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31st May 2019

Interview: Playwright Adam Ward - Vicky Anderson
REVIEW: Russell Maliphant Company: Silent Lines at The Lowry - Kristy Stott
‘I want to show children the history of deaf people’: Fifi Garfield feels privileged to be part of Horrible Histories Dreadful Deaf - Emma Clarendon
‘Even though I’ve heard it lots of times I still find it really informative’: Director Penelope Chater on Vaudeville of the Vulva - Featured Content
Review: Four O’Clock Flowers at The Space - Liz Dyer
‘These guys are our future artists and audiences’: Molly Taylor on creating What Was Left for the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Bridge Company - Featured Content
‘A triumph, both artistically & theatrically’: AMELIE THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★★ - Anne Cox
Outrageous Fortune, Greenwich Theatre - Laura Kressly
‘Different to anything that is currently running at the moment’: WHITE PEARL – Royal Court Theatre - Amy Toledano
Come From Away - Carole Woddis
‘Sums up perfectly the age in which we are currently living’: MAN OF LA MANCHA – West End ★★★ - Kate Gould
NEWS: Ryan Craig’s Games for Lovers comedy premieres at The Vaults, Cast announced - Featured Content
‘It was just the most magical experience of reading a play’: Director Rob Ellis fills in the background on new play Cuttings at the Hope Theatre - John Chapman
NEWS: Oneness Sankara premieres tale of motherhood, Chasing Rainbows, at Hoxton Hall - Featured Content
‘Dreams & aspirations are devastatingly unreachable’: THE GLASS MENAGERIE – Arcola Theatre - Laura Kressly
‘Tells us nothing new’: VINCENT RIVER – Trafalgar Studios - Jonathan Baz
In The Willows- Bristol Old Vic ☆☆☆☆ - Kris Hallett
NEWS: 2019 HighTide Festival at Aldeburgh includes Kenny Emson & Sophie Ellerby premieres - Press Releases
‘If this show is saved at all, it’s by some of the acting’: RUTHERFORD & SON – National Theatre - Rachel Williams
NEWS: Cush Jumbo makes her Young Vic debut as Hamlet in Kwame Kwei-Armah’s 2020 Young Vic season - Press Releases
Review: Drawing the Line - Shanine Salmon
‘Fatally unbalanced’: THE STARRY MESSENGER – West End - Ian Foster
Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience, 56 Leadenhall Street - Shanine Salmon
Rise Up: Flat 4 Theatre - Sophie Garrod

30th May 2019

River in the Sky by Peter Taylor. - Elaine Chapman
The Glass Menagerie, Arcola Theatre - Laura Kressly
‘Are we all only two mistakes from homelessness?’: Caroline Gray on the inspiration for Taking Liberties - Featured Content
ALBUM REVIEWS: Matthew Croke’s Only Dreaming & Anna O’Byrne’s Dream - Ian Foster
Q&A video: Watch Terri interview producer, director & stars of Amour… must now finish 8 Jun - Terri Paddock
Rutherford and Son – Review - Anne Cox
‘Highlighting its relevance to the present climate’: HENRY V – Cirencester ★★★★ - Debbie Gilpin
Rocketman - Debbie Gilpin
#MischiefMay Q&A video: What could possibly go wrong at The Play That Goes Wrong post-show? - Terri Paddock
‘The Frasier/Only Fools & Horses mash-up you didn’t know you wanted’: MAN OF LA MANCHA – West End - Shanine Salmon
‘Elegance & raw energy scorches throughout’: HARPER REGAN – Tabard Theatre - Laura Kressly
NEWS: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin transfers to the West End - Press Releases
‘It’s hard not to love Broderick’s performance’: THE STARRY MESSENGER – West End ★★★ - Libby Purves
FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★ reviews are in for ‘powerful & hard-hitting female tale’ Blueprint Medea - Featured Content
‘Fascism is rising everywhere’: WATCH behind-the-scenes videos for Sartre’s The Flies - Featured Content
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Our Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre - Emma Clarendon
‘I wanted to write something that had no other function apart from making people laugh’: Jennifer Selway on new comedy Flat Out - Featured Content
‘Sets Williams’ seminal drama in an entirely new context without changing a word’: THE GLASS MENAGERIE – Arcola Theatre - Maryam Philpott
‘A new-century’s howl of irritated perception at the imprisoning absurdities of society’: RUTHERFORD & SON – National Theatre ★★★★★ - Libby Purves
‘We have been conditioned to diminish the potential for pleasure that is present in our bodies’: Laura-Doe Harris on Vaudeville of the Vulva - Featured Content
THE STARRY MESSENGER Wyndhams, WC2 - Libby Purves
Vincent River - Review - Jonathan Baz

29th May 2019

‘It’ll definitely get you hooked’: Carolin Stoltz joins the cast of Witness for the Prosecution at County Hall - Emma Clarendon
‘Atwell’s performance anchors the play’: ROSMERSHOLM – West End ★★★★★ - Michael Davis
‘Should you go & see it? I have a strong suspicion that you should’: THE MOUSETRAP – Touring ★★★ - Thom Dibdin
PHOTOS & VIDEOS: More on the making of Dante or Die’s User Not Found - Featured Content
‘One of the most deeply romantic things I’ve seen on stage all year’: AMELIE THE MUSICAL – Touring - Ian Foster
White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King - Amy Toledano
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri & special expert guests at Vincent River - Terri Paddock
‘A compelling production of a flawed play’: KING HEDLEY II – Theatre Royal Stratford East - Ian Foster
PHOTOS: Sneak into the rehearsal room for new comedy Cuttings, set in the world of theatrical PR - Featured Content
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Anna at the National Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Cutting(s) remarks - John Chapman
WATCH: Brexit’s Adam Masters launches his bid to be our new Prime Minister - Featured Content
RUTHERFORD AND SON Lyttelton, SE1 - Libby Purves
WATCH: Ease the Game of Thrones withdrawal symptoms with this teaser for Westeros-themed theatrical feast Dinner is Coming - Featured Content
‘Extravaganza of murder, betrayal & spectacle’: DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE – Lyric Hammersmith - Laura Kressly
Justice, Blue Elephant Theatre - Laura Kressly
PHOTOS: Who’s the gorilla? Behind the scenes in Precious Little rehearsals - Featured Content
Theatre Review: Rutherford and Son - Rachel Williams
REVIEW Man of La Mancha - THREE STARS - Kate Gould

28th May 2019

Tosca, Royal Opera House | Review - Olivia Mitchell
‘It’s a gift of play’: Scott Le Crass directs Country Music at the Omnibus Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Henry V (The Barn Theatre) - Debbie Gilpin
NEWS: Crossline Theatre’s tale of sexual empowerment, Friday Night Love Poem, comes to Camden People’s Theatre - Featured Content
Rise Up: Aslant Theatre Company shows a different perspective on the stories that we know - Sophie Garrod
Zog ~ Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham - Helen McWilliams
Text of the Day: White Pearl - Aleks Sierz
‘Inventive & entertaining treat’: HENRY V – Cirencester ★★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
‘Heartfelt, eye-opening & thought-provoking’: RETURN TO HACKNEY – Theatro Technis ★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
All My Sons - Debbie Gilpin
‘A journey well worth a watch’: HARPER REGAN – Tabard Theatre - Liz Dyer
‘A rib-cracking satire’: BENEATH THE BLUE RINSE – Park Theatre - Shanine Salmon
Best of the Blogs: The Lehman Trilogy, Anna, Vincent River, Our Town & more - Lisa Martland
‘Musical theatre of the highest degree’: THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON – Southwark Playhouse - Ian Foster
Rosmersholm, Duke of York’s Theatre – Review - Michael Davis

27th May 2019

‘It’s impossible not to get swept up in the excitement’: MATILDA THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
‘A heady mix of theatre & performance art’: DRESSED. – Touring - Shane Morgan
My Stagey Week - 20 - Philip Dehany
Henry V, Barn Theatre | Review - Olivia Mitchell
‘I call it my Happy Lord of the Flies’: Wise Children’s Emma Rice talks about the inspiration for her Malory Towers musical - Anne Cox
‘The perfect start to a night out on the town’: SH!TFACED SHAKESPEARE: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW – Leicester Square Theatre ★★★★ - Amy Toledano
The Glass Menagerie – Arcola Theatre - Maryam Philpott
White Pearl - Aleks Sierz
‘Filled with naughtiness & playfulness’: LITTLE DEATH CLUB – Underbelly Festival ★★★★★ - Emma Clarendon

26th May 2019

‘Cheerful, unpatronising kindness’: Disability access in a brave new world - Susan Elkin
Meet the cast of Driving Miss Daisy at York Theatre Royal led by Paula Wilcox & Maurey Richards - Anne Cox
NEWS: Madeleine George’s Precious Little gets its London premiere, cast announced - Featured Content
‘Hilarious, thoughtful & poignant’: BENEATH THE BLUE RINSE – Park Theatre ★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
Terri trips: Blueprint Medea at the Finborough Theatre & Dante or Die’s User Not Found - Terri Paddock
‘Leaves you feeling uplifted’: MAMA G’S STORY TIME ROADSHOW – Lion & Unicorn Theatre & Touring ★★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
Theatre Review: ANNA - Rachel Williams
‘A compelling drama not to be missed’: VINCENT RIVER – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★ - Luca Molinari
Disability access: O Brave New World - Susan Elkin

25th May 2019

‘Getting to sing material that I don’t normally sing is really exciting’: Liam Tamne is one of the Main Men of Musicals - Emma Clarendon
‘Might be the most energetic performance I’ve ever seen’: THE WORST LITTLE WAREHOUSE IN LONDON – Touring ★★★★ - Debbie Gilpin
‘Rollicking political comedy’: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON – Park Theatre ★★★ - Shanine Salmon
‘This message really packs a punch’: MATTHEW BOURNE’s ROMEO & JULIET – Touring - Not Exactly Billington
‘Captures the whimsy & delight of the film wonderfully’: AMELIE THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
Review: Harper Regan at Tabard Theatre - Liz Dyer
‘Easy to forget the real people behind the headlines’: DOES MY BOMB LOOK BIG IN THIS? – Soho Theatre - Laura Kressly
‘For sheer technical theatrical genius, it’s in a class of its own’: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY – West End ★★★★ - Jonathan Baz
About Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons - Aleks Sierz
‘The thriller aspects are definitely effective, if not the sense of history’: ANNA – National Theatre - Aleks Sierz
Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow by Robert Pearce. - Elaine Chapman
‘Best Arthur Miller production I’ve ever seen’: DEATH OF A SALESMAN – Young Vic - Rachel Williams
Opera Australia: Il Viaggio a Reims review [Melbourne 2019] - Simon Parris

24th May 2019

The Worst Little Warehouse in London - Debbie Gilpin
Birthday Blog-Post - Helen McWilliams
NEWS: Jennifer Selway premieres new comedy Flat Out at Upstairs at the Gatehouse - Featured Content
NEWS: Game of Thrones’ Meena Rayann stars in Exchange Theatre’s tenth anniversary The Flies - Featured Content
‘A truly moving show to see’: DREAM OF A KING – Brighton ★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
‘Cutting-edge & thought-provoking’: USER NOT FOUND – CoffeeWorks Project ★★★★ - Luca Molinari
‘One saving grace is the vocals’: ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS & RAGING QUEENS – Union Theatre - Olivia Mitchell
‘The whole company must be applauded’: BEATS ON POINTE – Peacock Theatre ★★★★ - Debbie Gilpin
FEATURED SHOW: What do critics say about ★★★★★ ‘love letter to the 1990s’ Education Education Education? - Featured Content
How My Light Is Spent- Wardrobe Theatre ☆☆☆☆ - Kris Hallett
The Lehman Trilogy - Review - Jonathan Baz
‘It’s rather a case of a good cast in search of a better show’: MAN OF LA MANCHA – West End ★★★ - Caroline Hanks-Farmer
‘The casting of this play is on point’: OUR TOWN – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre - Laura Kressly
The Remains Of The Day- Bristol Old Vic ☆☆☆ - Kris Hallett
Amélie (UK Tour), New Wimbledon Theatre | Review - Olivia Mitchell
‘Wonderfully warm & affectionate’: BOOM BANG-A-BANG – Above the Stag Theatre ★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
Return to Hackney by Panayiota Panteli. - Elaine Chapman
‘Tense, beautifully calibrated revival’: VINCENT RIVER – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★ - Carole Woddis

23rd May 2019

Review: Man of La Mancha - Caroline Hanks-Farmer
FROM DOWN UNDER: The Production Company’s Lazarus - Simon Parris
‘Hard to beat’: THE DUCHESS [OF MALFI] – Edinburgh ★★★★ - Thom Dibdin
Beats on Pointe - Debbie Gilpin
‘Sad that this show wasn’t available years ago’: Rejoicing at her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself – Ovalhouse ★★★★★ - Michael Davis
‘It could have been a piece of theatre magic & wasn’t’: DIDO – Unicorn Theatre - Libby Purves
Time wears - John Chapman
‘Punchy, funny & ultimately quite uplifting’: SAD ABOUT THE COWS – Tristan Bates Theatre - Rachel Williams
FIRST-LOOK PHOTOS: Julia Pascal’s Blueprint Medea premieres at the Finborough - Featured Content
‘Plenty of panache & satirical social commentary’: OPERATION MINCEMEAT – New Diorama Theatre - Laura Kressly
Vincent River - Carole Woddis
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Salt at the Royal Court Theatre - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Ned Bennett’s revival of Equus opens at Trafalgar Studios in July 2019 for a limited season - Press Releases
‘It’s striking how relevant this play remains’: VINCENT RIVER – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
Review: dressed. (Tobacco Factory Theatres) - Shane Morgan
PHOTOS: Alastair Hill & David Kerby-Kendall mirror each other in 20:40 rehearsals - Featured Content
‘The strength of the production is in its slow-build effect’: OUR TOWN – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre - Maryam Philpott

22nd May 2019

Sunday Favourites: Marisha Wallace, The Other Palace | Review - Olivia Mitchell
PHOTOS: Take a peek at myth-dispelling cabaret, Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva - Featured Content
FIRST LOOK: Post-its and poses – Check out the new production images from Sad About The Cows and see what’s being said on Twitter - Featured Content
‘Great writing, exciting direction, great attention to detail’: Richard Cant on his latest role in Wife at the Kiln Theatre - Emma Clarendon
Rise Up: Liminal Theatre Productions dedicated creates theatre that is unapologetically political - Sophie Garrod
‘Highlights the importance & power of music’: SCHOOL OF ROCK – West End ★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
Text of the Day: Out of Water - Aleks Sierz
‘Dark comedy is the tonal core of the work’: WHITE PEARL – Royal Court Theatre - Laura Kressly
‘The whole piece ignites’: YVETTE – Bush Theatre ★★★★★ - Amy Toledano
My Stagey Week -19 - Philip Dehany
True Colours at The Hope Theatre - 
‘Ingenious, chaotic & highly enjoyable’: HUMAN JAM – Camden People’s Theatre - Tom Bolton
WATCH: Grab a glimpse of acclaimed drama Napoli, Brooklyn with this stunning trailer - Featured Content
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at Southwark Playhouse - Emma Clarendon
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Nina Simone-inspired Black Is the Color of My Voice - Terri Paddock
‘An interestingly conceived production’: SALOMÉ – Greenwich Theatre - Debbie Gilpin
Avenue Q - Not Exactly Billington
‘A sort of McBurney-meets-le Carré mini-thriller’: ANNA – National Theatre ★★★★ - Libby Purves
Theatre Review: Sad About the Cows - Rachel Williams
ANNA Dorfman SE1 - Libby Purves
DIDO Unicorn, SE1 - Libby Purves
GRAMOPHONE: From Where I Sit – May 2019 - Edward Seckerson
Dream of a King by Christopher Tajah - Elaine Chapman
The Production Company: Lazarus review - Simon Parris
Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem, Old Red Lion Theatre – Review - Michael Davis

21st May 2019

Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman - Rachel Williams
‘A succession of distinctive performances’: THREE SISTERS – Almeida Theatre - Tom Bolton
‘I used my personal experience as a starting point’: Michelle Payne brings Sad About The Cows to the Tristan Bates Theatre - Liz Dyer
Carousel - Review - Jonathan Baz
‘Men are generally SO bad at expressing their emotions’: David Kerby-Kendall on writing & starring in 20:40 - Featured Content
‘Emotional impact comes from a genuinely great production’: ALL MY SONS – The Old Vic - Rachel Williams
‘Far from bonzer new musical’: SUMMER STREET – Waterloo East Theatre - Debbie Gilpin
Out of Water - Aleks Sierz
Salomé - Debbie Gilpin
PHOTOS: Step into Easteros for a banquet with a side dish of murder at Dinner Is Coming - Featured Content
‘A gripping story told really well’: SMALL ISLAND – National Theatre ★★★★★ - Rev Stan
‘Isn’t a show I will let go of in a hurry’: ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS & RAGING QUEENS – Union Theatre ★★★★★ - Shanine Salmon
NEWS: Lucie Jones & Ashley Roberts join the West End cast of Waitress in the roles of Jenna and Dawn - Press Releases
‘We play with the idea of nostalgia & how we, as a society, look back at our past’: The Wardrobe Ensemble’s Jesse Meadows on Education Education Education & the 1990s - Featured Content

20th May 2019

‘Wonderfully observant, witty & incisive writing’: Testament – Hope Theatre ★★★★ - Luca Molinari
‘One of those parties that you never want to leave’: THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL – London Palladium ★★★★★ - Luca Molinari
Yvette Presented by China Plate and Bush Theatre - Amy Toledano
Interview: Michelle Payne, Sad About The Cows - Liz Dyer
When the programme is also the playtext - Susan Elkin
‘There is no denying the skill of the performers’: THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY – Touring - Thom Dibdin
WATCH: Hit the dancefloor with this new trailer for BoxLess Theatre’s Hedgehog - Featured Content
‘An incredibly cinematic production’: LES MISÉRABLES – Touring ★★★★ - Helen McWilliams
‘Occasionally bizarre & irrefutably theatrical’: DIE! DIE! DIE! OLD PEOPLE DIE! – Battersea Arts Centre - Laura Kressly
NEWS: The Wardrobe Ensemble follows Education in the West End with Pelican Daughters in Edinburgh - Press Releases
REVIEW ROUND-UP: White Pearl at the Royal Court Theatre - Emma Clarendon
‘Beautifully compelling’: ORPHEUS DESCENDING – Menier Chocolate Factory - Ian Foster
NEWS: The Girl on the Train starring Samantha Womack transfers to the West End in July - Press Releases
‘Nostalgic & unashamedly ridiculous comedy musical’: SUMMER STREET – Waterloo East Theatre - Liz Dyer
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri at The Comedy About A Bank Robbery during #MischiefMay - Terri Paddock
Our Town – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre - Maryam Philpott
‘Powerful, direct & allusive’: SALT. – Royal Court Theatre - Aleks Sierz
‘Truly mesmerising’: THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★★ - Amy Toledano
Les Miserables ~ Milton Keynes Theatre - Helen McWilliams
‘For good or for ill, it will define politics in this country for a generation’: Co-writer & director Tom Salinsky on Brexit [the play] - Featured Content
NEWS: Comic cabaret Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva comes to the Bread and Roses Theatre - Featured Content

19th May 2019

Summer Street - Debbie Gilpin
'I never tried to do anything before': Three Works by Kenneth Lonergan - Not Exactly Billington
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button presented by JCL Theatre - Amy Toledano
‘The audience can expect to be exhilarated’: Louise Jameson & Thomas Mahy reprise their roles in Vincent River - Emma Clarendon
‘Pure & thoughtful pleasure’: SMALL ISLAND – National Theatre ★★★★★ - Libby Purves
A play about the writing & staging of a play has always been part of a popular genre - John Chapman
‘Mildly interesting, mildly well written & mildly amusing’: WHITE PEARL – Royal Court Theatre - Aleks Sierz
‘I’m loving every second’: Ollie George Clark on the joy of staging PR comedy Cuttings at The Hope Theatre - Featured Content
‘Ranges from hysterically funny to stark & dangerous’: YVETTE – Bush Theatre - Shanine Salmon
Theatre Review: All My Sons - Rachel Williams
FEATURED SHOW: The reviews are in for ★★★★★ hit, Rejoicing at her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself - Featured Content
Review: Black, Listed by Jeffrey Boakye - Shane Morgan
Texts of new plays - Susan Elkin
CLOC Musical Theatre: Kinky Boots review - Simon Parris

18th May 2019

On Reflection Presented by Janie Dee - Amy Toledano
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Orpheus Descending at Menier Chocolate Factory - Emma Clarendon
‘Vividly effective way of portraying the pole-axing effects of grief’: TESTAMENT – Hope Theatre - Ian Foster
Three Sisters - Tom Bolton
‘Fun, silly, spoofy & full of gags’: SUMMER STREET – Waterloo East Theatre ★★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
Theatre Review: Small Island - Rachel Williams
Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet - Not Exactly Billington
“It does not define who she is”: Michelle Payne on creating a character who has problems with mental health in Sad About The Cows - Featured Content
‘Mischievous satirical blast’: WHITE PEARL – Royal Court Theatre ★★★★★ - Libby Purves
“Marvellous. marvellous. marvellous” Discover the incredible audience feedback for nation building theatre show Drawing The Line - Featured Content
“Very funny & touching” See what’s being said about Boomerang on Twitter - Featured Content
Human Jam - Tom Bolton
Poison- Wardrobe Theatre ☆☆☆☆ - Kris Hallett

17th May 2019

FROM DOWN UNDER: Opera Australia’s Così fan tutte in Melbourne - Simon Parris
Love London Love Culture picks six must-book immersive experiences - Emma Clarendon
‘The shock waves of 1977 were enormous’: Writer Steve Thompson on making his directorial debut with tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! - Featured Content
NEWS: Dinner is Coming invites audiences to a murderously good theatrical feast - Featured Content
Text of the Day: Jude - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: Helen George will star in stage adaptation of My Cousin Rachel at the Theatre Royal Bath - Press Releases
‘The ideal tonic for our modern world’: MATILDA THE MUSICAL – West End ★★★★★ - Debbie Gilpin
‘Misses the mark’: DIDO – Unicorn Theatre - Shanine Salmon
‘Underlines the need for conversation around various types of learning’: CLASS – Bush Theatre ★★★★★ - Amy Toledano
NEWS: Camden Fringe hit Blue returns with shows in Oxford & London - Featured Content
‘Stressful & exciting to watch’: DRAG BECOMES HER – Touring - Laura Kressly
WHITE PEARL            Royal Court, SW1 - Libby Purves
‘At its best when it is at its silliest’: SUMMER STREET – Waterloo East Theatre - Ian Foster
New post-show Q&As: Join Terri at The Time Of Our Lies & learn more about anti-war hero Howard Zinn - Terri Paddock
‘Riveting, disturbing & memorable evening’: ORPHEUS DESCENDING – Menier Chocolate Factory ★★★★ - Libby Purves
NEWS: Back To The Future The Musical will open in Manchester in February 2020 before West End run - Press Releases
Enron - Not Exactly Billington
Testament by Sam Edmunds. - Elaine Chapman

16th May 2019

Charity performances for Festen revival - Vicky Anderson
‘Nothing short of phenomenal’: GEORGE – Eventim Apollo ★★★★★ - Caroline Hanks-Farmer
WATCH: Find out why Rachel is Sad About The Cows in this new trailer for Michelle Payne’s play - Featured Content
Rise Up: Just Club Theatre brings the inclusivity of a club atmosphere to theatre - Sophie Garrod
ORPHEUS DESCENDING Menier, SE1 - Libby Purves
    SMALL ISLAND. Olivier, SE1 - Libby Purves
‘Startling piece of work’: SMALL WONDERS – Edinburgh ★★★★★ - Thom Dibdin
BEHIND THE SCENES: Peek into rehearsals for Original Theatre Company’s UK tour of Napoli, Brooklyn - Featured Content
‘Packs all the right punches’: AMERICAN IDIOT – Touring ★★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
Matilda the Musical - Debbie Gilpin
Sh!tfaced Shakespeare Presents The Taming of the Shrew - Amy Toledano
FIRST LOOK: Step into the nation-building world of interactive theatre show Drawing The Line - Featured Content
‘From the sublime to the ridiculous’: DIE! DIE! DIE! OLD PEOPLE DIE! – Battersea Arts Centre ★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
WATCH: Brian Martin on playing a cheating, criminal husband in Jane Clegg - Featured Content
‘Once more shaking the bones of theatreland’: DEATH OF A SALESMAN – Young Vic - Not Exactly Billington
Jude - Aleks Sierz
“Making theatre is nowhere near as daunting as it can seem” BoxLess co-director Alexander Knott on what inspired new play Hedgehog and taking control of his career - Featured Content
‘Not clear exactly who this production is for’: DIDO – Unicorn Theatre - Laura Kressly
Hiding in Plain Sight - Chris Grady
‘Shows how drama can go so much further than documentary’: Fanny & Stella: The Shocking True Story – Above the Stag Theatre - Shanine Salmon
‘One of our initial instincts was to stage the performance in a café’: Dante or Die’s Terry O’Donovan & Daphna Attias on User Not Found - Featured Content
The Glass Piano Q&A video: What is the ‘glass delusion’? How did it affect 19th-century royals? - Terri Paddock
FEATURED SHOW: There’s a ★★★★★ Brexit that wins the people’s vote at the King’s Head - Featured Content
‘Consistently interesting & valuable experience’: ORPHEUS DESCENDING – Menier Chocolate Factory - Maryam Philpott
NEWS: Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Bridge Company brings world premieres to Southwark Playhouse - Featured Content
‘Keeps everyone on their toes’: THE SWELL MOB – Colab Factory ★★★★ - Emma Clarendon

15th May 2019

Studio show at Hope Street Theatre for Off the Ground - Vicky Anderson
‘It’s definitely a show with a heart’: A glimpse inside with playwright Paul Stevens - 
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri to travel back to the 1990s at Education Education Education - Terri Paddock
‘Truly outstanding achievement by each playwright’: FEAST FROM THE EAST – Tristan Bates Theatre ★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
‘A fresh perspective’: HENRY V – Shakespeare’s Globe ★★★★★ - Debbie Gilpin
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for The Play That Goes Wrong during #MischiefMay’ - Terri Paddock
Q&A video: Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem tackles intergenerational mental health matters - Terri Paddock
‘Deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible’: CLASS – Bush Theatre - Laura Kressly
‘Hit & miss’: Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons – Barons Court Theatre ★★★ - Amy Toledano
‘Breathing new life into a classic’: DEATH OF A SALESMAN – Young Vic - Emily Garside
FEATURED SHOW: Check out the ★★★★★ reviews for Dante or Die’s site-specific hit User Not Found - Featured Content
‘A thing of pure beauty but fails to stir the heart’: ROSMERSHOLM – West End - Ian Foster
Opera Australia: Così fan tutte review [Melbourne 2019] - Simon Parris

14th May 2019

The return of Physical Fest - Vicky Anderson
Death of a Salesman- Young Vic - Emily Garside
WATCH: Check out these video snippets from comic drama Boomerang - Featured Content
NEWS: David Kerby-Kendall’s premiere 20:40 shows one man’s mental health fight over 20 years - Featured Content
FROM DOWN UNDER: Opera Australia’s Rigoletto - Simon Parris
‘It is about embracing difference at a time when we are being told to fear it’: Bernie Dieter brings Little Death Club to the Underbelly Festival - Emma Clarendon
PHOTOS: Education Education Education prepare for West End class at Trafalgar Studios - Featured Content
‘Sometimes it works’: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON – Park Theatre ★★★ - Libby Purves
WATCH: Dante or Die & Chris Goode’s digital groundbreaker User Not Found transfers to Battersea coffee shop - Featured Content
‘Celebratory, humorous & witty but doesn’t sugar coat’: F*KY YOU & PAY ME – Bunker Theatre ★★★★ - Rev Stan
My Stagey Week - 18 - Philip Dehany
‘A fun show that makes its audience think’: DRINK RUM WITH EXPATS – Touring - Shanine Salmon
‘So few people get told that it’s okay to be yourself’: Robert Pearce on how & why he created panto dame Mama G - Featured Content
‘Echoes through to modern-day instabilities’: HENRY IV PART 1 – Shakespeare’s Globe ★★★★★ - Debbie Gilpin
Death of a Salesman - Not Exactly Billington
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Class at the Bush Theatre - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: Plans announced for Six The Musical UK tour - Press Releases
‘Quirky, lovely & completely self-aware’: AMOUR – Charing Cross Theatre - Laura Kressly
‘Remarkably funny & unexpectedly painful’: DIE! DIE! DIE! OLD PEOPLE DIE! – Battersea Arts Centre - Tom Bolton
NEWS: Abigail Moore stars as Margot Fonteyn in new play with dance Margot, Dame - Featured Content

13th May 2019

Feast of the East presented by Ink from Pen to Performance. - Elaine Chapman
Suspension of the Guildford Two - Susan Elkin
‘A worthy showcase of the short play form’: FEAST FROM THE EAST – Tristan Bates Theatre - Debbie Gilpin
Text of the Day: Rosmersholm - Aleks Sierz
‘Even non-sports fans will love it’: THE RED LION – Touring ★★★★★ - Thom Dibdin
‘The kind of thought-provoking play that keeps giving’: Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons – Barons Court Theatre - Liz Dyer
NEWS: Tom Morris’ production of Touching the Void receives West End transfer - Press Releases
‘Many things to commend’: FRIDAY NIGHT LOVE POEM – Touring ★★★★ - Michael Davis
NEWS: Cast announced for The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole West End premiere - Press Releases
‘Breathlessly manic production’: THE PROVOKED WIFE – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon ★★★ - Anne Cox
‘Impressive, even dynamic evening’: DEATH OF A SALESMAN – Young Vic ★★★★ - Carole Woddis
Die! Die! Die! Old People Die! - Tom Bolton
NEWS: Brexit goes ahead again at King’s Head with new cast members - Featured Content

12th May 2019

Review: George at Hammersmith Apollo - Caroline Hanks-Farmer
A glimpse inside with Paul Stevens - 
‘Plants the play firmly in a different era’: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – Touring ★★★★ - Kristy Stott
‘Sometimes funny & witty, occasionally tense’: CLASS – Bush Theatre - Rev Stan
Rosmersholm - Aleks Sierz
Death of a Salesman - Carole Woddis
Death of a Salesman - Carole Woddis
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic Theatre - Emma Clarendon
‘For lovers of quality musical theatre, it’s unmissable’: AMOUR – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★ - Jonathan Baz
Opera Australia: Rigoletto review [Melbourne 2019] - Simon Parris

11th May 2019

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons presented by First Floor - Amy Toledano
‘Most joyful, engaging & uplifting night at the theatre I’ve had in years’: IN THE WILLOWS – Touring - Shanine Salmon
‘The kind of work that should open some doors’: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES – Touring ★★★★ - Kris Hallett
‘A furious sex-comedy wrapped around real tragedy’: THE PROVOKED WIFE  – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon ★★★★ - Libby Purves
Finding the Door from a Dark Room - Chris Grady
‘Relevant & fulsomely entertaining’: SMALL ISLAND – National Theatre - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: Cast announced for Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah’s show Tree at MIF & Young Vic - Press Releases
‘A family-friendly Holmes everyone can enjoy’: THE SIGN OF FOUR – Greenwich Theatre & Touring - Shanine Salmon
Friday Night Love Poem, Drayton Arms Theatre – Review - Michael Davis

10th May 2019

FEATURED SHOW: Check out the ★★★★ reviews for Finborough revival Jane Clegg - Featured Content
MISSED THE BOAT: Hadestown - Debbie Gilpin
Rise Up: Hags Ahoy targets social injustice in new play Right of Entitlement - Sophie Garrod
Rhod Gilbert- The Book of John - Emily Garside
‘Thrilling, funny & endlessly creative in its storytelling’: SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SIGN OF FOUR – Greenwich Theatre & Touring - Liz Dyer
‘A whole lot of fun, mountains of sparkle & enough magic to enthral’: ALADDIN – West End ★★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
‘She hooked me by saying I would be playing a clitoris’: Sara Alexander stars in Rejoicing at Her Wondrous Vulva at the Ovalhouse - Emma Clarendon
‘Extremely funny & entertaining’: THE CASTLE – Touring ★★★ - Elaine Chapman
PHOTOS: Medea meets the refugee’s modern world in Blueprint Medea rehearsals - Featured Content
‘Mysterious, evocative & stylish’: SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SIGN OF FOUR – Greenwich Theatre & Touring ★★★★ - Anne Cox
PHOTOS: Peek into the glamorous world of Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow - Featured Content
‘An utter pleasure to listen to from start to finish’: AMOUR – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
The Reality Q&A video: How do you write, perform & direct a two-hander… with one actor? - Terri Paddock
‘It’s more than enough that this eye-opening production exists at all’: DEATH OF A SALESMAN – Young Vic - Maryam Philpott
Review: Drag Becomes Her at HOME - Kristy Stott
Northern Broadsides: Much Ado About Nothing at The Lowry - Kristy Stott
Amour - Review - Jonathan Baz

9th May 2019

‘I’m a rock chick at heart’: Debbie Kurup chats about The Best of… Rock Musicals concert & Sweet Charity at the Donmar - Emma Clarendon
‘Peake guides us expertly through worlds of pain’: AVALANCHE – Barbican Theatre - Ian Foster
Text of the Day: The Half God of Rainfall - Aleks Sierz
NEWS: Anthony Horowitz family hit The Falcon’s Malteser transfers to The Vaults - Featured Content
‘Geographical & emotional odyssey’: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES – Touring - Shane Morgan
NEWS: Meera Syal, Lloyd Owen & Daniel Rigby are cast in Noises Off at the Lyric Hammersmith - Press Releases
‘Accessible as it is fun without pretension’: THE CULT Of K*NZO – Touring - Shanine Salmon
‘In complete awe of the company’s ability & attention to detail’: DOG WITHOUT FEATHERS – Queen Elizabeth Hall ★★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
‘Fun, lively & unique experience’: JEWEL OF THE EMPIRE – Pedley Street Station ★★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
‘Terrifically moving’: SMALL ISLAND – National Theatre ★★★★★ - Anne Cox
‘Intriguing & mystical’: AMOUR – Charing Cross Theatre - Olivia Mitchell
NEWS: Publicists step into the spotlight in new comedy Cuttings at Hope Theatre - Featured Content
The Half God of Rainfall - Aleks Sierz

8th May 2019

FROM DOWN UNDER: Melbourne Theatre Company’s Così - Simon Parris
FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★ reviews are in for The Glass Piano at the newly renamed Coronet Theatre - Featured Content
NEWS: Bread & Roses Theatre host new comedy Taking Liberties - Featured Content
‘High-octane, clever & extremely enjoyable’: THE WORST WITCH – Touring ★★★★ - Thom Dibdin
The Greatest of The Greatest- Wardrobe Theatre ☆☆☆ - Kris Hallett
‘Captivating, funny & exuberant’: THIS IS MY FAMILY – Chichester ★★★★ - Anne Cox
Rise Up: Quirkspace continues to create innovative theatre - Sophie Garrod
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Jude at Hampstead Theatre - Emma Clarendon
NEWS: London Theatre Company announces plans for a second theatre located in King’s Cross - Press Releases
NEWS: RSC returns to the Barbican with three new Shakespeare productions - Press Releases
‘Insufficiently developed’: MAN OF LA MANCHA – West End - Olivia Mitchell
‘Stylised & striking to watch’: THE GLASS PIANO – Coronet Theatre - Laura Kressly
“Fringe venues don’t just make shows, they make memories!” Lita Doolan on taking Mary Blandy’s Gallows Tree to Brighton Fringe - Featured Content
Review: Barber Shop Chronicles (Bristol Old Vic) - Shane Morgan
‘A sobering, haunting journey’: AVALANCHE – Barbican Theatre ★★★★ - Carole Woddis
PHOTOS: Peek behind the scenes at rehearsals for King’s Head comic drama Boomerang - Featured Content
‘It’s the seed-corn of theatrical creativity’: FEAST FROM THE EAST – Tristan Bates Theatre - Libby Purves
NEWS: Dark comedy Sad About The Cows puts female body image in the spotlight - Featured Content
Gwyn Williams Bursary Concert ~ Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Helen McWilliams
NEWS: Kiln Theatre’s production of Florian Zeller’s The Son transfers to the West End - Press Releases

7th May 2019

Barber Shop Chronicles- Bristol Old Vic ☆☆☆☆ - Kris Hallett
‘Can you have too much of a good thing?’: Sex, plays and casting - Susan Elkin
‘A sensitive & very moving adaptation’: THE STRANGER ON THE BRIDGE – Touring - Elaine Chapman
My Stagey Week - 17 - Philip Dehany
PHOTOS: tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! cast release their inner punk rage in rehearsals - Featured Content
‘Authentic & invigorating production’: HAMLET – Manchester ★★★★ - Kristy Stott
‘Unconventional variety & huge amounts of wit’: LITTLE DEATH CLUB – Underbelly Festival - Ian Foster
‘Part dance party, part therapy session, part orgy’: HOTTER – Soho Theatre - Laura Kressly
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Small Island at the National Theatre - Emma Clarendon
“A fabulous performance.” Check out what audiences have been saying about Heroes on Twitter. - Featured Content
‘A cracker of an evening’: ROSMERSHOLM – West End ★★★★ - Carole Woddis
WATCH: How much do you know about the ‘Kurdish Angelina Jolie’ who inspired Blueprint Medea? - Featured Content
NEWS: World premiere immersive production of The Wolf of Wall Street is heading to London - Press Releases
Best of the Blogs: All My Sons, Rosmersholm, Man Of La Mancha, This Is My Family & more - Lisa Martland
NEWS: Riverdance producers bring ‘dance extravaganza’ Heartbeat of Home to the West End - Press Releases
‘Pointed & sharp & elegant’: SHADOWLANDS – Chichester ★★★★ - Libby Purves

6th May 2019

My Stagey Week - 15 - Philip Dehany
‘A powerful & compelling love story’: SHADOWLANDS – Chichester - Anne Cox
peeling- a personal reflection - Emily Garside
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Rosmersholm at Duke of York’s Theatre - Emma Clarendon
‘Makes a powerful & lasting impact’: STARVED – Bread & Roses Theatre - Liz Dyer
NEWS: Royal Court Theatre announces a year of work including Caryl Churchill triple bill - Press Releases
‘A small play that radiates with a wider resonance’: OUT OF WATER – Orange Tree Theatre - Aleks Sierz

5th May 2019

Rise Up: Pepita Productions brings I am Not Victoria Wood to the Brighton Fringe - Sophie Garrod
‘We need to remind audiences that women my age have fun too!’: Actress Emmy Happisburgh creates Contentment Productions - Amy Toledano
Avalanche (Barbican Theatre) - Johnny Fox
‘In the end this is more comedy than tragedy’: JUDE – Hampstead Theatre - Aleks Sierz
Rosmersholm - Carole Woddis
‘Powerfully uncomfortable play’: STARVED – Bread & Roses Theatre ★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
Getting Over Everest, Hope Theatre – Review - Michael Davis
Melbourne Theatre Company: Così review - Simon Parris

4th May 2019

Sell out run for Liverpool Be More Chill premiere - Vicky Anderson
Review: GirlGang Manchester: Hamlet at Hope Mill Theatre - Kristy Stott
‘The rich score is performed expertly by the cast of actor-musicians’: THE HIRED MAN – Hornchurch & Touring ★★★ - Debbie Gilpin
Avalanche - Carole Woddis
‘Incredibly delicate & emotionally fuelled play’: LIKE YOU HATE ME – Lion & Unicorn Theatre ★★★★ - Elaine Chapman
‘Celebrity stunt casting strips what could have been a majestic musical’: MAN OF LA MANCHA – West End ★★★ - Jonathan Baz
Heroes Q&A video: What happens when you & your dad share a love of David Bowie? - Terri Paddock
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, New Wimbledon Theatre Studio – Review - Michael Davis
‘It’s a storming performance from Isabella Nefar’: JUDE – Hampstead Theatre ★★★★ - Libby Purves

3rd May 2019

‘Kirby Burgess gives her most memorable musical theatre performance to date’: FROM DOWN UNDER – Barnum in Melbourne - Simon Parris
NEWS: BoxLess Theatre premiere new tale of coping Hedgehog at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre - Featured Content
‘Charm & spectacle’: MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
‘Enchants the audience from start to finish’: SWAN LAKE – Touring ★★★★★ - Emma Clarendon
FEATURED SHOW: The reviews are in for ★★★★★ hit Starved - Featured Content
‘Hugh Bonneville is utterly compelling & thoroughly engaging’: SHADOWLANDS – Chichester ★★★★ - Matt Merritt
'Wasting Your Life' Home I'm Darling, and feminist choice. - Emily Garside
‘Can’t understand why this has been overlooked for so long’: JANE CLEGG – Finborough Theatre ★★★★ - Anne Cox
Man Of La Mancha - Review - Jonathan Baz
NEWS: Maria Friedman & Anita Dobson join the West End cast of Fiddler on the Roof - Press Releases
‘Strong & serious but Rosmer got in the way’: ROSMERSHOLM – West End ★★★ - Libby Purves
‘Flies because of the vigour of the text & the electricity of the staging’: THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL – Kiln Theatre - Aleks Sierz
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum - Emma Clarendon
A play within a play - John Chapman
Other People’s Money Q&A video: Are we all motivated by greed & self-interest? - Terri Paddock
NEWS: Original Theatre Company brings Napoli, Brooklyn to Finsbury Park, London - Featured Content
‘Hayley Atwell’s multi-layered performance reveals a heroine like no other’: ROSMERSHOLM – West End - Maryam Philpott
“The friendship between these men is a key element” Nick Lane tells us about bringing Sherlock Holmes to the stage - Featured Content
NEWS: Print Room reverts name to Coronet Theatre, announces new season - Featured Content
Shadowlands @ Chichester Festival Theatre - Matt Merritt
We Want You To Watch- Wardrobe Theatre ☆☆☆ - Kris Hallett

2nd May 2019

Barnum review [Melbourne 2019] - Simon Parris
‘It’s no trial watching this’: THE VERDICT – Touring ★★★★ - Thom Dibdin
‘Breath-takingly powerful & inventive’: SMALL ISLAND – National Theatre - Ian Foster
#ReadaPlayaWeek: Texts from Valerie Windsor, Rose Leiman Goldemberg, Maureen Duffy & Claire Luckham - Not Exactly Billington
NEWS: Full cast & creatives announced for UK premiere of threesome three-hander Afterglow - Featured Content
NEWS: Stage musical The Prince of Egypt has its West End opening in February 2020 - Press Releases
‘Witty & heartwarming story of female friendship’: EGGS – Tristan Bates Theatre - Liz Dyer
‘Epitomises feel-good theatre’: CLUB TROPICANA – Touring ★★★★★ - Helen McWilliams
‘I became interested in Greek myths as ways of telling women’s stories’: Writer-director Julia Pascal on the premiere of Blueprint Medea - Featured Content
‘A spectacular musical revue’: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ - Anne Cox
NEWS: Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s last stage performances of Fleabag will be in the West End this summer - Press Releases
Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Picks for May - Emma Clarendon
BEHIND THE SCENES: Creep into the anarchic world of interactive show Drawing The Line - Featured Content
‘A little too much froth’: HELL YES I’M TOUGH ENOUGH – Park Theatre - Shanine Salmon
NEWS: The Ferryman scores high in Tony Awards nominations, closely followed by Ink - Press Releases
News: Intergenerational drama Boomerang returns to London at King’s Head Theatre - Featured Content

1st May 2019

‘Fusing vigorous theatre with the energy of a live rock band’: David Furlong directs The Flies at the Bunker Theatre - Featured Content
‘Blindsided me with its warmth and sense of fun’: THIS IS MY FAMILY – Chichester ★★★★ - Matt Merritt
‘Old school values, instant gratification, loyalty & misogyny’: Director Katharine Farmer explains why she wanted to revive Other People’s Money 30 years on - Featured Content
FIRST-LOOK PHOTOS: Enter The Glass Piano’s 19th-century Bavarian palace - Featured Content
Text of the Day: Three Sisters - Aleks Sierz
‘Entertaining, informative & transformative’: EMILIA – West End ★★★★ - Olivia Mitchell
‘Eloquent tribute & engaging entertainment’: EMPTY ROOM – Touring - Liz Dyer
Three Sisters - Aleks Sierz
‘There’s something intriguing & moving here’: THE HIRED MAN – Hornchurch & Touring - Ian Foster
’As relevant as ever’: THE CASTLE – The Chapel Playhouse & Touring - Shanine Salmon
‘The desire to mount this epic production is misguided’: MAN OF LA MANCHA – West End - Johnny Fox
WATCH: Enter the glitter-filled, twerking world of Mama G with the trailer for her Story Time Roadshow - Featured Content
‘It could be any Hampstead media power-couple falling out today’: CREDITORS – Jermyn Street Theatre ★★★ - Libby Purves
Man of La Mancha (London Coliseum) - Johnny Fox
FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★ reviews are in for ‘unflinchingly beautiful’ Like You Hate Me - Press Releases
Culture bound – April - John Chapman
WATCH: Uncover the truth about Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four with this trailer and gallery - Featured Content