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Louise is a former librarian who has been consuming theatre since childhood. Her particular interests are female-led theatre, queer theatre and shows about mental health, but she also loves musicals and classics. She has also published on archive television, film and books. Her blog can be found at

BWW Review: BIRDSONG, Original Theatre Online
June 30, 2020

The Original Theatre Company commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme by bringing their adaptation of Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong to the screen. Building on the techniques used to stream during the early stages of lockdown, Birdsong loses none of its power, relevance, or sense of storytelling.

June 27, 2020

For Pride Month, Razed and Confuzed has moved from its live stages to a new digital platform run by Something to Aim For. Bringing together early career artists across cabaret and theatre, Raze Collective continue their series nurturing queer artists in a special livestream.

BWW Interview: Rachel Wagstaff Discusses Adapting BIRDSONG Into Digital Theatre
June 25, 2020

The Original Theatre Company are streaming a digital version of their touring production of Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong from 1-4 July. We talked to adaptor Rachel Wagstaff about her career, how the show has evolved, and what she thinks of the current situation with theatres in lockdown.

BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Old Vic Online
June 6, 2020

An archive recording of a powerful and inspirational family show, filmed on the stage of The Old Vic in 2018. Brought to life by Sally Cookson's direction and