Theatre Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns at Northern Stage

The latest production at Northern Stage, Newcastle, is an ambitious presentation of Khaled Hosseini’s masterpiece, ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’. It takes a brave playwright to take on such a powerful novel which takes place over more than two decades and encompasses several life stories within. Ursula Rani Sarma has achieved a remarkable result which isn’t… Read More Theatre Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns at Northern Stage

Theatre Review: The Rite of Spring by Phoenix Dance Theatre

By Ken Powell The contemporary ballet group, Phoenix Dance Theatre, performed ‘Left Unseen’ and Igor Stravinsky’s classic ‘The Rite of Spring’ at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake on Wednesday 8 May, and gave the audience a thing of beauty which was hard to define. Stravinsky’s musical work famously supposedly caused a riot in Paris when… Read More Theatre Review: The Rite of Spring by Phoenix Dance Theatre

Book Review – The Economics of Arrival by Katherine Trebeck & Jeremy Williams´╗┐

The economics of arrival: Ideas for a grown-up economy by Katherine Trebeck & Jeremy Williams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have followed the writings of Jeremy Williams for many years. His articles on environment, technology, architecture and a host of other areas concerned with stepping us ‘back from the brink’ have been inspiring… Read More Book Review – The Economics of Arrival by Katherine Trebeck & Jeremy Williams´╗┐

Theatre Review: Equus by Peter Shaffer at Northern Stage, Newcastle

The English Touring Theatre (ETT) have just completed their time at Newcastle’s Northern Stage before continuing on to a run at Guildford performing Peter Shaffer’s ‘Equus’. It is a superb production. The subject matter is dark and based on an actual real event – a boy blinds several horses with a poker in a single… Read More Theatre Review: Equus by Peter Shaffer at Northern Stage, Newcastle