Category Archives: Film

Macbeth @ Manchester International Festival

Macbeth at the Manchester International Festival, live cinema transmission, 20 July 2013. The National Theatre Live series of digitally transmitted theatre performances sits somewhere between film, TV and theatre. It’s live, like theatre, and it goes into cinemas to provide some sense of a theatre-like shared experience with an audience but the live event is mediatised via a […]

  • The Comedy of Errors (NT Live) @ The Broadway, NottinghamComedy, Film

    Originally published on The Bardathon, 1 March 2012. Writing about web page The NT Live juggernaut rolls on. Now well-established as a theatrical/cinematic event, it was a pleasure to see the enormous Screen 1 of Nottingham’s Broadway cinema packed out with a lively audience for the latest offering, a broadcast of Dominic Cooke’s hugely successful The Comedy of […]

  • Islet of WonderFilm

    ‘O Brave New World’ – Atmospheres of the Tempest A Retz production, January to July 2012 297 Hoxton Street, London N1, Hoxton Gardens and the Grand Union Canal   Reviewed by Polly Mortimer   This fantastical production reached its audience on many levels – the physical space (a small deserted shop in Hoxton), which […]