The Globe around the globe

News of the existential crisis facing theatre and the arts general in the UK has crossed The Channel.

Here, good friend Anthony Bellanger @a_bellanger uses the case of The Globe @The_Globe to paint a stark portrait of the challenges we face. Thoroughly recommended.

Hard times

At the start of 2018 I was delighted to re-join Northern Broadsides, playing Gradgrind in Deborah McAndrew’s slick and dynamic adaptation of Dickens’ Hard Times. The author’s commentary in the novel was pared down to a minimum, leaving the narrative fully exposed, with all if its intrigue, heartbreak and comedy. I was on the road with an exceptional team of performers, under the musical direction of Bex Hughes and all moulded into vibrant coherence by Conrad Nelson.