Culture

12 October 2020

Drag Race royalty Monét X Change and Courtney Act to make West End debuts in Death Drop

Oh, it feels good to be writing some great news about theatre again! Today (October 12th, 2020) it was announced that RuPaul's Drag Race stars and legendary drag queens Monét X ...

27 April 2020

Tired of TV? What to do During Self Isolation

Lockdown is here and it’s your social duty to stay inside. If you’re not a key worker or working from home, you’re probably going to be finding yourself at a ...

14 March 2020

Sasha Velour blew my mind with her incredible theatre show Smoke and Mirrors

On Monday (March 9th, 2020) I finally got the opportunity to see one of my all-time favourite RuPaul's Drag Race winners Sasha Velour take to the stage, with Smoke and Mirrors. As ...

19 February 2020

Review: Ghost Stories, The Lowry, Salford

Written by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, Ghost Stories is an intriguing and terrifying stage production, which brings three stories of the paranormal to life through a narrator and three ...

22 January 2020

Review: Kay Mellor's Band of Gold, The Lowry, Salford

I'm a sucker for a crime drama. So, when my mum started getting excited about a show called Band of Gold coming to The Lowry in Salford, based on a three-series ...

15 December 2019

Review: Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest, Parr Hall Warrington

I have only ever seen Ed Byrne in Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, so it was wonderful to finally watch him as the star of his own ...

12 December 2019

The Bodyguard the Musical review, Palace Theatre, Manchester

I'm mad about The Bodyguard. Ever since I saw the movie in my teenage years, it's been one of my all-time favourite go-to films when I want to enjoy a singalong and ...
4 November 2019

Review: The Comedy Store, Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington

I was lucky enough to have a rare night out on Saturday with my husband to see what The Comedy Store had to offer at the Pyramid Arts Centre in ...

31 October 2019

Halloween Magick: 5 spells to banish evil spirits

Halloween, or Samhain as us witches call it, isn't just an extra spooky day, it's a day for honouring the dead. It's a day where the veil between the spirit ...
29 October 2019

Review: Hal Cruttenden: Chubster, Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington

I’ve only ever seen Hal Cruttenden on Live at the Apollo, but his segment was enough to whet my appetite to want see him in his own show Chubster on ...
29 October 2019

Review: On Your Feet!, Palace Theatre Manchester

On Your Feet! is a relatively new jukebox musical, first hitting the stage in 2015. As such, the show has actually never been on the road across the UK - ...
27 September 2019

The Thunder Girls review, The Lowry, Salford

After reading Melanie Blake's incredibly-addictive debut novel, The Thunder Girls, I was excited to see the four women I'd fallen in love with on the pages of that book up on ...

18 September 2019

Review: 9 to 5 the Musical, Palace Theatre Manchester

The story is absolutely ridiculous, and the characters' actions are unbelievable throughout, but that's all part of the magic with 9 to 5 the Musical, now playing at the Palace Theatre ...

10 September 2019

My favourite comedians by Lisa Treyger

I have four main people I’ve learned lessons from: Hannibal Burress, Nikki Glaser, Tom Segura, and Dave Attell.  I met them early in my career and their work ethic and ...

5 August 2019

Summer in the City 2019 will feature more social media influencers than ever before...

The UK's largest and longest-running online video festival, Summer in the City, makes its return to ExCel London from Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11, 2019. Aimed at a ...
4 August 2019

My favourite comedian by Dan Lees

Dan Lees and Neil Frost are THE ESTABLISHMENT: experts at a distinctly British breed of slapstick, clowning, improvisation and quick fired wit. LE BUREAU DE STRANGE sees them become Geoffrey ...

4 August 2019

The Doodle Pop team share their inspiration for the show

Coming all the way from Korea, Brush Theatre present the utterly beguiling follow-up to smash hit Woogie Boogie. DOODLE POP is 55 minutes of sheer delight in the form of ...

4 August 2019

Theo Toksvig-Stewart shares what inspired his new play Endless Second

Writer Theo Toksvig-Stewart’s new play ENDLESS SECOND is about consent between a young and in love couple. Ahead of the show’s run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theo talked to Female ...

4 August 2019

My inspiration for Post-Mortem by Iskandar Sharazuddin

Writer Iskandar Sharazuddin’s play POST-MORTEM fuses physical theatre, dance and gripping new writing to present an unflinching, complex and comedic look at young love; the giddy joy, the fragments, the trauma ...

4 August 2019

My favourite comedians by Zach Zucker

Astonishingly killer character comedy in JACK TUCKER: COMEDY STAND UP HOUR sees Zach Zucker lampoon every bad joke and hack comic in the book with conviction that has had audiences ...

31 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Mickey Clarke of Crybabies

Comedian, actor and writer, Mikey Clarke, is one-third of comedy sketch troupe ‘Crybabies’. Ahead of taking their barmy new show, ‘Danger Brigade’, to the Edinburgh Fringe, he tells Female First ...

30 July 2019

Lizzie Vieh shares the inspiration for her new show Monsoon Season

Ahead of bringing her dark and twisted tale of paranoia and addiction, ‘Monsoon Season’, to the Edinburgh Fringe, upcoming New York playwright, Lizzie Vieh, tells Female First what inspired her ...

30 July 2019

The inspiration for With Child by Claire Pointing

When I first started writing this show pregnancy was on my mind, lots of friends were having children and I really wanted to have a baby myself. Then it got ...

29 July 2019

Baba Brinkman shares the inspiration for his new show Rap Guide to Culture

Science rapper BABA BRINKMAN tackles the culture wars and identity politics in his latest from the much loved and highly acclaimed Rap Guide series with BABA BRINKMAN’S RAP GUIDE TO ...