When is a show ready for a paying audience? Our calculation with That Man

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When is a show ready for a paying audience? David Orchard, producer of the new musical That Man which has two staged concert performances at the Hippodrome next week, argues that it depends on the show and its “mixing board” of elements. High-profile, one-off previews in the West End can be just the thing needed to find new audiences and take a project to the next stage.

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When is a show ready for a paying audience? Our calculation with That Man

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When is a show ready for a paying audience? David Orchard, producer of the new musical That Man which has two staged concert performances at the Hippodrome next week, argues that it depends on the show and its “mixing board” of elements. High-profile, one-off previews in the West End can be just the thing needed to find new audiences and take a project to the next stage.

When is a show ready for a paying audience? Our calculation with That Man

In Competitions, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Sticky by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

When is a show ready for a paying audience? David Orchard, producer of the new musical That Man which has two staged concert performances at the Hippodrome next week, argues that it depends on the show and its “mixing board” of elements. High-profile, one-off previews in the West End can be just the thing needed to find new audiences and take a project to the next stage.

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COMPETITION: Answer Ian McKellen to win £100 of Theatre Tokens!

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To celebrate the release of the Official London Theatre Audio Tour with Ian McKellen, we’ve teamed up with the Society of London Theatre to give away £100 of Theatre Tokens! Theatre Tokens can be redeemed at over 240 venues, including the historic theatres visited in this first-ever immersive walking tour of the West End, voice by six-time Olivier Award winner, Sir Ian McKellen.

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7 things I learned about Theatreland from Ian McKellen

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I thought I knew Theatreland pretty well… not so! As I found out when I downloaded the Official London Theatre Audio Tour with Ian McKellen.  Here are seven interesting titbits I learned en route around the West End with McKellen talking in my ear. There are many more fascinating facts, as well as personal anecdotes from McKellen’s years treading the boards. …

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The Local Stigmatic: How has celebrity culture changed since 1966?

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My connection with The Local Stigmatic goes back over 17 years. I was performing in a play called Dealer’s Choice at the Union Theatre, acting alongside a friend, Dan Barzotti. One night after the show, we were having a drink and he asked me, ‘Have you ever heard of this play called The Local Stigmatic? Al Pacino made a film of it in 1990.’

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On not being a massive sado-masochistic pervert: Terrorism, tragedy and the modern stage

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UPDATED 20 December 2016: BU21 transfers to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios 2 for a limited season from 4 January to 18 February 2017. Click here to book tickets. So you’re watching a play – Sophocles, Seneca, Shakespeare, Webster, Sarah Kane, whoever. You’re witnessing some hideously traumatic event – old guy having his eyes ripped out, kids dismembered by their mum, …

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MUSE OF FIRE film & competition: Judi Dench, Ian McKellen & Tom Hiddleston on Shakespeare

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MUSE OF FIRE – the acclaimed “Shakespeare odyssey” film featuring one dame, eight knights and two friends (actors-turned-documentary makers Dan Poole and Giles Terera) that promises to “change the way you feel about Shakespeare forever!” – is now released on DVD, with lots of DVD extras. And we’re celebrating with some unbelievable giveaways, including Hamlet programmes signed by Benedict Cumberbatch.