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‘It’s very hard once you’ve got a line like that in your head’: Assessing the aftermath of a bad review

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

In a free-for-all age of journalism, the currency of individual theatre reviews matter a lot less than they used to; all a theatre PR wants is a spread of five-star reviews, and they’re easier to summon than ever if you don’t look too closely which publications they come from. The general public won’t notice the difference, so its a bluff that often works.

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NEWS: #WeMakeEvents calls on the Government for urgent support as survey shows live events on verge of collapse

In London theatre, Native, News, Press Releases, Quotes, Regional theatre by Press Releases

#WeMakeEvents has launched a hard-hitting campaign, rallying the UK Government to provide urgent relief to a struggling live events sector. ‘The Government Can’t See Us, Can You?’ shows the devastation the pandemic has wrought on the live event supply chain – told through the stories of the highly-skilled professionals whose livelihoods have been seriously damaged.

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NEWS: The West End run of Good starring David Tennant is postponed for a second time

In London theatre, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases by Press Releases

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the producers of the West End production of CP Taylor’s GOOD, starring David Tennant and directed by Dominic Cooke have postponed the forthcoming run which was due to play from 21 April to 17 July 2021. The production is to be rescheduled to run at the Harold Pinter Theatre and will still star Tennant, Fenella Woolgar and Elliot Levey.

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NEWS: Leading theatre names call on Government to allow outdoor performances ‘at the earliest opportunity’

In Concerts, London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes, Regional theatre by Press Releases

Signatories, along with 60 other names, including Annilese Miskimmon (artistic director, English National Opera); Catherine Mallyon (executive director, Royal Shakespeare Company); Neil Constable (chief executive, Shakespeare’s Globe); Oliver Mears (director of opera, Royal Opera House); and Michelle Cawardine-Palmer (executive director, Kneehigh) have called on the Government to allow the outdoor performing arts to spearhead the sector’s return at the earliest opportunity.

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Theatre tips & treats for families looking for online half term entertainment

In Audio, Children's theatre, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Touring by The Family StageLeave a Comment

After a gruelling half term of home learning, families across the country are gearing up for another half term holiday with nowhere to go. But staying at home doesn’t have to mean having nothing to do, with a wide range of online activities available to entertain children of all ages.

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NEWS: Musical Cases is back with a new studio album now available

In Albums, Featured Shows, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases, Quotes by Press Releases

Marking four years since its London premiere, Dominic Powell’s musical Cases returns in a studio album released to all online music stores with a dynamic new score, band and orchestral arrangements, and additional songs performed by an exciting West End cast. The album has already had 10,000 views across all media platforms.