The Other Room’s The Story and Hela make a delightful and daring double bill of Welsh drama at Theatre503.
In this touring production of Beautiful, following on from lengthy London and Broadway runs, Daisy Wood-Davis plays Carole King from innocent 16 year old with enviable talent to an older and wiser woman.
God of Carnage is a dissection of the middle classes familiar in Yasmina Reza’s work, presenting the characters in a farcical light that is so tragically funny.
The masters of laughter, Mischief Theatre are back at it again with a gut wrenchingly funny touring version of Peter Pan Goes Wrong, which takes everything theatrical and jumbles it into a mess of impassioned, choreographed mayhem.
The melancholic, Irish music performed by actor-musicians and the almost-love story set Once apart from the bold, brash showiness of musicals that stick more closely to traditional forms.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong is a show that will never be the same twice and will leave audiences laughing for days.
After The Gift this month, Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre hosts another world premiere modern play ahead of a major tour and London transfer: the physical theatre adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning 2016 Young Adults’ novel Crongton Knights, which features an original beatbox soundscape. Time to get booking!
How have director Dawn Walton and the cast of Janice Okoh’s new play The Gift been getting to grips with a little-known chapter of 19th-century British history? Check out our bumper gallery of rehearsal photos. Time to get booking for this month’s premiere at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, subsequent London transfer and tour!
A welcome return for Once, a gorgeous show with music truly at its heart and soul.
As well as providing a welcome opportunity for performers to really cut loose, Six also – sadly – remains at the cutting edge of the zeitgeist.
The Gift, partly inspired by the remarkable true story of an orphaned African princess adopted by Queen Victoria in the 19th century, receives its world premiere this month at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre ahead of a UK tour. Time to get booking!
Saint Petersburg Ballet delivers exactly what you’re wanting from this production. A seasonal treat, a well formed and rehearsed ballet, and two hours of pure entertainment.
If you’re struggling with all the choice, Mind The Blog has come up with her top five musicals you do not want to miss in 2020.
Michelle Collins will play Meg Boles, Tristan Gemmill will play Goldberg and Paul Hickey will play McCann in a national UK tour of Harold Pinter’s comedy The Birthday Party.
Alex Austin has been cast as Heathcliff opposite Rakhee Sharma as Cathy in the new stage adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights by Bruntwood Prize winning writer Andrew Sheridan at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.
And so here it is… my top 10 musicals of the decade. It turned out to be a slightly emotional journey. But it turns out musicals meant a lot in that time and I’ll fight anyone who says musicals aren’t a serious artform.
This isn’t a ‘best of’ list it’s my best-of list, these are the plays that shaped me this decade and will stay with me well into the next.
Looking ahead to some of 2020’s exciting shows, most with an emphasis away from the West End and instead focusing at the London Fringe and across the UK.
Stage and screen star Ian McKellen has been named number one in The Stage 100, ‘the definitive guide to the most influential figures working in the UK theatre and performing arts industry today’. He is the first actor to ever top the list.