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Anna James

Anna James

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Acting & Performance, Awards, Backstage & Technical, Musical Theatre, Reviews, Shakespeare, West End

Biography

Anna James is a children's author and arts journalist living in London

Recent Articles

Frinton at 80: Why theatremakers still love to be beside the seaside

Frinton at 80: Why theatremakers still love to be beside the seaside

This year, Frinton Summer Theatre celebrates its 80th anniversary. Producer Clive Brill and director Ben Stock tell Anna James why the venue, which has launched stars including Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Asher, should be on every actor’s bucket list
Sovereign Song

Sovereign Song

CrushRoom’s enjoyable immersive show is full of exciting ideas with lots of potential
Where the Bugaboo Lives

Where the Bugaboo Lives

This adaptation of Sean Taylor and Neal Layton’s picture book is a fun adventure that kicks off the 60th anniversary season of London’s Little Angel Theatre, home to puppetry for family audiences
The Kindling Hour

The Kindling Hour

Swamp Motel’s tense, twisty and satisfying show at the intersection between immersive experiences and digital escape rooms
Sherlock in Homes 2 – Murder on Ice

Sherlock in Homes 2 – Murder on Ice

Very clever mystery with a joyfully ebullient tone from Sharp Teeth and Wardrobe Theatre
Sherlock Holmes an Online Adventure: The Case of the Hung Parliament

Sherlock Holmes an Online Adventure: The Case of the Hung Parliament

Les Enfants Terribles’ immersive murder mystery has plenty of potential but is a little too elementary
The Inquest

The Inquest

Absorbing, sharp and heaps of fun, Exit Productions’ latest jury show is online immersive work at its best
The Great Christmas Feast

The Great Christmas Feast

Adam Clifford’s joyously festive immersive show includes tremendous central performances
Dante’s In-Furlough

Dante’s In-Furlough

Sam Carrack’s production is a fun retelling of The Devil and Billy Markham, Shel Silverstein’s 1979 poem
The Mermaid’s Tongue

The Mermaid’s Tongue

Swamp Motel’s wonderful translation of escape room experience into the digital sphere
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