The lockdown streaming schedule for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s free-to-view YouTube Channel The Shows Must Go On, continues this Friday with a broadcast of his blockbuster hit The Phantom of the Opera.
Kander and Ebb’s Tony Award-winning musical CURTAINS, starring Jason Manford, will be streamed live on Tuesday 14 April 2020 at 7.15pm, with all profits going to Funds For Freelancers.
Just after reaching its initial £10,000 target in a public fundraising campaign set up in response to the financial threat posed by the coronavirus crisis, Jermyn Street Theatre has been severely flooded.
Following Thriller and Waitress, 9 to 5 The Musical is the latest West End show to announce that it will not return once theatres do eventually reopen.
Theatrical charity Acting for Others has announced the formation of a separate Covid-19 Fund which will be available to its 14 member charities.
We chatted to theatre PR supremo Chloé Nelkin about keeping the arts world alive during this difficult time as well as celebrating the 10th anniversary of Chloé Nelkin Consulting (CNC) last month.
Following the closure of all UK theatres during the coronavirus crisis, the 2020 UK tour of Queen & Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You has been rescheduled for early 2021.
A brand-new radio play of David Nicholls’ hit 2005 comic novel The Understudy will be performed by a stellar cast including Stephen Fry and released next month to raise funds for the theatre industry which is facing a devastating impact from the Covid-19 health crisis.
With drama school final year showcases cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Actors Centre has announced a week-long Graduate Festival, which will take place in its flagship venue, the Tristan Bates Theatre from 6 to 10 July 2020.
Producers have announced new dates for the return of Hairspray the Musical which, prior to the coronavirus crisis, had been due to run from 23 April to 30 August 2020 at the London Coliseum. The production will now run for a ten-week season from 1 September to 8 November 2020, with a press night on 8 September.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced a new YouTube Channel, The Shows Must Go On, providing musical theatre lovers with a West End and Broadway experience in their own homes, online for free.
While The Beast of Blue Yonder, Philip Ridley’s new play which was due to premiere this week at Southwark Playhouse, will not be going ahead during the coronavirus crisis, audiences will have a chance to see new work by Ridley in a collection of monologues, written in response to the current pandemic and performed by the cast.
As the theatre lockdown continues during the coronavirus crisis, the Barbican Centre has announced that its closure will continue until further notice, with all event taking place until 30 June 2020 now cancelled or postponed.
For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world’s leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead this year due to concerns around the covid-19 pandemic.
Sadler’s Wells has announced this week’s additions to its Digital Stage programme – a special matinee screening of balletLORENT’S Rumpelstiltskin this Friday 3 April 2020, and the first dance at home workshops for families and older audiences.
Shakespeare’s Globe has been preparing a raft of new digital content to continue to engage its audiences with Shakespeare’s works. Shakespeare & Love in Isolation will see artists, in times of solitude and from their place of sanctuary, sharing some of the greatest words ever written. The series will be released as soon as possible, and artists involved include the creative team …
Hampstead Theatre, in partnership with The Guardian, is going to stream a series of hit productions from its digital archive for free.
The producers of Waitress have announced that the West End production at the Adelphi Theatre has closed. The multi-award-winning Broadway transfer had been originally booking until 4 July 2020, with Lucie Jones and David Hunter returning to the lead roles of Jenna and Dr Pomatter on 23 March.
A week after the UK Government announced its package for workers on the payroll, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced an economic relief package for self-employed workers and freelancers.
To mark World Theatre Day (Friday 27 March 2020), the Royal Shakespeare Company is inviting people to join a live ‘watch along’ from their living rooms on 11 April of a recording of their 2017 production of Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, featuring Adrian Edmondson as Malvolio and Kara Tointon as Olivia.