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15th January 2021

Interview With….Charlotte Wakefield - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: The Theatre Cafe Announces Sunday Night Live at The Theatre Cafe - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Blithe Spirit - Emma Clarendon
‘Consistently delivers’: THIS EVIL THING (Online review) - John Chapman
REVIEW: Songs for the Drunk and Brokenhearted by Passenger - Emma Clarendon
The Origin of Carmen Power (Unlimited) - Louise Penn
’An intriguing piece of work’: ALIVE – Online@TheSpaceUK – Season 2 (Online review) - Louise Penn
NEWS: West End Musical Celebration Live at the Palace Theatre Concerts Announced - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: BFI and ICA Announce Season Dedicated to Wong Kar Wai - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Away - Emma Clarendon
The Space 2021 Spring Season - Fairy Powered Productions
Shipwreck (Online review) - John Chapman

14th January 2021

Online@TheSpace: Alive - Louise Penn
NEWS: Stream.Theatre Announces Line Up For January and February - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Revised Dates Announced for Monday Night at the Apollo - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Curve Leicester Announces New Initiative to Support Home Schooling - Emma Clarendon
THE HERMITAGE ARTIST RETREAT ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF THE 2021 HERMITAGE GREENFIELD PRIZE - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Eleni C’s New Single Tug of War to be Released Next Month - Emma Clarendon
Total Insight receives Co-op Foundation grant to support bereaved young people - Fairy Powered Productions
There’s nothing like it: TV dips into theatrical friendships from Staged to Dames - Mark Shenton
Family panto Cinderella and Aladdin One Rub Too Many the Adult Panto will be Guildford Fringe Theatre Company’s 2021 professional pantomimes - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Finalists announced for new online theatre award OnComm - Press Releases
The OnComm Theatre Awards - John Chapman
REVIEW: Accents by Ensemble K - Emma Clarendon
SQUINT ANNOUNCE ONLINE WRITING AND DEVISING WORKSHOPS - Fairy Powered Productions
REVISED DATES AND ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR MONDAY NIGHT AT THE APOLLO - Fairy Powered Productions
STREAM.THEATRE – Acclaimed American drama and international musicals this January and February - Fairy Powered Productions
Online@TheSpace: Walk of Shame - Louise Penn
‘Brings to life another modern-day issue without any sugar coating’: WALK OF SHAME – Glass Half Full Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
Hearts for the Arts 2021 shortlist announced - Fairy Powered Productions
Come To Where I Am: Rural (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Janie Dee will star in a new digital production of Terence Rattigan’s All On Her Own - Press Releases
News: new audio-digital theatre platform SOUND STAGE launches - Ian Foster

13th January 2021

Yes, You Can Get a Guaranteed Installment Loan With Bad Credit - Ian Foster
Unlimited: Augmented - Louise Penn
BPA online Workshops - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Whatever your taste, there’s bound to be something to appeal’: Online@TheSpaceUK – Season 2 (Online review) - John Chapman
News: BFI Cultural Programme highlights available online during January 2021 - Kirsty Herrington
CURVE LAUNCHES NEW EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE – CURVE CLASSROOMS – SUPPORTING HOME SCHOOLING DURING LOCKDOWN - Fairy Powered Productions
CASTING IS ANNOUNCED FOR LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES’ SHERLOCK HOLMES IMMERSIVE ONLINE ADVENTURE, ‘THE CASE OF THE HUNG PARLIAMENT’ - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: National Gallery Announces Exhibition of Work by Nicolas Poussin - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Papatango Announces Film Release of Samuel Bailey’s Shook - Emma Clarendon
News: The National Theatre supports learning with digital resources for young people and teachers - Kirsty Herrington
REVIEW: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Netflix - Emma Clarendon
About Uncle Vanya - Aleks Sierz
The Well Of The Saints (Online review) - John Chapman
‘People can now have an audience for their work across the planet’: Mark Potter launches online company Crowd Pleaser Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Lyceum’s home theatre experience - Thom Dibdin

12th January 2021

REVIEW: Alicia by Alicia Keys - Emma Clarendon
‘It’s raw, brave & controlled’: AVALANCHE – Bloom Theatre (Online review) - Louise Penn
REVIEW: Troy by Stephen Fry - Emma Clarendon
From The Beatles to Brexit, from Cats to Covid, Mark Shenton reflects on the latest industry news - Mark Shenton
REVIEW: The Seth Concert Series With Wayne Brady - Emma Clarendon
‘Will be just the kind of theatre magic we’ve all been waiting for’: SWINGIN’ THE DREAM – RSC (Online review) - Maryam Philpott
Online@TheSpaceUK – Season 2 (Online review) - John Chapman
News: Digital premiere of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice delayed - Kirsty Herrington
News: Janie Dee to star in new digital production of Terence Rattigan’s All On Her Own - Kirsty Herrington
News: West End stars unite for online concert revival of Gatsby A Musical at Cadogan Hall - Kirsty Herrington
News: When Darkness Falls Postponed - Kirsty Herrington

11th January 2021

Lockdown review: Avalanche (Bloom Theatre) - Louise Penn
NEWS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Announces One Month Delay for World Premiere - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Janie Dee to Star in Digital Production of All On Her Own - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: West End Stars Come Together For Revival of Gatsby A Musical - Emma Clarendon
‘It’s a winning formula’: LETTERS LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVE (Online review) - John Chapman
REVIEW: McCartney III by Paul McCartney - Emma Clarendon
‘The chaos unfolds beautifully’: HENRY V TAKE 2 – Cross-Stitch Theatre (Online review) - Emma Clarendon
Swingin’ the Dream – RSC - Maryam Philpott
NEWS: New Play Star Man to be Streamed Online - Emma Clarendon
Janie Dee to star in new digital production of Terence Rattigan’s All On Her Own - Fairy Powered Productions
Darlington Hippodrome Ella Risbridger - Fairy Powered Productions
West End stars unite for online concert revival of Gatsby A Musical at Cadogan Hall | Streaming 12 – 14 February 2021 - Fairy Powered Productions
When Darkness Falls Postponed - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Country music’s loss is certainly musical theatre’s gain’: AN EVENING WITH DAVID BEDELLA – Crazy Coqs (Online review) ★★★★ - Kirsty Herrington
This Evil Thing (Online review) - John Chapman
Lockdown review: Together Again - Louise Penn
Walk of Shame by Glass Half Full Theatre. - Elaine Chapman

10th January 2021

Review: An Evening With David Bedella, Crazy Coqs (online) - Kirsty Herrington
REVIEW: Melanie C by Melanie C - Emma Clarendon
‘Things in it which were admirable’: LAZARUS (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: West End Star Matt Croke Takes Part in ITV’s The Voice - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: A Live Stream With David Bedella, Crazy Coqs (Online) - Emma Clarendon
‘One of the best online immersive entertainments out there’: THE INQUEST (Online review) - Luca Molinari
Lazarus (Online review) - John Chapman
Sunday theatre question: What combo would be your nightmare theatre production? - Rev Stan

9th January 2021

WEST END STAR MATT CROKE TAKES CENTRE STAGE ON ITV’S THE VOICE UK – PERFORMING IN THE BLIND AUDITIONS - Fairy Powered Productions
Albums to Look Out for in Early 2021 - Emma Clarendon
Festive round-up - Louise Penn
REVIEW: Tomorrow by Marisha Wallace - Emma Clarendon
How will the West End look when theatre is back in business? - Mark Shenton
NEWS: Curve Announces Extension of Sunset Boulevard in Concert - Emma Clarendon
News: Transformative piece Papyllon to be streamed by Pavilion Dance South West - Kirsty Herrington
’An easy informality that elevates this concert to the best kind of cabaret’: TOGETHER AGAIN – Thespie - Ian Foster
Anton’s Uncles (Online review) - John Chapman

8th January 2021

REVIEW: Album No.8 by Katie Melua - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Pirates of Penzance to Head Back to Stream.Theatre - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Together Again, Thespie - Emma Clarendon
CURVE ANNOUNCES EXTENDED RUN OF SUNSET BOULEVARD AT HOME TO 17 JANUARY - Fairy Powered Productions
How to find the energy we need in our industry to move forward - Chris Grady
Leslie Phillips raises an eyebrow - Aleks Sierz
REVIEW: Songs From My Heart by Amanda Holden - Emma Clarendon
New Year, new look for Official London Theatre as it launches online initiatives to bring together theatre lovers and support the industry - Fairy Powered Productions
Sasha Regan’s All-Male ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ returns to screens over Easter from 29th March – 5th April 2021 - Fairy Powered Productions
A MESSAGE OF HOPE FOR 2021 FROM BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME - Fairy Powered Productions
Transformative piece Papyllon to be streamed by Pavilion Dance South West from 18 January - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Highly original & entertaining’: The Neighbor / The 7th Voyage Of Egon Tichy – Theater In Quarantine (Online review) - John Chapman
LAMBERT JACKSON ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THEIR LEAVE A LIGHT ON CONCERT SERIES – WITH FULL LINE UP - Fairy Powered Productions
Uncle Vanya (Online review) - John Chapman
What productions Love London Love Culture is looking forward to in 2021 - Emma Clarendon
‘Illusions of Liberty’ – A Play - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution will return to London County Hall in May 2021 - Press Releases
January 8: The perpetual drama cycle of Donald Trump, and The Stage 100 list in a world of less drama - Mark Shenton

7th January 2021

Review: Together Again - Ian Foster
News: New musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice to be streamed online - Kirsty Herrington
News: Maureen Lipman’s award-winning drama, Rose to be broadcast on Sky Arts for Holocaust Memorial Day - Kirsty Herrington
News: Morpheus launches children’s show Winter Rescue - Kirsty Herrington
Spotlight on Our Voice, The Duke’s Theatre Lancaster - Shanine Salmon
News: Snow White in the Seven Months of Lockdown extends - Kirsty Herrington
News: West End Bares announces West End Bares: Turned On - Kirsty Herrington
Bedknobs & Broomsticks for Fest Theatre - Thom Dibdin
Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Picks for 2021 - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: OffWestEnd announces 47 finalists for its Offies Awards 2021 - Press Releases
NEWS: Morpheus Launches New Children’s Show Winter Rescue - Emma Clarendon
The finalists of The Offies 2021 - Ian Foster
‘Joel shows off a natural flair for comedy’: THE FOSSE FOREST BALLET (Online review) ★★★★ - Luca Molinari
Love London Love Culture’s Book Picks for 2021 - Emma Clarendon
Theatre Support Fund+ wins the Innovation Award at this years The Stage awards - Fairy Powered Productions
‘No production need die anymore when the final curtain comes down’: How NT Live became a game changer on the road to digital streaming - Mark Shenton
NEWS: Witness for the Prosecution to Return to London County Hall - Emma Clarendon
Jim Haynes - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Old Royal Naval College Announces 2021 Highlights - Emma Clarendon
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S ‘WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION’ WILL RETURN TO LONDON COUNTY HALL FROM 18 MAY 2021 - Fairy Powered Productions
The Neighbor/The 7th Voyage Of Egon Tichy (Online review) - John Chapman
‘Forces a rethink on things which you thought you knew’: A History Of Water In The Middle East (Online review) - John Chapman
January 7: How the National Theatre’s Travelex £10 season and NT Live were game changers - Mark Shenton
NEWS: Theatremakers from all four nations are celebrated in The Stage 100 list - Press Releases

6th January 2021

NEWS: The World Premiere of New Musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Move Online - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Martin Sherman’s Digital Drama Rose to be Shown on Sky Arts - Emma Clarendon
Interview With…Rafaella Marcus - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Line Up Announced for Celtic Connections 2021 - Emma Clarendon
Most popular posts of 2020 - Debbie Gilpin
First Watch…Little Women - Emma Clarendon
Mind the Advent 2020 - Debbie Gilpin
Artwaves Festival Moves Online for 2021 - Fairy Powered Productions
Student Actors Wanted - Thom Dibdin
‘This frustration & pain feels so pertinent’: STARVING: AN ARTIST IN LIMBO (Online review) ★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
Being at home with who & what you are: Is actors’ openness about their sexuality the sign of a better future? - Mark Shenton
Maureen Lipman’s award-winning drama, Rose, broadcasts on Sky Arts for Holocaust Memorial Day | Wednesday 27th January 2021 - Fairy Powered Productions
Chichester Festival Theatre postpones planned production of Benefactors - Fairy Powered Productions
Morpheus launches children’s show Winter Rescue - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Will invite you to reflect on this annus horribilis’: UNTIL THE FLOOD – Traverse Theatre (Online review) - John Chapman
A History Of Water In The Middle East (Online review) - John Chapman
Leopoldstadt - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: Winners of The Stage Awards include Kiln Theatre, Nica Burns, Wise Children’s Simon Baker & the Theatre Support Fund - Press Releases
GRAMOPHONE: From Where I Sit – December 2020 - Edward Seckerson
January 6: Playwright Jeremy O.Harris pays it forward and theatre publicists face their own PR battle - Mark Shenton

5th January 2021

REVIEW: Henry V Take 2, Cross-Stitch Theatre (Online) - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: & Juliet producers plan a West End return in May 2021 - Press Releases
‘Directed with a sense of passion & integrity’: S-27 – Finborough Theatre (Online review) - John Chapman
Leeds Dance Partnership appoints new Partnership Director - Fairy Powered Productions
West End Bares Announces WEST END BARES: TURNED ON - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Snow White in the Seven Months of Lockdown Extended - Emma Clarendon
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME ANNOUNCE NEW PILOT PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Offers a ray of sunshine’: WHAT A SUPERHERO WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS – Tall Tails Theatre (Online review) - Emma Clarendon
Cancellation of the remaining run of Hampstead Theatre’s 60th anniversary production of ‘The Dumb Waiter’ (18 – 30 January 2021) - Fairy Powered Productions
Interview With…Mark Potter - Emma Clarendon
NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES IMMERSIVE ONLINE ADVENTURE, ‘THE CASE OF THE HUNG PARLIAMENT’ EXTENDS TO 10TH MARCH 2021 - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Atmospheric & absorbing short drama’: THAT DINNER OF ’67 – BBC Radio 4 - Maryam Philpott
Letters Live From The Archive (Online review) - John Chapman
January 5: Marcus d’Amico: What ever happened to Whoozis? Jonathan Bailey’s openness is a sign of a better future - Mark Shenton

4th January 2021

REVIEW: Starving: An Artist in Limbo (Online) - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Bridgerton: The Duke & I by Julia Quinn - Emma Clarendon
‘It has been a bit like the Wild West’: Recognising those pioneers extending the digital frontier - Mark Shenton
THEATR CLWYD MOVES INTO CHARITABLE TRUST - Fairy Powered Productions
We Ask These Questions Of Everybody | Hera’s new verbatim opera - Fairy Powered Productions
RIVERSIDE STUDIOS ANNOUNCE UPROOT PRODUCTIONS AS RESIDENT COMPANY - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Riverside Studios Announce Uproot Productions as Resident Company - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Theatr Clwyd Moves into Charitable Trust - Emma Clarendon
‘Fierce & fresh’: LIVING NEWSPAPER – Royal Court Theatre (Online review) - Ian Foster
REVIEW: Hopeful Holidays, The Theatre Channel - Emma Clarendon
That Dinner of ’67 – BBC Radio 4 - Maryam Philpott
‘Heartwarming, fun & entertaining’: NEVER GIVE UP A DREAM – Thespie ★★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
S-27 (Online review) - John Chapman
January 4: When is Broadway likely to return? What’s going to happen to the transfers of Six and Company? And is Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical the future of musicals now? - Mark Shenton

3rd January 2021

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 3rd January 2021 - Emma Clarendon
20 of the things that inspired, moved, amused & delighted John Chapman in 2020 - John Chapman
‘I wouldn’t count on us being safe until the summer at the earliest’: Mark Shenton shares his thoughts with a new daily blog for 2021 - Mark Shenton
Sunday theatre question: Who would star in your dream play in 2021? - Rev Stan
The Room (Online review) - John Chapman
January 3: How Cirencester’s Barn and London’s Old Vic kept going through the pandemic, while the Young Vic furloughed itself - Mark Shenton
The Theatre Week: The Great Big Christmas Story Mix Up; Far From The Madding Crowd - Kris Hallett

2nd January 2021

TV Review: Doctor Who – Revolution of the Daleks - Ian Foster
REVIEW: A Christmas Carol, Dickens Theatre Company, Towngate Theatre (Online) - Emma Clarendon
‘Better huddle up on the sofa & watch this’: THE HAUNTING OF ALICE BOWLES (Online review) - John Chapman
REVIEW: Never Give Up A Dream, Thespie - Emma Clarendon
January 2: a New Year’s resolution, the botched return of theatre between lockdowns and what’s happening in Australia - Mark Shenton
I Wrote My Way Out- on writing in 2020 - Emily Garside
The Snow Queen Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto (Online review) - John Chapman

1st January 2021

TV Review: Black Narcissus - Ian Foster
Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Reads of 2020 - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: What A Superhero Wants for Christmas, Tall Tails Theatre (Online) - Emma Clarendon
Culture Bound – December - John Chapman
November/December Revue of Reviews: What we watched as 2020 came to a close - The Family Stage
The Haunting Of Alice Bowles (Online review) - John Chapman