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31st October 2023

Review: King Lear, Wyndham’s Theatre - Ian Foster
JEFFREY BERNARD IS UNWELL. Coach and Horses, Soho - Libby Purves
Review: ShakeItUp – The Improvised Shakespeare Show, Turbine Theatre - Ian Foster
TV Review: The Gilded Age (Series 2, Episode 1) - Ian Foster
First Look at…The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical, Apollo Theatre - Emma Clarendon
News: Donmar Warehouse completes its cast for Macbeth - Ian Foster
NEWS: Third Date Added to New Musical Billie The Kid - Emma Clarendon
News: An Enemy of the People cast announced - Ian Foster
The Tech Behind Sports Betting Platforms: A Deep Dive Into Algorithms And User Experience - Ian Foster
The Legacy of Blackjack in Film: An Exploration of Tension and Drama - Ian Foster
THE INQUIRY Minerva, Chichester - Libby Purves
Listings: Mon 30 Oct – Sun 5 Nov 2023 - Thom Dibdin
Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell. - Elaine Chapman
JEFFREY BERNARD IS UNWELL – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Robert Bathurst is the latest actor to hit the vodka as the notorious journalist - Alun Hood
Blue Mist - Aleks Sierz
Boy Parts, Soho Theatre - Laura Kressly
Project Dictator- Bristol Old Vic ☆☆☆☆ - Kris Hallett

30th October 2023

The Trial of Georgina Hallows - Vicky Anderson
November, November …shows to remember - Louise Penn
Review: The Inquiry, Minerva - Ian Foster
News: Nancy Carroll leads Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll at Hampstead Theatre - Ian Foster
NaNoWriMo + WordPress.com = The Ultimate Author’s Toolkit  - Shane Morgan
A second night of Horror - Thom Dibdin
News: Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] 3 and two-part Forsyth Saga in Park Theatre 2024 season - Ian Foster
ShentonSTAGE Daily: The Week in Review(s) OCT 23-29 - Mark Shenton
King Lear – Wyndham’s Theatre - Maryam Philpott
Preview: Malevo, Peacock Theatre - Laura Kressly

29th October 2023

NEWS: Principal Casting Announced for The Notebook on Broadway - Emma Clarendon
Theatre Openings: from w/c October 30 2023 - Mark Shenton
Love London Love Culture’s Exhibition Picks for 2024 - Emma Clarendon
Friday Night at the Horror Fest - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Casting Announced for The Enormous Crocodile Musical - Emma Clarendon
Review: Guy Fawkes It Up, Waterloo East Theatre - Ian Foster
News: Queen of the West End Kerry Ellis on major UK tour - Ian Foster

28th October 2023

Review: Guy Fawkes It Up (Waterloo East Theatre) - Louise Penn
REVIEW: Tension by Kylie Minogue - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Only Fools & Horses the Musical to Embark on UK Tour - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Side Show in Concert to Play at The London Palladium - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Babies – A New(born) Musical - Emma Clarendon
Green & Blue, Midlands Arts Centre – Review - Michael Davis
NEWS: West End Production of Grease to Embark on UK & Ireland Tour in 2024 - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: To Wong Foo the Musical, Hope Mill Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review: Boy Parts, Soho Theatre - a refreshingly unstereotypical female character - Rev Stan
Plays from the cheap seats 3 - Louise Penn

27th October 2023

Review: Lyonesse, Harold Pinter Theatre - Ian Foster
THE UNGODLY Red Rose Chain, Ipswich - Libby Purves
The Trotters are coming! - Thom Dibdin
REVIEW: Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Exchange Theatre - Kristy Stott
Review: We Are Monsters X Glass (Barons Court Theatre) - Louise Penn
News: Casting announced for the Come From Away UK and Ireland tour - Ian Foster
Edinburgh Horror Fest - Thom Dibdin
Battery Park - Thom Dibdin

26th October 2023

Review Round Up: Lyonesse, Harold Pinter Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Clyde’s, Donmar Warehouse - Emma Clarendon
The Twist of a Knife - Aleks Sierz
News: Lead casting revealed for UK tour of An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical - Ian Foster
Digital review: THROAT (web series by Chekhov’s Gum) - Louise Penn

25th October 2023

Quick Fire Questions With…Rebecca Lock - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Yellow (Short film) - Emma Clarendon
Hot Off the Press: New WordPress.com Themes for October 2023 - Shane Morgan
The Girl on The Train. - Elaine Chapman
THE CONFESSIONS Lyttelton, SE1 - Libby Purves
Listings: Mon 23 – Sun 29 Oct 2023 - Thom Dibdin
The Flea - Aleks Sierz
Review: I, Daniel Blake (Theatre Royal Stratford East) - Louise Penn
PPP: Disfunction - Thom Dibdin

24th October 2023

Review Round Up: The Confessions, National Theatre - Emma Clarendon
The Bodyguard the Musical on Tour Review: Starts with a bang and thrills throughout! - Olivia Mitchell
NEWS: Stage Adaptation of The Hunger Games Heading to the West End - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Lead Casting for Broadway Revival of Cabaret - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Here We Are, The Shed - Emma Clarendon
One Inbox to Rule Them All - Shane Morgan

23rd October 2023

Digital review: A Cold Supper Behind Harrods (Original Theatre) - Louise Penn
NEWS: Evening Standard Theatre Award Nominations Announced - Emma Clarendon
Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Female Characters in Film - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: New Musical Adaptation of 101 Dalmatians to Tour the UK - Emma Clarendon
Inside the Rehearsals of….Kin, Theatro Technis @ 26 Crowndale - Emma Clarendon
Clyde’s – Donmar Warehouse - Maryam Philpott
Schism - Thom Dibdin
ShentonSTAGE Daily: The Week in Review(s), OCTOBER 16-22 - Mark Shenton
‘Books!’, by Tit For Tat - Katharine Kavanagh
Plays from the cheap seats 2 - Louise Penn
Milestone. - Elaine Chapman
Thanks everyone - John Chapman
Theatre Openings: from w/c October 23 2023 - Mark Shenton

22nd October 2023

DEAR ENGLAND – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – it’s about a lot more than football - Alun Hood
REVIEW: Fashion City, Museum of London Docklands - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Rachel Tucker to Release New Studio Album …You’re Already Home - Emma Clarendon
Review: The Boy, Soho Theatre - Light touch story of refugees - Rev Stan
HAMNET – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – the RSC in fine form with this stage adaptation of popular novel - Alun Hood

21st October 2023

Simply Barbra. - Elaine Chapman
Album review: Alive & Well by Ryan Terrigno - Louise Penn
Review: Dear England, Prince Edward Theatre - Ian Foster
Woman Walking - Thom Dibdin
Review: Portia Coughlan, Almeida Theatre - a play that got under my skin - Rev Stan
Review: Elephant, Bush Theatre - Ian Foster
Review: Elephant (Bush Theatre) - Louise Penn
News: Small Truth Theatre and Terrifying Women announce its Halloween Fright Night Special - Ian Foster

20th October 2023

Dear England at the Prince Edward Theatre review: An Ode to the Nation - Olivia Mitchell
Hamnet at the Garrick Theatre review: Emotional, engaging and enchanting - Olivia Mitchell
NEWS: Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for Macbeth - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Tickets Now On Sale For The Devil Wears Prada - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Two For The Road (Short Film) - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for Bat Boy: The Musical - Emma Clarendon
Interview With…Samantha Lane - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Jimmy Walters to Direct European Premiere of Michael Healey’s 1979 - Emma Clarendon
The Electric Head presents Improvised Head - Elaine Chapman
Exhibition: Elvis – Direct from Graceland - Louise Penn
THE SCORE Theatre Royal, Bath - Libby Purves
News: Next National Theatre season to feature Sinéad Matthews and 6.30pm performances - Ian Foster
101 Dalmatians musical for Edinburgh - Thom Dibdin
Dear England by James Graham. - Elaine Chapman

19th October 2023

‘Sawdust Symphony’, by Michael Zandl, David Eisele, and Kolja Huneck - Katharine Kavanagh
I, Daniel Blake - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: The Pleasance Announces Christmas Show Gwyneth Goes Skiing - Emma Clarendon
Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Themed Afternoon Tea Picks: October 2023 - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Hamnet, Garrick Theatre - Emma Clarendon
The 2022 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards – Shortlist announced - Ian Foster

18th October 2023

Your New Go-To Keyboard Shortcut: Introducing the Command Palette - Shane Morgan
REVIEW: Disney100: The Exhibition, ExCel London - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Songs For A New World to Have London Revival - Emma Clarendon
PREVIEW: The Hills of California, Harold Pinter Theatre - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Elemental, Disney + - Emma Clarendon
The Barricade Boys West End Party at the Adelphi Theatre Review: Everything Great About Musical Theatre - Olivia Mitchell
Review Round Up: Death of England: Closing Time, National Theatre - Emma Clarendon

17th October 2023

OWNERS Jermyn st Theatre - Libby Purves
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Chichester Festival Theatre - Libby Purves
News: My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert reveals star names - Ian Foster
PPP: Meetings With The Monk - Thom Dibdin
Interview: John McKay, writer of Dead Dad Dog (Finborough Theatre) - Louise Penn
NEWS: Shedir Collection Announces Launch of New Hotel Palazzo Roma - Emma Clarendon
About Picture a Day Like This - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: Acting For Others Announce Return of A Nightmare on West Street - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Jersey Boys Announces Final West End Performance - Emma Clarendon
Tess- Ockham Razor ☆☆☆☆ - Kris Hallett
Listings: Mon 16 – Sun 22 Oct 2023 - Thom Dibdin
Oh What A Lovely War. - Elaine Chapman

16th October 2023

Home Grown: Musical Theatre by Australian Writers review [October 2023] - Simon Parris
New Course: Turn Your Passion Into Impact by Building an Online Course - Shane Morgan
TV Review: Wire in the Blood (Series 6) - Ian Foster
Review Round Up: Blue Mist, Royal Court Theatre - Emma Clarendon
ShentonSTAGE Newsletter: The Week in Review(s) October 9-15 - Mark Shenton
NEWS: New Production Images Released for The Phantom of the Opera - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Madonna: The Celebration Tour - Emma Clarendon
Owners – Jermyn Street Theatre - Maryam Philpott
NEWS: Rose Theatre Announce Spring 2024 Season - Emma Clarendon
A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER touring - Libby Purves
Pickled Republic - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: The Barn Theatre Announce Full Cast & Creative Team For Treasure Island - Emma Clarendon
October theatre reviews - John Chapman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Noel Coward Theatre - Laura Kressly
Review: Delinquent Dad (Theatre at the Tabard) - Louise Penn
Theatre Openings: from w/c October 16 2023 - Mark Shenton

15th October 2023

SUNSET BOULEVARD – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Nicole Scherzinger is the talk of the town in this mould-breaking new production - Alun Hood
Fringe Focus: Barons Court Theatre - Louise Penn
NEWS: Complete Line Up Announced for There’s No Place Like Home  - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, BFI London Film Festival - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Sunset Boulevard, Savoy Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Gutenberg! The Musical!, James Earl Jones Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Love London Love Culture’s Halloween Activity Picks: 2023 - Emma Clarendon

14th October 2023

NEWS: New Trailer Released for The Color Purple Musical Film - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Craft Recordings to Release Super Deluxe Edition of The Sound of Music - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Casting Announced for World Premiere of Brenda’s Got A Baby - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: New Trailer Released for Paul King’s Wonka - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Flowers for Mrs Harris, Riverside Studios - Emma Clarendon
Review: The Foreigners Panto (BOLD Elephant) - Louise Penn

13th October 2023

NEWS: Tina – The Tina Tuner Musical Extends West End Run - Emma Clarendon
And… And… And… - Thom Dibdin
Report To An Academy (Review) - John Chapman
Do I Love You? By John Godber. - Elaine Chapman
Sizwe Banzi is Dead. - Elaine Chapman
The Yellow Wallpaper - Tom Bolton
Review: Jock Night, Seven Dials Playhouse - Ian Foster
Les Mis for Glasgow Hydro - Thom Dibdin
Digital programme review: Dance Umbrella – short pieces - Louise Penn
Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Noël Coward Theatre - Ian Foster
SUNSET BOULEVARD. Savoy theatre WC2 - Libby Purves
Picture a Day Like This - Aleks Sierz

12th October 2023

Interview With…Ian Drysdale - Emma Clarendon
Dracula: Mina’s Reckoning - Thom Dibdin
Still Waiting… - Thom Dibdin
REVIEW: Maestro, BFI London Film Festival - Emma Clarendon
Plays from the cheap seats in London - Louise Penn

11th October 2023

Review: Nest (Polka Adventure Theatre) - Louise Penn
An appeal - John Chapman
Engage a Wider Audience With ActivityPub on WordPress.com - Shane Morgan
Review: A Voyage Round My Father, Richmond Theatre - Ian Foster
TV Review: Maryland - Ian Foster
Winners of the 2023 UK Theatre Awards - Ian Foster
News: Cast Announcement! Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize - Ian Foster
News: First casting is announced for new musical Starter For Ten - Ian Foster
News: Full casting revealed for SUPERYOU The Musical In Concert - Ian Foster
News: RSC announce cast for return of My Neighbour Totoro - Ian Foster
How CBD Can Help Enhance Your Music-Listening Experience - Ian Foster
Listings Mon 9 – Sun 15 Oct 2023 - Thom Dibdin
Review: Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder - Kristy Stott
Trevor Ashley-Queen of the Moment. - Elaine Chapman

10th October 2023

NEWS: Songs From Musical Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! Released - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: The Queen of My Dreams, BFI London Film Festival - Emma Clarendon
New to WordPress.com: Earn More By Adding a Paywall  - Shane Morgan
PPP: Stay - Thom Dibdin

9th October 2023

Upcoming Webinar: Effortless Course Creation With Sensei - Shane Morgan
Ben Hart-JADOO. - Elaine Chapman
Edinburgh Fringe Photo Diary - Katharine Kavanagh
REVIEW: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell - Emma Clarendon
‘Sawdust Symphony’ by Michael Zandl, David Eisele, and Kolja Huneck - Katharine Kavanagh
Inclusivity award for Cap Theatres - Thom Dibdin
Hamnet – Garrick Theatre - Maryam Philpott
ShentonSTAGE Daily — The Week in Review(s), Oct 2-8 - Mark Shenton
Theatre Openings: from w/c October 9 2023 - Mark Shenton
Review: The Changeling, Southwark Playhouse - Ian Foster

8th October 2023

It’s Her Turn Now presented by The Mill in Sonning. - Elaine Chapman
NEWS: Colonel Saab Announces Launch of Second Restaurant - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: The Bridge Theatre’s Production of Guys & Dolls Extends Booking Period - Emma Clarendon
Head Set, Midlands Arts Centre – Review - Michael Davis
Review: Iolanthe, London Coliseum - Ian Foster
Theatre in 5 questions with director Sara Joyce - "We wanted to fight for her without making her inherently likeable" - Rev Stan
Review: Noises Off, Theatre Royal Haymarket - Ian Foster
Theatre review: The Island (Cervantes Theatre) - Louise Penn
fell By Chris Salt. - Elaine Chapman
Soundworks Productions: Songs For A New World review [Melbourne 2023] - Simon Parris

7th October 2023

First Look at…Yolanda Kettle in The Interview - Emma Clarendon
Death of England: Closing Time - Aleks Sierz
Digital review: Adrift (The Space) - Louise Penn
REVIEW: Killers of the Flower Moon, BFI London Film Festival - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: A Chorus Line to Tour the UK in 2024 - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: First Casting Announced for Starter For Ten Musical - Emma Clarendon
Disciples - Thom Dibdin
FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Jenna Russell shines in London premiere of an acclaimed British musical - Alun Hood
Review: Othello (Riverside Studios) - Louise Penn
Adrift (Theatre Review) - John Chapman

6th October 2023

Mamma Mia! review [Melbourne 2023] - Simon Parris
Elvis: A Musical Revolution review [Melbourne] - Simon Parris
NEWS: New Production Images Released For Mamma Mia! The Party - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Rubens & Women, Dulwich Picture Gallery - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Live Aid Musical to Premiere at the Old Vic - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Kylie Minogue Surprises Cast of I Should Be So Lucky in Rehearsals - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: The Great Escaper - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Shooting Hedda Gabler, Rose Theatre - Emma Clarendon
New seasons across London – 30 picks - Louise Penn
The Changeling - Tom Bolton
Review: The Foreigner’s Panto, BOLD Theatre - Ian Foster
Flowers For Mrs Harris-The Musical directed by Bronagh Lagan. - Elaine Chapman

5th October 2023

Group Portrait in a Summer Landscape - Thom Dibdin
Theatre review: Sheila’s Island (Questors) - Louise Penn
Review: These Demons, Theatre 503 - atmospheric and funny but not quite the thriller it sets out to be - Rev Stan
Managing Domains on WordPress.com Has Never Been Better - Shane Morgan
My Doric Diary - Thom Dibdin
Wake Up - Thom Dibdin
Woodhill (Theatre Review) - John Chapman
Octopolis - Aleks Sierz
Review: JB Shorts at 53two - Kristy Stott

4th October 2023

Life of Pi. - Elaine Chapman
Life of Pi on Tour at the New Victoria Theatre Review: A Painful Story Vibrantly Brought to Life - Olivia Mitchell
Theatre review: fell (Barons Court Theatre) - Louise Penn
Review: The Brief Life & Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria, Arcola Theatre - Ian Foster
Review: BoyBi, Turbine Theatre - Ian Foster
Edinburgh Fringe digital review: Mr Fox - Louise Penn
News: Full casting announced for the House of Bernarda Alba at the National Theatre - Ian Foster
News: All Star Cast Lead Celebration of LGBTQ+ Representation in Musical Theatre at The Other Palace - Ian Foster
News: Magdalena Miecznicka makes playwriting debut at Hampstead Theatre with Nineteen Gardens - Ian Foster
Review Round Up: Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, Gielgud Theatre - Emma Clarendon
News: Full cast announced for West End transfer of The Motive and the Cue - Ian Foster
NEWS: The Design Museum Announces Barbie Exhibition for 2024 - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for World Premiere of Backstairs Billy - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: El Norte Launches La Fiesta Parties - Emma Clarendon
STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S OLD FRIENDS – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – unbeatable and unmissable - Alun Hood
News: West End cast announced for Charlie Kristensen’s There’s No Place Like Home - Ian Foster
Listings Mon 2 – Sun 8 Oct 2023 - Thom Dibdin
How to Make Money off Your Passions: A Guide - Ian Foster

3rd October 2023

PPP: The Sheriff of Kalamaki - Thom Dibdin
Sondheim's Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre Review: A Magical Piece of Theatre History - Olivia Mitchell
NEWS: Mean Girls the Musical Heading to London in 2024 - Emma Clarendon
Love London Love Culture’s Halloween Themed Afternoon Tea Picks: 2023 - Emma Clarendon
News: Curve reveals full cast for Evita - Ian Foster
Jude for the West End - Thom Dibdin
RuneSical (Theatre Review) - John Chapman
Murder in the Dark directed by Philip Frank’s. - Elaine Chapman
Sister Act - Thom Dibdin

2nd October 2023

Fringe Focus: Old Red Lion Theatre Pub & Grimfest - Louise Penn
Sunset Boulevard – Savoy Theatre - Maryam Philpott
NEWS: Musical Con 2023 Announce Full Schedule - Emma Clarendon
ShentonSTAGE Daily: The Week in Review(s) - Mark Shenton
Theatre Openings: from w/c October 2 2023 - Mark Shenton
Frankie Thompson and Liv Ello: Body Show, Soho Theatre - Laura Kressly
GRAMOPHONE Review: Price Piano Concerto/Symphony No 1/Ethiopia’s Shadow in America – His Resignation and Faith – Kanneh-Mason, Chineke!/Suganandarajah/Cox - Edward Seckerson
GRAMOPHONE Review: Shostakovich Symphony No 14/Six Verses of Marina Tsvetayeva – BBC Philharmonic/ Storgards - Edward Seckerson
GRAMOPHONE Review: Walton Violin Concerto/Respighi Violin Sonata in B minor – RPO/Ward - Edward Seckerson
Gramophone Review: Burnished Gold – Robyn Allegra Parton/Simon Lepper - Edward Seckerson
GRAMOPHONE Review: Mahler Symphony No. 9 – Minnesota Orchestra/Vanska - Edward Seckerson
GRAMOPHONE Review: Rachmaninov Symphonies 2 & 3 / Isle of the Dead – Philadelphia Orchestra/Nézet-Séguin - Edward Seckerson

1st October 2023

Digital review: RuneSical (Gigglemug) - Louise Penn
Review Round Up: Trompe L’Oeil,The Other Palace - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Steve Coogan to Star in World Premiere of Dr. Strangelove - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Taran Killam to Star as Lancelot in Broadway Revival of Spamalot - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Bonnie & Clyde – West End Cast Recording - Emma Clarendon
PETER PAN GOES WRONG touring - Libby Purves