The Jew of Malta

The Jew of Malta programme
The Jew of Malta programme

Seeing The Jew of Malta at Stratford-upon-Avon this summer provided me a couple of firsts: my first visit to The Swan Theatre and the first time I’ve seen a Christopher Marlowe play performed. I’ve wanted to go to The Swan for years, so to finally go there and see such a dark, funny and gruesome production on my very first visit was a real treat. Continue reading “The Jew of Malta”

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The Jew of Malta

To Kill A Mockingbird / Birdsong

To Kill A Mockingbird programme
To Kill A Mockingbird programme
Birdsong programme
Birdsong programme

My tenuous reason for grouping these two plays together is that they both have “bird” in their titles and they both made me cry: Birdsong at the Comedy Theatre back in 2010 and more recently, To Kill A Mockingbird at the Barbican Centre. I wasn’t the only one blubbing – audience sniffles were audible at both. My less tenuous reason is that they are both stage adaptations of novels (I do try to think these things through, you know…)  Continue reading “To Kill A Mockingbird / Birdsong”

To Kill A Mockingbird / Birdsong