15 Highly Anticipated 2020 Book Releases

I’m just going to come right out and say that I’m expecting my 2020 reading year to be absolutely insane. After completing my Masters in September 2019 I got a Christmas job at Waterstones which made me aware of the upcoming releases and popular titles. Luckily I picked up some later 2019 releases, such asContinue reading “15 Highly Anticipated 2020 Book Releases”

Spookathon TBR Details

So today I’ve decided to do something different! For the past four years I’ve been working towards both my BA and MA in English Literature [Medical Humanities] and I’ve only just finished my final dissertation. As I chose to give myself a break rather than heading straight into my next adventure I’m finally able toContinue reading “Spookathon TBR Details”

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review

Brett Morris describes Prokofiev’s ballet score for Romeo and Juliet as “arguably the greatest romantic ballet score of the 20th century”. Matthew Bourne, on the other hand, has chosen to emphasise the tragedy of Shakespeare’s classic love story as he supplants the tale from fair Verona into an institution in the not too distant future.Continue reading “Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review”

Macbeth National Tour: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review

A year ago, in March 2018, Rufus Norris’ changed but unchanged Macbeth, set in today’s time but after an undisclosed civil war, opened in the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre and it is now making its way around the UK on tour. I was lucky to be invited to see the production at the Wales MillenniumContinue reading “Macbeth National Tour: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review”

Discussion: Turn of the Screw

I love seeing theatrical adaptations of literature generally but especially when I have studied that particular literature whether personally or during my time at university. It is because of this that I was so excited to see that the UK Tour of Tim Luscombe’s adaptation of Henry James’ darling of academia Turn of the Screw wouldContinue reading “Discussion: Turn of the Screw”