• 5 Things: Anti-romance Novels

    It’s February, which means only one thing: Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t yet found ‘the one’, or are just sick of pink love hearts everywhere, then this list is for you. Here are five books that are certainly not romance novels – they’re anti-romance. You won’t find any happy...
  • The Great Gatsby @ Lakeside Arts Centre

    Energetic, authentic and emotional, that’s how I would sum up this performance! Taking a well-loved classic close to all our hearts, director Laura Jayne Bateman made this modern classic come to life using only a very minimalistic set and five actors. For those who aren’t familiar with the story, The Great Gatsby portrays Nick...
  • Charity, Jazz Age and Fitzgerald: Interview with Laura Jayne Bateman and Gigi George

    To celebrate Nottingham New Theatre’s charity performance of The Great Gatsby at the Lakeside Arts Centre, Impact Arts interviewed director, Laura Jayne Bateman, and producer Gigi George, who also happens to be performing the role of Jordan in the show!  Tell us about the play. What influenced your adaptation and why did...
  • STUFF: The Great Gatsby: Work in Progress @ Nottingham New Theatre

    “Gatsby believed in the green light”, and clearly so does The Great Gatsby: Work in Progress – a cast that have equally put their heart and soul into their work. With 1920’s costumes, music and even dancing, the play distinctly captures the carefree life-style of New York and America in...
  • The 2016 Cures For Your End Of Downton Abbey Blues

    Corsets, class and scandal – all the makings for a fantastic television series. For nearly six years now, audiences worldwide have been charmed by the characters and universal appeal of a particular well-loved show. For those of you out there, like me, who are devastated at the prospect of...
  • The Great Gatsby @ Nottingham New Theatre

     ‘We heard it from three people…so it must be true…’ Let’s take an iconic storyline, throw in some jazz, dancing, strobe lighting and Laura Bateman’s interpretation of a timeless classic, and we have New Theatre’s production of The Great Gatsby. I have to admit, as I took my central...
  • Scrapbook – Top 5 Recent Book-to-Film Adaptations

    Adapting a novel into a quality, well-structured, faithful film can be a difficult task, and one which directors often fail to execute, but when they do, we are left with artistic legacies of multimodal magnificence. With David Fincher’s latest success in bringing Gone Girl to the screen from Gillian...