Benedict Cumberbatch’s Engagment: An Oscar Award Ploy?

This morning my social media feed exploded with the revelatory news that Benedict Cumberbatch was engaged to Sophie Hunter and, for me, it’s rather interesting how social media, particularly female fans, have responded to the unexpected news. This response is very similar to the way they responded to George Clooney’s engagement to the stunning international … More Benedict Cumberbatch’s Engagment: An Oscar Award Ploy?

The Disconnect: Mobile Phone Bans in the Theatre

An iPhone destroyed my cinematic experience of Alfonso Cuarón’s film, Gravity. My glorious moment of floating in an infinitesimal space with Sandra Bullock was instantly killed by a flashlight from someone who had a co-dependency issue with his mobile phone. Modern technology is a curse, particularly mobile phones. No doubt it has its advantages in … More The Disconnect: Mobile Phone Bans in the Theatre

Anna Nicole, The Opera : £1 student tickets at the Royal Opera House

Based on the real-life American star, Anna Nicole Smith, the opera is a tale of a working class single mother who climbs the celebrity ladder. After becoming a dancer and playboy model she meets her 89-year-old millionaire husband. Anna Nicole, the opera, depicts a desperate life of rags to riches: undergoing a legal battle over her … More Anna Nicole, The Opera : £1 student tickets at the Royal Opera House