra.’ But what else would you expect from Abba? Mamma Mia! is now in its eighteenth year, and shows no signs of slowing down. At Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre one summer evening we’re transported to a Greek island where a wedding is about to place, but even underContinue reading “Dancing Queens and Flared Seams – Mamma Mia Live!”