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17th August 2022

The Macbeth Inquiry - Thom Dibdin
This Is Memorial Device - Thom Dibdin
There’s Nothing Quite Like Spaghetti Bolognese based on a story by Ian Dunn. - Elaine Chapman
Footloose Review - Fairy Powered Productions
The Intervention - Thom Dibdin
Medea (EIF) - Thom Dibdin
Jinkx Monsoon: She’s Still Got It! (with Major Scales) Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
Shrek the Musical - Thom Dibdin
On the Run: Dame Over! - Thom Dibdin
Dial M for Murder Review - Fairy Powered Productions
We Will Rock You Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Joy Division Play Back With Autumn Tour To Mark A Decade – Plus Return Date To The Epstein - Fairy Powered Productions
Underbelly raises over £32,000 from Big Brain Tumour Benefit - Fairy Powered Productions
Lawrence Batley Theatre Storytellers ThickSkin have achieved competitive grant from New Play Commission Scheme - Fairy Powered Productions
Reservoir Knobs - Thom Dibdin
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY ANNOUNCE FULL CAST FOR GLOBAL STAGE PREMIERE OF MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO - Fairy Powered Productions
Dreamboats and Petticoats: Bringing on Back the Good Times Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Independence - Thom Dibdin
Caste-ing, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE – COLLABRO ANNOUNCES A FAREWELL TOUR - Fairy Powered Productions
Tay Bridge - Thom Dibdin
News: 40th anniversary tour of Noises Off reveals cast - Ian Foster

16th August 2022

Silent Night - Thom Dibdin
Avenue Q - Thom Dibdin
Conflict in Court - Thom Dibdin
Cast Announced for World Premiere of The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical - Olivia Mitchell
News: Vinay Patel’s sci-fi take on The Cherry Orchard beams up its cast - Ian Foster
Learning to Fly, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: The Little Glass Slipper - Louise Penn
News: Hampstead Theatre reveals casts for The Snail House and Ravenscourt - Ian Foster
Three Women and Shakespeare’s Will by Joan Greening. - Elaine Chapman
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: Glimmer of a Rainbow - Louise Penn
The Woman in Black Celebrates 13,000 Performances at The Fortune Theatre - Olivia Mitchell
Stop the Press by Benjamin Charles Davids. - Elaine Chapman
David Hunter and Joanna Woodward to star in World Premiere of The Time Traveller’s Wife: the Musical - Fairy Powered Productions
ShentonSTAGE Daily for TUESDAY AUGUST 16 - Mark Shenton
Film Review: Howl (2015) - Ian Foster
Baxter VS the Bookies by Roy Granville. - Elaine Chapman
Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show. - Elaine Chapman

15th August 2022

TV Review: Ripper Street Series 5 - Ian Foster
Three Great Irish Movies To Watch This Summer - Ian Foster
TWO UKRAINIAN PLAYS – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – it’s a show of two halves - Alun Hood
Hairspray musical review [Melbourne 2022] - Simon Parris
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: Audrey’s Art Club - Louise Penn
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: Bring Frank - Louise Penn
South Pacific, Sadler's Wells | Review - Olivia Mitchell
Grow Your Audience with Microsoft Start - Shane Morgan
Billy Elliot the Musical, Leicester Curve | Review - Olivia Mitchell
Susan Hill’s THE WOMAN IN BLACK Celebrates 13,000 Performances at The Fortune Theatre on 13 August 2022 - Fairy Powered Productions
Blood And Gold - Thom Dibdin
Edinburgh Fringe Photo Diary - Katharine Kavanagh
The Trials – Donmar Warehouse - Maryam Philpott
Nell Gwynn - Thom Dibdin
German Cornego’s Tango After Dark to play London Season at Peacock Theatre - Fairy Powered Productions
Tracy-Ann Oberman and Matthew Kelly join Felicity Kendal in the cast of NOISES OFF 40th Anniversary tour - Fairy Powered Productions
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Fairy Powered Productions
HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE FULL CAST AND CREATIVE TEAMS FOR THE WORLD PREMIERES OF RICHARD EYRE’S ‘THE SNAIL HOUSE’ AND GEORGINA BURNS’ ‘RAVENSCOURT’ - Fairy Powered Productions
Sh!t-faced Shakespeare presents Macbeth - Fairy Powered Productions
Northern Ballet brings classic fairy tale to life this autumn - Fairy Powered Productions
Bits n Pieces by Nathan Scott-Dunn. - Elaine Chapman
Two’s Company by Gillian Duffy. - Elaine Chapman

14th August 2022

Vicious, Delicious Villains: Theater Shows That Spotlight Who We Love to Hate - Ian Foster
Camden Fringe review: Hoops and Hookups - Louise Penn
News: casting anounced for UK tour of The Color Purple - Ian Foster
Siblings, The Space – Livestreamed Broadcast - Michael Davis
Quick Q&A: Delusions and Grandeur - Liz Dyer
Manic Street Creature, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: Willy’s Lil Virgin Queen - Louise Penn
A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
Will Pickvance: Half Man Half Piano - Thom Dibdin
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: Antennae - Louise Penn
TV Review: Code 404, Series 3 - Ian Foster
News: 2:22 – A Ghost Story announces its fourth West End cast - Ian Foster
News: Casting announced for Othello at the Watermill - Ian Foster
Terra Nova by British Youth Music Theatre. - Elaine Chapman

13th August 2022

Fire Signs - Thom Dibdin
Sap, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
Prometheus Bound (Io’s Version) - Thom Dibdin
Tales of Vomit, Trash and Broken Glass - Thom Dibdin
Born Under A Bad Sign - Thom Dibdin
Crossing The Void - Thom Dibdin
Half-Empty Glasses, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
SOUTH PACIFIC – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – it’s a soul-soaring triumph - Alun Hood
The Beatles were a Boyband - Thom Dibdin
Man of 100 Faces, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
The Wishing Well - Thom Dibdin

12th August 2022

Tim Crouch: Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel - Thom Dibdin
ALL OF US – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – A compelling, important new play with a lot on it’s mind - Alun Hood
Musical Theatre Review | Blodlina: The Viking Musical – Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Lisa Martland
Musical Theatre Review | Living with Sin – Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Lisa Martland
Musical Theatre Review | Whistle Down the Wind – Watermill Theatre, Bagnor - Lisa Martland
Camden Fringe Review: The Midnight Snack - Ian Foster
Musical Theatre Review | Fabulett 1933 – Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Lisa Martland
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: Finding Magic - Louise Penn
Bloody Wimmin - Thom Dibdin
Caligari, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
Camden Fringe review: Give a Little - Louise Penn
Musical Theatre Review | National Youth Music Theatre – Chess - Lisa Martland
The Deil’s Awa’ - Thom Dibdin
Cock O’ The North - Thom Dibdin
ATG New Wimbledon Theatre Casting Announcement for 2022 Christmas Panto Snow White - Fairy Powered Productions
QUENTIN CRISP: NAKED HOPE -⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- the icon lives! - Alun Hood
CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE UK TOUR OF THE COLOR PURPLE – OPENING AT THE BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME 13 SEPTEMBER - Fairy Powered Productions
Hear Me Now is back - Aleks Sierz
FIRST LOOK: The Cher Show Releases New Imagery in Celebration of 100 Performances - Fairy Powered Productions
Disney’s High School Musical on Stage! - Thom Dibdin
Every Word Was Once an Animal, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
DRAG RACE ICON MIZ CRACKER TO STAR IN EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF WHO’S HOLIDAY THIS CHRISTMAS - Fairy Powered Productions
GINA MURRAY, IAN MCLARNON AND RICHARD COSTELLO TO STAR IN NEW INTIMATE MUSICAL TRIO - Fairy Powered Productions
MAGIC MIKE LIVE in London Extends Booking Period - Fairy Powered Productions
Our Boy - Thom Dibdin

11th August 2022

The Australian Ballet: Bodytorque review - Simon Parris
TV Review: Collision (2009) - Ian Foster
TWO UKRAINIAN PLAYS.   Finborough Theatre SW10 - Libby Purves
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: Am I Alone? John K. - Louise Penn
Green Knight - Thom Dibdin
Ladies Day - Thom Dibdin
News: find out who is joining Juliet Stevenson in the return of The Doctor - Ian Foster
The After-Dinner Joke - Thom Dibdin
Beneath - Thom Dibdin
Musical Theatre Review | Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster – Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Lisa Martland
There’s Nothing Quite Like Spaghetti Bolognese! - Thom Dibdin
FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD PREMIÈRE OF NEW MISCHIEF COMEDY GOOD LUCK, STUDIO PRESENTED BY MERCURY THEATRE AND WILTSHIRE CREATIVE - Fairy Powered Productions
Patriots - Tom Bolton
The Secret Story of Sammy Wise Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Will Tell and the Big Bad Baron Review - Fairy Powered Productions
FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE SELL OUT ALMEIDA THEATRE PRODUCTION OF MULTI AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR ROBERT ICKE’S THE DOCTOR - Fairy Powered Productions
The Richard Osman Fan Club - Thom Dibdin

10th August 2022

Rob Madge: My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) - Fairy Powered Productions
Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Mischief Movie Night - Fairy Powered Productions
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: Little Parts Hunts a Baby Daddy - Louise Penn
Charlie Russell Aims to Please Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Night Must Fall Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: Outside the Gate - Louise Penn
FULL CASTING CONFIRMED FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE STAGE ADAPTATION OF THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL UK TOUR - Fairy Powered Productions
MISCHIEF ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH SCOTTISH AUTISM FOR EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2022 - Fairy Powered Productions
The Importance of Being Earnest Review - Fairy Powered Productions
CABARET Casting – It’s A Sin Star and The Handmaid’s Tale Star, CALLUM SCOTT HOWELLS and MADELINE BREWER Announced to Join The Show From 3 October 2022 - Fairy Powered Productions
Sweet FA - Thom Dibdin
The Play that Goes Wrong Review - Fairy Powered Productions
News: full casting revealed for The Wonderful World of Dissocia at Theatre Royal Stratford East - Ian Foster
Camden Fringe review: Boiling Frog (online) - Louise Penn
ShentonSTAGE Daily — Provincetown edition, August 10, 2022 - Mark Shenton
Callum Scott Howells and Madeline Brewer Announced to Join Cabaret From 3 October 2022 - Olivia Mitchell
News: the Kit Kat Club welcomes new members to Cabaret - Ian Foster
The Weird Sisters - Thom Dibdin
The Murder Club - Thom Dibdin
Flat Pack Furnished Flat - Thom Dibdin
There’s Something in the Water, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
Kinky Boots the Musical in Concert, Theatre Royal Drury Lane | Review - Olivia Mitchell

9th August 2022

CULT FIGURE. Jermyn St Theatre - Libby Purves
Interview With….Matt Blaker - Emma Clarendon
Becquer’s Legends - Thom Dibdin
Review: The Queen’s Knickers (Arts Theatre) - Louise Penn
Camden Fringe Reviews: The Importance of Being Martha + We Wrote a Show - Ian Foster
Curtains - Thom Dibdin
Sunshine on Leith - Thom Dibdin
The Addams Family – A New Musical - Thom Dibdin
Lionel Bart’s Oliver! - Thom Dibdin

8th August 2022

Wilf - Thom Dibdin
New Design Superpowers for You to Leverage - Shane Morgan
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: The Late Harness Rebellion - Louise Penn
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: Ordinary - Louise Penn
The Girl Who Was Very Good at Lying, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
Burn (EIF) - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Tom Waits Announces ‘Alice’ And ‘Blood Money’ 20th Anniversary Vinyl Re-Issues - Emma Clarendon
Red Alert – Cancer - Thom Dibdin
This Wooden O: Henry VIII - Debbie Gilpin
She Wolf - Thom Dibdin
This Is Paradise, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
Of the Cut – Young Vic - Maryam Philpott
Happy Meal, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
Elizabeth Taylor’s Kiss And Other Brushes With Hollywood – Book Review - Michael Davis
Musical Theatre Review | Rusalka – Edinburgh International Festival - Lisa Martland

7th August 2022

A War of Two Halves - Thom Dibdin
Camden Fringe Reviews: Red Hot Pokers, Fox-Light + The Wasp - Ian Foster
One of Two - Thom Dibdin
Hamlet with Ian McKellen - Thom Dibdin
Camden Fringe review: Adventures of an Old C**t - Louise Penn
Musical Theatre Review | Jesus Christ Supercast – Podcast Review - Lisa Martland
Musical Theatre Review | The Drifters Girl – Garrick Theatre - Lisa Martland
NEWS: Release Date for Film Adaptation of Musical Tomorrow Morning Announced - Emma Clarendon
First Look at…The Devil Wears Prada - Emma Clarendon
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Melody Thornton to Star in UK & Ireland Tour of The Bodyguard - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Sierra Boggess to Perform at Cadogan Hall - Emma Clarendon
Is This a Dagger? - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Drag Divas Show to Play in London for a Limited Season - Emma Clarendon
Love London Love Culture’s Picks of Family Activities Summer 2022 - Emma Clarendon
This is Paradise - Thom Dibdin
News: Tomorrow Morning coming to UK cinemas 9th September - Ian Foster
News: Arrows & Traps bring Persephone to the Jack Studio Theatre - Ian Foster
JARMAN – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – a gorgeous tribute: if only all history lessons were this engaging - Alun Hood

6th August 2022

Shark in the Park - Thom Dibdin
DVD review: The Molly Dineen Collection v.4: Being Blacker/Sound Business (BFI) - Louise Penn
Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Jane Austen Adaptations - Emma Clarendon
Kinky Boots - Thom Dibdin
Kevin Quantum: Dark Matter - Thom Dibdin
Camden Fringe Reviews: Last Wednesday’s Work Shirt + What’s Wrong With Me? – The Musical - Ian Foster
Book review: Elizabeth Taylor’s Kiss by David Wood - Louise Penn
MADE IN INDIA/BRITAIN REVIEW  - Fairy Powered Productions
Odds On (Review) - John Chapman
AGE IS A FEELING REVIEW  - Fairy Powered Productions

5th August 2022

Musical Theatre Review | South Pacific – Sadler’s Wells Theatre and Touring - Lisa Martland
Review: The Great British Bake Off – The Musical, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham - Ian Foster
Musical Theatre Review | Full cast for next stage of Rock of Ages tour - Lisa Martland
Musical Theatre Review | Netflix sues unofficial Bridgerton musical creators - Lisa Martland
Musical Theatre Review | Final performance date for West End’s Get Up Stand Up! plus tour is planned - Lisa Martland
REVIEW: South Pacific, Sadler’s Wells - Emma Clarendon
The Coppergate Woman Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Ghosts of The Near Future - Thom Dibdin
Sierra Boggess to Appear Live in Concert in Christmas at Cadogan Hall - Olivia Mitchell
Company - Thom Dibdin
SIERRA BOGGESS To Appear Live In Concert CHRISTMAS AT THE CADOGAN HALL - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: Alice in Wonderland, Mercury Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
JOIN THE MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY AT HARLOW MUSEUM & WALLED GARDENS THIS SUMMER! - Fairy Powered Productions

4th August 2022

Full casting announced for the forthcoming tour of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses - Fairy Powered Productions
OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING, GET UP STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL WILL PLAY ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE AT THE LYRIC THEATRE ON 8 JANUARY 2023 - Fairy Powered Productions
Jitney Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Musical Theatre Review | Mamma Mia! – Milton Keynes Theatre and Touring - Lisa Martland
Review: Identical, Nottingham Playhouse - Ian Foster
New Cast Announced To Join KEVIN KENNEDY in ROCK OF AGES UK TOUR - Fairy Powered Productions
Quick Q&A: The Trial - Liz Dyer
EdFringe22: Dance, Cabaret & Spoken Word - Thom Dibdin
EdFringe22 – Children’s shows - Thom Dibdin
EdFringe22 – Musicals & Opera - Thom Dibdin
EdFringe22 – Professional & Funded Theatre - Thom Dibdin
EdFringe22 – Youth & Student Theatre - Thom Dibdin
EdFringe22 – Grassroots Theatre - Thom Dibdin
EdFringe22 – Amateur Theatre - Thom Dibdin
Made in Edinburgh EdFringe 2022 - Thom Dibdin
Tom, Dick & Harry (Review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Donmar Warehouse Announces Casting for World Premiere of Silence - Emma Clarendon
Bad Teacher, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
About Dog/Actor - Aleks Sierz
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Tour), New Victoria Theatre | Review - Olivia Mitchell
Musical Theatre Review | Drifters Girl to take final bow at the Garrick in October – 2023 UK tour planned - Lisa Martland
Musical Theatre Review | Cast announced for Octagon’s The Book Thief - Lisa Martland

3rd August 2022

Musical Theatre Review | New cast for extended Millennials at The Other Palace - Lisa Martland
DAZZLING DIVAS. Jermyn St Theatre - Libby Purves
Musical Theatre Review | Edinburgh Festival Fringe Musical Theatre Preview – Ten To See! - Lisa Martland
The Cher Show Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Spider’s Web Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Review I, Victor, Golden Goose Theatre - Ian Foster
Review: Monster, Park Theatre - shocking and powerful - Rev Stan
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Lyttelton, SE1 - Libby Purves
Quick Q&A: Sandcastles - Liz Dyer
Finding Home: Leicester's Ugandan Asian Story at 50 - Not Exactly Billington
Spellbinding cast announced for world premiere of The Book Thief - Fairy Powered Productions
READING REP THEATRE ANNOUNCE CREATIVE TEAM FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF GARY MCNAIR’S JEKYLL & HYDE - Fairy Powered Productions
Musical Theatre Review | Chess the Musical in Concert – Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Lisa Martland
The Drifters Girl – announcement of final performance date in the West End - Fairy Powered Productions
Horrible Histories – The Terrible Tudors Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: Safer Oceans campaign: Searchlight - Louise Penn
Review: Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors, Garrick Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
Chess the Musical in Concert, Theatre Royal Drury Lane | Review - Olivia Mitchell
IDENTICAL Nottingham Playhouse - Libby Purves
News: Cast and creatives announced for Bush Theatre’s The P Word - Ian Foster

2nd August 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Preview: Lottie Plachett Took a Hatchet – a chat with Tom Lenk - Louise Penn
Review: Originals – Tikkun Olam - Louise Penn
Interview With….Jenna Fincken - Emma Clarendon
First Impressions of….Blonde - Emma Clarendon
New Tools for More Successful Editing Adventures - Shane Morgan
Rome 3000 – Julius Caesar (Review) - John Chapman
News: Full casting announced for Ramps on the Moon’s Much Ado About Nothing - Ian Foster
Camden Fringe Reviews: Scruffy, Colloquium + The Party - Ian Foster
NEW CAST ANNOUNCED FOR HIT NEW BRITISH MUSICAL AT THE OTHER PALACE STUDIO NOW ON UNTIL 4 SEPTEMBER 2022 - Fairy Powered Productions
REVIEW: The Pirate, the Princess and the Platypus (Polka Theatre) - The Family Stage
A Doll’s House, Part 2 - Tom Bolton
Sister Act, Eventim Apollo - Laura Kressly

1st August 2022

Open call for diverse cast - Thom Dibdin
Dog/Actor (Review) - John Chapman
Quick Q&A: Rapsody - Liz Dyer
A home listen to Frank’s Closet by Stuart Wood - Louise Penn
Quick Q&A: Oedipus Electronica - Liz Dyer
News: rehearsals begin for the full cast of The Crucible - Ian Foster
FULL CAST ANNOUNCED AS REHEARSALS BEGIN FOR THE CRUCIBLE - Fairy Powered Productions
Roll up, roll up! Bring the whole family for a free circus skills day at Richmond Theatre next week - Fairy Powered Productions
FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR KILN THEATRE’S MAJOR REVIVAL OF MOIRA BUFFINI’S HANDBAGGED - Fairy Powered Productions
Gareth Snook to play Willy Wonka in Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY THE MUSICAL UK and Ireland Tour - Fairy Powered Productions
South Pacific – Sadler’s Wells - Maryam Philpott
Hot Off the Press: New WordPress.com Themes for August 2022 - Shane Morgan