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PHOTOS: Behind the scenes with the world premiere of HG Wells’ The Crystal Egg Live

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Have you heard about the new immersive version of The Crystal Egg, the haunting sci-fi tale by The War of the Worlds author H.G. Wells? This must-see, multi-sensory theatrical experience gets its world premiere at The Vaults in January. Watch the trailer, check out cast news and sneak a peek into rehearsals below – and then get booking!






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WATCH: Immersive version of HG Wells story premieres The Vaults, The Crystal Egg Live cast announced

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Have you heard about the new immersive version of The Crystal Egg, the haunting sci-fi tale by The War of the Worlds author H.G. Wells? This must-see, multi-sensory theatrical experience gets its world premiere at The Vaults in January. Watch the trailer, check out cast news and sneak a peek into rehearsals below – and then get booking!






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Diary of a Theatre Addict: 49 shows in six weeks, getting up to date

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

I’ve not updated my diary of a theatre addict for six weeks now — I was last here on January 31 — since when I’ve seen all of 49 shows, including outings to Newbury, Dartford, Clwyd, Manchester, Bromley and Cardiff, plus a week in New York. I’ve also taken an active part in two more shows by appearing onstage as a contestant in a theatrical re-run of Mr and Mrs with husband (so it was really Mr and Mr, we’re pictured above with host Samuel Holmes) and as part of David Bedella and Friends, his monthly chat show at the St James Studio.






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THE WAR OF THE WORLDS – West End

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Wayne’s ‘World’ has been kicking about since the late 1970’s when he wrote this famous prog rock album around the same time Pink Floyd produced Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall and completely laid the genre to rest. He deserves medals, though, for still thrashing through these repetitive strains nightly on the conducting platform like a hunched and superannuated Peter Stringfellow.






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TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations + this week’s openings (15 Feb)

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A Broadway comedy and two British created musicals arrive in the West End this week – one from last summer’s season at Bath’s Theatre Royal, the other after a long stage life of touring regionally and internationally for the last eight years. Will any of them make it to next week’s Top 10 list? This week’s main openings In London: …