February 15, 2019 Donna M Day No comments exist

Last night I finished watching the BBC adaptation of The Long Song. I then read this morning that the author of the novel, Andrea Levy, had passed away at the age of 62. The Long Song is a look at the period which ended slavery in 19th century Jamaica. Looking at the lives of slaves and…

January 19, 2019 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s now a week since my directorial debut for Liverpool Network Theatre Group, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (translated by Wilder) closed at the Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool. Being so busy with this is also my excuse for neglecting my blog for a while, which was very rubbish of me, but my time just seemed…

October 19, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

On Friday 26 October Skitzoid Productions will be performing their show Game Over. Profits will go towards supporting Liverpool Mental Health Consortium which advocates for people living with mental distress. The play is a black comedy about two men who take their own lives on the same night and have to compete via a series…

September 30, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

Flat Pack Music’s English language version of La Bohème was performed on 29 September at the Theatre at the Casa in Liverpool. Puccini’s most popular opera was brought to life by the phenomenal cast under the direction of Emily Howard. Accompanied by live piano played by Tomek Pieczora throughout and conducted by Tom Newall, this…

July 21, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

Millennium Players’ The Tamer Tamed opened last night at the Theatre at the Casa in Liverpool.  Presented as a modern adaptation of John Fletcher’s Jacobean comedy sequel to Taming of the Shrew, several edits have been made by Director Maeve Middleton to the story to put it in modern day Liverpool.  I am not familiar…

June 24, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

23 June 2018 Sudley House Gardens, Liverpool Mate Production’s latest show is a steampunk re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of buccaneers and buried gold, Treasure Island. Using Phil Willmott’s adaption, where many of the central characters are women, the play was performed in the beautiful gardens at Sudley House, Liverpool.  The story has been…

May 20, 2018 Donna M Day 2 comments

Here’s a preview of the next book I’m reviewing which is currently available for pre-order. The Ways We Follow A futuristic urban drama by L. Salt Release date: May 25, 2018   From the back cover: St. Petersburg, Russia, 20XX. Four best friends, young, talented and ambitious try to find their own way in a…

May 17, 2018 Donna M Day 3 comments

A piece of topical flash fiction.  What do you hear? Ear Splitting It’s taken hundreds of years, but we were never in this for the short term. We started small.  Project Oscar Wilde.  As an initial test, it was very successful. These creatures, when they’re united, together, close, you can’t get through them.  You can’t…

May 10, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

On Light Night Tomorrow’s Theatre will be performing debut show exploring basic income. I caught up with Tomorrow’s Theatre founder Stephanie to learn a little bit more about what she does and the upcoming performance. Hi Stephanie.  Tomorrow’s Theatre is your new theatre in education group, and this is your first project.  Where does the…

April 30, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the last day of GloPoWriMo.  Woohoo, I made it!  Today’s prompt was to write a poem that engages with a strange and fascinating fact. It could be an odd piece of history, an unusual bit of art trivia, or something just plain weird. This is my effort, based on one of my Dad’s favourite facts. I hope you…