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‘Celebrating the breadth & creativity of the theatre industry’: THE MEANING OF ZONG / AFTERPLAY – BBC Sounds

In Audio, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Maryam PhilpottLeave a Comment

The Meaning of Zong and Afterplay showcase the power of audio drama to transport an audience’s imagination and to see the familiar a little differently.

With light at the end of the tunnel for live performance and some of our biggest institutions announcing summer programmes at their venues, the BBC’s new Lights Up Festival has arrived at a moment of optimism, not just acting as a reminder of all …

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Mark Shenton looks to the future with his pick of the next generation of rising stars

In Audio, Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Quotes by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

In four previous episodes of my weekly #ShenTens podcast, and their accompanying columns here, I’ve chosen my top ten favourite leading ladies and leading men respectively in both Broadway and West End musicals. Now I turn to rising stars — the next generation of performers who are already making their mark in London. (I’ll get to Broadway when it returns to business itself).

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‘An innovative & imaginative piece’: CURSE OF THE CRACKLES – Shoreditch Town Hall (Online review)

In Audio, Children's theatre, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Louise PennLeave a Comment

The world premiere of “the great sonic adventure” Curse of the Crackles proves to be 45 minutes of utter fun. Find yourself a dark space or wear an eye mask, plug in your headphones, and interact when you like in this audio experience which brings all kinds of sounds to surround you in your living space.

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Theatre tips & treats for families looking for online half term entertainment

In Audio, Children's theatre, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Touring by The Family StageLeave a Comment

After a gruelling half term of home learning, families across the country are gearing up for another half term holiday with nowhere to go. But staying at home doesn’t have to mean having nothing to do, with a wide range of online activities available to entertain children of all ages.

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Album Review: Cases the Musical ★★★★

In Albums, Audio, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

This new album is the latest stage in the musical’s ongoing developing journey. Marking four years since its London premiere, this new musical following the fortunes of four artists experiencing joy, heartbreak and sacrifices on their career journey is now back in the form of an album. Featuring a new score, band and orchestral arrangements… Read More

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NEWS: Cast is announced for the Sound Stage premiere of Mark Ravenhill’s first autobiographical play Angela

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The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre, in association with Naked Productions and BBC Radio 3, have announced the cast for Sound Stage’s first production: Angela, a brand new autobiographical play by Mark Ravenhill which airs from 26-28 March 2021.

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’A beautifully narrated meditation of lockdown thoughts’: BREAKING UP WITH REALITY – Living Record Festival (Online review)

In Audio, Native, Online shows, Plays, Reviews by Violet Mackintosh

We needn’t search further than Nod At The Fox’s production of Breaking Up With Reality. Not only does this audio drama give us a sense of what it would sound like, but also the soothing soundscapes and intense narration allow us to know what it would feel like, look like and be like.