Investing in the Arts: A Note on Shotgun Theatre’s Crowdfunding Campaign

Shotgun Theatre has raised over £2,000 in four days in a crowdfunding campaign to get its production of Godspell to the Edinburgh Fringe. This phenomenal response has given me food for thought. The arts really do matter to people, don’t they? Last November, I reviewed Godspell for Razz; giving 4.5 out of 5 stars because it was the best piece of student theatre I’d ever … Continue reading Investing in the Arts: A Note on Shotgun Theatre’s Crowdfunding Campaign

Review: Dracula – The Bloody Truth

  If I told you it was possible to put on a production of Dracula that made the audience cry with laughter would you believe me? The Le Navet Bete production company performed in their home city of Exeter from the 31st of March- 1st of April and their version of Dracula was a farcical masterpiece. Think set falling apart, slapstick-style tripping, lines forgotten, tricks … Continue reading Review: Dracula – The Bloody Truth

Black Honey at Exeter Phoenix – 25/03/17

Still standing in for Exeter music fans’ favourite gig venue Cavern, Phoenix hosted Brighton-based Black Honey last Saturday night. Being a huge live music fan and experiencing fewer gigs in Exeter than I’d ideally like, the thought of seeing the up-and-comers live was too tempting to resist. After impressive warm-up act FREAK delivered a loud, catchy supporting set – throwing the crowd (especially those at … Continue reading Black Honey at Exeter Phoenix – 25/03/17