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31st October 2021

Review: Terrifying Women, Golden Goose Theatre - Ian Foster
Review: ‘Night, Mother, Hampstead Theatre - Ian Foster
TV Review: The Long Call (ITV) - Ian Foster
‘It can be fun to gather & be told a creepy story without an agenda’: THE WOMAN IN BLACK – West End - Libby Purves
London Palladium Joseph to tour in 2022 - Anne Cox
‘I was left cold, not with fright but with boredom’: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW – Touring ★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
Marlowe’s Ghost (Online review) - John Chapman

30th October 2021

‘Listen in a darkened room’: BLIND – London Horror Festival (Online review) ★★★★ - Michael Davis
Interview With…Tracey Iliffe - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Old Bridge, Bush Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Late Constable, Royal Academy of Arts - Emma Clarendon
The freelancer rollercoaster: I’ve been turned down for so many jobs & grants in my life - Chris Grady
REVIEW: Bluff, Online - Emma Clarendon
‘night Mother Review - Fairy Powered Productions
News: National Theatre Live relaunches with new programme of four productions in cinemas worldwide - Ian Foster
NEWS: Dexter Flanders’ Foxes to Play at Theatre Peckham - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Caroline, Or Change, Studio 54 - Emma Clarendon
‘A touch of 1920s glamour & toe-tapping musical entertainment’: TOP HAT – Sonning - Elaine Chapman
A Simple Tale of Love Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: 'Night, Mother, Hampstead Theatre - drama without drama - Rev Stan
NEWS: Complete Casting Announced for Broadway Revival of The Music Man - Emma Clarendon
Kensuke’s Kingdom - John Chapman
Review: ‘Night, Mother (Hampstead Theatre) - Louise Penn
The System (Online review) - John Chapman

29th October 2021

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff Review - Fairy Powered Productions
‘The general tone is that of history lite’: THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT – West End - Aleks Sierz
Doing The Interview - John Chapman
‘This 40-year-old Pulitzer-winning play still feels bold & purposeful’: ‘NIGHT, MOTHER – Hampstead Theatre - Maryam Philpott
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. - Elaine Chapman
REVIEW: This Island’s Mine, Roustabout Theatre (Pound Arts, Corsham) - The Family Stage
MND23 Callout - Thom Dibdin
‘Edgar Allan Poe’s original texts are honoured in a solo tour de force’: ONE MAN POE – Online & touring - John Chapman
REVIEW: The Lockdown Sessions by Elton John - Emma Clarendon
THE JAMIE LLOYD COMPANY ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2022 - Fairy Powered Productions
GREETING AND SALUTATIONS! HEATHERS THE MUSICAL BY LAURENCE O’KEEFE & KEVIN MURPHY DIRECTED BY ANDY FICKMAN RETURNS HOME TO THE OTHER PALACE BOOKING FROM 25 NOVEMBER 2021 – 20 FEBRUARY 2022 TICKETS ON SALE NOW - Fairy Powered Productions
News: Jamie Lloyd and Gypsy production updates - Ian Foster
Blowin’ In The Wind (Online review) - John Chapman
Godalming’s Cinderella helps more people to enjoy the magic of Panto this December through its Pay What You Can scheme - Fairy Powered Productions
The Dresser Review - Fairy Powered Productions
DONMAR WAREHOUSE ANNOUNCE RE-RELEASE OF DIGITAL PRODUCTION ASSEMBLY TO MARK COP26 – ALSO ANNOUNCED IS DONMAR ASSOCIATE ZOË SVENDSEN’S WORK AS CLIMATE DRAMATURG - Fairy Powered Productions

28th October 2021

Bedknobs and Broomsticks Review - Fairy Powered Productions
News: Theatre63’s The Bandaged Woman comes to the Old Red Lion Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
News: National Theatre Live relaunches with new programme of four productions in cinemas worldwide - Kirsty Herrington
News: Andrew Lloyd Webber to host a special gala performance of Cinderella with Malala Yousafzai - Kirsty Herrington
News: The Dukes Theatre announces winter plans for 50th anniversary celebrations - Kirsty Herrington
Live Horror Lives! - Thom Dibdin
‘A sad & elegaic play that seems to have gained significance’: HOME – Chichester Festival Theatre - Tom Bolton
Taking a guess at the Red Roses team to take on New Zealand - Matt Merritt
INTERVIEW: Ben Joyce on playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys in the West End - Emma Clarendon
Magic Goes Wrong Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Bug - Thom Dibdin
‘Fresh, stylish & beautifully carried by a star turn from Jodie Prenger’: TELL ME ON A SUNDAY – Touring - Not Exactly Billington
Divina De Campo / Lola Lasagne/Don One in Corby Pantomime - Fairy Powered Productions
THE DUKES THEATRE ANNOUNCE WINTER PLANS FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS - Fairy Powered Productions
FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE RHYTHMICS – PREMIERING AT THE SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE - Fairy Powered Productions
Andrew Lloyd Webber to host a special gala performance of Cinderella with Malala Yousafzai - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Extraordinary Bodies’ revolutionary Human circus, featuring disabled & non-disabled artists, arrives at Woolwich Works - Featured Content
News: Andrew Lloyd Webber to host a special gala performance of Cinderella with Malala Yousafzai - Ian Foster
National Theatre Live relaunches with new programme of four productions in cinemas worldwide - Fairy Powered Productions
2.22 – A GHOST STORY TRANSFERS TO THE GIELGUD THEATRE FOR A STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON OF 10 WEEKS ONLY FROM 4 DECEMBER 2021 - Fairy Powered Productions
Salt (Online review) - John Chapman
The Original Theatre Company in association with Martyn Hayes presents INTO THE NIGHT, Saturday 18 December - Fairy Powered Productions
One Man Poe, The Space/Online - Shanine Salmon
Stephen Bourne on Laurence Olivier’s Othello - Aleks Sierz

27th October 2021

News: Rehearsal images released for Little Women at Park Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
Interview With….Rachael Rooney - Emma Clarendon
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG REVIEW - Fairy Powered Productions
News: Theatre Peckham announces The Wonderful as its Christmas show - Kirsty Herrington
Interview With…David Williamson - Emma Clarendon
Interview With…Rochelle Sherona - Emma Clarendon
News: Dorian Rock Musical comes to stream.theatre this Halloween - Kirsty Herrington
News: Cast and creatives announced for Polka Theatre’s Christmas production, Cinderella: the AWESOME truth - Kirsty Herrington
Review: Mum (Soho Theatre) - Louise Penn
‘Nothing is held back or sugar-coated’: A PLACE FOR WE – Park Theatre - Louise Penn
#MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. - Debbie Gilpin
Is God Is - Tom Bolton
What If If Only - Tom Bolton
‘Unrelenting epic-ness’: BAT OUT OF HELL – Touring - Shanine Salmon
‘The power to make memories is fundamental to being human’: TIMELESS (Online review) - John Chapman
Beauty and the Beast - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: RSC cancels West End extension of The Mirror & the Light, now ends 28 Nov - Press Releases
Dial M For Murder – Review - Anne Cox
Emma Swords on The Allianz Cup, Harlequins Women’s season so far and more. - Matt Merritt
Skin Tight at The Hope Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
NEWS: Charity Case receives its postponed premiere at Drayton Arms Theatre - Featured Content
Myths And Adventures From Ancient Greece/ Georgie And The Knight (Online review) - John Chapman
Review: Mum, Soho Theatre - Ian Foster

26th October 2021

REVIEW: MUM, Soho Theatre - Emma Clarendon
#MindTheBand: “I Can Hear Music” – Innuendo - Debbie Gilpin
Vanara – The Legend Review - Fairy Powered Productions
#MindTheBand: “I Can Hear Music” – A Kind Of Magic - Debbie Gilpin
#MindTheBand: “I Can Hear Music” – A Day At The Races - Debbie Gilpin
Birdwatching by Anarchy Productions. - Elaine Chapman
NEWS: Casting Announced For UK Tour The Osmonds: A New Musical - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Cast Announced For West End Musical Christmas - Emma Clarendon
Who Are You? - Thom Dibdin
PRESS STATEMENT: THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT - Fairy Powered Productions
GET UP, STAND UP! THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL EXTENDS BOOKING PERIOD - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Raw history not yet ready to be consigned to the past’: THE NORMAL HEART – National Theatre - Tom Bolton
STELLAR CAST ANNOUNCED FOR JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: Some of Us Exist in the Future (Papatango) - Louise Penn
‘This jukebox show earns its place in the West End’: GET UP! STAND UP! - Mark Shenton
Making Mischief in The Play That Goes Wrong - Anne Cox
Gatsby Charitable Foundation donation brings Theatre Artists Fund Autumn grants to £500,000 - Fairy Powered Productions
‘A fun, frothy play in part carried by its status as a West End institution’: THE MOUSETRAP – West End - Rev Stan
Waitress Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: albatross (Playground Theatre) - Louise Penn
ETT ANNOUNCES SECOND YEAR OF FLAGSHIP PLAYWRIGHT DEVELOPMENT SCHEME – NATIONWIDE VOICES - Fairy Powered Productions
PHOTOS: Original star returns as Tiny Room revs up rehearsals for new Loop dates - Featured Content
Review: Nuptial Blitz (online) - Louise Penn
Kafka The Musical (Online review) - John Chapman
Thrilling return for Dial M For Murder - Anne Cox

25th October 2021

Rosie Wilby returns with The Breakup Monologues - Vicky Anderson
Review: Birdwatching, London Horror Festival at The Space - Ian Foster
Jersey Boys cast for 2022 UK tour - Anne Cox
News: Final cast announced for London premiere of the Tony award-winning Best Play comedy ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’  - Kirsty Herrington
News: First look at Vanara – The Legend at Hackney Empire - Kirsty Herrington
News: Monica Bellucci to make her West End debut with ‘Maria Callas – Letters & Memoirs’ - Kirsty Herrington
News: ’10 Nights’ extends at Bush Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
News: New performance dates and rehearsal images released for the Bridge Theatre’s The Book of Dust - Kirsty Herrington
News: National Theatre releases three songs from upcoming new musical Hex - Kirsty Herrington
‘Surprisingly hilarious about a not-so-hilarious subject’: YELLOWFIN – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ - Debbie Gilpin
Casting announced for New Vic Theatre’s spectacular retelling of original Beauty and the Beast story - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Lots of fun!’ REVENGE: The Horror Cabaret – Pleasance Theatre - Fairy Powered Productions
‘What can a theatre production do? Ram it home, that’s what’: GRENFELL – VALUE ENGINEERING – London & Birmingham - Libby Purves
‘night Mother – Hampstead Theatre - Maryam Philpott
SEND Party Night – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, 6 Nov - Fairy Powered Productions
NEW PERFORMANCE DATES FOR PHILIP PULLMAN’S THE BOOK OF DUST - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Chelsea Halfpenny to Star in UK Tour of Waitress - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: New Images Released for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: World Premiere of AVA: The Secret Conversations Announced - Emma Clarendon
PHOTOS & VIDEO: In the rehearsal room with Philip Ridley’s Tender Napalm - Featured Content
NEWS: The Tiller Girls to Join Cast of Pantoland at London Palladium - Emma Clarendon
Birdwatching (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Lockdown hit Doing Shakespeare gets live London premiere at Bridewell - Featured Content

24th October 2021

Review Round Up: The Shark is Broken, Ambassadors Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange in incendiary revival at Royal & Derngate - Anne Cox
Review Round Up: Get Up, Stand Up!, Lyric Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review: Within These Four Walls at Questors Theatre - Liz Dyer
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for West End Premiere of Life of Pi - Emma Clarendon
Who might you meet in the selfie queue at Back to the Future? - Terri Paddock
‘The denouement is among Agatha Christie’s finest’: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION – County Hall - Shanine Salmon
Love In The Time Of Corona/The New Normal (Online review) - John Chapman

23rd October 2021

News: Poleroid Theatre celebrate 10th anniversary with ‘10 years in development’ charity event - Kirsty Herrington
News: Jacoba Williams and Derek Murphy cast in Love Dance at Chiswick Playhouse - Kirsty Herrington
News: V&A and National Trust – two of the world’s largest Beatrix Potter collections – come together to tell her life story in V&A exhibition - Kirsty Herrington
News: Cast announced for queer canine cabaret Dog Show at The Pleasance this Christmas - Kirsty Herrington
News: We Are Not Shellfish tackles refugee crisis and political activism in new show for families - Kirsty Herrington
News: Laurie Brett to reunite with Adam Woodyatt in Looking Good Dead - Kirsty Herrington
NEWS: In the Wings Returns For Third Series - Emma Clarendon
‘The promenade performance offers a tour of the exciting new spaces’: RED – Polka Theatre - The Family Stage
PREVIEW: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, Cannon Factory - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules, Somerset House - Emma Clarendon
First Look at…Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Casting Announced for West End Premiere of The Choir of Man - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Music of the Spheres by Coldplay - Emma Clarendon
The Mill at Sonning presents Top Hat. - Elaine Chapman
INTERVIEW: Guy Masterson on bringing The Shark is Broken to the West End - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Skin Tight, The Hope Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review: The Mousetrap, St Martin's Theatre - frothy, fun entertainment - Rev Stan
Anansi The Spider Re-Spun (Online review) - John Chapman
TONY! A rock opera newborn at the Park Theatre N4 - Libby Purves
THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – yes, the Almeida take on the Scottish Play really IS that good - Alun Hood

22nd October 2021

Review: Triple (The Space, online) - Louise Penn
Revenge: The Horror Cabaret Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Interview With…Heather Agyepong - Emma Clarendon
Outside Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Sold Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Flushed Review - Fairy Powered Productions
FULL CAST ANNOUNCED TO JOIN ANTON DU BEKE IN CINDERELLA AT RICHMOND THEATRE - Fairy Powered Productions
FIRST LOOK: Set-up and Rehearsal Images for THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Fairy Powered Productions
Peter Pan – Malvern Theatres - Fairy Powered Productions
Interview With…Matthew Jeans - Emma Clarendon
Casting Announced Joining Shane Richie (Title Role) In This Year’s Action-Packed Pantomime At New Wimbledon Theatre, London - Fairy Powered Productions
Skin Tight Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Puppetry, top casting & other reasons you should see The Magician’s Elephant - Debbie Gilpin
#MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Exodus - Debbie Gilpin
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for one-woman hit Empty in Angel - Terri Paddock
One Man Poe (Online review) - John Chapman
Tokyo Rose, Curve Leicester - Laura Kressly
Home - Tom Bolton
‘Any actor that can purposely act badly deserves credit’: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – Touring ★★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
Singer Huey Lewis Celebrates Back to the Future Day at BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Meet the first-ever completely new cast of Queens in West End SIX - Press Releases
Hamlet - Tom Bolton
‘Heartbreaking & fascinatingly staged’: LOVE & OTHER ACTS OF VIOLENCE – Donmar Warehouse ★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
#MindTheBand 2021: Diary - Debbie Gilpin

21st October 2021

Halloween horror at abandoned school - Vicky Anderson
News: Full cast announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Jersey Boys - Kirsty Herrington
‘Sometimes entertaining in a despairing, sometimes alarming’: WHITE NOISE – Bridge Theatre ★★★★ - Libby Purves
Book Review: Hamilton & Me – by Giles Terera ★★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
The Enemy - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Crime Viral brings An Evening of Serial Killers to London’s Canal Cafe Theatre - Featured Content
‘An enjoyable evening, superbly acted’: HOW TO SURVIVE AN APOCALYPSE – Finborough Theatre ★★★ - Alun Hood
Women In War (Online review) - John Chapman
Challenge Week 2021: Mind The Band (Extended Play) - Debbie Gilpin
‘Arinzé Kene is all Bob, wonderfully in the spirit & musically perfect’: GET UP, STAND UP! – West End ★★★★ - Libby Purves
Chop Me Up or Let Me Go by Leslie Ann Albiston. - Elaine Chapman
WHITE NOISE – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Brace yourself! - Alun Hood
Epic Love and Pop Songs, New Wimbledon Studio - Laura Kressly
Unboxed – Creativity in the UK Programme Announcement - Fairy Powered Productions
BROKEN LAD – ⭐️ – Arcola Outside opens with a bit of a shocker - Alun Hood

20th October 2021

Dirty Dancing Review - Fairy Powered Productions
The Hound of the Baskervilles Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Blind, London Horror Festival, Audio Drama – Review - Michael Davis
9 to 5 The Musical (UK Tour), New Wimbledon Theatre | Review - Olivia Mitchell
‘A wonderful insight into how culturally diverse London is’: A PLACE FOR WE – Park Theatre - Laura Kressly
On writing, promoting and anxiety. - Emily Garside
Yellowfin - Debbie Gilpin
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for Philip Ridley’s Tender Napalm - Terri Paddock
Tracy Ann Oberman Merchant of Venice confirms it will return in 2023 - Fairy Powered Productions
REVIEW ROUND-UP: White Noise at the Bridge Theatre - Emma Clarendon
ORANGE TREE THEATRE ANNOUNCES FULL CAST FOR THE RETURN OF TERENCE RATTIGAN’S WHILE THE SUN SHINES - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: RSC reopens Royal Shakespeare Theatre with new productions in spring 2022 - Press Releases
Review Round Up: Dear Evan Hansen (film) - Emma Clarendon
PHOTOS & VIDEO: Behind the scenes in the rehearsal room for Indecent Proposal - Featured Content
100% Chance Of Rain (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Julian Clary’s The Bolds - Emma Clarendon
Groan Ups Review - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Love Dance to Play at the Chiswick Playhouse - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Freaky Geese makes London debut with new comedy Holier Than Thou - Featured Content

19th October 2021

News: Star of ITV’s new detective drama The Long Call makes writing debut at Turbine Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Review - Fairy Powered Productions
The Wiz trailer – Hope Mill Theatre - Fairy Powered Productions
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Review - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Katie Melua Announces Acoustic Version of Album No. 8 - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Little Women - Emma Clarendon
GET UP, STAND UP! Lyric Theatre, WC1 - Libby Purves
‘A superb credit to the 19th-century Gothic novel’: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW – Touring ★★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
‘A reminder that the most toxic youthful masculinity might turn to heroism’: INTO BATTLE – Greenwich Theatre ★★★ - Libby Purves
‘I can’t help but ask: is this humour we still want or need in theatre?’ THE BOOK OF MORMON – Touring - Emily Garside
I Don’t Dance (Online review) - John Chapman
Chicago Review - Fairy Powered Productions
GRENFELL – VALUE ENGINEERING Tabernacle Theatre, W11 - Libby Purves
NEWS: Cast & creatives announced for the world premiere of Kathy Rucker’s Darling - Featured Content
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY ANNOUNCES SPRING 2022 ACTIVITY - Fairy Powered Productions

18th October 2021

FEATURED SHOW: Proforca’s ‘exquisite & lyrical’ ★★★★ Lately transfers to Albany Theatre - Featured Content
News: New Virtual Reality dance experience Facades heads on tour - Kirsty Herrington
Wuthering Heights: 2021-22 UK tour diary - Debbie Gilpin
‘Black, bleak & ultimately deeply moving’: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE – Lyric Hammersmith - Louise Penn
Lady Chatterley’s Lover - Debbie Gilpin
‘Shines a disquieting light on a truly terrifying period in history’: THE WITCHFINDER’S SISTER – Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch ★★★★ - Debbie Gilpin
REHEARSAL IMAGES HAVE BEEN RELEASED TODAY OF THE NEW PRODUCTION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL STARRING NICHOLAS FARRELL AND MARK GATISS - Fairy Powered Productions
Love and Other Acts of Violence Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Our War Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Review Round-up: The Tragedy of Macbeth at the Almeida Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Poleroid Theatre celebrate 10th anniversary and support Fleabag Support Fund - Fairy Powered Productions
Dune: Coming of Age in the Period-Future - Maryam Philpott
SIMON LIPKIN JOINS DAN SKINNER IN THE WORLD PREMIÈRE OF BRIAN & ROGER – A HIGHLY OFFENSIVE PLAY, OPENING THE MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY’S NEW SPACE – THE MIXING ROOM - Fairy Powered Productions
WHITE CHRISTMAS Announces Sally Ann Triplett - Fairy Powered Productions
FULL CAST & CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR THE PREMIERE OF THE MUSICAL PLAY THE BROTHERS GRIMM PRESENT: CINDERELLA - Fairy Powered Productions
Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) Set-Up Images - Fairy Powered Productions
Further dates announced for Original Theatre Company and Octagon Theatre Bolton’s The Hound of the Baskervilles tour - Fairy Powered Productions
LOVE AND OTHER ACTS OF VIOLENCE – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – the Donmar is SO back! - Alun Hood
Pause (Online review) - John Chapman
REVIEW: Love and Other Acts of Violence, Donmar Warehouse - Emma Clarendon

17th October 2021

Review: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Almeida Theatre - Ian Foster
The Lemon Table by Julian Barnes. - Elaine Chapman
Film Review: Second Coming (2014) - Ian Foster
Film Review: random (2011) - Ian Foster
Review: Bluff the Musical (online) - Louise Penn
‘A ridiculous – & ridiculously enjoyable – show that boasts the finest score in musicals’: ANYTHING GOES - Tom Bolton
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for Anton Chekhov’s Vaudevilles - Terri Paddock
Airlock/Street (Online review) - John Chapman

16th October 2021

This Island’s Mine Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: The Theatre Channel – Episode Eight Stephen Schwartz - Ian Foster
REVIEW: The Theatre Channel: Episode 8: Stephen Schwartz - Emma Clarendon
‘Saoirse Ronan is a Lady Macbeth to remember for years’: THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH – Almeida Theatre ★★★★★ - Libby Purves
Candoco Dance Company presents Set and Reset/Reset (Trisha Brown) & Last Shelter (Jeanine Durning)” Review - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Matthew Bourne has lost none of his choreographic innovation, verve & heart’: THE MIDNIGHT BELL - Not Exactly Billington
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of Les Miserables - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Saturday Night Fever to Play at the Peacock Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: White Noise, Bridge Theatre - Emma Clarendon
‘A dark premise that feels disturbingly possible’: SNOWFLAKES – Old Red Lion Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
WHITE NOISE Bridge Theatre, SE1 - Libby Purves
What’s on tour: Five family friendly shows coming to a stage near you - The Family Stage
Iago/The Triumph Of Evil (Online review) - John Chapman
Review: Rice (Orange Tree Theatre) - Louise Penn

15th October 2021

The Tiger Who Came to Tea Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Death Drop Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Rice Review - Fairy Powered Productions
The Witchfinder’s Sister - Debbie Gilpin
‘Even if you came to it cold, this play would grip you by the throat’: THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT – West End ★★★★★ - Libby Purves
Interview With…Guy Masterson - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Casting Announced For Rare Earth Mettle - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: The Lehman Trilogy, Nederlander Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Almeida Theatre - Emma Clarendon
‘Patsy Ferran & Luke Thallon perform with superb control’: CAMP SIEGFRIED – Old Vic Theatre - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: New UK Tour of Beautiful The Carole King Musical Announced - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Jonathan Harvey’s Swan Song to Head to the Turbine Theatre - Emma Clarendon
‘This is a fun, almost frothy, show’: LUCK BE A LADY – Upstairs at the Gatehouse ★★★★ - Shanine Salmon
NEW UK TOUR OF BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL – TO OPEN AT CURVE - Fairy Powered Productions
A Place for We, Park Theatre - Laura Kressly
The Kids Are Alright (Online review) - John Chapman

14th October 2021

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Almeida, N1 - Libby Purves
News: A Map to You, an immersive experience of four new short plays from The Dot Collective inspired by the rich memories of those living with dementia, to play Longfield Hall - Kirsty Herrington
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. - Elaine Chapman
News: Cast announced for the West End return of Olivier-nominated ‘Potted Panto’ - Kirsty Herrington
News: Gatsby: The Musical comes to Southwark Playhouse this December - Kirsty Herrington
News: Jacob Fowler to join cast of Vanara – The Legend - Kirsty Herrington
News: A Christmas Carol to be performed at the Old Royal Naval College - Kirsty Herrington
The Dresser Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Is ‘Zoom in the flesh’ the way to wake up producers’ creativity post-pandemic? - Chris Grady
Nominations for the 2020 Black British Theatre Awards - Ian Foster
News: Icon Theatre to present If Not Now at Rochester Castle - Kirsty Herrington
News: Cast announced for West End premiere of Life of Pi - Kirsty Herrington
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock for The Tragedy of Dorian Gray - Terri Paddock
Screen 9, Pleasance Theatre - Laura Kressly
An Evening With David Sedaris 2022’ National Tour - Fairy Powered Productions
Home Review - Fairy Powered Productions
The Book of Mormon (Or I have a moral crisis over a musical) - Emily Garside
Merlin Review - Fairy Powered Productions
‘This is a tale of extraordinary injustice’: TOKYO ROSE – Southwark Playhouse & touring - Liz Dyer
David Suchet – Poirot and More, A Retrospective. Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Top Girls (Online review) - John Chapman
Blood Brothers - Thom Dibdin
Southwark Playhouse brings Gatsby, with Smoky Jazz Scores and Glamour – 8 Dec 2021 – 8 Jan 2022 - Fairy Powered Productions
‘There is a real understanding of that teenage desire to be someone else’: LATELY – London & Coventry ★★★★ - Shanine Salmon
News: Cast announced for West End Musical Christmas at the Lyric Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
WAKEY WAKEY! ALHAMBRA THEATRE LAUNCHES SLEEPING BEAUTY PANTOMIME! - Fairy Powered Productions
Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre Reopens This Christmas With Panto Starring Ben Richards - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Lyric Hammersmith) - Louise Penn
WILTSHIRE CREATIVE ANNOUNCES SPRING 2022 AT SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE AND SALISBURY ARTS CENTRE - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Conniving, twisted, lost, confused; I feel sorry for him’: Maximus Polling on Dorian Gray - Featured Content
INTO BATTLE Greenwich Theatre - Libby Purves

13th October 2021

Quick Q&A: Sophie - Liz Dyer
Dirty Dancing Review - Fairy Powered Productions
News: Chelsea Halfpenny to star in Waitress UK and Ireland Tour - Kirsty Herrington
The Woman in Black - Thom Dibdin
‘Innovative, spectacular, experimental, totally unpredictable’: DRACULA: The Untold Story – Touring ★★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
The Play that Goes Wrong at Kings Theatre Portsmouth. - Elaine Chapman
‘Ensemble comedy in the British up-against-the-odds tradition’: GOING THE DISTANCE (Online review) - John Chapman
Why should you see The Magician’s Elephant? - Debbie Gilpin
‘Good intentions & a fascinating central figure’: IDA RUBINSTEIN – Playground Theatre ★★ - Alun Hood
Tell Me on a Sunday - Not Exactly Billington
News: New Adventures Announces 2021/2022 OVERTURE Dance Artists - Kirsty Herrington
Tales Of A Reluctant World Traveler (Online review) - John Chapman
Review: A Place For We (Park Theatre) - Louise Penn
INTERVIEW: What is best for us versus what is best for those we love most? Roger Ajogbe on starring in the premiere of Proud - Featured Content

12th October 2021

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 35th Anniversary - Fairy Powered Productions
Bat Out Of Hell, New Theatre Oxford - Shanine Salmon
THE SNOWMAN RETURNS THIS CHRISTMAS! - Fairy Powered Productions
Interview With…Ben Joyce - Emma Clarendon
New Adventures Announces 2021/2022 OVERTURE Dance Artists - Fairy Powered Productions
Jason Donovan stars in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Liverpool Empire - Fairy Powered Productions
Full Cast and Further Dates Announced for the UK & Ireland Tour of The Addams Family - Fairy Powered Productions
Young Vic: Associate Company Crying in the Wilderness Productions present Conundrum - Fairy Powered Productions
Hamlet review - Fairy Powered Productions
Being Mr Wickham Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Film Review: No Time To Die (2021) - Ian Foster
Matthew Bourne's The Midnight Bell - Not Exactly Billington
Why shouldn’t you hate musicals? Adam Lenson’s new book Breaking Into Song has the answer - Louise Penn
‘Emotional, thought-provoking & honest’: THE MOUNTAINTOP – Manchester ★★★ - Kristy Stott
Osmond brothers cast for world premiere of The Osmonds: A New Musical - Fairy Powered Productions
THE PEGGY RAMSAY FOUNDATION & FILM4 ANNOUNCE THE 2022 PLAYWRIGHTS‘ SCHEME BURSARY WINNERS - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Heartbreaking but fiercely essential work’: THE NORMAL HEART – National Theatre - Ian Foster
REVIEW: RED (Polka Theatre) - The Family Stage
VIDEO: How far would you go to right a wrong? Snowflakes post-show Q&A - Terri Paddock
Old Hats (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Noel Coward meets Neil Gaiman in new fantasy drama The Bargain - Featured Content

11th October 2021

VideoPress Remake - Shane Morgan
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Photos: classic views of The Cherry Orchard - Ian Foster
‘This actor-musician staging is ingenious’: THE LAST FIVE YEARS – West End - Terri Paddock
‘A telling reminder of this country’s involvement in the slave trade’: THE LONG SONG – Chichester ★★★★ - Anne Cox
Last Night in Soho – London Film Festival - Maryam Philpott
Love London Love Culture’s Afternoon Tea Picks: October 2021 - Emma Clarendon
Timeless (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Catfish romance Darling, inspired by a true story, premieres at Hope Theatre, 9-27 Nov - Featured Content

10th October 2021

Love London Love Culture’s Halloween Event Picks 2021 - Emma Clarendon
VIDEO: What did the Victorians get up to in Vauxhall? The Pleasure Garden post-show Q&A - Terri Paddock
Review Round Up: Romeo & Juliet, Royal Opera House - Emma Clarendon
OUR WHITE SKODA OCTAVIA Sir John Mills Ipswich & touring - Libby Purves
‘An interesting character study of the King & his best man’: THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT – West End - Maryam Philpott
Review Round Up: Poussin and the Dance, National Gallery - Emma Clarendon
‘Raw, unfiltered & full of personality’: SNOWFLAKES – Old Red Lion Theatre ★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
Joe Drinks Wine And Gives Themselves A Haircut (Online review) - John Chapman

9th October 2021

Review: The Ark (Rochester Fringe, online) - Louise Penn
A Masterclass with Cumley St. Claire at the Bread and Roses Theatre (Clapham Fringe) - Stephanie Ressort
The Idea Review - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Casting Announced for Old Vic Theatre’s Production of A Christmas Carol - Emma Clarendon
Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Saturday 9th October - Emma Clarendon
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown - Thom Dibdin
REVIEW: Last Night in Soho, BFI London Film Festival - Emma Clarendon
‘Entertaining, ambitious and educational ‘: TOKYO ROSE — Southwark Playhouse (UK Tour) ★★★★ - Stephanie Ressort
‘Sheer theatrical wonder’: WHAT IF IF ONLY — Royal Court ★★★★ - Carole Woddis
News: Cast announced for Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage at the Bridge Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
News: Ralph Fiennes to lead the cast in the world premiere of David Hare’s Straight Line Crazy - Kirsty Herrington
Rocket Girl (Online review) - John Chapman

8th October 2021

THE NORMAL HEART -⭐️⭐️⭐️- Larry Kramer’s landmark AIDS play returns - Alun Hood
News: Elizabeth McGovern to adapt and star in AVA: The Secret Conversations at the Riverside Studios - Kirsty Herrington
NEW IMAGES RELEASED FOR A CHORUS LINE AT CURVE – 3 – 31 DECEMBER - Fairy Powered Productions
The Mirror And The Light - John Chapman
The Long Song Review - Fairy Powered Productions
The Long Song - Anne Cox
‘A dramatic end with impressive lighting effects’: THE BALLAD OF MARIA MARTEN — Theatre Royal, Winchester (UK Tour) - Elaine Chapman
Fully Amplified – 2 (Online review) - John Chapman
Review: Going the Distance (online) - Liz Dyer
‘A lot of potential’: GOING THE DISTANCE — Lawrence Batley Theatre (Online) - Louise Penn
Launch images of the Sleeping Beauty cast at the Lyceum theatre - Fairy Powered Productions
FUTURE SPOTLIGHT PRODUCTIONS AND KIDZANIA LONDON ANNOUNCE ADULT NIGHTS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL - Fairy Powered Productions
Operation Mincemeat announces six-week Southwark Playhouse extension in The Large from 14 January – 19 February 2022 - Fairy Powered Productions
News: The Tiller Girls join Pantoland at the Palladium - Kirsty Herrington
Friday Diary: Theatre in cinemas, and Jessye Norman and my spinal surgery history - Mark Shenton
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Bridge Theatre - Fairy Powered Productions
THOUGHTS ON CUSH JUMBO’S HAMLET Young Vic SE1 - Libby Purves
‘Sombre mood, visual distortions, intense emotions’: THE HAIRY APE — Online - John Chapman
Ava Gardner comes to Riverside Studios in world premiere of a new play by Elizabeth McGovern - Fairy Powered Productions
The Tiller Girls join Pantoland at the Palladium - Fairy Powered Productions
Rankin to celebrate talent and resilience of London theatre industry with major photography project - Fairy Powered Productions

7th October 2021

Swipe Right Theatre announces full cast for Scream Phone - Lisa Martland
News: Cast announced for Humane at the Pleasance Theatre - Kirsty Herrington
News: Cast announced for New Wolsey Theatre’s rock and roll panto Jack and the Beanstalk - Kirsty Herrington
News: Cast announced for West End premiere of The Choir of Man - Kirsty Herrington
News: Ruthie Henshall to lead re-imagining of Passion - Kirsty Herrington
Rat King at The Hope Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
News: Cast announced for Fat Friends the Musical - Kirsty Herrington
News: 10 Things to do in a Small Cumbrian Town to run at the Alphabetti Theatre  - Kirsty Herrington
‘Heartfelt and sincere’: A NEW LIFE (A MINI MUSICAL) — Traverse - Thom Dibdin
The Ballad of Maria Marten by Beth Flintoff. - Elaine Chapman
Behind the Scenes: The Tech Stack of the WordPress.com Growth Summit - Shane Morgan
Red Roses announce Autumn Internationals squad - Matt Merritt
News: West End performers join fundraising gala #CheerUpCharlie – The Show - Ian Foster
‘Didn’t I want to see it unfiltered by the opinions of others?’: Mark Shenton explores critical opinion and its influence on perception - Mark Shenton
Review: Theatre Channel: Stephen Schwartz (online) - Louise Penn
ShentonSTAGE Daily for Thursday October 7 - Mark Shenton
Confession/Trivial Dispute (Online review) - John Chapman
‘Thunderously exciting’: & JULIET — West End ★★★★★(★!) - Alun Hood
& JULIET – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – no, not five stars, more…because ‘I want it that way‘ - Alun Hood

6th October 2021

Cast for new 1950s-inspired musical Punchy! - Lisa Martland
West End and Broadway stars signed to new musical theatre label - Lisa Martland
THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT Gielgud, WC2 - Libby Purves
Looking Good Dead - Thom Dibdin
PPP: A New Life (A Mini Musical) - Thom Dibdin
MICHAEL GRANDAGE RETURNS TO THE CRUCIBLE WITH NEW PRODUCTION ‘THE LEMON TABLE’ - Fairy Powered Productions
Kitty Rats written and performed by Luke Bateman and Elliot Williams. - Elaine Chapman
NATIONAL THEATRE AND SIR PETER SHAFFER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP - Fairy Powered Productions
FUNNY GIRL ON BROADWAY – ADDITIONAL CASTING, DATE, THEATRE AND ONSALE ANNOUNCED - Fairy Powered Productions
‘A powerful return for the theatre’: THE BOY WITH TWO HEARTS — Wales Millennium Centre - Emily Garside
The Hound of the Baskervilles Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Chicago The Musical Review - Fairy Powered Productions
The Boy With Two Heart- Theatre Review - Emily Garside
‘A must-see showstopper’: PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT — Mayflower, Southhampton ★★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
Book review: Breaking Into Song by Adam Lenson - Louise Penn
The Hairy Ape (Online review) - John Chapman
Joseph Returns! - Thom Dibdin
THE WOMAN IN BLACK (yes, honestly) - Libby Purves
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Review - Fairy Powered Productions

5th October 2021

‘A truly affecting and effectual performance’: HAMLET — Young Vic - Ian Foster
Review: Hamlet, Young Vic - Ian Foster
Some early October theatre news - Ian Foster
Going the Distance (Lawrence Batley Theatre, online) - Louise Penn
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical - Fairy Powered Productions
‘A gripping and affecting piece’: THE NORMAL HEART — National Theatre ★★★★★ - Rev Stan
Five questions ahead of the Red Roses squad announcement - Matt Merritt
The Normal Heart - Tom Bolton
KILN THEATRE – FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ZADIE SMITH’S DEBUT PLAY THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN - Fairy Powered Productions
FROM GREEK MYTHOLOGY TO QUEER AUTOBIOGRAPHY: HERE’S WHAT’S IN STORE IN THE STUDIO THEATRE THIS AUTUMN - Fairy Powered Productions
LA CLIQUE RETURNS TO THE WEST END FOR FESTIVE SEASON! - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Spine tingling’: CHICAGO – Edinburgh Playhouse (UK Tour) ★★★★ - Thom Dibdin
Rainer, Arcola Theatre - Laura Kressly
Lately, Lion and Unicorn - Shanine Salmon
MINTY FRESH PRODUCTIONS PRESENT THE RETURN OF GABRIELLE MACPHERSON’S OUTSIDE AS PART OF LONDON HORROR FESTIVAL WITH FURTHER DATES AT ROSEMARY BRANCH THEATRE - Fairy Powered Productions
Newcastle Theatre Royal Listings - Fairy Powered Productions
‘Behind their fabrics is something that you have to search for’: Emma Clarendon chatted to Maia about directing and designing puppets in THERE’S A RANG-TAN IN MY BEDROOM - Emma Clarendon
Full Cast Announced for LITTLE WOMEN at Park Theatre - Fairy Powered Productions
Fill Your Boots launch grassroots rugby social network - Matt Merritt
Fully Amplified – 1 (Online review) - John Chapman
ShentonSTAGE Daily for TUESDAY OCTOBER 5 - Mark Shenton

4th October 2021

ShentonSTAGE Daily for Monday October 4 - Mark Shenton
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Jason Donovan and Jac Yarrow - Fairy Powered Productions
What If If Only - Carole Woddis
Celebrating UK Black History Month: Learning Resources, a Read & Watch List, and Content Creation Tools - Shane Morgan
Some early October musical news - Ian Foster
‘A tonic for these troubled times’: NOT: LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER – Touring - Michael Davis
FITTING (Matt Miller and Peader Kirk) heads to Hexham and Luton - Fairy Powered Productions
Mythosphere, Stone Nest - Laura Kressly
BELGRADE THEATRE ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM - Fairy Powered Productions
HOW TO SURVIVE AN APOCALYPSE- ⭐️⭐️⭐️- UK première for an award-winning Canadian play - Alun Hood
The Mirror and the Light – Gielgud Theatre - Maryam Philpott
NEWS: Cabaret fusion Revenge plays for one night only at London Horror Festival - Featured Content
‘Seriously spectacular and a lot of fun’: BACK TO THE FUTURE — West End ★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
Going The Distance (Online review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Disadvantaged arts graduates highlight industry inequalities in Ardent’s new play Rethink - Featured Content

3rd October 2021

News: new musical theatre record label launched - Ian Foster
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS touring UK - Libby Purves
TV Review: Too Close (ITV) - Ian Foster
Carmen Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Witness For The Prosecution Review - Fairy Powered Productions
INTERVIEW: Creator & performer Beth Burrows on the strong women who inspired her new solo show Luck Be A Lady - Featured Content
Review: Tokyo Rose at Southwark Playhouse - Liz Dyer
Ruptured Duck (Online review) - John Chapman

2nd October 2021

‘This is one of the best comedies running in the West End’: RELATIVELY SPEAKING — Jermyn Street Theatre - Laura Kressly
Love Goddess, The Rita Hayworth Cabaret at the Canal Cafe Theatre - Stephanie Ressort
‘Compelling to watch. Who needs words?’: Matthew Bourne’s THE MIDNIGHT BELL — York Theatre ★★★★★ - Fairy Powered Productions
Scroll (Online review) - John Chapman

1st October 2021

Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell Review - Fairy Powered Productions
FIlm Review: Spectre (2015) - Ian Foster
The Prince of Egypt Engagement at the Dominion Theatre Ends 8 January 2022 - Fairy Powered Productions
Tell me on a Sunday Review - Fairy Powered Productions
SHEFFIELD THEATRES ANNOUNCES NEW CAST FOR SLEEPING BEAUTY - Fairy Powered Productions
2nd degree for White Xmas - Thom Dibdin
Snowflakes at the Old Red Lion - Stephanie Ressort
‘This incredible play’:’ THE NORMAL HEART – National Theatre - Maryam Philpott
Home (Online review) - John Chapman
Reviews: Beauty and the Beast / Frozen - Mark Shenton
NOT: Lady Chatterley’s Lover, The Core Theatre – Review - Michael Davis
An Evening of Clairvoyance with Steve Holbrook Review - Fairy Powered Productions
INTERVIEW: Matthew Seager talks about the new filmed version of his 2017 play In Other Words - Liz Dyer
Snowflakes Review - Fairy Powered Productions
John Thomson to join Hairspray at Blackpool Winter Gardens this Christmas - Fairy Powered Productions
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER RETURNS! THE WEST END PREMIERE OF THIS NEW PRODUCTION PLAYS AT THE PEACOCK THEATRE FROM 1 FEBRUARY – 26 MARCH 2022 - Fairy Powered Productions
Nigel Harman & Danny John-Jules star in on-stage World Premiere of THE DA VINCI CODE - Fairy Powered Productions
The Music of Frank Wildhorn in FRANK AND FRIENDS at the Cadogan Hall - Fairy Powered Productions
‘There are big (and scary) challenges which need to be harnessed’: Chris Grady explores the Off West End theatre landscape post-lockdowns - Chris Grady
LAST CHANCE: Pippin must finish this Sunday. We checked in with the cast - Featured Content
ShentonSTAGE Daily for FRIDAY OCTOBER 1 - Mark Shenton
News: live shows at the Hippodrome and Cadogan Hall - Ian Foster
IDA RUBINSTEIN – The Final Act – ⭐️⭐️- A frustrating theatrical hybrid - Alun Hood
Review: Witness for the Prosecution, County Hall - Ian Foster
Review: The Normal Heart, National Theatre - Ian Foster