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31st January 2024

Review: The King and I, Dominion Theatre - Ian Foster
Pan and Tink join Rydell High - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Further Casting Announced for World Premiere of Wild About You in Concert - Emma Clarendon
Boy In Da Korma by Jaisal Marmion. - Elaine Chapman
Bringing You a Faster, More Secure Web: HTTP/3 Is Now Enabled for All Automattic Services - Shane Morgan
Listings: Mon 29 Jan – Sun 4 Feb - Thom Dibdin
Manipulate live listings - Thom Dibdin
REVIEW: Edges, Taylor Jay Productions (Phoenix Arts Club) - The Family Stage
Vaulty Chattles: Good News/Bad News - Louise Penn

30th January 2024

CHITA RIVERA, R.I.P. - Alun Hood
Theatre review: I Should Be So Lucky (New Wimbledon Theatre) - Louise Penn
Review: As SHE Liked It, Greenwich Theatre - Ian Foster
I Should Be So Lucky written and directed by Debbie Isitt. - Elaine Chapman
Abridgd Too Far – Even Further (Theatre Review) - John Chapman

29th January 2024

NEWS: Winners of The 2024 The Stage Awards Announced - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Mamma Mia! The Party Celebrates 1000th Performance at The O2 - Emma Clarendon
The Motive and the Cue - Aleks Sierz
Graham Simpson, unsung hero - Thom Dibdin
Till the Stars Come Down – National Theatre - Maryam Philpott

28th January 2024

NEWS: First Song & Video Released for New Musical Soho Dreams - Emma Clarendon
Digital review: A They In A Manger (Camden People’s Theatre) - Louise Penn
Five Films to Watch on Valentine’s Day: 2024 - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Hadestown Extends West End Run - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Plaza Suite Extends West End Run By Two Weeks - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Michael Ahomka-Lindsay to Join Cast of Cabaret - Emma Clarendon
NEWS:New Casting Announced for Les Miserables - Emma Clarendon
Inside the Rehearsals of….The Hills of California, Harold Pinter Theatre - Emma Clarendon

27th January 2024

Theatre review: Fire Embers Ash - Louise Penn
Theatre review: Paved With Gold And Ashes - Louise Penn
REVUE OF REVIEWS: Theatre highlights 2023 - The Family Stage
Acaste Wanted! - Thom Dibdin
Review Round Up: The Color Purple - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Back to the Future Extends West End Booking Period - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for The Addams Family Musical in Concert - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Pop Group Steps Announce World Premiere of New Musical Here & Now - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Divine Might by Natalie Haynes - Emma Clarendon

26th January 2024

Review Round Up: Northanger Abbey, Orange Tree Theatre - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Wonka - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: The Most Precious of Goods, Marylebone Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Little Shop of Horrors - Thom Dibdin
Review: HEART, Brixton House Theatre - Ian Foster
News: Michael Ahomka-Lindsay to join Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club - Ian Foster
Festival Focus: Footprints: The EU Killed My Dad - Louise Penn
Here & Now a Musical by Steps to Debut This Year - Olivia Mitchell

25th January 2024

SIX – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – it’s six years of Six! - Alun Hood
Love London Love Culture’s Picks of Things to Do on Valentine’s Day: 2024 - Emma Clarendon
Theatre review: Tongues and Savage/Love (Seven Dials Playhouse) - Louise Penn
NEWS: National Theatre Announces Additional Shows for 2024 - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Casting Announced for Stage Adaptation of Burlesque - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) Announces West End Transfer - Emma Clarendon
Review: Queer Planet, Camden People’s Theatre - Ian Foster
News: Jermyn Street Theatre announces The Lonely Londoners - Ian Foster
Guide to Playing Free Slots - Ian Foster
THE FROGS. Royal and Derngate, Northampton - Libby Purves
Theatre review: Northanger Abbey (Orange Tree Theatre) - Louise Penn

24th January 2024

NORTHANGER ABBEY Orange Tree, Richmond - Libby Purves
Hot Off the Press: New WordPress.com Themes for January 2024 - Shane Morgan
Film Review: Napoleon (2023) - Ian Foster
News: New Cast Members join Guys & Dolls at the Bridge Theatre ahead of its first anniversary - Ian Foster
News: Cast announced for MTFestUK 2024 - Ian Foster
News: 42 Balloons reveals full cast and creatives - Ian Foster
Adapting Jane Austen - Louise Penn
Cobra Casino Online Review: A Gaming Sanctuary for Enthusiasts 🎰🐍 - Ian Foster
Woo Casino 2024: A Contemporary Online Gaming Haven - Ian Foster
Fire Embers Ash by Hailey Mashburn. - Elaine Chapman
Pokie Spins Casino: A New Sensation in Australian Online Gaming - Ian Foster
Theatre review: Leaves of Glass (Park Theatre) - Louise Penn
Rock ’N’ Roll - Aleks Sierz
BoVegas Australia Casino: A Detailed Review for Australian Players - Ian Foster
Discover the Excitement of GunsBet Casino in Australia: A Unique Gaming Experience - Ian Foster

23rd January 2024

THE MOST PRECIOUS OF GOODS Marylebone Theatre - Libby Purves
Interview With….Zachary James - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Nominations for the 2024 Oscars Announced - Emma Clarendon
Globe 2024: “Feel Alive” - Debbie Gilpin
Shrek the Musical - Thom Dibdin
Theatre review: Blood On Your Hands (Southwark Playhouse) - Louise Penn
Listings Mon 22 – Sun 28 Jan 2024 - Thom Dibdin
ShentonSTAGE Newsletter: TUESDAY JANUARY 23 - Mark Shenton
REVIEW: Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations by The Vaccines - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: New Production Images Released for Les Miserables - Emma Clarendon
Cowbois, Royal Court Theatre - Laura Kressly
The Real Inspector Hound (Theatre Review) - John Chapman
Preview: Fire Embers Ash (Barons Court Theatre) - Louise Penn

22nd January 2024

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for World Premiere of Opening Night - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: West End Stars Attend Special Screening of The Color Purple - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Performances Announced for 24th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Billy Crudup to Make West End Debut in Harry Clarke - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Disney’s Frozen Extends West End Run For Final Time - Emma Clarendon
Embrace the Future With AI-Assisted Content Creation - Shane Morgan
Review Round Up: Cruel Intentions the Musical, The Other Palace - Emma Clarendon
Festival Focus: FreshFest: 26.2 Reasons To Stay Alive - Louise Penn
NEWS: Peter Morgan’s Patriots Heading to Broadway - Emma Clarendon
Love London Love Culture’s Afternoon Tea Picks: February 2024 - Emma Clarendon
COWBOIS – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – hilarious, life-enhancing and full of surprises, this is a must-see - Alun Hood
Review Round Up: Cirque Du Soleil’s Alegria: In A New Light, Royal Albert Hall - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: West End Cast Announced for Next To Normal - Emma Clarendon
Northanger Abbey – Orange Tree Theatre - Maryam Philpott
‘Ritselingen’, by Rode Boom - Katharine Kavanagh
Preview: Paved With Gold And Ashes (Barons Court Theatre) - Louise Penn

21st January 2024

Horror Shop for Eusog - Thom Dibdin
The Inheritance review [Melbourne] - Simon Parris
Look Behind You by Daniel Wain. - Elaine Chapman
The 2023 fosterIAN award winners - Ian Foster
fosterIAN awards 2023 - Ian Foster
My 10 favourite shows of 2023 - Ian Foster
2023 Best Lead Performance in a Musical - Ian Foster
2023 Best Supporting Performance in a Musical - Ian Foster
2023 Best Lead Performance in a Play - Ian Foster
2023 Best Supporting Performance in a Play - Ian Foster
Festival Focus: MimeLondon: Ad Infinitum’s Last Rites - Louise Penn

20th January 2024

NEWS: Mark Strong & Lesley Manville to Star in Robert Icke’s Oedipus - Emma Clarendon
News: Full casting announced for Rachel O’Riordan’s Faith Healer - Ian Foster
News: Sheffield Theatres announce casting for The Crucible at the Crucible - Ian Foster
News: Adrian Dunbar to make musicals debut with Stephanie J Block in Kiss Me Kate - Ian Foster
Cowbois - Tom Bolton
Kin - Tom Bolton
Theatre review: Cruel Intentions (The Other Palace) - Louise Penn
What to Know About AI Music Generators: The Complete Guide - Ian Foster

19th January 2024

Review Round Up: Cowbois, Royal Court Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Love London Love Culture’s Show Picks for Valentine’s Day 2024 - Emma Clarendon
‘KORROL’, by Grensgeval in collaboration with Aifoon - Katharine Kavanagh
Review Round Up: Kin, National Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review: Kindred, Jack Studio Theatre - Ian Foster
Paved With Gold And Ashes/Fire Embers Ash (Theatre Review) - John Chapman
Review: Gangsta Baby, Hope Theatre - Ian Foster
News: Harry McDonald’s Foam to premiere at the Finborough Theatre - Ian Foster
January theatre reviews - John Chapman
Theatre review: Rehab the Musical (Neon 194) - Louise Penn
How Aladdin Became a Broadway Sensation: The Musical Marvel Unveiled - Ian Foster
KINDRED By Aimee Walker-Reid. - Elaine Chapman

18th January 2024

Focus-UK: A Flemish Connection - Katharine Kavanagh
NEWS: Old Vic Theatre to Stage Oedipus in 2025 - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Musical Adaptation of The Great Gatsby is Heading to Broadway - Emma Clarendon
Review: Afterglow, Southwark Playhouse - passionate and poignant - Rev Stan
News: Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) to transfer to the West End - Ian Foster
Macbeth - Thom Dibdin
Transgression by Loretta Monaco. - Elaine Chapman
Rehab the Musical at Neon 194 Review: Struggles to Find Its Narrative Harmony - Olivia Mitchell
Kin, National Theatre - Laura Kressly
NEWS: Revival of Kiss Me Kate to Run at the Barbican - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Cast & Creative Team Announced for World Premiere of Folio Theatre’s Nanny - Emma Clarendon
REHAB – The Musical – ⭐️⭐️ – if you thought they didn’t make them like this anymore, you were wrong… - Alun Hood

17th January 2024

Review Round Up: The Boys in the Boat - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: Blood Brothers, New Victoria Theatre - Emma Clarendon
DON’T DESTROY ME – ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – intriguing rediscovery from the 1950s still packs a punch - Alun Hood
For One Night Only! - Elaine Chapman
KIN Lyttelton, SE1 - Libby Purves
Jekyll & Hyde - Thom Dibdin
Not Even The Dogs (Theatre Review) - John Chapman
Howden Park’s future secure - Thom Dibdin
Theatre review: Kin (National Theatre) - Louise Penn

16th January 2024

Listings: Mon 15 – Sun 21 January 2024 - Thom Dibdin
ShentonSTAGE Newsletter: TUESDAY JANUARY 16 - Mark Shenton
Theatre review: Yoga and Sex … (Etcetera Theatre) - Louise Penn
DON’T DESTROY ME Arcola, Dalston - Libby Purves

15th January 2024

Charting a Course to Success: How Unite Experience Navigates the Marketing Landscape - Shane Morgan
NEWS: Priscilla the Party! Heading to London - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Jamie Lloyd’s Production of Sunset Boulevard Heading to Broadway - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Prayer For the French Republic, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Maggie O’Farrell on Lucrezia de’ Medici - Aleks Sierz
Kin – National Theatre - Maryam Philpott
Cockfosters - Debbie Gilpin

14th January 2024

YOGA & SEX…FOR WOMEN (OVER 40) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – superb solo comedy taking a swing at wellness and self-help, with an Aussie twang - Alun Hood
She, Etcetera Theatre – Review - Michael Davis
The Trapped Doe, Etcetera Theatre – Review - Michael Davis
Cockfosters, Turbine Theatre – Review - Michael Davis
NEWS: The 39 Steps to Embark on First UK for Eight Years - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Jonathan Blakeley’s Play Stitches to play at The Hope Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Kim’s Convenience, Park Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Operation Mincemeat (Theatre Review) - John Chapman
REVIEW: The Running Grave by Robert Galbraith - Emma Clarendon
Cast recording round-up - Louise Penn
NEWS: Casting Announced For UK Tour of Little Shop of Horrors - Emma Clarendon
Interview With…Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: The Good John Proctor, Jermyn Street Theatre - Emma Clarendon

13th January 2024

NEWS: The Handmaid’s Tale to Return to the English National Opera - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for The Boy at the Back of the Class - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: VAULT Announces Tickets for First VAULT Gala On Sale - Emma Clarendon
Cold War - Tom Bolton
Review: Cockfosters, The Turbine Theatre - fun and peculiar - Rev Stan

12th January 2024

Forth turns 45 - Thom Dibdin
Interview With…Emery Hunter - Emma Clarendon
Interview With…Paul Huntley-Thomas - Emma Clarendon
Preview: Cluedo 2 – The Next Chapter (UK tour) - Louise Penn
Swan Lake - Debbie Gilpin
Review: Cockfosters, Turbine Theatre - Ian Foster
The Sex Lives Of Puppets (Theatre Review) - John Chapman
THE GOOD JOHN PROCTOR Jermyn St Theatre - Libby Purves

11th January 2024

REVIEW: The Unfriend, Wyndham’s Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Create a Stellar Resume Using Any WordPress.com Theme - Shane Morgan
Digital theatre: The Fruity Prince (The Space) - Louise Penn
News: Sally Dexter, Caroline Harker and Clive Mantle cast in The Children - Ian Foster
TV Review: Silent Witness (Series 27, Episodes 1 + 2) - Ian Foster
News: The Human Body completes its cast at the Donmar Warehouse - Ian Foster
TV Review: Becoming Elizabeth (Season 1) - Ian Foster
Cockfosters (Theatre Review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Nominees Announced for the 2024 EE Rising Star Award - Emma Clarendon

10th January 2024

THE ENFIELD HAUNTING Ambassadors, WC2 - Libby Purves
Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Wedding Musician in London - Ian Foster
REVIEW: Exhibitionists, King’s Head Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Review: The Unfriend, Wyndham's Theatre - Frances Barber elevates every scene she is in - Rev Stan
News: Cast announced for new production of Little Shop of Horrors coming to theatres this spring - Ian Foster
30th Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations - Ian Foster
Listings Mon 8 – Sun 14 Jan 2024 - Thom Dibdin

9th January 2024

Grease review [Melbourne 2024] - Simon Parris
Offies Finalists - John Chapman
ShentonSTAGE Newsletter: MONDAY JANUARY 8 - Mark Shenton
Preview: Blood on Your Hands (Southwark Playhouse) - Louise Penn

8th January 2024

Review: Exhibitionists, King’s Head Theatre - Ian Foster
Film Review: Allelujah (2022) - Ian Foster
Enhance Your Site’s Reach with Our Exclusive “SEO Foundations” Webinar - Shane Morgan
NEWS: New Vic Theatre to Stage Premiere of Ron Hutchinson’s A Leap in the Dark - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: Poor Things - Emma Clarendon
TV Review: Silent Witness (Series 26) - Ian Foster
Shakespeare’s Women – Sam Wanamaker Theatre - Maryam Philpott
The Vortex/A Song At Twilight (Review) - John Chapman
NEWS: Bohemia Media Announce Release Date for Michel Franco’s Memory - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Casting Announced for Ira Levin’s Deathtrap at The Mill at Sonning - Emma Clarendon
Review Round Up: 1979, Finborough Theatre - Emma Clarendon
List of theatre festivals in 2024 - Louise Penn

7th January 2024

The Choir of Man by Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay. - Elaine Chapman
NEWS: Musical Adaptation of Mrs. Doubtfire Extends West End Run - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Layered Reality Announce Elvis Evolution - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Plaza Suite - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: BAFTA Announces Longlists for 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: The Sex Lives of Puppets, Southwark Playhouse Borough - Emma Clarendon
NEW SHOWS FOR 2024 I’M MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO – International - Alun Hood
NEW SHOWS FOR 2024 I’M MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO – London - Alun Hood
NEW SHOWS FOR 2024 I’M MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO – UK Regional and Touring - Alun Hood

6th January 2024

Review: The Sex Lives of Puppets, Southwark Playhouse - cheeky and laugh out loud funny - Rev Stan
News: Jamie Lloyd’s Sunset Boulevard to open on Broadway - Ian Foster

5th January 2024

NEWS: First Day of Rehearsals Image Released for An Enemy of the People - Emma Clarendon
The 10 Most Popular Plugins on WordPress.com - Shane Morgan
News: Full Casting and Daily Lottery Tickets Announced for Plaza Suite - Ian Foster
The Ultimate Bookworm’s Wishlist: Must-Reads for Every Genre - Ian Foster
Ghosts - Tom Bolton
12 Days of Lesley Manville – 11: Rupture (2016) - Ian Foster
News: Cast announced for Twelve Angry Men at Richmond Theatre - Ian Foster

4th January 2024

12 Days of Lesley Manville – 10: Maleficent – Mistress of Evil (2019) - Ian Foster

3rd January 2024

Ten Shows Opening in London: January 2024 - Emma Clarendon
Out of 2023 – Into 2024 - Debbie Gilpin
PREVIEW: The Merchant of Venice 1936, Criterion Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Listings: Mon 1 – Sun 7 January 2024 - Thom Dibdin
NEWS: Gecko Theatre Offers School Workshops as Part of Thomas Wolsey 550 Project - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: New Cultural Podcast The Pink Podcast to Launch - Emma Clarendon
12 Days of Lesley Manville – 9: I Am Maria - Ian Foster

2nd January 2024

NEWS: Cast Announced for London Revival of Songs For A New World - Emma Clarendon
REVIEW: A Haunting in Venice - Emma Clarendon
TV Review: Men Up - Ian Foster
Top Theatre 2023 - Kris Hallett
TV Review: Murder is Easy - Ian Foster
Getting Through A Vacation As Smoothly As Possible - Ian Foster
12 Days of Lesley Manville – 8: Harlots (Series 3) - Ian Foster

1st January 2024

PREVIEW: Look Behind You!, Tabard Theatre - Emma Clarendon
PREVIEW: The Mother of Kamal, Upstairs at the Gatehouse - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Jon Robyns to Appear in First Solo Concert - Emma Clarendon
Inside the Rehearsals of…Don’t Destroy Me, Arcola Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Theatre in 5 questions: Mark Down & Ben Keaton, co-writers/directors, The Sex Lives of Puppets, Southwark Playhouse - Rev Stan
REVIEW: Saltburn - Emma Clarendon
Most popular posts of 2023 - Debbie Gilpin
ShentonSTAGE Newsletter: MONDAY JANUARY 1 - Mark Shenton
Political New Writing and the Importance of the Text: 2023 in Review - Maryam Philpott
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – delightful small scale musical with equal appeal to adults and children - Alun Hood
Love London Love Culture’s Round Up of the Year: 2023 - Emma Clarendon
Happy 2024 - John Chapman
12 Days of Lesley Manville – 7: Ordinary Love (2019) - Ian Foster