Out of the Darkness

Post-production review of performing in DMT’s production of Jekyll & Hyde. Feature photo of Spider and some of the Prostitutes from the Red Rat Show week is always an intense experience, which is usually a mixture of emotions, adrenalin and endurance.  The people around you are so important in making that experience not only bearable … Read More

Escape to the Dark Side

Preview as DMT prepares to performs Jekyll and Hyde Photo taken from DMT publicity History It was originally a book published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson called The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, in which London lawyer Gabriel John Utterson investigates the strange link between his friend Dr Jekyll and the … Read More

Reviewing Sondheim’s Follies

The Art of Staying in Character Cover image from the National Thetre’s 2017 production of Sondheim’s Follies I had the pleasure of watching Dominic Cooke’s professional production of Sondheim’s musical Follies this month at the National Theatre in London. As a spectacle and a production it was astoundingly good. The very open set comprised of … Read More

Playing Doctor Bartolo

A post-production review:  Opera with a pinch of improvisation! Photo courtesy of Dajana Kovac. It is said that the best way to move on from one project is to start another and that was certainly the case after performing in TITCo’s production of Into the Woods. With Tessitoura’s production of Barber of Seville I had … Read More

Playing Doctor Bartolo

This week, I will perform with Tessitoura, a Bristol-based opera company that performs in unique spaces with a small but very talented group of singers and musicians.  This project is Rossini’s masterpiece, The Barber of Seville (1816). It follows the fortunes of The Count Almaviva, Rosina, Doctor Bartolo, Don Basilio to name but a few. … Read More

Playing the Baker

A post-production review Performing the Baker with Teresa Bray as Baker’s Wife and Jemma Brown as the Witch. The Invitation Theatre Company has completed the show run of Sondheim’s Into the Woods.  So, how did it go? From an overall perspective I have to congratulate everyone involved on what has been a tremendous undertaking and … Read More

Playing the Baker

I first came across Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods when my girlfriend at that time (now my wife) was a student at the University of Bristol.  The University’s musical society was putting it on in the student union building.  The whole experience was new to me, from the venue to the musical to the composer. … Read More

Playing Escamillo

A post-production review: Photo from the dress reheasal taken by Stewart McPherson. So it happened. The dust has settled after an incredible week performing in Bristol Opera’s production of Bizet’s Carmen.  So, how did it go? Since March, the part has continued to evolve and my interpretation alter, partly organically but also thanks to input … Read More