Picks will now be accompanied by a cover photo of the piece. Enjoy!
I have found one major problem in writing reviews for plays: it’s a fast-changing market. The industry moves quickly, and if you don’t review the play in time for people to see it, a part of the review dies then and there.
I believe there are two reasons to read a review. One, it gives you an idea of the piece, either recommending or not recommending you to view it (which is different to it being told whether it is good or bad) and two is to entertain the reader long enough for them to finish the review. Now you know why I have some sort of quirky introduction to each of my posts! Whether they actually entertain you, that’s another question.
In truth, I would like to say that my Picks are fun and enjoyable to read, but I believe I’ve lost that element recently. It’s hard to make your voice speak through text, but going back to the former reason, I wouldn’t feel right reviewing a play that you can’t see.
Last week, I saw two plays performed. One at the Malvern Theatre, performing World War One drama Lottie’s War, following Lottie living in German-occupied Guernsey with a Nazi General, and The Canary Girls performed in my local theatre: The Courtyard, Hereford. This play was also set in World War One, following the women of ROF Rotherwas filling (munitions) factory in Hereford. I promise you, I’m not doing History A-Level!
Unfortunately, these plays are both no longer running, so I am unable to give a real opinion on them. I had to rack my brain for a play that I had seen that was still running, and then this came to mind. Why it came to mind? It has been running for twenty-five years. Continue reading The Woman in Black: Daniel Radcliffe Eat Your Heart Out