Costello and Demaine played to acclaim at the Barn Theatre's outdoor festival in August. Producers Jack Maple and Brian Zeilinger-Goode saw the show in Cirencester, and joined forces with BoxLess Theatre and the Barn, to take it to the Garrick … [Read more...] about BAZ BAMIGBOYE: There’s a musicals feast in store for Britain’s Got Talent
Meaning of boxing day
I can't work out whether it's because I saw the play at the Harold Pinter Theatre not long before lockdown, and it stayed with me through weeks of isolation. Or whether it's because Rickson's film is that rare staged drama that's somehow managed to retain its intimacy on screen. Probably both. … [Read more...] about BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Everybody’s talking about Jamie… again!
But I’ve had some really meaningful conversations with colleagues who have become strong friends. I think in any job, there’s a mask you have to wear to conceal your deeper feelings, and when there are clients and pressures and the need to please, the need to keep your job, you wear the mask tightly. These last six months, a number of people in my work life have opened up about their deeper beliefs and ideals in a way that’s made me feel a part of a hopeful and positive discussion. It’s been a bit like discovering the robots were human all along. … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t sleep. I’m afraid to open the post’: Covid’s continued effect for film industry workers
“A lot of venues, mine included, won’t be trading to the point where we can afford to bring our staff back,” he says. “We really bring a lot of value to the economy. We bring people into work, we give people experiences they may have never seen. There’s a huge amount of positives attached to what we do, and not just live music – all venues which provide all forms of entertainment. We need to embrace that.” … [Read more...] about ‘The risk is enormous’: UK live music still in crisis after reopening