• Dot To Dot Festival 2019

    Dot To Dot Festival landed in Nottingham on Sunday 26th May for the last leg of the festival, having been to Manchester and Bristol for the May Bank Holiday. Since I reviewed the festival last year and was blown away, I had high expectations for the day ahead, and...
  • Annie @ Theatre Royal

    This week, Impact was lucky enough to be invited to see the opening night performance of Annie at the Nottingham Theatre Royal. Nearly everyone has seen the film or knows the story of the redheaded orphan’s search to find her true family. Quite simply, this production is the revision...
  • The Girl on the Train @ Theatre Royal

    Samantha Womack is no stranger to the spotlight when it comes to embodying dramatic roles, gracing viewers with her performance on the BBC show EastEnders as the strong headed character Ronnie Mitchell from 2007-2011. She reprised this role again in 2013-2017. This time, the public was able to see...
  • DNA @ Lakeside Arts

    DNA is Nottingham New Theatre’s latest collaboration with Lakeside Arts, combining all the talent of the student actors with the creative flare of the highly experienced director Giles Croft and his innovative assistant Amy Crighton. The play follows ten teens wound up in the manslaughter of their friend Adam....
  • Educating Rita @ Theatre Royal

    Directed by Max Roberts and written by Willy Russell, Educating Rita tracks the story of a working-class hairdresser, Rita into higher education. Passionate, determined and fun-loving Rita (Jessica Johnson) meets her alcoholic University tutor, Frank (Stephen Tompkinson) at the beginning of the play. Rita, despite her lack of education,...
  • Film Review: A Boy Called Sailboat

    I was lucky enough to be offered the chance to review Cameron Nugent’s A Boy Called Sailboat before its release. It follows the story of a hispanic family and their young son who, after finding a small guitar one day, is given the task of writing a song for...
  • DMA’s @ Rock City

    Almost a year after the release of their album ‘For Now’, DMA’s descend on Nottingham’s Rock City, delivering a performance saturated with energy. The band is an Australian three-piece made up of Tommy O’Dell, Matt Mason and Johnny Tock. As the stage is lit, the unassuming threesome transform into...