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Cormac Richards – September 2022 It is just over 4 years since I became a regular reviewer at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, though I had been there before, as a viewer only. The three auditoria which make up the theatre …

5 JANUARY 2022 After the last couple of years it is difficult to get your head around what has happened and when. This time last year the curtains had suddenly closed again on theatres across the UK and the outlook …

16 DECEMBER 2021 Today it has been announced that the Northcott Theatre in Exeter will take over the management of the Barnfield Theatre which sits in the heart of the City, At a time when theatre is at a level …

TO STAND OR NOT TO STAND

A PROMPT CORNER MUSING Is the standing ovation expected for all shows now? Is this most special of accolades no longer reserved for the creme de la creme of theatre? I think I have stood for only a handful of …

DIP THE NIB

Making Theatre More Accessible Created in 2019, Dip the Nib is a company setting out to make a change in British Theatre.Having debuted their first production, ‘Grapho’ at The Lab at Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP), they will be moving on …

SIDMOUTH SUMMER PLAY FESTIVAL

A THEATRICAL PHENOMENON by Cormac Richards A visit to the Manor Pavilion Theatre in Sidmouth is something of a step back in time. It is undeniably quaint and rather old-fashioned. This year the theatre has started selling tickets online for …

CREATING AN EPIC

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s Production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – June 2019 THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY by CHARLES DICKENS, adapted for the stage by DAVID EDGAR THE BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL …

Cormac Richards interviews Ben Kernow Many significant events can take place as the result of having a couple of drinks in a pub. Thus it was that in 2013, Ben Kernow and a friend – fresh out of drama school …