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27th May 2020

‘It places sound firmly front & centre’: THE ENCOUNTER – Complicite (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: The Phantom of the Opera cancels its 14-month UK & Ireland tour - Press Releases
COVID-cancelled show Moment of Grace searches for streaming partner - Featured Content
‘Gillian Anderson’s performance is a scorcher’: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE – Young Vic Theatre (Online review) - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: Selladoor postpones five musical tours until 2021 & extends venue closures - Press Releases

26th May 2020

Millionaire Shortbreads - Kate Gould
The Shows Must Go On: Hairspray Live!, featuring Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson, is next up on lockdown musicals channel - Press Releases
NEWS: Kiln Theatre Announces Creative Engagement programme for Summer 2020 - Emma Clarendon
Selladoor Worldwide Announcement – 26 May 2020 - Fairy Powered Productions
Baaba’s Footprints by Susan Hingley. - Elaine Chapman
REVIEW: Cendrillon, Royal Opera House (Online) - Emma Clarendon
‘The conflicted emotions of relationship aftermath’: LOVE (& LOSS) IN THE TIME OF CORONA – Sherman Theatre (Online review) - Michael Davis
About Continuity - Aleks Sierz
Anno Domino (Online review) - John Chapman
Burn Bright: Better in Person - Shane Morgan
Opinion: save our theatre spaces - Louise Penn
‘Think you know the war poets? Think again’: IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD – Finborough Theatre - John Chapman

25th May 2020

NEWS: The Barn Theatre Announces Shakespeare’s Greatest Females Week - The Family Stage
‘It’s taken us so long to get our head around it’: rehearsing theatre over Zoom #2 - Justin Murray
NEWS: Longfield Hall Announces Lockdown Live - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, Victoria and Albert Museum (Curator’s Tour-online) - Emma Clarendon
‘Christopher Green is a performer of charisma, with interesting body language & a vision in pink’: NO SHOW – Yard Theatre - Louise Penn
Lockdown treat: The Greatest Wealth | 1940s: Boo - Ian Foster
Streetcars, Smoke and Southern Belles: Contemporary Approaches to Tennessee Williams - Maryam Philpott
Moby Dick (Online review) - John Chapman
‘There’s a fresh sprightliness to so much of the music that’s hard to resist’: RAGS – The Musical (Album review) - Ian Foster
News: Burn Bright give us Better in Person - Ian Foster
Amsterdam, Orange Tree Theatre – (Streamed Broadcast) - Michael Davis

24th May 2020

Half Term At Home: A Guide to Family Festivals & Theatre - The Family Stage
Lockdown treat: the West End continue to raise us up - Ian Foster
Lockdown treat: ‘Seasons of Love’ – The Welsh of the West End - Ian Foster
Lockdown treat: 23 Elphabas and Glindas come together ‘For Good’ - Ian Foster
‘In a year’s time, we would hope every theatre in the country is open & thriving’: SOLT chief executive Julian Bird on the way forward - Dominic Cavendish
Lockdown treats: ‘When I Grow Up’ times two - Ian Foster
Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 24th May - Emma Clarendon
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. - Elaine Chapman
10th Birthday list: My 10 (ok it's 11) favourite stage actresses plus who I'd really like to see on stage more - Rev Stan
Hysteria (Online review) - John Chapman
Film Review: Anna (2019) - Ian Foster
The House Never Wins presented by Turtle Key Arts - Amy Toledano

23rd May 2020

Lockdown reviews: Strictly Sherlock - Louise Penn
Lockdown treat: more highlights of Jermyn Street Theatre’s Sonnet Project - Ian Foster
REVIEW: Captain Wentworth’s Diary By Amanda Grange - Emma Clarendon
Lockdown treat: highlights of Jermyn Street Theatre’s Sonnet Project - Ian Foster
Why is theatre so London-centric… even online? 11 must-watch streams from beyond the M25 - Shane Morgan
Lockdown treat: Philip Cumbus delivers some much needed #LoveinIsolation - Ian Foster
REVIEW: A Streetcar Named Desire, National Theatre at Home - Emma Clarendon
Film Review: Yesterday (2019) - Ian Foster
Performance Live (Online review) - John Chapman
Cats – The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel, Continue Reading - Lisa Martland
Theatre industry pleads for Government help, Continue Reading - Lisa Martland
Musical web series Third Wheel launched, Continue Reading, Musical web series Third Wheel launched - Lisa Martland
Wise Children to offer summer school theatre courses, Continue Reading, Wise Children to offer summer school theatre courses - Lisa Martland

22nd May 2020

Lockdown 100: Theatre to enjoy from your sofa, part two - Louise Penn
Key Change by Open Clasp Theatre. - Elaine Chapman
The Battle of the Beanfield - Tom Bolton
Barber Shop Chronicles - Tom Bolton
NEWS: Theatres publish open letter to freelance theatre & performance makers - Press Releases
News: Newfound Hope Songs for NHS Charities Together - Ian Foster
‘Technology can bring us together but also tear us apart’: THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE – A Zoom play (Online review) - Shanine Salmon
Lockdown treat: Douglas Hodge performs ‘Bury that Bone’ - Ian Foster
NEWS: Industry leaders launch coordinated effort to lobby for government support & welcome new taskforce - Press Releases
A Streetcar Named Desire (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Conversations With…Mark Curry Launches in Aid of Acting For Others - Emma Clarendon
 - Kirsty Herrington
News: Museum of London launches Disease X as an online exhibition - Kirsty Herrington
NEWS: West End Stars to Perform Newfound Hope Songs - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Further details announced for Virtual West End Live weekend in June - Press Releases
News: West End stars perform Newfound Hope Songs, written during lockdown for NHS Charities Together - Kirsty Herrington
REVIEW: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell - Emma Clarendon
CONVERSATIONS WITH…MARK CURRY LAUNCHES IN AID OF ACTING FOR OTHERS - Fairy Powered Productions
‘It captured all of the cheesy elements of the real thing’: The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision Song Contest - Kirsty Herrington
West End stars perform NEWFOUND HOPE SONGS, written during lockdown for NHS Charities Together - Fairy Powered Productions
Dear Lyceum, - Thom Dibdin
Performance Live: The Way Out, aired on BBC FOUR & presented by Battersea Arts Centre - Amy Toledano

21st May 2020

Siobhan Dillon - One Voice - Review - Jonathan Baz
Orbits: Online Fringe Festival - Michael Davis
The Story So Far… - John Chapman
NEWS: Creation Theatre to Live Stream Production of The Time Machine - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: School of Rock the Musical to Launch Search for Young Musicians - Emma Clarendon
Lockdown 100: Theatre to enjoy from your sofa, part one - Louise Penn
An Open Letter to Theatre and Performance makers - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Headlong and Century Films Announce Unprecedented Project - Emma Clarendon
Comment: Theatre Stands on the Brink: Sonia Friedman on the impact of COVID-19 - Shanine Salmon
An open letter to theatre and performance makers - Shanine Salmon
‘A spectacular show which treats its subjects with respect’: ONLY THE BRAVE – Wales Millennium Centre (Online review) - John Chapman
The Encounter - Aleks Sierz
STOP! Alex Belfield -UPDATED - Philip Dehany
An open letter to theatre and performance makers - Fairy Powered Productions
Darlington Hippodrome looking forward to 2021 - Fairy Powered Productions
The Shows Must Go On: After Andrew Lloyd Webber, lockdown musicals channel turns to The Sound of Music - Press Releases
News: An Open Letter to theatre and performance makers - Kirsty Herrington
Lockdown treat: Taika Waititi and friends read James and the Giant Peach - Ian Foster
REVIEW: Fallen in Love, Red Rose Chain Theatre Company - Emma Clarendon
News: Members of the public asked to get creative by the New Wolsey Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
News: Barn Theatre to release British Sign Language versions - Kirsty Herrington
News: V&A releases behind-the-scenes Curator Tour of Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk exhibition - Kirsty Herrington
Love’s Labour’s Lost/Love’s Labour’s Won (Online review) - John Chapman
‘This is our humanity. And sheer genius’ – Andrew Scott in SEA WALL - Aleks Sierz
News: Cast announced for Burn Bright’s pilot Better In Person event - Kirsty Herrington
News: Headlong and Century Films present Unprecedented - Kirsty Herrington
News: Alexandra Palace and Little Inventors launch The Wildlife Challenge - Kirsty Herrington
School of Rock – The Musical to launch an online search for talented young musicians - Fairy Powered Productions
News: Moongate Productions announces digital arts event WeRNotVirus - Kirsty Herrington
Headlong and Century Films present Unprecedented - Fairy Powered Productions
Masterclass for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year candidates, Continue Reading, Masterclass for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year candidates - Lisa Martland
Stephen Sondheim Society sponsors Lockdown Sondheim Quiz Night, Continue Reading - Lisa Martland
Leave A Light On series to end with Beverley Knight in concert, Continue Reading - Lisa Martland
CD Review: Broadway Bounty Hunter – Original Off-Broadway Cast, Continue Reading, CD Review: Broadway Bounty Hunter – Original Off-Broadway Cast - Lisa Martland

20th May 2020

NEWS: Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis to Introduce New Voices with Online Concert - The Family Stage
NEWS: Barn Theatre to Release British Sign Language Episodes of Children’s Show - The Family Stage
‘No one has any road map for this’: Rehearsing theatre over Zoom - Justin Murray
Strictly Ballroom Reschedules - Thom Dibdin
Theatre creatives respond to rise in Covid-related anti-Asian hate crime with We R Not Virus event - Rev Stan
Interview with Alexandra Faye Braithwaite - Kirsty Herrington
BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE EPISODES OF CHILDREN’S SHOW TO BE RELEASED BY THE BARN THEATRE - Fairy Powered Productions
Lockdown treat: W1A returns! - Ian Foster
‘We are made of stardust & dreams’: ELECTROLYTE – Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (Online review) - Violet Mackintosh
‘A vivid kaleidoscope of culture & thinking’: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES – National Theatre ★★★★★ (Online review) - Rev Stan
Lockdown treat: ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’ - Ian Foster
“Hibernation” for Lyceum - Thom Dibdin
Online Theatre Streams Need to Look Out For… - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Wise Children Announces The School for Wise Children’s Summer Spread - Emma Clarendon
Lockdown reviews: Mother Courage and Her Children - Louise Penn
A Doll’s House - Aleks Sierz
RSC ACTORS GIVE HOMEWORK HELP TO COINCIDE WITH NATIONAL THANK A TEACHER DAY - Fairy Powered Productions
‘There are some really spectacular performances’: Les Miserables – The Staged Concert ★★★★ (Online review) - Emma Clarendon
WISE CHILDREN ANNOUNCE THE SCHOOL FOR WISE CHILDREN’S SUMMER SPREAD - Fairy Powered Productions
News: Line-up announced for Finn Anderson virtual concert - Ian Foster
Alexandra Palace and Little Inventors launch The Wildlife Challenge - Fairy Powered Productions
The Origin Of Species… (Online review) - John Chapman
GRAMOPHONE Review: Brahms / Schoenberg Violin Concertos – Jack Liebeck, BBC Symphony Orchestra/Gourlay - Edward Seckerson
GRAMOPHONE Review: Korngold Violin Concerto / String Sextet – Andrew Haveron, Sinfonia of London Chamber Ensemble, RTÉ Concert Orchestra/Wilson - Edward Seckerson
GRAMOPHONE: From Where I Sit – May 2020 - Edward Seckerson

19th May 2020

News: The Showstoppers compose new musical theatre song ‘Hello Sorry’ in 24 hours after Jenna Russell challenge - Kirsty Herrington
News: West End and touring casts of American Idiot reunite for Green Day medley - Kirsty Herrington
NEWS: The Clapham Grand Launches Fundraiser to Support Survival - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Myth, The Other Palace - Emma Clarendon
TV Review: W1A (Series 3) - Ian Foster
Sea Wall, Bush Theatre - Aleks Sierz
‘A fascinating body of work’: I, Peaseblossom / I, Banquo (Online review) - Tom Bolton
Lockdown treat: Ben Platt sings Robyn - Ian Foster
News: The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision Song Contest raises £7,400 for The Care Workers’ Charity - Kirsty Herrington
News: BalletBoyz’ 20th anniversary show Deluxe to air on BBC Four and iPlayer - Kirsty Herrington
News: West End stars announced for Finn Anderson virtual concert - Kirsty Herrington
Lockdown treat: Kate Tempest’s Hold Your Own - Ian Foster
The Beanfield (Online review) - John Chapman
News: The RSC launch Sonnets in Solitude - Ian Foster
‘This has been a moment of privilege & I think it will be the making of us’: Out of Joint on the challenges & opportunities for touring after lockdown - Dominic Cavendish
NEWS: West End and UK Touring Casts of American Idiot Reunite for Green Day Medley - The Family Stage
h Club London to launch bi-weekly virtual chat show hosted by Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Continue Reading - Lisa Martland
By Jeeves – The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel, Continue Reading - Lisa Martland
Iris Theatre launches fundraiser, Continue Reading, Iris Theatre launches fundraiser - Lisa Martland

18th May 2020

Re-watching…Beetlejuice - Emma Clarendon
Labour Of Love – stepping back “on stage” - John Chapman
NEWS: Bristol Old Vic announces streamed shows including A Monster Calls & The Grinning Man - Press Releases
Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Streaming Picks of the Week - Emma Clarendon
Joanne Clifton completes 24 hour Jive in aid of NHS charities - Fairy Powered Productions
Interview With…Alex Cubb - Emma Clarendon
'Writing Back' the story of Paper Cuts. - Emily Garside
‘A lovely energy & pace runs right through the production’: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES – National Theatre ★★★★★ (Online review) - Emma Clarendon
The Show Must Go Online: Love’s Labour’s Lost - Debbie Gilpin
From doorstep to desktop – new era confirmed for Yorkshire theatre company - Fairy Powered Productions
BalletBoyz’ 20th anniversary show Deluxe on BBC Four on 27 May and iPlayer until 24 June - Fairy Powered Productions
Lockdown treat: It’s all just ‘A Matter of Time’ for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Ian Foster
NEWS: Casting Announced for The Show Must Go Online’s Richard II - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Brad Shaw Launches Wonderland Challenge - Emma Clarendon
Midnight Your Time and the Cinefication of Theatre - Maryam Philpott
10 plays that, in hindsight, feel strangely appropriate for lockdown during a pandemic - Rev Stan
TV Review: W1A (Series 2) - Ian Foster
LEWIS CARROLL’S ALICE IN WONDERLAND VOICED BY 165 ACTORS AND VOICE ARTISTS INCLUDING RUTH JONES AND HARRIET WALTER - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: West End Stars Announced for Finn Anderson Virtual Concert - The Family Stage
It Is Easy To Be Dead (Online review) - John Chapman
The Phantom of the Opera - Lisa Martland
Strictly Ballroom The Musical tour is rescheduled to 2021/2022, Continue Reading - Lisa Martland
Iris Theatre launches fundraiser, Continue Reading, Iris Theatre launches fundraiser, Iris Theatre launches fundraiser - Lisa Martland

17th May 2020

Hidden Door goes Live Online - Thom Dibdin
Lockdown review: No Show by Christopher Green - Louise Penn
NEWS: Sheffield Theatres plan outdoor Shakespeare performances as buildings remain closed - Press Releases
New Ayckbourn gets audio stream - Thom Dibdin
Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties: Together Apart - Debbie Gilpin
Lockdown treat: Arrows & Traps Retrospective Part 2: Jekyll & Hyde - Ian Foster
‘The less respect you have for the Brontes before you watch this, the more you’ll enjoy it’: WASTED – Southwark Playhouse (Online review) - Amy Toledano
Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 17th May 2020 - Emma Clarendon
Lockdown interview: The professional scriptwriter: Gemma Murray - Louise Penn
The Midnight Gang (Online review) - John Chapman
News: line-up for week 9 of Leave A Light On - Ian Foster

16th May 2020

Review: The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision Song Contest - Kirsty Herrington
Love London Love Culture’s Musical Playlist in Lockdown - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Alan Ayckbourn premieres 84th play Anna Domino, directs & performs in online release - Press Releases
Trav Young Writers go online - Thom Dibdin
Review: The treat that is Barber Shop Chronicles, streaming from the National Theatre archive - Rev Stan
What cancer taught me about living with uncertainty - Stephanie Ressort
Lockdown treat: We Will Rock You with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ - Ian Foster
The Show Must Go Online: “Exactly what the world needs right now” - Debbie Gilpin
Interview With…Jose Canseco - Emma Clarendon
Lockdown reviews: The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision Song Contest - Louise Penn
The Encounter (Online review) - John Chapman
REVIEW: Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre at Home - Emma Clarendon

15th May 2020

Dear 14/48... - Emily Garside
NEWS: After 72 virtual shows, Leave a Light On series concludes with Beverley Knight concert - Press Releases
NEWS: Virtual West End Live will go ahead on weekend of 20-21 June 2020 - Press Releases
NEWS: ‘Your Old Vic’ launches extensive online resources, AD Matthew Warchus warns of ‘perilous’ year ahead - Press Releases
‘A bittersweetly beautiful chamber musical’: PIECES OF STRING – Mercury Theatre (Online review) - Ian Foster
Lockdown treat: Alfred Enoch gives us some Love in Isolation - Ian Foster
Barber Shop Chronicles - Aleks Sierz
Bristol Old Vic announces free season of streamed shows as part of city-wide Arts Channel - Fairy Powered Productions
LAMBERT JACKSON PRODUCTIONS AND THE THEATRE CAFÉ CONCLUDE THEIR LEAVE A LIGHT ON SERIES WITH A FAREWELL CONCERT BY BEVERLEY KNIGHT - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Theatre Centre and Theatre503 Collaborate on New Project ImagiNation - Emma Clarendon
Barbershop Chronicles (Online review) - John Chapman
‘Filled with fun & mischief’: THE MIDNIGHT GANG – Chichester Festival Theatre ★★★★ (Online review) - Emma Clarendon
Album Review: Rags – The Musical: Original London Cast Recording - Ian Foster
News: Kings of Broadway 2020 concert announced - Ian Foster

14th May 2020

Tell-Tale Heart a flutter - Thom Dibdin
Darlington Hippodrome Gangsta Granny tickets on sale now - Fairy Powered Productions
Sparking a nation of storytellers, Theatre Centre and Theatre503 collaborate on national project – ImagiNation - Fairy Powered Productions
Guildford LIVE Returns on 28 May with a line-up including Shane Richie, Jeremy Vine, Debbie McGee, Alex Ferns - Fairy Powered Productions
The way forward: thoughts, plans, inside scoops - Dominic Cavendish
REVIEW: The Winter’s Tale, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House (Online) - Emma Clarendon
The Ghost in the Machine, A Zoom Play - Shanine Salmon
News: Theatre Centre and Theatre503 collaborate on national project – ImagiNation - Kirsty Herrington
News: Unicorn Theatre announces Anansi the Spider Re-spun as part of Unicorn Online - Kirsty Herrington
News: Self-isolation rehearsal images released of all-star cast of The Understudy - Kirsty Herrington
NEWS: Rehearsal Images Released for The Understudy - Emma Clarendon
About Sea Wall - Aleks Sierz
‘We wanted to create opportunities to keep emerging playwrights engaged & positive’: HighTide’s Suba Das on their Lighthouse Programme during lockdown - Kirsty Herrington
NEWS: The Old Vic Theatre to Stream Archived Productions - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Iris Theatre Launch Fundraising Appeal - Emma Clarendon
New ‘self-isolation’ rehearsal images of all-star cast of The Understudy – part one airing next week on 20 May to raise funds for theatre industry! - Fairy Powered Productions
Online Performing Arts Studio Launches with Leading West End Stars - Fairy Powered Productions
Lockdown treat: a special Hymne à L’amour - Ian Foster
Sea Wall/Midnight Your Time (Online review) - John Chapman
Soho Theatre Update 14 May 2020 - Fairy Powered Productions
Combatting Covid-19 with Culture – Launch of THESPIE – the world’s first multimedia theatre discovery platform - Fairy Powered Productions
Book of Mormon On Sale - Thom Dibdin
Film Review: Emma - Emma Clarendon
IRIS THEATRE LAUNCH FUNDRAISING APPEAL TO GUARANTEE THE COMPANY’S FUTURE - Fairy Powered Productions
TV Review: W1A (Series 1) - Ian Foster
‘A tale that has a special resonance at a time of remembrance’: IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD – Finborough Theatre (Streamed Broadcast) - Michael Davis
Darlington Hippodrome thanks customers for their support - Fairy Powered Productions
News: now we can spend ‘Sunday in the Club with Oscar’ - Ian Foster

13th May 2020

Theatre in the Time of Covid - Shane Morgan
NEWS: West End transfer of The Doctor, starring Juliet Stevenson, postpones until 2021 - Press Releases
NEWS: Actress Phina Oruche Inspires Boys to Read With Children’s Book - Emma Clarendon
News: h Club announces new musical theatre tour with West End stars - Kirsty Herrington
‘Phoebe Waller-Bridge is an inspiration to my generation’: FLEABAG – Soho Theatre (Online review) - Annie Davey
Gators - Aleks Sierz
What am I missing? 8 musicals where I just didn’t get the hype - Sophie Garrod
News: Cast of Wicked support the launch of the Make a Difference Trust’s Emergency Assistance Fund - Kirsty Herrington
The Show Must Go Online: The Comedy of Errors - Debbie Gilpin
News: Actress Phina Oruche launches debut children’s book, Jacopo Jacopo Football Star - Kirsty Herrington
News: Rush, a new queer comedy play reading with Rupert Everett to be streamed online - Kirsty Herrington
News: BBC and WOW announce online Women Of The World Festival on 16 & 17 May - Kirsty Herrington
NEWS: New Comedy Rush to be Streamed Online - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: West End Run of The Doctor Postponed - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: BBC and WOW Announce Online Women Of The World Festival - Emma Clarendon
WHATSONSTAGE ANNOUNCES LOCKDOWN PLAYWRIGHTING PRIZE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE TURBINE THEATRE - Fairy Powered Productions
Lockdown treat: Katie Arnstein’s Embarrassed - Ian Foster
NEWS: Hamilton Film Heading to Disney + This Year - Emma Clarendon
‘Women were sectioned on all sorts of non-medical pretexts’: BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON – Online Fringe Festival - Michael Davis
TV Review: Twenty Twelve (Series 2) - Ian Foster
Fragments (Online review) - John Chapman
News: the Lyric Hammersmith add A Doll’s House to the streaming collection - Ian Foster

12th May 2020

Home Made with MGA - Thom Dibdin
News: Hamilton film to premiere on Disney+ - Ian Foster
REVIEW: Mythos by Stephen Fry - Emma Clarendon
Equity send open letter to UK chancellor asking for further financial assistance for the creative sector - Fairy Powered Productions
REVIEW: BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery (Online) - Emma Clarendon
Malvern Theatres Covid-19 Appeal - Fairy Powered Productions
The return of the movie musical: 9 upcoming ones to look forward to - Olivia Mitchell
About Caretaker - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: The Show Must Go Online Announces Full Casting for Love’s Labour’s Lost - Emma Clarendon
I, Banquo (Online review) - John Chapman
‘Plenty of genuinely moving dramatic moments’: ABOUT 500 – Vault Festival (Online review) - Luca Molinari
News: V&A launches open-call for homemade signs and rainbow drawings created during lockdown - Kirsty Herrington
REPEAT ATTENDERS – a documentary taking us inside the fascinating and unexplored world of musical theatre superfans – is to appear on the world stage - Fairy Powered Productions

11th May 2020

NEWS: The Barn Theatre Announces An Evening With Michael Morpurgo - The Family Stage
News: Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley launch Burn Bright - Kirsty Herrington
News: The Barn Theatre announces an evening with Michael Morpurgo - Kirsty Herrington
News: Expanding young minds – BFI at Home Young Audiences, 18 and under offer - Kirsty Herrington
Lockdown Showcase, Glass Half Full Theatre (Streamed Broadcast) - Michael Davis
NEWS: Open Air Theatre postpones the remainder of this summer’s season until 2021 - Press Releases
REVIEW: Timpson: The Musical, Stockwell Playhouse (Online) - Emma Clarendon
‘Ralph Fiennes & Sophie Okonedo are well matched’: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA – National Theatre (Online review) - John Chapman
I, Peaseblossom / I, Banquo - Tom Bolton
The Shows Must Go On: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1998 film of Cats streams for 24 hours only from Friday - Press Releases
Henry IV: Part One – Drama on 3 - Maryam Philpott
NEWS: Cats Next Musical to be Streamed on The Shows Must Go On - Emma Clarendon
Lockdown reviews: Yours Sincerely - Louise Penn
‘There’s no better time to think outside of the box’: A SEPARATE PEACE – The Remote Read (Online review) - Elaine Chapman
Wales to the World: Welsh Theatre you Can Access and Engage with Now - Sophie Garrod
Only The Brave (Online review) - John Chapman
REVIEW (From a distance): Oh No, George! (Can’t Sit Still, Half Moon Live) - The Family Stage

10th May 2020

Lockdown reviews: I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat - Louise Penn
‘There are going to be some pretty sad stories that will come out of this period’: Baby Reindeer writer/performer Richard Gadd on his Corona cancelled West End run - Dominic Cavendish
It Is Easy To Be Dead, Finborough Theatre (Streamed Broadcast) - Michael Davis
Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 10th May - Emma Clarendon
Love (and Loss) in the Time of Corona, Sherman Theatre – (Streamed Broadcast) - Michael Davis
It Is Easy To Be Dead - Aleks Sierz
REVIEW: Picasso and Paper, Royal Academy of Arts (Online) - Emma Clarendon
‘A strong debut with a smoky late-night vibe’: One Voice by Siobhan Dillon (Album review) - Louise Penn
Video: This Sunday's theatre question is about those special and spontaneous curtain call moments - Rev Stan
The Turning Point (Online review) - John Chapman
May 2020: the challenges and opportunities for touring - Dominic Cavendish

9th May 2020

‘A reminder of how important kindness & friendship is’: KINKY BOOTS – Broadway HD ★★★★ (Online review) - Emma Clarendon
Complicite’s Encounter goes online - Thom Dibdin
Lockdown reviews: Isolation Stories - Louise Penn
‘They all spent time in Bat Out of Hell’s Obsidian’: The Songsmiths – Tenors of the West End (Album review) - Ian Foster
REVIEW: Colonel Brandon’s Diary by Amanda Grange - Emma Clarendon
It’s a dog’s life: Lurching through lockdown - Charlotte & Jeff
Lockdown interviews – The director/producer: Erica Miller - Louise Penn
News: Interview with Suba Das - Kirsty Herrington
By Jeeves (Online review) - John Chapman

8th May 2020

News: Line up announced for The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision Song Contest - Kirsty Herrington
REVIEW: The Midnight Gang, Chichester Festival Theatre (Online) - Emma Clarendon
10th Birthday list: My favourite theatre curtain call moments - Rev Stan
‘An immediate risk of collapse’: Iris Theatre appeals for urgent support - Justin Murray
A Crisis (and a cup of tea) can make you a better writer - Emily Garside
Interview with Rob Watt - Kirsty Herrington
Did you tune in live to last month’s All The Web’s a Stage? ‘A brilliant day’s entertainment’ - Louise Penn
NEWS: Natasha Barnes, Nathan Amzi and Mark Peachey among new cast for Bard From The Barn - The Family Stage
Antony and Cleopatra (Online review) - John Chapman
Quiz - Aleks Sierz
Six wins at Visionary Honours 2020, Continue Reading, Six wins at Visionary Honours 2020 - Lisa Martland
Barn Theatre launches virtual concert series, Continue Reading - Lisa Martland
West End theatres to remain dark until at least 28 June 2020, Continue Reading - Lisa Martland

7th May 2020

Dogstar Online - Thom Dibdin
News: Winners announced for 2020 Visionary Honours - Kirsty Herrington
News: Fuel announce a digital international tour of ‘Love Letters Straight From Your Heart’ by Uninvited Guests - Kirsty Herrington
News: National Theatre announces further streaming for National Theatre At Home - Kirsty Herrington
News: A new British musical, starring you! Bringing Cautionary Tale to life in lockdown - Kirsty Herrington
News: Blackeyed Theatre to stream Gothic classic Jane Eyre for free - Kirsty Herrington
News: Battersea Arts Centre & BBC Arts announce premiere of groundbreaking film Performance Live: The Way Out - Kirsty Herrington
News: Amici Dance Theatre Company celebrate 40th anniversary with YouTube livestream series - Kirsty Herrington
News: Museum of London Docklands releases rare images from collection to commemorate VE Day - Kirsty Herrington
NEWS: Longlist Announced for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Lorna Dallas: Home Again, Stay at Home with Crazy Coqs - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Bristol Old Vic postpones premiere of Doctor Semmelweis starring Mark Rylance - Press Releases
‘I am completely shaken by the terrifying stillness of this play: CYPRUS AVENUE – Royal Court Theatre (Online review) - Violet Mackintosh
‘A kind of strange hybrid form’: THIRTY MILLION MINUTES (Online review) - John Chapman
Theatre streaming: National Theatre announces four more brilliant plays to watch at home - Rev Stan
What cancer taught me about living with uncertainty - Stephanie Ressort
NEWS: National Theatre at Home screens Tom Hiddleston’s Coriolanus & A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson - Press Releases
NEWS: New British Musical Cautionary Tale to Come to Life in Your Home - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - Emma Clarendon
North Country (Online review) - John Chapman
‘I applaud everyone who is trying to fill the void with creativity’: Mourning, fretting & struggling to write - Emily Garside
PARK THEATRE ANNOUNCES ONLINE CREATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMME - Fairy Powered Productions
THE NATIONAL THEATRE ANNOUNCES FURTHER PROGRAMMING FOR NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME Including productions broadcast from the NT, Young Vic and Donmar Warehouse - Fairy Powered Productions
From the archives: What the Butler Saw - Aleks Sierz

6th May 2020

Playhouse dark to July - Thom Dibdin
Diverse and inclusive theatre/musicals are championed by The Visionary Honours 2020, the UK’s only social impact awards - Fairy Powered Productions
‘The camera captures Benedict Wong’s perfectly nuanced performance’: THE ARREST OF AI WEIWEI – Hampstead Theatre (Online review) - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: Blackeyed Theatre to Stream Production of Jane Eyre - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes - Emma Clarendon
‘Every single week gets more inventive!’ The Show Must Go Online actors discuss their lockdown hit - Debbie Gilpin
Mormon reschedules - Thom Dibdin
The best play I’ve seen for each of the past 10 years (aka the agony-to-choose list) - Rev Stan
Zara (Online review) - John Chapman

5th May 2020

The Chronicles of Corona: 50 days of social distancing - The Family Stage
NEWS: Jacqueline Jossa is this week’s guest star on Tweedy’s Lost & Found - The Family Stage
NEWS: Winner of the 2020 BP Portrait Prize Announced - Emma Clarendon
Philip King savours his reviews - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: West End Production of Sunday in the Park With George Postponed - Emma Clarendon
Frankenstein vs Frankenstein: Was role swapping any more than a gimmick? - Maryam Philpott
REVIEW: Romeo & Juliet, Richard Rodgers Theater - Emma Clarendon
‘They are the only tangible reminder of experiences that live powerfully in the memory’: My collection of 57 years of RSC programmes - Tom Bolton
NEWS: SOLT issues update for West End ticketholders, rolling cancellations extended to 28 June 2020 - Press Releases
NEWS: Broadway transfer of Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George postponed until 2021 - Press Releases
Update for West End theatre audiences - Fairy Powered Productions
News: West End production of Sunday in the Park with George postponed until 2021 - Kirsty Herrington
Bed Seven (Online review) - John Chapman
News: ‘The Show Must Go On’ charity t-shirt announced - Kirsty Herrington
News: West End stars announced for Barn Theatre’s Daniel and Laura Curtis virtual concert - Kirsty Herrington
West End production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE postponed until 2021. - Fairy Powered Productions
News: BFI Japan to launch on BFI Player on 11 May - Kirsty Herrington
‘The production uses the Zoom platform to great effect’: A SEPARATE PEACE – The Remote Read (Online review) - Kirsty Herrington
Martin Milnes records the audiobook of “Wild Card”– a lockdown morale-boosting memoir from Audible - Fairy Powered Productions

4th May 2020

REVIEW: Can You Keep a Secret? - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Chichester cancels its full summer festival season for the first time - Press Releases
Theatre You Can Stream For FREE - Olivia Mitchell
May the Fourth be with Will - Thom Dibdin
‘It is also about the elemental longing of all of us for human connection’: FRANKENSTEIN – National Theatre (Online review) - Aleks Sierz
Am I Missing Something? Shows where I just didn’t get the hype - Sophie Garrod
Lockdown reviews: National eTheatr - Louise Penn
Chichester Festival Theatre cancels Festival 2020 productions - Fairy Powered Productions
Interview With…Joe Matty - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: The Show Must Go Online to Perform Ian Doescher’s Shakespeare’s Star Wars - Emma Clarendon
Goodbye: The (After) Life Of Cook And Moore (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: By Jeeves Announced as Next Show to be Streamed on The Shows Must Go On - Emma Clarendon
The Shows Must Go On: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Alan Ayckbourn’s By Jeeves streams for 48 hours from Friday - Press Releases
Hot streaming lunchtime theatre - Thom Dibdin
Frankenstein vs. Frankenstein – National Theatre at Home - Maryam Philpott
NEWS: BFI Announces BFI Japan 2020: Over 100 Years of Japanese Cinema - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Present Laughter, St James Theater, Broadway (2017) - Emma Clarendon
Review: The Remote Read: A Separate Peace - Kirsty Herrington
Theatre Support Fund + ‘The Show Must Go On’ - Fairy Powered Productions
‘As entertaining as it is educational’: LUNA – Roustabout Theatre Company - The Family Stage
WEST END STARS ANNOUNCED FOR DANIEL AND LAURA CURTIS VIRTUAL CONCERT - Fairy Powered Productions

3rd May 2020

The Show Must Go Online: Richard III - Debbie Gilpin
A Separate Peace, ‘The Remote Read’ – Review (Streamed Broadcast) - Michael Davis
‘It’s not as if we’ve got a vast catalogue of ready-to-release captures of our shows’: Artistic director Tom Morris on Bristol Old Vic in lockdown - Dominic Cavendish
The Return of the Movie Musical - Olivia Mitchell
Lockdown reviews: A Separate Peace - Louise Penn
‘Fast-paced & endlessly creative’: SUPER HAMLET 64 (Online review) - Louise Penn
About 500/A Separate Peace (Online reviews) - John Chapman
Review: Operation Elsewhere - Big Telly Theatre bring their live, virtual, interactive, family show to your living room - Rev Stan
Lockdown reviews: About 500 - Louise Penn
Culture bound – April - John Chapman
REVIEW (From a distance): Operation Elsewhere (Big Telly Theatre Company) - The Family Stage
A Separate Peace by Tom Stoppard. - Elaine Chapman

2nd May 2020

10th Birthday list: 10 plays that, in hindsight, feel strangely appropriate for lockdown during a pandemic - Rev Stan
Online theatre criticism workshops - Thom Dibdin
REVIEW:Léon Spilliaert, Royal Academy of Arts (Virtual Exhibition Tour) - Emma Clarendon
The movement director: Christina Fulcher - Louise Penn
‘Definitely an interesting way to bring the Brontë’s to life’: WASTED – Southwark Playhouse ★★★ (Online review) - Emma Clarendon
May 2020: actors, writers, performers - Dominic Cavendish
Frankenstein (Online review) - John Chapman

1st May 2020

REVIEW: Frankenstein, National Theatre at Home - Emma Clarendon
#30plays30days – Done and dusted - John Chapman
News: Aslant Theatre announces new adaptation workshop - Kirsty Herrington
News: Here/Not Here Deaf hip hop drama to premiere on 11 May - Kirsty Herrington
News: Alexandra Palace’s Children’s Literature Festival Bibliobuzz moves Online for 2020 - Kirsty Herrington
Here/Not Here Deaf hip hop drama to premiere on 11 May - Fairy Powered Productions
Frankenstein - Tom Bolton
National Theatre Wales’ Network – Further details announced about the digital season / Newyddion pellach wedi rhyddhau newyddion am y tymor digidol. - Fairy Powered Productions
News: The Mono Box launches The Monologue Library - Kirsty Herrington
News: BFI announces free online events with the Girls On Film podcast - Kirsty Herrington
HAMPSTEAD THEATRE’S ASSOCIATE COMPANY, THE MONO BOX, LAUNCHES ‘THE MONOLOGUE LIBRARY’, AUDIO RECORDINGS OF RENOWNED ARTISTS SUCH AS SIR DEREK JACOBI, DENISE GOUGH, SHEILA ATIM & GINA MCKEE PERFORMING THEIR FAVOURITE THEATRICAL SPEECHES - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Lambert Jackson Productions Announce Samantha Barks at the Adelphi Theatre - Emma Clarendon
LAMBERT JACKSON PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE SAMANTHA BARKS AT THE ADELPHI THEATRE - Fairy Powered Productions
Birds Of A Feather Star Linda Robson To Headline St Helens Theatre Royal Christmas Pantomime Cinderella - Fairy Powered Productions
Bibliobuzz, Alexandra Palace’s Children’s Literature Festival moves Online for 2020 - Fairy Powered Productions
The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby (#30plays30days – 30)  - John Chapman
‘An imaginative & enjoyable show for these extraordinary times’: THE TEMPEST – Creation Theatre (Online review) - Kirsty Herrington
Midsummer Night Stream - Debbie Gilpin
Wasted presented by Southwark Playhouse, #SouthwarkStayhouse - Amy Toledano