Are you allowed to call yourself a theatre fan if you haven’t seen The Mousetrap, the West End’s longest-running play? Possibly. But I’ve ticked that box now.
Performances begin this week for Lidless Theatre’s revival of Philip Ridley’s “jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, expectation-topping” play Tender Napalm. We caught up with the company in rehearsals.
In our social media age, selfies outside the theatre are de rigueur. Outside the Adelphi after Back to the Future, a man waited patiently for my friends and me to finish our group gurning in front of the show poster.
Director Guy Masterson chatted to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about bringing The Shark Is Broken to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre.
The RSC’s brand-new musical, an adaptation of The Magician’s Elephant, started performances this week at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Earlier this month, the company opened its rehearsal room doors for a sneak peek. Why should you add this show to your list of autumn treats?
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Polly Findlay’s European premiere production of White Noise, by Pulitzer Prize-winning US playwright Suzan Lori-Parks.
Previews begin at the end of this week for the world premiere musical makeover of Indecent Proposal, the novel made famous by the 1993 Hollywood film. What’s been happening in rehearsals? Check out our behind-the-scenes video and photo gallery. Time to get booking!
Martin McDonagh’s black comedy piece, co-produced by Chichester Festival Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith, proves to be a deeper exploration of family conflict and secrets than his The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the Almeida Theatre’s new production of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth. It stars James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan, directed by Yael Farber.
I recently tried a technical experiment with Zoom and believe we may have found a way to harness the power of distance connection with the desire for getting back in a room.
Roger Ajogbe stars as Roland in Proud, Bren Gosling’s powerful new drama tackling racism and homophobia. He took a break from rehearsals to tell us more about the play.
Director Adam Lenson has something to say about musicals. In this essential text for theatre lovers, he challenges your perceptions of what a musical can, is, and might be.
How far would you go to right a wrong? Terri Paddock discussed with the cast and creatives of Robert Boulton’s debut play Snowflakes after a performance at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for screen-to-stage musical, now receiving its West End premiere at the Adelphi Theatre.
I was immediately hooked when Glenn Chandler told me he had written a new musical inspired by that history, staged at Above the Stag, which in its current home beneath the railway arches at Albert Embankment, actually borders the Gardens.
Burnt Lemon Theatre’s Tokyo Rose shows that you don’t need a big budget to stage a compelling musical.
Theatres were in trouble over the whole of 2020, and many are still waiting for audiences to return to their pre-pandemic levels.
I remember a student I was once trying to get to read more saying “What’s the point, there are just too many books”. Perhaps I’m beginning to have the same reaction to digital theatre – there’s so much more of it out there than I had ever anticipated and although I think I can claim I’ve covered a fair amount of ground there is still plenty to get to grips with.
One of the pleasures — but also the risks — of being a theatre critic is that you come first to a new production, ready to form your own opinions on what you’ve seen, before you’ve already encountered or digested the opinions of others.
Emma Clarendon chatted to Maia about directing and designing the puppets for There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom and Other Stories for the Little Angel Theatre.