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‘It’s an inventive & hilarious modern adaptation of a classic’: Actor Tom Dixon stars in a new digital staging of The Importance of Being Earnest

In Features, Interviews, Online shows, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre by Kirsty HerringtonLeave a Comment

The Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Dukes’ new digital co-production of The Importance of Being Earnest brings Oscar Wilde’s classic play up to date and transfers the action up north. I caught up with actor Tom Dixon, who plays Algy, to find out more.

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‘I still have to pinch myself that it is actually happening’: Andrew Bateup represents the theatre industry on The Voice UK

In Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Quotes, Regional theatre by Luca MolinariLeave a Comment

After winning a “musical theatre” battle with Matthew Croke, Andrew Bateup is getting ready for the semi-finals of The Voice (this Saturday, 8.30pm, ITV). Andrew is not just a great singer: his theatre credits include the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2012-15) and Choir Of Man (2019).

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‘The clouds will clear one day’: Offie-nominated performer Beaux Harris on how she has kept creative during lockdown

In Awards, Dance, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Plays, Quotes by Fairy Powered ProductionsLeave a Comment

Despite Coronavirus, 25-year-old award-nominated actor Beaux Harris continues to dance her way through lockdown and is encouraging others to keep going through her Instagram page and online dance classes, suitable for all age groups.

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Catching up with the compelling landscape of political theatre both at home & in the US

In Broadway, Features, Films, Interviews, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Quotes by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

Though I’ve spent most of the last nine months really missing the real theatre that has fuelled my life for the last 40 or so years since I started going compulsively from the age of around 16, I’ve spent more time than I’d have liked in a different kind of theatre — an operating one, when I had three spinal surgeries in the space of 15 days in September. And I’ve become particularly obsessed by another kind of theatre, too: political theatre.