Truly talented ladies

It’s always a joy to discover new talent, even if that talent was actually discovered by everyone else a long time ago. With the ladies of Bench Theatre‘s recent production of Ladies’ Day, I felt just that. Robin Hall, Beth Evans, Jessi Wilson and Sarah Parnell gave fantastic performances as the four fish-packers from Hull….

The art of reviewing

Last week I had the pleasure of seeing a spot of theatre for free and getting to write about it for the local paper. Still a relative newbie when it comes to reviewing, and acutely aware of the importance of those words from an actor’s point of view, I felt as nervous as if I…

Hamlet is coming!

Next Monday our production of Hamlet opens to audiences in Portsmouth. The performance is part of the Portsmouth Festivities taking place in the city this summer. I’ve been a member of the Southsea Shakespeare Actors for three years, and this company has become a huge part of my life. This particular show is the first time…