A coming together of the Creative Industries

It seems to me that what with the very fresh and welcome announcement from the Government regarding monetary help for the Arts that the time has come for the profession to have a rethink. I think, as unfortunate as it may be, the way the general public think of ‘the arts’ is not going toContinue reading A coming together of the Creative Industries

The Royal Shakespeare Company

I accept that I have been banging on about the lack of performance from our beloved RSC (The Royal Shakespeare Company) time and time again, I’m sorry. But hey,  I’m off again. I’m afraid after reading yet another whinging piece about the demise of the place and the jobs therein, I’m annoyed and more thanContinue reading The Royal Shakespeare Company

Why isn’t the Royal Shakespeare Theatre putting on theatre?

Look, I know that there’s a possibility that I have this wrong. I mean, there’s probably a law or something that says what I’m suggesting makes it impossible. Please, let me know. Anyway. My question is this…Why isn’t the Royal Shakespeare Theatre putting on theatre? OK, so I know that there’s a pandemic on. I’mContinue reading Why isn’t the Royal Shakespeare Theatre putting on theatre?

An Obituary for The Stratford upon Avon Herald

One of the first things that Stratfordians do when they have bought the Stratford upon Avon Herald is to turn to the obituaries. Being such a close knit community means that the odds are that someone you know or knew, has passed. Like checking the racing results, it’s just something residents of Stratford upon AvonContinue reading An Obituary for The Stratford upon Avon Herald

‘Purge the healthy actors’ says Knight of the Realm

Nobody expected a quiet night at Sir Hemsford Grey’s (93) Royal Shakespeare Theatre retirement party and they were right. Saying a warm goodbye to his actor colleagues, Sir Hemsford couldn’t help but deliver his opinion on today’s intake of modern actors. ‘If we’re not careful the whole profession is going to go down the proverbialContinue reading ‘Purge the healthy actors’ says Knight of the Realm