Old Vic


Love for Love at Bristol Old Vic

One of the best things about living in Bristol (and let’s be fair, there are MANY great things about living in this amazing, vibrant city) is being able to hang out at the beautiful Old Vic theatre on King Street, which still retains many of its original Georgian features and is absolutely lovely both inside and out. In fact it is such an eighteenth century gem that it was used for the theatre scene in The Duchess starring Keira Knightley. It’s always SUCH a treat to spend an evening there so I really do love it when invitations from their […]


Swallows and Amazons at Bristol Old Vic

Swallows and Amazons: Photo: Bristol Old Vic/Simon Annand. I’ll admit that thanks to a combination of depression, illness and other assorted woes, I haven’t been feeling as festive as I might otherwise have done as we hurtle through December. I’m a bit upset about this to be honest as I usually love this time of year and really like to throw myself into the whole fairy lights, gluhwein and glitter fun. To be honest, I find that enjoying the seasons and the annual festivals really helps with my depression as it keeps me in the present and gives me something […]


The Libertine

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, Huysmans, Private Collection. Photo: my own. Today marks the 384th birthday of one of my most favourite British kings, Charles II and what more fitting way could there be to commemorate it than with a review of the play The Libertine, which I saw last night at Bristol’s iconic Old Vic theatre and which focusses on the fall from grace of Charles’ most infamous and charismatic courtier, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. Like a lot of impressionable goth adolescent girls, I developed quite a hefty crush on Milord Rochester back in the day […]


Jane Eyre at Bristol Old Vic

“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! – I have as much soul as you, – and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!” – Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë, 1847. One of my resolutions for this year was to go to the theatre more often as I absolutely love it but seem to have fallen out of the […]