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24th September 2021

‘The cast contrast & balance each other’: SMALL CHANGE – Omnibus Theatre - Laura Kressly
‘Dianne Pilkington has excellent stage presence’: BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS – Touring ★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Eight-time Offies nominee Mercurius returns to White Bear with Anton Chekhov’s Vaudevilles - Featured Content
‘This gem of a show’: THE LAST FIVE YEARS – West End ★★★★★ - Alun Hood
‘A feminist fairy tale which entertains first and educates second’: MUSTARD DOESN’T GO WITH GIRLS — Online - John Chapman
NEWS: West End production of the Mike Bartlett play C O C K will star Taron Egerton, Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka & Phil Daniels - Press Releases
BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical Extends Booking Period in West End - Fairy Powered Productions
Anything Goes – new casting and extra performances - Fairy Powered Productions
Killer drag - Thom Dibdin
‘What’s on offer is experiencing an epic story with a roomful of strangers’: Anthony Almeida directs ETT’s Cat On A Hot Tin Roof - Emma Clarendon
Taron Egerton, Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka & Phil Daniels star in Mike Bartlett play in West End - Fairy Powered Productions
WILTSHIRE CREATIVE OPENS MAKERS’ TALE EXHIBITION AND ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE SUMMER OPEN EXHIBITION - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Concert staging of Sunset Boulevard at Royal Albert Hall reunites Mazz Murray, Ramin Karimlo, Zizi Strallen & Jeremy Secomb - Press Releases
Orpheus (Online review) - John Chapman
London Tour: All immigrant variety show – WE LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT! - Fairy Powered Productions
THE LAST FIVE YEARS – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – I didn’t think this could get any better but…. - Alun Hood

23rd September 2021

Review: Closer Than Ever, BroadwayHD - Ian Foster
She’s back! La Voix comes to York! - Fairy Powered Productions
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Blood Brothers Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: Ay Up Hitler!, Bridge House Theatre - Ian Foster
News: National Theatre plans November 2021 – February 2022 - Ian Foster
‘The Dumb Waiter meets Black Mirror at a WeWork’: Join Terri Paddock at the Old Red Lion for a Snowflakes Q&A - Terri Paddock
Dumbledore Is So Gay at The Pleasance - Stephanie Ressort
‘I was transported to a cave system thousands of miles away’: DECIPHERING – New Diorama Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
The Memory of Water - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: More details announced for National Theatre’s new season as the venue opens up for daytime visitors - Press Releases
Luminosa Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Grease the Musical Review - Fairy Powered Productions
‘There’s a musical theatre dream team’: CLOSER THAN EVER – Broadway HD (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Papatango Prize-nominated Proud features in ATG Premiere Season at New Wimbledon - Featured Content
Closer Than Ever (Online review) - John Chapman
News: Sunset Boulevard comes to the Royal Albert Hall for one night only - Kirsty Herrington
‘Every beat of comic bewilderment hits home’: RELATIVELY SPEAKING – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★★★ - Libby Purves
ShentonSTAGE Daily for THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23 - Mark Shenton

22nd September 2021

News: Charing Cross Theatre to screen a three-week season of musical and theatrical films on the big screen - Kirsty Herrington
News: Cast announced for new ecopolitical play Yellowfin at Southwark Playhouse - Kirsty Herrington
‘It carries with it a powerful message’: IS GOD IS – Royal Court Theatre ★★★★★ - Rev Stan
RELATIVELY SPEAKING Jermyn St Theatre WC2 - Libby Purves
History - Thom Dibdin
The bittersweet unfinished theatre business of Covid - Mark Shenton
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Beauty Queen of Leenane – Chichester Festival Theatre/ Lyric Hammersmith - Emma Clarendon
My Night With Reg (Online review) - John Chapman
Deciphering at the New Diorama - Stephanie Ressort
Review Round Up: Indecent, Menier Chocolate Factory - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Camp Seigfried, Old Vic Theatre - Emma Clarendon
‘This time the thrill was different & unexpected’: BLITHE SPIRIT – Harold Pinter Theatre ★★★★ - Libby Purves
Feature | Bringing Characters Come to Life - Laura Kressly
ShentonSTAGE Daily for WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22 - Mark Shenton

21st September 2021

BLITHE SPIRIT Harold Pinter Theatre SW1 - Libby Purves
EMT Chaperone Call Out - Thom Dibdin
PPP: Celestial Body - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Booking Extension Announced for Matilda the Musical - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Rumi: The Musical to Have World Premiere at the London Coliseum - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: The Memory of Water, Hampstead Theatre - Emma Clarendon
‘A revival to savour’: SMALL CHANGE – Omnibus Theatre ★★★★ - Alun Hood
Rocky Horror Show Review - Fairy Powered Productions
‘A tear-jerking and heart-warming ode’: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE — Leicester Curve & Tour - Not Exactly Billington
REVIEW: Orpheus by Trio Zadig - Emma Clarendon
‘Tear-jerkingly beautiful as ever’: HAMILTON — Victoria Palace Theatre - Ian Foster
Everybody's Talking About Jamie - Not Exactly Billington
The ‘exquisite and energetic masterpiece’ that ‘defines bravura and tour de force’: ★★★★★ Happily Ever Poofter reviews are in! - Featured Content
Interview With…Maia Kirkman-Richards - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: West End Cast Announced for The Book of Mormon - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Cast Announced For Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Emma Clarendon
‘Layers of meaning’: LOVE BEYOND THE ZOO — BBC Sounds (Online review) - Michael Davis
Sleeping Beauty – Dream On (Online review) - John Chapman
Groan Ups Review - Fairy Powered Productions

20th September 2021

News: Dame Judi Dench and Jamael Westman announced as new Patrons of Polka Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
NEWS: Amy Adams to Make West End Debut in The Glass Menagerie - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Cabaret - Emma Clarendon
‘Above all, it reminds you to appreciate the simple joys in life’: Alex Lodge on joining the cast of Pippin for its final weeks - Featured Content
NEWS: Just Some Theatre return to London with interactive dark comedy thriller The Killer Question - Featured Content
‘Provocative & rousing, nostalgic & contemporary’: EAST IS EAST – Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Not Exactly Billington
PHOTOS: Behind the scenes in rehearsals for Penetration at The Cockpit Theatre - Featured Content
SMALL CHANGE – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – a revival to savour - Alun Hood
‘Disconcerting, essential stuff’: CAMP SIEGFRIED – Old Vic Theatre ★★★★ - Alun Hood
‘Gloriously silly & a right hoot’: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES – Touring ★★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
DICK WHITTINGTON – DRAG RACE UK QUEENS TO STAR IN THE WEST END’S SECOND ALL DRAG PANTO THIS CHRISTMAS – PHOENIX THEATRE FROM 5 DECEMBER - Fairy Powered Productions
READING REP THEATRE ANNOUNCE FULL CAST OF DORIAN A NEW ADAPTATION BY PHOEBE ECLAIR-POWELL AND OWEN HORSLEY – THE FIRST PRODUCTION IN READING’S BRAND-NEW THEATRE - Fairy Powered Productions
Dame Judi Dench and Jamael Westman announced as new Patrons of Polka Theatre - Fairy Powered Productions
The Grand – King’s Head Theatre - Maryam Philpott
‘The writing has a comic crackle & pop that sizzles & screeches’: IS GOD IS – Royal Court Theatre - Aleks Sierz
Small Changes, Omnibus Theatre - Laura Kressly
Dear Evan Hansen Casting announced for West End return - Fairy Powered Productions
MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY: INITIAL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR ALAN BENNETT’S HABEAS CORPUS - Fairy Powered Productions
ShentonSTAGE Daily for MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20 - Mark Shenton
Antigone (Online review) - John Chapman
Review: Small Change, Omnibus Theatre - Ian Foster

19th September 2021

The Aliens - Thom Dibdin
‘Innovative & intriguing piece of theatre making’: CAN I LIVE – Complicité (Online review) - John Chapman
Review: Is God Is, Royal Court Theatre - superb quirky, dark revenge comedy - Rev Stan
Scenes For Survival – The Rest (Online review) - John Chapman
‘Superb & moving start to a long-awaited season’: SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN – Salisbury Playhouse ★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
‘This is powerful, thought-provoking stuff’: NW TRILOGY – Kiln Theatre ★★★★ - Alun Hood
IS GOD IS – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Nasty, hilarious, moving…and unmissable - Alun Hood
NEWS: Casting Announced for Mamma Mia! The Party - Emma Clarendon
‘I’m damned glad we have something as good as this’: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – Prime Video - Ian Foster

18th September 2021

September in the Rain Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Raise Your Hand If You Want Dad To Die at Theatre 503 - Stephanie Ressort
‘More street cred, less Hollywood sweetness’: GREASE – Woking & Touring ★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
September in the Rain by John Godber. - Elaine Chapman
‘A good story well told’: THE MEMORY OF WATER – Hampstead Theatre - Aleks Sierz
‘A feelgood triumph?’: Mark Shenton finds out what critics thought of Back To The Future, a West End premiere not without drama - Mark Shenton
News: Daniel King announced as Icon Theatre’s new Executive Director - Kirsty Herrington
‘Bringing Ferran & Thallon together for the first time is a masterstroke’: CAMP SIEGFRIED – Old Vic Theatre - Maryam Philpott
News: West End Musical Celebration to return this winter - Kirsty Herrington
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Fairy Powered Productions
The York Mystery Plays (Online review) - John Chapman
N W TRILOGY – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – a magnificent evening - Alun Hood
CAMP SIEGFRIED – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – it’s disconcertingly good - Alun Hood

17th September 2021

Review: Is God Is, Royal Court - Ian Foster
News: New Folk album Covers From Away released from the artists who inspired hit musical Come From Away - Kirsty Herrington
News: New historical performance ensemble Figure announces second concert in series - Kirsty Herrington
News: Cast announced for Moulin Rouge the Musical - Kirsty Herrington
FEATURED SHOW: ‘Unique effervescent joy’ with ‘big theatre qualities’. ★★★★ Call Me Madam reviews are in! - Featured Content
Terri Paddock will be delving into the history & entertainment of The Pleasure Garden at Above the Stag - Terri Paddock
Belly Up at the Turbine Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
‘A magical fever dream that invites you to suspend your disbelief’: BAT OUT OF HELL – Manchester & Touring ★★★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
New Folk album COVERS FROM AWAY from the artists who inspired hit musical COME FROM AWAY - Fairy Powered Productions
Roustabout’s Autumn 2021 tour of “This Island’s Mine” exploring themes of colonialism, identity and place - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Deftly performed but hard to accept as drama’: THE LODGER – Coronet Theatre - Libby Purves
Mustard Doesn’t Go With Girls (Online review) - John Chapman
‘Here was arcadia!’: Glenn Chandler takes us on a walk through the history of The Pleasure Garden - Featured Content
NEWS: Cast announced for the West End production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Press Releases
Leicester's Curve Theatre To Stage First New UK Production of Billy Elliot - Olivia Mitchell
Tell Me Straight Returns To London - Olivia Mitchell
CURVE TO STAGE FIRST NEW UK PRODUCTION OF BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL IN 2022 - Fairy Powered Productions
Film Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) - Ian Foster
‘A real heartfelt & emotional experience’: NW TRILOGY – Kiln Theatre ★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
Cast announced for the Spectacular Spectacular! MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL - Fairy Powered Productions
TELL ME STRAIGHT RETURNS TO LONDON! - Fairy Powered Productions

16th September 2021

Re-review: Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre - Ian Foster
NEWS: Trailers Released for Maggie & Ted - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Overtures Piano Bar, Hippodrome Casino - Emma Clarendon
Glee and Me Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Cast announced for DREAMGIRLS UK Tour - Fairy Powered Productions
Samantha Womack to play The White Witch in The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Casting Announced for World Premiere of A Place For We - Emma Clarendon
Waitress Review - Fairy Powered Productions
‘It was exhilarating’: Disney’s Frozen offers the most perfectly packaged present for all ages - Terri Paddock
‘Seething with life & feeling’: INDECENT – Menier Chocolate Factory ★★★★★ - Libby Purves
The Grand at the King’s Head Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
Interview with Shana Carroll - Katharine Kavanagh
THE LODGER Coronet, W11 - Libby Purves
NEWS: Michael Pennington returns; Sian Phillips & Oliver Ford Davies join Jermyn Street autumn - Press Releases
‘I was astounded‘: ROCK OF AGES – Birmingham & Touring ★★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
Bat Out of Hell (Tour), Manchester Opera House | Review - Olivia Mitchell
NEWS: Jane Austen adaptation Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) transfers to West End’s Criterion - Press Releases
Toothache (Online review) - John Chapman

15th September 2021

Joanne Clifton to play Morticia in The Addams Family UK & Ireland Tour - Fairy Powered Productions
Everybody’s Talking about Jamie Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Blood Brothers Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Heathers The Musical Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Freedom Project Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Rock of Ages Review - Fairy Powered Productions
‘In the tradition of the choose your own adventure books’: THE RIME OF THE SECOND SISTER / FOUND – Online - John Chapman
‘Rosemary Ashe & Richard Gibson lead a joyous cast’: CALL ME MADAM – Upstairs at the Gatehouse ★★★★ - Shyama Perera
‘My identity has often reshaped’: Interview with Victor Esses about Where To Belong’s UK Tour - Emma Clarendon
Catching Comets at The Pleasance - Stephanie Ressort
‘An interesting set of responses to some classic plays’: YOUNG VIC DIGITAL (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Lyric Hammersmith announces 2022 season including Mike Bartlett premiere - Press Releases
REVIEW: NW Trilogy, Kiln Theatre - Emma Clarendon
9 to 5 The Musical - Thom Dibdin
‘Unmissable, breathtaking piece of theatre’: INDECENT – Menier Chocolate Factory ★★★★★ - Alun Hood
INDECENT Menier, SE1 - Libby Purves
Joanne Clifton to play Morticia in The Addams Family UK & Ireland Tour - Olivia Mitchell
Ram Of God (Online review) - John Chapman
ShentonSTAGE Daily for WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15 - Mark Shenton

14th September 2021

The Woman in Black Review - Fairy Powered Productions
News: Casting and extension announced for The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Ian Foster
PHOTOS: Sneak a peek behind the scenes of The Pleasure Garden rehearsals - Featured Content
Will we see more alternating casts in the future?: Terri Paddock is in the chair for a Lately Q&A at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre - Terri Paddock
Play by Candlelight 2021-22: preview - Debbie Gilpin
Debbie Chazen to star in the World Premiere of The Child In The Snow – at Wilton’s Music Hall this Christmas - Fairy Powered Productions
Amy Adams to make West End debut in new production of The Glass Menagerie - Fairy Powered Productions
Looking Good Dead Review - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Digital gives huge opportunities to change the industry in a positive way’: RevStan interviews PR guru Chloe Nelkin on theatre creativity during lockdown and its legacy - Rev Stan
NEWS: Lidless Theatre mount 10th-anniversary revival of Philip Ridley’s Tender Napalm - Featured Content
‘Growing up in north London as a Black, gay man’: Behind the scenes of Passion Fruit at The Glory - Laura Kressly
NEWS: Amy Adams to make West End debut in new production of The Glass Menagerie - Press Releases
FEATURED SHOW: Proforca Lately adds new dates & tours on back of ★★★★ reviews - Featured Content
Can I Live? (Online review) - John Chapman
FIRST LOOK: Rosemary Ashe & Richard Gibson open in Call Me Madam revival - Featured Content
THE MORMONS ARE BACK! Casts announced for The Book of Mormon in the West End and on tour. - Fairy Powered Productions

13th September 2021

Happy Birthday Andy! - Thom Dibdin
Interview With…Neil Stewart - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: The Mirror and the Light Extends West End Run - Emma Clarendon
Casting announced for highly anticipated new musical Vanara – The Legend | Hackney Empire, 22 – 31 October - Fairy Powered Productions
Daniel King announced as Icon Theatre’s new Executive Director - Fairy Powered Productions
SpitLip and Southwark Playhouse today announce a six-week extension of the critically acclaimed, sold-out current run of Operation Mincemeat in The Large from 14 January – 19 February 2022. - Fairy Powered Productions
Dance Umbrella Announces Digital Programme for 2021 Hybrid Festival - Fairy Powered Productions
The Play That Goes Wrong HEADS TO WOKING FOR A CALAMITOUS RUN! - Fairy Powered Productions
Clapham Fringe 2021 Launch at Bread & Roses - Stephanie Ressort
‘Bad taste jokes & plenty of laughs’: AY UP, HITLER! – Touring ★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
East is East - Not Exactly Billington
‘The superb script is compellingly brought to life’: THE MEMORY OF WATER – Hampstead Theatre ★★★★ - Rev Stan
Bat call for Andy - Thom Dibdin
‘Writing, direction & performances of the highest quality’: LATELY – Lion & Unicorn Theatre - Liz Dyer
Camp Siegfried – Old Vic - Maryam Philpott
Improvabunga, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
Interview with Ian Kelsey and Nicola Sloane about their upcoming performances in “September in the Rain”. - Elaine Chapman
‘A wonderful classic production’: EAST IS EAST – Birmingham Repertory Theatre ★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
Afterparty, Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Laura Kressly
NEWS: Brighton Fringe hit The Tragedy of Dorian Gray transfers to London’s Drayton Arms - Featured Content
NEWS: Lucie Jones Announces Christmas Shows in London and Cardiff - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for The Shark is Broken - Emma Clarendon
Young Vic Digital – 2 (Online review) - John Chapman

12th September 2021

Review: DJ Bazzer’s Year 6 Disco, Golden Goose Theatre - Ian Foster
The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Anne Cox
September 12: Show some respect! - Mark Shenton
‘The highs & lows of auditioning, rehearsing & performing’: A THEATRICAL LIFE (Online review) - John Chapman
Interview With…Max Percy - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Final Casting Announced for Indecent Proposal - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: The Choir of Man to Play at London’s Arts Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, UK Tour - Emma Clarendon
Musical Theatre Review | Matilda’s West End booking extended – new rehearsal video released - Lisa Martland
Inside the Rehearsals…Hamlet, Young Vic Theatre - Emma Clarendon
‘I welcome all audiences to come & judge everything they see’: Joe McNamara & Emer McDaid are living the dream in Witness for the Prosecution - Emma Clarendon
Love Beyond The Zoo, Audio Drama – Review - Michael Davis
NEWS: Punchdrunk Announce New London Show - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Little Women to Play at the Park Theatre - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Rough Sleeper, The Actors Centre On Demand - Emma Clarendon
Mark Shenton takes a look at what critics thought of Disney’s Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Mark Shenton
Review: Dreams of Peace & Freedom (C Arts, online) - Louise Penn
Sean Mayes and Sarah K Whitfield on black British musicals - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: Dissident Theatre premieres cancel culture comedy Snowflakes - Featured Content
Review: Camp Siegfried, Old Vic Theatre - teen romance and radicalisation - Rev Stan
School of Rock The Musical Review - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Dream Lover, inspired by serial killer Dennis Nilsen, debuts at Clapham Fringe - Featured Content
Young Vic Digital – 1 (Online review) - John Chapman

11th September 2021

Rock of Ages Review - Fairy Powered Productions
East is East Review - Fairy Powered Productions
INTERVIEW: Writer & director Leo Flanagan on transferring Feathers from a bookshop during lockdown to the Lion & Unicorn - Featured Content
NEWS: Casting Announced for Suzan-Lori Parks’ White Noise - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Return of Les Miserables - Emma Clarendon
‘Indulge in your inner child and open up your imagination’: LOVE BEYOND THE ZOO – BBC Sounds ★★★★ (Online review) - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: Lately at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre - Liz Dyer
‘The musical we perhaps all need’: COME FROM AWAY – Apple TV+ (Online review) - Louise Penn
’Would resonate with audiences nationwide’: LATELY – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★ - Stephanie Ressort
Review: The Memory of Water, Hampstead Theatre - siblings spar over childhood memories - Rev Stan
Radio 69 (Online review) - John Chapman
‘The great lines keep on coming’: THE MEMORY OF WATER – Hampstead Theatre ★★★★★ - Libby Purves
INDECENT – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – if you love theatre, you need to see this - Alun Hood
FROZEN – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – it’s finally here, and it’s (mostly) beautiful - Alun Hood

10th September 2021

The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson. - Elaine Chapman
News: Unicorn Theatre announces three more shows as part of reopening season - Kirsty Herrington
News: Pleasance brings queer canines, hip hop and Harry Potter to Islington this Autumn/Winter - Kirsty Herrington
News: The National Theatre adds new productions to streaming platform NT at Home - Kirsty Herrington
News: New Nordics Festival brings Nordic theatre and culture to UK audiences - Kirsty Herrington
News: Cast and creatives announced for first production back at Polka Theatre, RED - Kirsty Herrington
News: Full Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY - Kirsty Herrington
News: Full Cast announced for world premiere of Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical - Kirsty Herrington
News: Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) to open in London’s West End - Kirsty Herrington
News: V&A announces The Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project - Kirsty Herrington
News: Young women growing up in the North East explored in female-led double bill at Live Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
‘Young love is under the microscope in James Lewis’ knotty two-hander’: LATELY – Lion & Unicorn Theatre - Shyama Perera
‘There is a realness to the story’: PRISON GAME – Pleasance Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
‘Just don’t expect your journey to be a comfortable one’: THE CONTAINER – Young Vic / Digital Theatre (Online review) - John Chapman
Lately at the Lion and Unicorn - Stephanie Ressort
‘Really keeps the audience emotionally invested’: FROZEN THE MUSICAL – Theatre Royal Drury Lane ★★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
Ay Up, Hitler! Presented by Gamma Ray Theatre. - Elaine Chapman
Grease Review - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Torn in two by the final twist’: THE WOMAN IN BLACK – Fortune Theatre ★★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
PHOTOS: Peek into rehearsals for hit drama Empty in Angel - Featured Content
‘Evokes the heat & intensity of the setting’: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF – Curve Leicester & Touring - Not Exactly Billington
CASTING, TOUR DATES & VENUES ANNOUNCED FOR THE BRAND-NEW PRODUCTION OF GEORGE ORWELL’S SATIRICAL MASTERPIECE ANIMAL FARM – ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY ROBERT ICKE - Fairy Powered Productions
FEATURED SHOW: ‘Glorious’ ★★★★★ Pippin has extended til 3 Oct. Read the reviews! - Featured Content
GREGORY DORAN, ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, TO TAKE COMPASSIONATE LEAVE - Fairy Powered Productions
Under Milk Wood (Online review) - John Chapman
Vision Centre for Actors to offer free actor training at Birmingham Hippodrome - Fairy Powered Productions
MATILDA THE MUSICAL RELEASE NEW VIDEO OF CAST SINGING ‘WHEN I GROW UP’ AHEAD OF RE-OPENING ON 16 SEPTEMBER 2021 - Fairy Powered Productions
THE MEMORY OF WATER Hampstead Theatre NW3 - Libby Purves
SLO Sings For the King’s - Thom Dibdin

9th September 2021

Review: Come From Away (Apple TV+, online) - Louise Penn
BIG BIG SKY Hampstead Theatre - Libby Purves
Full performance schedule & newly added acts revealed for West End LIVE 2021 - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Literal shivers down the spine’: FALLING IN LOVE WITH MR DELLAMORT (Online review) - Louise Penn
ShentonSTAGE Daily for THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9 - Mark Shenton
‘It’s refreshing’: WAITRESS – New Wimbledon Theatre & Touring ★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
Crimes in Egypt Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Not Exactly Billington
DJ Bazzer’s Year 6 Disco at The Golden Goose Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
‘A mesmeric 45 minutes about humanity’: MEET ME AT THE EDGE (Online review) - John Chapman
Cast Announcement for World Premiere Into Battle - Fairy Powered Productions
‘You really carry the show, which doesn’t happen that often’: Rosemary Ashe on starring in Call Me Madam - Featured Content
The National Theatre adds new productions to streaming platform NT at Home - Fairy Powered Productions
’It’s a decent enough Christmas show’: FROZEN THE MUSICAL – Theatre Royal Drury Lane ★★★★ - Libby Purves
Musical Theatre Review | Full cast and more tickets released for London’s new Cabaret - Lisa Martland
A Theatrical Life (Online review) - John Chapman
HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR TREADING THE BOARDS AT DARLINGTON HIPPODROME - Fairy Powered Productions
‘The audience is left to decide who is right’: LOOP – Touring ★★★★ - Michael Davis
THE WOMAN IN BLACK REVIEW - Fairy Powered Productions
Frozen Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Waitress, New Wimbledon Theatre | Review - Olivia Mitchell

8th September 2021

FROZEN the musical         Theatre Royal Drury Lane. WC2 - Libby Purves
REVIEW: Frozen the Musical, Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Emma Clarendon
Absurd Person Singular Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Waitress Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Interview: Theatre creativity during lockdown and its legacy - with Chloe Nelkin - Rev Stan
‘A vivid snapshot’: THE COVID-19 TRILOGY (Online review) - John Chapman
‘I absolutely loved bringing this story to life’: Witney White loves recording audio play Rime of the Second Sister - Emma Clarendon
Full Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY - Fairy Powered Productions
Prison Game at The Pleasance London - Stephanie Ressort
‘A completely successful piece of digital theatre’: WALDEN – Cinemas Nationwide (Online review) - Louise Penn
Waitress at New Wimbledon Theatre. - Elaine Chapman
Interview With…Oliver Towse - Emma Clarendon
Interview With…Charlie-Jade Jones - Emma Clarendon
Interview With…Natasha Jayetileke - Emma Clarendon
PHOTOS: Lately’s two alternating casts take to the stage for Proforca premiere - Featured Content
Meet Me At The Edge (Online review) - John Chapman

7th September 2021

Review: Waitress (New Wimbledon Theatre) - Louise Penn
Looking Good Dead Review - Fairy Powered Productions
The Alexandra celebrates milestone 120th birthday year with bumper Autumn schedule - Fairy Powered Productions
£90,000 raised for Sam Mendes’ Theatre Artists Fund at ATG Summer Party presented by Sienna Miller & Mark Cornell - Fairy Powered Productions
‘A highly visual show’: FLUX – DIGITAL (Online review) - John Chapman
A Glimpse Inside with Oli Savage, Artistic Director of The Greenhouse Theatre, the UK’s first zero waste theatre - Stephanie Ressort
‘Exquisitely performed by the most phenomenal dancers’: DANGEROUS LIAISONS – Leeds ★★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
‘I was hooked from start to finish’: THE GOOD DAD (A LOVE STORY) – Hope Theatre ★★★★½ - Stephanie Ressort
NEWS: Lizzy Connolly stars as Rebecca in the musical of Indecent Proposal - Featured Content
Liam Murray Scott and Demetri Goritsas join Ian Shaw in ‘The Shark is Broken’ - Fairy Powered Productions
’Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first solid smash hit for quite some time’: CINDERELLA – Gillian Lynne Theatre ★★★★ - Alun Hood
The Rime Of The Second Sister/Found (Online review) - John Chapman
Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’ announces UK Tour - Fairy Powered Productions
New tour dates for Patricia Hodge & Nigel Havers in Private Lives - Fairy Powered Productions
OPENING UP: WAITRESS SERVES UP A SLICE OF MUSICAL PIE AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE - Fairy Powered Productions
Chichester Festival Theatre announces WINTER 2021-22 SEASON - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Punchdrunk returns to London with new site & its largest live show to date - Press Releases

6th September 2021

Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell - Fairy Powered Productions
SHEFFIELD THEATRES ANNOUNCES CAST FOR SLEEPING BEAUTY - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: Falling in Love With Mr Dellamort (online) - Louise Penn
News: Full cast announced for Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club - Kirsty Herrington
King’s Singers - Thom Dibdin
News: The Choir of Man to open in the West End - Kirsty Herrington
News: Empty In Angel returns to London - Kirsty Herrington
‘Entirely compelling’: THE MASTER BUILDER – BBC Sounds - Maryam Philpott
‘Acceptance is the name of the game’: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – Salford & Touring ★★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Curve Leicester - Maryam Philpott
‘Exploring ideas in the playful & imaginative way’: Toby Hulse takes his play This Island’s Mine on tour - Emma Clarendon
The Covid-19 Trilogy (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Full cast announced for Above the Stag’s new musical The Pleasure Garden - Featured Content
‘I respected the gesture more than I admired the art’: ROCKETS & BLUE LIGHTS – National Theatre - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: Meet the new company facing a pub lock-in on tour in Tiny Room’s Loop - Featured Content
News: The Theatre Channel announce a Stephen Schwartz spectacular for Episode 8 - Ian Foster
THE WINDSORS: ENDGAME – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – it’s like being beaten around the head with Tatler…I kinda loved it - Alun Hood

5th September 2021

Review: Walden (Trafalgar Releasing, online) - Louise Penn
Playhouse Curtain snag - Thom Dibdin
The West End needs to take the the Covid threat seriously - Mark Shenton
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Review - Fairy Powered Productions
‘It’s as much fun as it is unexpected’: 13 – Cadogan Hall ★★★★ - Alun Hood
‘You can really feel the adrenalin rush & noise of the terraces’: FEVER PITCH – Hope Theatre ★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: Anything Goes, Barbican - Ian Foster
VIDEO: Rosemary Ashe follows in Ethel Merman’s footsteps in Call Me Madam - Featured Content
TV Review: Trying Series 2 (Apple TV) - Ian Foster
‘Plenty of funny & engaging moments’: INVISIBLE ME – New Wimbledon Theatre Studio - Stephanie Ressort
From Up Here (Online review) - John Chapman
Rehearsal images for The Normal Heart released - Ian Foster
Early September theatre news - Ian Foster
Musical Theatre Review | Sherman family’s musical theatre legacy continues with launch of new company - Lisa Martland

4th September 2021

Musical Theatre Review | Ruthie Henshall and Jason Manford to host Magic At The Musicals - Lisa Martland
Musical Theatre Review | CD Review: Stone Crossed – Studio Concept Album - Lisa Martland
Review: Singin’ in the Rain, Sadler’s Wells - Ian Foster
Musical Theatre Review | Schools and youth groups invited to register for MTI Junior Theatre Festival - Lisa Martland
NEWS: BFI Announce Details of Edgar Wright’s London After Dark Season - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Casting Confirmed for West End Return of Wicked - Emma Clarendon
‘There’s always something new to discover’: Molly Lynch & Oli Higginson bring The Last 5 Years to the West End - Emma Clarendon
GAYATRI The Royal Queen Consort of the Majapahit Kingdog. - Elaine Chapman
NEWS: Royal Academy of Arts Announces 2022 Exhibition Programme - Emma Clarendon
First Look at…Frozen the Musical, Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Casting Announced For West End Return of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Emma Clarendon
‘Every actor should try to direct & every director should try to act’: Joe Idris-Roberts on making his directorial debut with Loop on tour - Featured Content
Love London Love Culture’s Picks of Albums Coming Soon: Saturday 4th September - Emma Clarendon
‘Stylish, visceral & very contemporary’: SALOMÉ – Southwark Playhouse (Online review) - Louise Penn
Invisible Me at the Studio, New Wimbledon Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
September 4: Theatre’s maskless return - Mark Shenton
‘You’ll walk away feeling uplifted’: DON’T SEND FLOWERS – White Bear Theatre - Liz Dyer
NEWS: My first Instagram Live interview with Chloe Nelkin - and plans for the future - Rev Stan
‘Tumble outta bed & stumble to the theatre’: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL – Southampton & Touring ★★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
Fever Pitch Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Flux – Digital (Online review) - John Chapman

3rd September 2021

REVIEW: The Last Five Years, Liverpool Theatre Festival - Vicky Anderson
News: Rufus Hound, Preeya Kalidas, Sally Tatum and Dominic Rowan to star in The Good Life - Kirsty Herrington
News: The Wardrobe Ensemble announces the winners of their £10,000 theatre commission - Kirsty Herrington
News: Rotherhithe Playhouse offers free tickets to ‘Great Expectations’ to those accessing food banks or subsidised school meals - Kirsty Herrington
News: Wicked confirms London Cast - Kirsty Herrington
Review: Salomé (Southwark Playhouse, online) - Louise Penn
NEWS: The Pleasure Garden musical premieres a stone’s throw from its historic setting - Featured Content
‘Warms the heart as much as it makes you laugh’: BLOWHOLE – Pleasance Theatre ★★★★ - Stephanie Ressort
Brand new images and studio footage released for world premiere of What’s New Pussycat? - Fairy Powered Productions
the good dad (a love story) at the Hope Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
Dangerous Liaisons Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Interview With…Toby Hulse - Emma Clarendon
First Look: rehearsal shots, Original Theatre Company and Octagon Theatre Bolton 2021/22 tour of The Hound of the Baskervilles - Fairy Powered Productions
THE GOOD LIFE: Rufus Hound, Preeya Kalidas, Sally Tatum and Dominic Rowan in World Premiere stage production - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Barn Theatre Announces Full Cast & Creative Team for David Copperfield - Emma Clarendon
Premier 15s season preview: A few thoughts on every team - Matt Merritt
‘Passionate & thought-provoking’: Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act – Orange Tree Theatre ★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
‘Entirely compelling’: THE MASTER BUILDER – Radio 4/BBC Sounds - Maryam Philpott
Paying Tribute to Jill Murphy - Emma Clarendon
REHEARSAL IMAGES – HOW TO SURVIVE AN APOCALYPSE – FINBOROUGH THEATRE - Fairy Powered Productions
Cinderella cast announcement York Theatre Royal - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Dame Penelope Keith to Star in UK Tour of Two Cigarettes in the Dark - Emma Clarendon
News: West End premiere of Lady Chatterley’s Lover set for digital streaming this autumn - Kirsty Herrington
News: Julie Madly Deeply to play at London’s Park Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
News: National Theatre releases rehearsal images for The Normal Heart - Kirsty Herrington
NEWS: Full Cast Announced for UK Tour of Wuthering Heights - Emma Clarendon
‘A sumptuous visual & musical treat’: CINDERELLA – Gillian Lynne Theatre ★★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
News: Little Women to play limited season at Park Theatre, London - Kirsty Herrington
News: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child full casting announced - Kirsty Herrington
News: Car Park Panto returns this Christmas with shows across the UK - Kirsty Herrington
REVIEW: Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act, Orange Tree Theatre - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full casting is announced for immersive show The Great Gatsby - Press Releases
‘Unapologetically both theatrical drama & a tense piece of work adapted for the screen’: THE SYSTEM (Online review) - Louise Penn
Hansard (Online review) - John Chapman

2nd September 2021

Review: The Madhouse, Fancy Dress & Party Shop, Network Theatre - eccentric and odd mystery - Rev Stan
BLOWHOLE at The Pleasance Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
Lazarus Theatre returns to Oscar Wilde’s once-banned erotic classic Salome for a third time. Terri Paddock finds out why - Terri Paddock
THE CAT AND THE CANARY – THE CREEPY COMEDY THRILLER – RETURNS TO CONTINUE ITS SUCCESSFUL UK TOUR FROM 07 SEPTEMBER 2021 - Fairy Powered Productions
FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR A CHORUS LINE AT CURVE – 3 – 31 DECEMBER - Fairy Powered Productions
‘A fast-paced romp through one of Shakespeare’s daftest comedies’: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS – Wimbledon & Touring - The Family Stage
9 to 5 Review - Fairy Powered Productions
stream.theatre: My Night With Reg; Lady Chatterley’s Lover; Beam: 2021; Wallace and Gromit: In Concert; and many more this Autumn - Fairy Powered Productions
‘It’s very funny’: SYD – Colchester & Touring ★★★★ - Libby Purves
The Container (Online review) - John Chapman
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Jersey Boys at the Trafalgar Theatre - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full cast is announced for Wise Children’s production of Wuthering Heights - Press Releases

1st September 2021

Review: Don’t Send Flowers at White Bear Theatre - Liz Dyer
Educating Rita Review - Fairy Powered Productions
The Girl Next Door (Online review) - John Chapman
‘Bill Bailey is simply brilliant’: Cabaret All Stars – Proud Embankment - Philip Dehany
NEWS: New Park Theatre season will feature the London premiere of Little Women musical - Press Releases
Flop! Hit Songs from Musical Misfires – Live at Zédel - Lisa Martland
FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR LOVE AND OTHER ACTS OF VIOLENCE - Fairy Powered Productions
13 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Youthful exuberance and Jason Robert Brown songs: what’s not to love?! - Alun Hood
‘Gentle, life-affirming production’: Around The World In 80 Days – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (Online review) - John Chapman
Full Cast Announced for THE WOMAN IN BLACK as the show re-opens in the West End - Fairy Powered Productions
Little Women to play limited season at Park Theatre, London - Fairy Powered Productions
Casting announced for Suzan-Lori Parks’ White Noise - Fairy Powered Productions
KILN THEATRE: CLARE PERKINS TO LEAD THE COMPANY OF ZADIE SMITH’S DEBUT PLAY THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN – TICKETS NOW ON SALE – over 3,000 tickets at just £15 - Fairy Powered Productions
BRIEF ENCOUNTER AND THE JUNGLE BOOK COMPLETE AUTUMN SEASON AT THE WATERMILL - Fairy Powered Productions
Full company announced for David Storey’s HOME at Chichester Festival Theatre - Fairy Powered Productions
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child full casting announced - Fairy Powered Productions
Mathew Horne and Keith Allen to star in THE HOMECOMING at Theatre Royal Bath and on UK Tour - Fairy Powered Productions
‘This ball of a show was worth the wait’: CINDERELLA – Gillian Lynne Theatre - Terri Paddock
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for The Great Gatsby - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Images Released From the First Preview of Frozen the Musical - Emma Clarendon
‘Slick & arresting’: SALOMÉ – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
ShentonSTAGE Daily for WEDNESDAY September 1 - Mark Shenton
Salomé (Online review) - John Chapman
The Night The War Ended – British Youth Musical Theatre - Lisa Martland