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7th April 2020

‘The arts knows how to survive in the face of adversity’: Interview with theatre PR Chloé Nelkin - Emma Clarendon
‘It transported me away from the grim news & into another world’: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS – National Theatre (Online review) - Violet Mackintosh
NEWS: We Will Rock You reschedules new UK tour for early 2021 - Press Releases
NEWS: Chichester launches Keep Connected with free stream of Flowers for Mrs Harris - Press Releases
NEWS: Stephen Fry stars in radio play of The Understudy to raise funds for charity - Press Releases
‘A success which I intend to repeat’: LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN – Marquee TV (Online review) - John Chapman
Cyprus Avenue (#30plays30days – 6) - John Chapman
Sleepless team supports NHS heroes on the frontline, Continue Reading, Sleepless team supports NHS heroes on the frontline, Sleepless team supports NHS heroes on the frontline - Lisa Martland
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie - Lisa Martland
Daniel Boys – Leave a Light On – Online Performance, Continue Reading, Daniel Boys – Leave a Light On – Online Performance - Lisa Martland

6th April 2020

Pitlochry postpones summer season - Thom Dibdin
REVIEW: The Prince of Egypt Original Cast Recording - Emma Clarendon
News: Carry on Costumes & Sleepless producers fund fabric to make NHS scrubs - Kirsty Herrington
News: Stephen Fry, Layton Williams, Russell Tovey and more to star in new radio play - Kirsty Herrington
045: Show Peep – Monday in the Supermarket With George - Andrew Keates
News: Disney offers free educational resources for children - Kirsty Herrington
‘This proves that staying in really does have its compensation’: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS – National Theatre (Online review) - Aleks Sierz
News: Hairspray announces re-scheduled performance dates at the London Coliseum - Kirsty Herrington
News: Curve Leicester launches #RainbowsOfHope Campaign - Kirsty Herrington
News: Lost in Translation Circus launches live and interactive circus classes for all - Kirsty Herrington
News: HighTide reveals further Lighthouse Programme details - Kirsty Herrington
News: World premiere of new British musical Identical postponed - Kirsty Herrington
NEWS: Brand New Radio Play The Understudy to be Broadcast - Emma Clarendon
‘Given the success of TED Talks, lecture-performance seems particularly suitable to on-screen viewing’: Thinking Bigly (Online review) - Laura Kressly
REVIEW: She Loves Me, Studio 54, New York (2016) - Emma Clarendon
Strictly Reschedules - Thom Dibdin
Theatre stream update 06 April 2020 - Shanine Salmon
One Man, Two Guvnors – National Theatre at Home - Maryam Philpott
‘I would be fascinated to see how this piece develops’: Orangutan – Cup of Brew (Online review) - Louise Penn
Desperately Seeking The Exit/Timpsons, The Musical (#30plays30days – 5) - John Chapman
Celebrating London theatres: the ‘R’s - Louise Penn

5th April 2020

044: Show Peep – The Show People Podcast & Coronavirus - Andrew Keates
‘Trying to capture just a spark of that charge that comes with live theatre’: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS – National Theatre (Online review) - Ian Foster
The Show Must Go Online: Henry VI, part one - Debbie Gilpin
Cyprus Avenue - Aleks Sierz
40+ ways to get your theatre fix online during lockdown - John Chapman
Video: This Sunday's theatre question is about Shakespeare - Rev Stan
‘A story about isolation has a particular resonance’: THE CROFT – Original Theatre (Online review) - Aleks Sierz
A Woman Of No Importance (#30plays30days – 4) - John Chapman

4th April 2020

Lockdown reviews: One Man, Two Guvnors - Louise Penn
Celebrating London theatres: the ‘Q’s - Louise Penn
‘As vibrantly funny as ever’: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS – National Theatre ★★★★★ (Online review) - Emma Clarendon
Big Bare Quiz - Thom Dibdin
Wish list: National Theatre At Home - Debbie Gilpin
’An entertaining performance from a magnetic performer’: I, MALVOLIO – TOURING (Online Review) - Laura Kressly
Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Cast Recordings - Emma Clarendon
Isolation Inspiration: Creative Content and Classes for Kids - The Family Stage
An exceptionally insightful period of shows means Chekhov’s secrets are finally emerging - Maryam Philpott
Lockdown reviews: Abomination – a DUP opera - Louise Penn
I, Peaseblossom (#30plays30days – 3) - John Chapman

3rd April 2020

The Top 12 Olivier Awards Performances of the Last Ten Years - Lisa Martland
Songwriter and musician Adam Schlesinger dies at the age of 52 - Lisa Martland
Celebrating London theatres: the ‘P’s - Louise Penn
Curve launches its own Rainbows Of Hope campaign - Lisa Martland
Parent Trap musical Identical delayed until 2021 - Lisa Martland
Barbican transfer of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s Evita cancelled - Lisa Martland
NEWS: The Actors Centre announces a week-long Graduate Festival for cancelled showcases - Press Releases
Lockdown reviews: Bubble - Louise Penn
NEWS: Hairspray reschedules its London Coliseum season for this autumn - Press Releases
‘Re-living the past so intensely is eerie’: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS – National Theatre (Online review) - Tom Bolton
NEWS: Re-Scheduled Dates Announced for Hairspray - Emma Clarendon
EdFringe has 2020 contingency plan - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Virtual Tour of Old Naval College’s Painted Hall Available Online - Emma Clarendon
One Man Two Guvnors (#30plays30days – 2) - John Chapman
REVIEW: One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre Live - Emma Clarendon
ALBUM REVIEW: #ZoologicalSociety - Ian Foster
One Man, Two Guvnors - Tom Bolton
Hairspray - from September! - Kate Gould

2nd April 2020

REVIEW (from a distance): The Polar Bears Go Up, A Unicorn Theatre & The Polar Bears co-production (LIVE show recording on YouTube) - The Family Stage
Celebrating London theatres: the ‘O’s - Louise Penn
Interview With…Chloé Nelkin - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Rose Theatre Launches Rose Endures Campaign - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Andrew Lloyd Webber Announces The Shows Must Go On! - Emma Clarendon
Re-watching…Charade - Emma Clarendon
CS pauses Bridging Bursary applications - Thom Dibdin
‘Brutal & honest’: CYPRUS AVENUE – Royal Court Theatre (Online Review) ★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
The Shows Must Go On: Andrew Lloyd Webber launches free YouTube channel with Joseph & Jesus Christ Superstar - Press Releases
NEWS: Theatre Together Announce Charities Supported by All the Web’s a Stage - Emma Clarendon
Lockdown reviews: Check-up: Our NHS @ 70 - Louise Penn
Wild (#30plays30days – 1) - John Chapman
REVIEW: Lady and the Tramp - Emma Clarendon
From stage to sofa: A rundown of digital theatre available for families - The Family Stage

1st April 2020

The Chronicles of Corona, Week 2: Homeschooling on Lockdown - The Family Stage
Celebrating London theatres 14: the ‘N’s - Louise Penn
Video: 60-second review of Wild, Hampstead Theatre (2016) now available to watch online - Rev Stan
News: Edinburgh’s August festivals cancelled due to Coronavirus - Kirsty Herrington
Support for festivals and workers - Thom Dibdin
News: BFI Player offers audiences selection of UK and global cinema - Kirsty Herrington
News: The Prince of Egypt cast recording to be released - Kirsty Herrington
NEWS: The Beast Of Blue Yonder cast premiere Philip Ridley monologues online - Press Releases
NEWS: Cast Recording Release Announced for The Prince of Egypt - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Barbican Centre extends closure until 30 June, Evita transfer cancelled - Press Releases
‘This is a real theatre of war’: HENRY V – Cirencester (Online Review) - Louise Penn
NEWS: Whitney – Queen Of The Night Announces New West End Date - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Edinburgh Fringe & International Festival announce ‘heartbreaking’ decision to cancel world’s largest arts festival in 2020. Full quotes - Press Releases
All five August Fests off - Thom Dibdin
EdFringe announcement - Thom Dibdin
EdFringe Off - Thom Dibdin
‘The support we’re hearing & seeing is giving us the energy to carry on’: Mat Burtcher & Andy George on The Vault Festival’s future - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Peter and the Wolf, Royal Ballet School, Royal Opera House - Emma Clarendon
Thinking Bigly, online - Laura Kressly
Culture bound – March - John Chapman