A new audio experience from Tron Theatre and Produced Moon, Hotline is an interactive piece over the telephone, concerning a call to the Moon.
The winners of the Off West End Awards 2021, encompassing the Offies, OffFest, OnComm and OneOff Awards, have been announced in an online ceremony on 21 February 2021 via Scenesaver.
Recognition is a powerful and fascinating audio drama that I can really see working well as a two hander on stage – definite potential to be explored further and adapted into a live show.
Covert Firmament has many pieces available to watch and listen to as part of the Living Record Festival until 22 February 2021.
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.
The legacy of Britain’s involvement in the slave trade is fascinatingly examined in the audio version of The Whip from the RSC.
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
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.
Streaming as part of the Living Record Festival, this audio play by Bernadett Szabo, for Peripeteia Theatre Company takes inspiration from the recent people trafficking scandal resulting in 39 deaths.
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.
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.
The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be offers a fresh take on some classic songs and is a great opportunity for Danielle Steers to take centre stage and showcase her amazing vocals.
Produced by HERA, We Ask These Questions of Everybody uses text drawn from real conversations; samples, soundscapes and singing. It is performed by a cross-genre, all-disabled ensemble, placing into sharp focus their experience of living under austerity.
West End star Danielle Steers is soon to share her brand new album featuring nine Jim Steinman songs. Entitled The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be, all of the tracks have been rearranged by Noam Galperin to give the upcoming release a fresh feel, particularly fitting to her unique voice.
We are now onto the third of my new weekly musical theatre podcast series ShenTens. This week I count down my top ten favourite Sondheim songs — at least my favourites right now.
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.
New musicals like the award-winning Islander continue to challenge the status quo of what the genre can offer.
The two-hander cast of Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick p…
Last week I launched a new podcast series ShenTens here, counting down my top ten favourite musicals, and today the second episode is released.
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.
With director Stanley Kramer’s making of the groundbreaking film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner as its subject matter, Tracy-Ann Oberman and David Spicer’s new radio drama has a compelling contemporary relevance.