Rebecca Hammond

Rebecca has written 6 articles for Nouse

David Maine, The Flood

In The Flood, David Maine attempts to flesh out the Bible’s rather brief depiction of Noah’s Ark and the forty day flood. He imagines the impracticality of gathering two of every beast whilst building a huge boat in a dry, sparse landscape

Guys and Dolls

From the 27th April to the 7th May, York’s Theatre Royal is playing host to the likes of Nathan Detroit, Sky (Obadiah) Masterson and Adelaide in Paul Laidlaw’s new production of Guys and Dolls. The musical has enjoyed continued success on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean since its debut

Smashed, Koren Zailckas

Koren Zailckas’s Smashed, is the compelling autobiography of a young woman, unable to cope with the demands of her developing adolescence, and finding solace in a decade of solid drinking. While the style may seem sensationalist, it would be wrong to pin it down as that of a naïve American


Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange, which ran at Sheffield’s Crucible theatre until Saturday 26th, is a three-hander set in a psychiatric hospital in London. This production, the first revival since the play’s debut at the National in 2000, held many attractions, including its director, Kathy Burke, as well as Roger Lloyd Pack, better known as Trigger in ‘Only Fools and Horses’

A canine coup at the York Theatre

Cole porter’s Anything Goes sailed into York’s Theatre Royal from 8-19th February, stowing away laughs and real talent on-board the production. The show is one of his many masterpieces; his most acclaimed work includes the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, and songs such as I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Night and Day and I Get a Kick Out of You, the latter two of which were written for Anything Goes

Not so Far Away

How often do you watch the news or read an article in the paper about something horrific – a war, a famine, a natural disaster – which is taking place in a far off country? Are you disgusted by it? Do you think how awful it is that nobody does anything about it?