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As lockdown restrictions begin to lift, where does that leave theatre?

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

Today, for the first time since the mid-December lockdown brought the shutters down on most forms of social interaction in public, including the closure of non-essential shops, pubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, museums and galleries, Britain is beginning the process of edging out of those some of those restrictions.

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NEWS: Will & Grace’s Megan Mullally will make her West End musical debut in Anything Goes opposite Robert Lindsay

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

Emmy & SAG Award winner Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) will make her West End musical debut as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes opposite Tony, Olivier & BAFTA Award winner Robert Lindsay as Moonface Martin, running from 8 May 2021 (press night is 20 May) until 22 August at London’s Barbican Theatre.

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In praise of understudies: Any-Swing Goes!

In Dance, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Regional theatre, Touring by Andrew WrightLeave a Comment

One couldn’t help but notice the slight hysteria surrounding understudies this week but is this really anything new? Cast your minds back to missing performances from Martine McCutcheon in My Fair Lady, Tamsin Outhwaite in Sweet Charity… the list goes on. If I see the ‘At this performance’ sign in the box office my heart…

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Jonathan Baz: My top picks of 2015

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As 2015 draws to a close, here is my personal look back on the performance highlights of the last 12 months. This list is entirely subjective – and marks out the shows I have seen, that, as Sondheim’s Mary Flynn put it so eloquently in Merrily We Roll Along, ” will stay with me for a long time….”My list includes musicals, drama, cabaret and concert performances – together with an eclectic Best Of The Rest. Here’s are my favourites.