Human Cargo – 3 June 2018, East Riding Theatre, Beverley ***** After being blown away by his previous adaption and performance in The Transports, I couldn’t wait to see writer, singer and storyteller’s Mathew Crampton’s follow-up Human Cargo in the beautiful town of Beverley. Featuring American traditional music legend Jeff Warner, Human Cargo blends TED-style […]

Rik Carranza’s Star Trek vs Star Wars – 25 January 2018, Leadmill, Sheffield Being in a relationship with the former chair of Sheffield University’s Star Trek society has turned me into more of a sci-fi fan than I can ever imagine, which is how I found myself with him and two of his ex-housemates at […]

Last Night I Dreamt Of 2017 Awards I have been delighted to review a lot of wonderful live performances in Sheffield in 2017 and so have decided to end the year by celebrating my favourites in the first of www.lastnightidreamtof.co.uk annual awards. The awards are focusing on amateur, student and youth productions in Sheffield, many […]

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 […]

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 […]

Edward Scissorhands – 17 December 2016, Village Screen Pop-Up Cinema, Sheffield Confession time, 26 years after its release I have never seen the Tim Burton classic Edward Scissorhands, so when I was offered free tickets to see it as part of the Village Screen Pop-Up Cinema in a Kelham Island warehouse on Saturday 17 December […]

Our Friends in the North – Look Back In Anger: 6 October 2016, The University of Sheffield Drama Studio 20 years ago a nine part BBC drama changed the face of drama forever and rocked my world then and every time I’ve watch it since, not only launching the careers of its four main stars […]

Nick Hornby – 3 October 2016, Sheffield Theatres Studio Theatre Without writer Nick Hornby one of my top three British films of all time “Fever Pitch”, my favourite book of the 21st century “Funny Girl” and two of my favourite adaptions of other people’s biographies “An Education” and “Dear Nina” would not exist. Through his […]