Review: YOUNG CHEKHOV TRILOGY at the National Theatre, Olivier

A whole day of Chekhov plays may sound boring to some but to me, it's a marathon that I was very excited to run; as soon as I got word of these three new adaptations by David Hare making their way up to London from Chichester, I was immediately excited and intrigued to see what the Plenty and Skylight scribe had done to make these shows much more accessible for a modern audience.

#EdFringe Day 3: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, GOING UNDERGROUND, WRECKED

While my other few days at EdFringe were really busy and had some real strong points, the third and final day - despite having the smallest itinerary - was definitely my favourite of the three. From one of my favourite musicals of all time to one of the most innovative theatrical performances that I have ever experienced, it was a day full of some of the Fringe's best.

#EdFringe Day 2: EMPTY BEDS, THE ENCHANTED, REMEMBER TO BREATHE, SPELLING BEE, 5 GUYS CHILLIN'

Day Two at the Edinburgh Fringe saw me catching an even wider variety of shows than I saw the day before. Friday was the first official day of the Fringe so the majority of shows that I saw were playing their first performance and considering a lot of these shows are making their premiere at the Fringe, it was a privilege to get to see their premiere public performance.

#EdFringe Day 1: ELECTRIC EDEN, PAPER HEARTS, COMPANY, SHIT FACED SHAKESPEARE

Instead of looking at all of the shows I'm seeing in Edinburgh separately on Shaun's Musical Musings, it seemed like a good idea to string together some mini-reviews of the shows I saw in each day in one comprehensive blog post. Today I'm looking at the shows I caught on my first day in the Scottish city, ranging from a site-specific play in a nightclub to a new British musical.

Laugh Out Loud Funny: THE TRUTH at Wyndham's Theatre

Sometimes, shows take more of my fancy after a bit of a rebranding and a transfer into the West End: this was the case for French playwright Florian Zellar’s latest play The Truth. When it started its life at the Menier Chocolate Factory, there was nothing about it that attracted me whatsoever, despite the good reviews it received; I even turned down a press night invite because I was barely interested.

So Wacky It's Good: EXPOSURE: THE MUSICAL at the St James

I really wasn't expecting greatness from Exposure: The Musical at the St James Theatre. Everything that I'd heard about the show was negative and that didn't set me up with high hopes, but what it did set me up with was excitement and intrigue. I was already excited enough to learn about why this show needed to happen (for those of you who don't know, Getty Images and Canon are the show's

Review: Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET (Live Screening)

While it's been a bit of a mixed bag, I've really been enjoying the Kenneth Branagh season at the Garrick and for the first time since the season's first play The Winter's Tale, I decided to go and see one of the plays being streamed live to the cinema. Granted, this makes the experience of seeing the play a little bit different, but the recent screening of Romeo and Juliet was produced to be such a