The School for Scandal – 13 November 2017, Ecclesall Parish Hall, Sheffield This evening we travelled back to the 18th century to attend the full dress rehearsal of The School for Scandal, the first ever performance we have seen by Ecclesall Theatre Company. The comedy of manners, written and published by Irish playwright Richard Brinsley […]

Sex Worker’s Opera – 9 November 2017, Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield After watching my first ever opera earlier this year I am now on my way to be converted and was excited to see what the Sex Worker’s Opera would bring to the genre whilst gaining knowledge of the industry and checking out Theatre Delicatessen’s new […]

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – 25 October 2017, Sheffield University Drama Studio There is no better place to escape to on a cold October evening than wonderland, which is why I was delighted to be in the audience for the opening night of Sheffield University Theatre’s Company’s production of Alice in […]

Goodnight Mister Tom – 17 October 2017, Sheffield Library Theatre One of my favourite children’s book and my mum’s favourite ever television adaption, I was delighted to be in the audience for the opening night of Tudor’s Players and the Sheffield amateur theatre premier of Goodnight Mister Tom. One of the most uplifting stories ever […]

Sheffield Comedy Festival – Interviews Despite being on the Last Laugh mailing list I came very late to this year’s Sheffield comedy festival but that hasn’t stopped me interviewing some of the fantastic comedians still to perform at the festival, including Ro Campbell and Lou Conran. Me: What can we expect from your new stand […]

Stephen McGann – Off The Shelf interview As someone with a passion for British drama I am a massive fan of the McGann brothers and combined with my recent interest in researching my family tree, love of books and excitement about the line-up of this year’s Off The Shelf, the literature and words festival taking […]

Show Stoppers – 12 October 2017, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield One of the best things about musicals are the songs and dance routines so I was delighted to be in the audience for Ellesmere Musical Theatre Company’s annual celebration of songs from shows old and new, offering the audience and entertaining trip down memory lane. From […]

My Mate Dave Died – 11 October 2017, Sheffield University Drama Studio Although I love the theatre classics, there’s something great about seeing a brand new show, especially when the writer is from Sheffield and you have previously loved their previous performance in your favourite play (Mike Alexander played Hector in The History Boys earlier […]

Morgan and West – The interview I first came across Morgan and West when asked my Facebook friends for show recommendations during one of my first visits to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and someone I have an obscure connection with (see a later question) recommended them. From my second row seat I enjoyed one of […]