Interview – Hal Cruttenden Ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival (I’m starting to get very excited), I was delighted to interview comedian and television regular Hal Cruttenden ahead of bringing his new show to the fringe in August and the Leadmill Comedy Club on 19th January next year. Me: Hal, tell us more about […]

Fleabag – 30 May 2018, Studio Theatre, Sheffield Theatres ***** Like Anna from This Life two decades before, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s cult BBC creation Fleabag is both a character I can see parts of myself in and am fascinated by and who I also know I would hate if I met in real life, so I […]

Spamalot – 16 May 2018, Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield ***** After recently being introduced to the comedy of Monty Python by my boyfriend, I was delighted that we could both be in the audience for the opening night of Southey Musical Theatre Society’s production of the Monty Python musical Spamalot. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award […]

A Bunch of Amateurs – 15 May 2018, Sheffield Library Theatre ***** After being in an audience with Ian Hislop last year, I was intrigued to see how his comedy and writing, in partnership with Nick Newman, would work as a play brought to life on stage by Sheffield’s Tudor Players. Adapted from the 2008 […]

No Sex Please, We’re British – 1 May 2018, Ecclesall Parish Hall, Sheffield Somehow it feels right to start May with a farce, so I was delighted to be in the audience for the opening night of Ecclesall Theatre Company’s production of the classic British farce No Sex Please, We’re British, with up until now […]

Murdered to Death – 13 February 2018, Ecclesall Parish Hall, Sheffield As someone who loves both a good comedy and a good fictional murder, I was delighted to be in the audience for Ecclesall Theatre Company’s production of Murdered to Death at Ecclesall Parish Hall, which promised to be a hilarious spoof of the best of the […]

The Inaccurate Conception – 8 February 2018, Sheffield University Drama Studio February may not be the traditional month for nativity plays, but is always a great month for comedy, so I was delighted to be invited by Hallam 89’ Theatre Club, a local theatre company who I have not had the privilege of coming across […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]