John Waterhouse – Playwright and Author

Will the show go on?

By Rebecca Reed. British Theatre has endured crises before during outbreaks of the plague between 1603 and 1613.  Equally, The Globe theatre in London was shut for nearly 80 months. The country’s theatres were shut at the start of the…

What is a Vrkolak?

Essentially, a Vrkolak is a Bulgarian Werewolf but what is a ‘werewolf’? There are vampire and werewolf legends across France, Germany and elsewhere but the Vrkolak is peculiarly Bulgarian. Depending on where you find yourself in Europe, werewolves may be…

Preparing for the next show.

We live in unprecedented times and this applies possibly more to the theatre than any other industry, being essentially based on crowding people together in a stationary position. However, for amateur theatres in particular, the current periods of self-isolation and/or…

The Purpose of Theatre

Is theatre primarily political or essentially just entertainment? This debate has rumbled along with most theatre practitioners insisting on the former whilst the process of an application to the Arts Council for a grant suggests that the main purpose of…