Tag: Sam Sampson

The Normal Heart @ The Spring, Havant

14424803_10153761757706581_2043317343707674686_oThe Aids epidemic that devastated New York’s gay community in the 80s has been a fertile ground for the arts, inspiring movies, music and notably the theatre. Big hitters like RENT and Angels In America, but long before it became a mainstream subject Larry Kramer’s visceral, semi-autobiographical account of life within the community’s burgeoning activist organisations shed a light on the plight affecting so many. Continue reading

The BFG @ The Spring, Havant

tumblr_inline_nzip7yXl1k1rgiv1h_500The BFG is perhaps the most beloved of Roald Dahl’s brilliantly twisted stories for children (though theatre fans may have fallen for Matilda in recent years). It’s certainly one that people keep coming back to as the forthcoming movie adaptation (starring Mark Rylance – which excites us a great deal) will attest. I’m fascinated to see how Humdrum bring such a big story into the confines of The Spring’s cosy studio theatre. Continue reading

Cider With Rosie @ The Spring, Havant

tumblr_inline_nqldqg45vl1rgiv1h_500Cider with Rosie is one of those plays… you know, the ones you’ve definitely heard of and you think you know a bit about but that you’ve somehow never seen. Determined to rectify that I was in buoyant mood as I arrived at theSpring Arts & Heritage Centre for Humdrum’s take on Laurie Lee’s life story. Continue reading

The Hound Of The Baskervilles @ The Spring

tumblr_inline_mjy40lqibr1qz4rgpIt was with great reticence that my wife and I approached The Spring ahead ofThe Hound Of The Baskervilles… not that we were apprehensive about the quality of the show, but because we were really, really (really!) early! Continue reading