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31st December 2022

Looking back – 2022 (Part 3 – Live theatre) - John Chapman

30th December 2022

UK-Ukraine: artistic collaborations during wartime - Dominic Cavendish
Looking back – 2022 (Part 2 – Online theatre) - John Chapman
Little Haiti, Miami, Florida - Nick Lambert
REVIEW: Aladdin, The Atkinson - Vicky Anderson

29th December 2022

One Man Poe A Triple-Bill work by Edgar Allan Poe. - Elaine Chapman
Looking back – 2022 (Part 1) - John Chapman
About Leopoldstadt - Aleks Sierz
ShentonSTAGE Daily for THURSDAY DECEMBER 29 - Mark Shenton
MY TOP 20 NEW THEATRE SHOWS OF 2022 - Alun Hood

28th December 2022

January 2023 – your month in theatre - Louise Penn
Theatre best of: Stan's top 10 plays 0f 2022 - Rev Stan

27th December 2022

The Other Palace, Victoria, London - Nick Lambert

26th December 2022

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story (Review) - John Chapman
New Year Week Listing - Thom Dibdin
A Streetcar Named Desire – Almeida Theatre - Maryam Philpott
Review: Patsy Ferran and Paul Mescal in A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre - Rev Stan

24th December 2022

Favourite shows 2022 - Debbie Gilpin
2022 theatre at LouReviews (part 4) - Louise Penn

23rd December 2022

Welcome Gumroad Merchants: An Easy Path Over to WordPress.com - Shane Morgan
Book review: Messages on Edwardian Postcards - Louise Penn
Ruination - Tom Bolton
MANDELA Young Vic SE1 - Libby Purves
ShentonSTAGE Daily for FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 - Mark Shenton
London Christmas Theatre for Families 2022: Tried and Tested - The Family Stage
The Play What I Wrote (Review) - John Chapman
Book review: It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Zing! - Louise Penn
About Four Lives - Aleks Sierz
St Paul’s by William Wordsworth - Nick Lambert
SOME LIKE IT HOT – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – classic Broadway showmanship but with a modern twist: irresistible - Alun Hood

22nd December 2022

An Easier Way to Share Progress on Your Website - Shane Morgan
Review: Jonny Feathers the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pigeon - Louise Penn
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Thom Dibdin
Worst shows 2022 - Debbie Gilpin
Panto: King Arthur and the Twelfth Night (Questors) - Louise Penn
Review: Emma Corrin in Orlando, Garrick Theatre - Rev Stan
Death on the Pier - Debbie Gilpin

21st December 2022

#MindTheBaubles: round-up - Debbie Gilpin
A New Chapter for Video Uploads on WordPress.com - Shane Morgan
REVIEW: Snowed In, Anatomical (The Place) - The Family Stage
#MindTheBaubles: Last-minute theatre gift ideas - Debbie Gilpin

20th December 2022

The Gift - Thom Dibdin
A Pissedmas Carol, Leicester Square Theatre - Laura Kressly
Christmas Week Listings - Thom Dibdin
Indoor Skydive with iFLY - Nick Lambert

19th December 2022

Write and Publish Your Newsletter on WordPress.com - Shane Morgan
One Woman Show – Ambassadors Theatre - Maryam Philpott
ShentonSTAGE Daily for MONDAY DECEMBER 19 - Mark Shenton

18th December 2022

MOTHER GOOSE Duke of York’s Theatre WC! & touring - Libby Purves

17th December 2022

Review: A Christmas Carol at the Jack Studio Theatre - Liz Dyer
Nativity! The Musical - Thom Dibdin

16th December 2022

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Avenue Theatre, Ipswich - Libby Purves
Maximize Your Site’s Performance by Choosing Your Primary Data Center - Shane Morgan
My Fair Lady - Thom Dibdin
The Lost Lending Library, Bernie Grant Arts Centre - Laura Kressly
ShentonSTAGE Daily for FRIDAY DECEMBER 16 - Mark Shenton
Great London Songs - Nick Lambert

15th December 2022

MagicFest Listings - Thom Dibdin

14th December 2022

Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol - Debbie Gilpin
State of the Word 2022 - Shane Morgan
Review: Paradise Now! at Bush Theatre - Liz Dyer
REVIEW: The Further Adventures of Peter Pan – The Return of Captain Hook (Fairfield Halls) - The Family Stage
SONS OF THE PROPHET – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – funny, edgy, and just superb entertainment - Alun Hood

13th December 2022

V&A, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington - Nick Lambert
Othello - Tom Bolton
SONS OF THE PROPHET Hampstead Theatre NW3 - Libby Purves

12th December 2022

A Redesigned Reader Experience - Shane Morgan
White Christmas (2022 tour) - Debbie Gilpin
Gender Imbalance — new stats - Aleks Sierz
ShentonSTAGE Daily for MONDAY DECEMBER 12 - Mark Shenton
Sons of the Prophet- Hampstead Theatre - Maryam Philpott
Rebecca to get its English Language Premiere - Olivia Mitchell
New ITV Entertainment Show to find a Sophie & Sky for Mamma Mia! in London - Olivia Mitchell
Little Red Robin Hood, Battersea Arts Centre - Laura Kressly

11th December 2022

Review: Talking Hands (Deafinitely Theatre, online) - Louise Penn
NEWS: Ivo Van Hove to Stage English Language première of A Little Life - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: World Premiere of New Musical Berlusconi Announced - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Mandela, Young Vic Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Love London Love Culture’s Round Up of the Week: Sunday 11th December 2022 - Emma Clarendon
NEWSIES Troubadour, Wembley Park - Libby Purves
HARRY’S CHRISTMAS – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – it’s anything but merry - Alun Hood
NEWSIES – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – they’re critic-proof (and probably here to stay) - Alun Hood

10th December 2022

Review: Kerry Jackson, National Theatre - Ian Foster
Review: GREY MAN: A Stage and Screen Experiment - Ian Foster
Film Review: Summerland (2020) - Ian Foster
Film Review: Benjamin (2018) - Ian Foster
News: imitating the dog reveals cast for their retelling of Macbeth - Ian Foster
How to Create a Special Audience Experience in a Theatre - Ian Foster
‘Casting Off’, by A Good Catch - Katharine Kavanagh
‘Brave Space’, by Aloft Circus Arts - Katharine Kavanagh
Video Game Movie Adaptations That You Might Want to Watch - Ian Foster
Babes in the Wood - Thom Dibdin
Review Round Up: Hex, National Theatre - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Tom Holt’s Roast Me - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Live at Lola’s (The Hippodrome Casino, London) - The Family Stage
NEWS: Shakespeare North Playhouse Announce First Events for 2023 - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: The BFI Announce Programme Highlights for January 2023 - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Ohio State Murders,  James Earl Jones Theatre - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Broadway Production of Bad Cinderella - Emma Clarendon
Once Upon a Snowstorm - Thom Dibdin
Press/Harry’s Christmas (Review) - John Chapman
#MindTheBaubles: Stocking Fillers – festive offerings 2022 - Debbie Gilpin
Music Review: Funny Girl – New Broadway Cast Recording - Lisa Martland
Live at Lola’s – London Hippodrome - Lisa Martland
Captivating the Nativity - Thom Dibdin

9th December 2022

Book Review: Turn Around and Take a Bow! My Musical Life – Mike Dixon - Lisa Martland
Bugsy Malone – Alexandra Palace - Lisa Martland
The Australian Ballet School: Summer Season with Butterfly 2022 review - Simon Parris
Newsies the Musical – Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre - Lisa Martland
Beauty & the Beast: The Panto - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Casting Announced for The Fir Tree at the Shakespeare’s Globe - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Alice in Wonderland, Poltergeist Theatre (Brixton House) - The Family Stage
2022 What’s On Stage Award nominations - Ian Foster
News: Tara Fitzgerald and Maureen Beattie to star in Duet For One - Ian Foster
News: Sheridan Smith returns to the West End in Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine - Ian Foster
HEX Olivier, SE1 - Libby Purves
Handel’s Messiah: The Live Experience, Drury Lane Theatre - Laura Kressly
Mandela – Young Vic Theatre - Lisa Martland
Challenge Week 2022: Mind The Baubles - Debbie Gilpin
Newsies, Troubadour Theatre | Review - Olivia Mitchell
Review: Betty! A Sort of Musical - Kristy Stott
Joe Allen, Burleigh St, Covent Garden - Nick Lambert

8th December 2022

Book review: London Unseen - Louise Penn
REVIEW: Scroogelicious (Theatre Peckham) - The Family Stage
Bugsy Malone The Musical. Alexandra Palace Theatre - Philip Dehany
The Wizard of Oz by James Barry. - Elaine Chapman
Review: Orlando, Garrick Theatre - Ian Foster
All New Adventures of Peter Pan Review - Fairy Powered Productions
NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL WHATSONSTAGE AWARDS - Fairy Powered Productions
The Gunpowder Plot - Debbie Gilpin
BARN THEATRE ANNOUNCE 2023 SEASON - Fairy Powered Productions
News: Young Vic reveals cast of Further than the Furthest Thing - Ian Foster
Orlando Review - Fairy Powered Productions
GOSH! It’s Gyles & Judi & ALL The Dames! - Fairy Powered Productions
Wicked Chrimbo ’23 - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Wicked Announces New UK and Ireland Tour for 2023 - Emma Clarendon
News: Exciting Thriller Films That Will Keep You on The Edge of Your Seat - Ian Foster

7th December 2022

Welcome Back, Bloganuary! - Shane Morgan
Cinderella (Panto), New Victoria Theatre | Review - Olivia Mitchell
REVIEW: Cinderella, New Victoria Theatre (2022) - Emma Clarendon
Dick Whittington and His Cat Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Interview: Holy Sh*t (Riverside Studios) - Louise Penn
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Review - Fairy Powered Productions
First Ever Relaxed Performance For Back to the Future The Musical - Fairy Powered Productions
‘VARDY V ROONEY’ WILL MOVE TO THE AMBASSADORS THEATRE FROM 6 APRIL – 20 MAY 2023 - Fairy Powered Productions
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK REVIEW - Fairy Powered Productions
ShentonSTAGE Daily for WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7 - Mark Shenton
CAST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2:22 A GHOST STORY AT THE LYRIC THEATRE: CHERYL; HUGO CHEGWIN; LOUISE FORD AND SCOTT KARIM - Fairy Powered Productions
Hampstead Theatre announcement following 100% cut in Arts Council Funding - Fairy Powered Productions
FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR NO LIMITS COMING TO LONDON NEXT YEAR! - Fairy Powered Productions
Aladdin Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Full Cast Announced for 'No Limits' at the Turbine Theatre - Olivia Mitchell
First Ever Relaxed Performance For Back to the Future The Musical - Olivia Mitchell
Grey Man, Digital Theatre – Review - Michael Davis
Queenz The Show With Balls Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (New Wimbledon Theatre) - Louise Penn
The Massive Tragedy Of Emma Bovary! (Review) - John Chapman
Andy Karl to re-live Groundhog Day at The Old Vic - Lisa Martland
West End season and tour for Tony (The Tony Blair Rock Opera) - Lisa Martland
We Will Rock You to return to London 21 years after its debut - Lisa Martland
Hex – National Theatre - Lisa Martland

6th December 2022

Review: Wickies (Park Theatre) - Louise Penn
‘We Will Rock You’ Will Return to London in June 2023 - Olivia Mitchell
Re-review: Cabaret, The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre - Ian Foster
Film Review: Aisha (2022) - Ian Foster
Great London Songs - Nick Lambert
KIMBERLY AKIMBO – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – here’s a show and a heroine you’ll never forget - Alun Hood
REVIEW: Orlando, Garrick Theatre - Emma Clarendon

5th December 2022

Orlando, Garrick Theatre | Review - Olivia Mitchell
ORLANDO Garrick Theatre WC2 - Libby Purves
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Re-review: Best of Enemies, Noël Coward Theatre - Ian Foster
News: Lydia West to star in the UK premiere of A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction - Ian Foster
News: Crazy For You to open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre - Ian Foster
News: Donmar Warehouse reveals cast for Trouble in Butetown - Ian Foster
News: Rose Kingston announces 2023 work, including Adjoa Andoh’s Richard III - Ian Foster
Blogged: The Best Gambling Movies - Ian Foster
Interview With….Emily Lane - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Best of Enemies, Noel Coward Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Love London Love Culture’s Show Picks of the Week: Monday 5th December 2022 - Emma Clarendon
Cinderella Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Kerry Jackson – National Theatre - Maryam Philpott
Blackout Songs (Review) - John Chapman
News: new audio play season from award-winning Small Truth Theatre - Ian Foster
ShentonSTAGE Daily for MONDAY DECEMBER 5 - Mark Shenton

4th December 2022

‘Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!’: Paris prepares for the Kander and Ebb classic Cabaret - Lisa Martland
Music Review: Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical Soundtrack - Lisa Martland
Film Review: Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical - Lisa Martland
The Fabulist Fox Sister – Crazy Coqs - Lisa Martland
2022 Theatre at LouReviews (part 1) - Louise Penn
Robin Hood Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Blogged: How To Watch Your Favourite Series On Vacation - Ian Foster
First Look At…Mother Goose - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Mother Goose, Hackney Empire - Emma Clarendon
Inside the Rehearsals of…Claus the Musical - Emma Clarendon
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Announces Cast For Second Leg of UK and Ireland Tour - Fairy Powered Productions
Harry Hill and Steve Brown’s Musical TONY! to run at Leicester Square Theatre prior to UK Tour in - Fairy Powered Productions
ROSE THEATRE ANNOUNCE SPRING SEASON 2023 INCLUDING ADJOA ANDOH DIRECTING AND STARRING IN WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S RICHARD III - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: Operation Mincemeat to Receive West End Run - Emma Clarendon
CRAZY FOR YOU transfers to the West End. Susan Stroman’s acclaimed production to open at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 24 June 2023 - Fairy Powered Productions
NEWS: World Premiere of The Artist Announced - Emma Clarendon
TV review: Spike Milligan – the Unseen Archive - Louise Penn

3rd December 2022

REVIEW: Ghosted – Another F***ing Christmas Carol, The Other Palace - Emma Clarendon
The Wedding Speech Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Dick Whittington: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Review: Jack! at Chickenshed - Liz Dyer
Pantoland (Review) - John Chapman
Mr Palladium – The Man Who Brought Musicals To Argyll Street - Lisa Martland

2nd December 2022

The Nutcracker – Bristol Old Vic - Lisa Martland
London transfer for Chichester Festival Theatre’s Crazy For You - Lisa Martland
Give the Gift of WordPress.com! - Shane Morgan
Spiderman: Into the Pantoverse - Thom Dibdin
London Palladium date for Curve’s The Wizard of Oz - Lisa Martland
OTHELLO. Lyttelton, SE1 - Libby Purves
BEST OF ENEMIES. Noel Coward Theatre WC1 - Libby Purves
NEWS: Cast Announced for The Way Old Friends Do - Emma Clarendon
Panto: Mother Goose (Hackney Empire) - Louise Penn
Interview With…Carlyss Peer - Emma Clarendon
Pass It On - Tom Bolton
Review: The Dan Daw Show at HOME - Kristy Stott
We Heard You Wanted to Add SSH Keys - Shane Morgan
4Play - Thom Dibdin
AIN’T NO MO’ – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- Buckle up, it’s brilliant - Alun Hood
Writers’ Room (Review) - John Chapman
Preview: Jonny Feathers, with writer Martin Murphy - Louise Penn
ShentonSTAGE Daily for FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 - Mark Shenton
Capital Ring – Section 5 - Nick Lambert
Full cast for Once – In Concert - Lisa Martland
Full cast for Bake Off Musical’s West End transfer - Lisa Martland
First tour dates announced for Curve and Sadler’s Wells’ 42nd Street - Lisa Martland

1st December 2022

News: The Good Person of Szechwan reveals its cast - Ian Foster
Cinderella Review - Fairy Powered Productions
The Nutcracker Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Raymonda – English National Ballet Review - Fairy Powered Productions
The Nutcracker Review - Fairy Powered Productions
Review Round Up: Othello, National Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Unnatural Cycles Review - Fairy Powered Productions
DAWN FRENCH ANNOUNCES NEW 2023 UK TOUR DATES FOLLOWING MAJOR DEMAND FOR TICKETS - Fairy Powered Productions
Matthew Bourne’s ROMEO and JULIET will Return in 2023 with a 12-Week Tour including 5-Week Summer Season at Sadler’s Wells - Fairy Powered Productions
Review Round up: It’s A Wonderful Life, English National Opera, London Coliseum - Emma Clarendon
World Premiere of Spitting Image Saves the World to open in Birmingham- by Al Murray, Matt Forde & Sean Foley - Fairy Powered Productions
Cinderella - Thom Dibdin
Cinderella The Panto - Thom Dibdin
We Were Promised Honey! - Debbie Gilpin
Film Review: The Lost King (2022) - Ian Foster
Book review: Missing, a memoir - Louise Penn
Raymonda by English National Ballet. - Elaine Chapman
Full cast announced for The Great British Bake Off Musical: Haydn Gwynne, Zoe Birkett & more - Fairy Powered Productions
BRAND NEW PRODUCTION OF THE BELOVED MUSICAL, THE WIZARD OF OZ, TO PLAY THE ICONIC LONDON PALLADIUM NEXT SUMMER - Fairy Powered Productions
Ukraine Benefit - Thom Dibdin
Review: The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English - Louise Penn
Musicals Mash-Up 27-1 December 2022 - Lisa Martland
Review: Split Britches: Last gasp at Contact - Kristy Stott
THE WIND IN THE WILTONS.        Wiltons Music Hall, E1 - Libby Purves