Advice for theatre makers on getting reviews

{Note: this blog was originally posted over at Prodigal Geordie]. It’s been just over a year since I moved back to Newcastle, and the theatre scene has delighted me. I spend most weeks bobbing on some triangular trajectory between Northern Stage, Live and Alphabetti, and I’ve seen shows in locations that range from a castle […]

Dark Dates comes to Nine Worlds

Those of you who caught her shows in London or Brighton will be familiar with Zoe Cunningham’s one-woman take on the Dark Dates books. So it’s exciting that she’s going to be involved in the Nine Worlds convention in London this August. Zoe will be Cassandra Bick as part of the cabaret, which sounds enormous […]

September’s new start – who needs New Year resolutions?

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions any more. January is smack in the middle of my busiest time of year, it’s always bloody cold or raining, and everyone around me is undertaking a detox, which only makes me want to surrender myself more to Bacchanalian excess, provided such excess can be carried out from the […]

Dark Dates live – the reviews are in!

Well, it’s always both a thrill and a bit nerve-wracking to see your work performed – and even more so when you’re watching someone else interpret one of your most beloved characters. So I’m relieved and happy to say that Zoe Cunningham’s one-woman show was enormous fun, sharply directed by Peta Lily (it rattled along […]