Pinocchio

We had the pleasure of visiting the Nottingham Playhouse to watch Pinocchio in the Neville Studio; to see Sarah Middleton’s adaptation. Most of us know the traditional story of Pinocchio that has been told for…

Coram Boy

I had the pleasure tonight, to visit the Albert Hall to see Coram Boy. It was based on the book, with the same name, written by Jamila Gavin that and published in 2000. Coram Boy…

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Three Tall Women

We had the pleasure of watching Three Tall Women, a play written by Edward Albee, at the Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham. It was first premiered in 1994 in New York. It a play about three women at…

The Physics Behind…

Russ Swan tells me that he started his early study days doing a degree in Sheffield studying engineering. But a call to help - to take photos for the university newspaper - changed the direction of…

Andrea Levy

I was fortunate, last year, to be able to watch the play of Small Island via a link at the Savoy Cinema, Nottingham.  I wasn’t sure what it would be like, never having done something like…

Malorie Blackman OBE

I first heard about Malorie Blackman when my niece and her mother were planning to go to our local theatre to see the theatre show of Noughts and Crosses.  I’m not sure why I hadn’t…

Louise Bennett (Miss Lou)

I first heard about Miss Lou as a child; my mother used to retell my sisters and me her poems and rhymes.  I remember finding them amusing and even tried to read one at my…