Paul Nolan returns to the stage in Coventry to take on the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Albany Theatre’s new locally-set adaptation of A Christmas Carol. He took a break from final rehearsals to talk to us about the enduring nature of Charles Dickens’ festive classic, Scrooge’s secrets and Christmasses past and present.
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Paul Nolan, the Coventry veteran who now stars as Scrooge in the Albany Theatre’s new locally-set A Christmas Carol, hopes this brand-new version “awakens our hearts and haunts us pleasantly”. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room with our bumper photo gallery.
‘Tis the season to be Julie! Sarah-Louise Young brings her acclaimed cabaret show Julie Madly Deeply, a tribute to showbiz icon Dame Julie Andrews, to London’s Park Theatre for a limited Christmas season. She told us more about the show, its inspiration and her favourite singalong moments.
Oxia Theatre, a new company founded by graduates of RADA’s MA Theatre Laboratory, makes its debut next week at Golden Goose Theatre with the premiere of Assisted.
After hit runs in 2013 and 2014, Rumble! is revived in a brand-new, recast production directed by its author Yasir Senna. As performances start this week at London’s Drayton Arms Theatre, Yasir took a break to tell us about the play and how much his new leading lady and cast bring to it. Time to get booking!
The multi-award-winning show JunNk is currently entertaining thousands of happy guests each week onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship the Getaway.
Coventry’s Albany Theatre has bounced back post-Covid with Cultural Recovery funding and a diverse programme. The theatre now moves into Christmas with two high-quality festive favourites for families, starting with a new, Coventry-set adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
Yes So I Said Yes, written by Cyprus Avenue’s multi-award-winning author David Ireland, receives its British premiere this month at London’s Finborough Theatre, in a limited season running from 23 November to 19 December 2021. Time to get booking!
West End actor and BBC Voice of Musical Theatre Tom Solomon is releasing a new album titled Musicals, Vol. 1. Officially released on 10 December 2021 – just in time for Christmas – the album is available to pre-order on iTunes from today (19 November).
Olivier Award winner John Dagleish takes the title role in Cratchit, an astute rewriting of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which has its live premiere at the Park Theatre this December.
See You at the Premiere: Life at the Arse End of Showbiz reveals the day-to-day artistic, financial and emotional struggles faced by the vast majority of creative people.
Bullies aren’t confined to the playground. Following Anti-Bullying Week this week, Razor Sharp Productions revives Rumble!, its acclaimed play about workplace bullying, for a strictly limited season.
After the success of How to Catch a Krampus and Escape From Planet Trash, this year’s alternative Christmas show at London’s Pleasance Theatre will be the premiere of Dog Show, once again from the mind of Ginger Johnson, this time co-created and co-directed by Operation Mincemeat’s David Cumming.
Kathy Rucker’s DARLING, inspired by a true story about an American “catfishing” scam, receives its world premiere tonight at London’s Hope Theatre. Check out our first-look gallery of production photos.
As one-woman gig economy drama Empty in Angel heads towards the final venue ofits London tour, author James Woolf tells us about the inspiration for the show, the effect of Covid on his plans and the remarkable performances of Darcy Willison.
Research proves that Christopher Marlowe not only didn’t die in 1593 at the age of 29, but that he wrote the plays that made Shakespeare famous. So says author and playwright Peter B Hodges whose Off-Broadway play on the subject, Marlowe’s Fate, is now running at London’s White Bear Theatre until 27 November. He told us more about it.
Indecent Proposal, Jack Engelhard’s bestselling 1988 novel which also became a blockbuster Hollywood film, has now been made into an “indecently entertaining” new British musical at London’s Southwark Playhouse. We’ve rounded up review highlights.
Charity Case, from the same team as 2018’s critically acclaimed Checkpoint Chana, receives its rescheduled world premiere at London’s Drayton Arms Theatre in a strictly limited season, running from 16 to 20 November 2021. Time to get booking!
Peter B Hodges’ Off-Broadway hit Marlowe’s Fate, based on the premise that Christopher Marlowe wrote the canon credited to William Shakespeare, gets its UK premiere this month at London’s White Bear Theatre, where its limited season continues until 27 November.
Tiny Room’s LOOP continues its debut tour this weekend, with original cast member David Richardson returning to the play about “burnt bridges and breakdowns” set during a pub lock-in. We talked to him about reprising his performance… with several key differences.