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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 ★★★★

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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.

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‘Sound design & music play a major part in setting the scene’: Depths / If You Cry We Will Kill You / Read To Me – Living Record Festival (Online review)

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As part of the digital Living Record Festival Covert Firmament’s contribution includes 40 separate plays and films, which are written and directed by Dan Horrigan. These include three audio plays – monologues that are very different to each other in terms of subject matter, but also in their execution.

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Mark Shenton bemoans the lack of British songwriters in Radio 2’s forthcoming musicals celebration

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Radio 2’s Greatest Show could — and should — have been a platform to celebrate more British musicals, especially here, especially now, with the industry floundering so badly. A show of support for our own creators of new musicals would not have gone amiss.

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NEWS: Finalists announced for new online theatre award OnComm

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Since the start of the Covid pandemic closures in 2020, many independent, alternative and fringe theatre venues and companies across the UK and beyond responded to the challenges of lockdowns by taking their shows online – and OffWestEnd has responded to this whole new strand of theatre by launching a new award, the OnComm, for the best of this new stream of online theatre.