Fire & Dust: Josie Allen and Alice Short

Fire & Dust: Josie Allen and Alice Short

Monthly poetry open mic event. All welcome – poets, performance poets, slammers, MCs and anyone happy to listen to some poetry. (We’re also open to very short flash fiction.) Open mic slots available on the night (approx. 3 minutes). Bring friends, bring...
INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS SKYE BEBBINGTON

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS SKYE BEBBINGTON

Interview: Fire & Dust Meets Skye Bebbington While living in Coventry for her studies, Skye Bebbington was a regular at our Fire & Dust open mics. Sadly for the F&D crowd, she moved to Leicester around a year ago so we hadn’t seen much of her for a...

Not so Quiet on the Western Front

England Expects a review by Alyson Hall Director: Gary Phillpott Starring: Becca Cooper Written by: Tom Glover I took a theatre novice with me to see England Expects, whose last experience of live drama took place circa 2006. “You didn’t tell me it has songs!” he...

Croix de Guerre

Clamber Up the Crucifix a review by by Gary Sykes-Blythe Director: Gary Philpott Starring: Jonny McClean Written by: John Kitchen   Watching Clamber up the Crucifix at Upstairs at the Western is one of the most intense, and satisfying, theatrical experiences I’ve had...