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Dancing to a digital tune: The impact of the pandemic on performers, agents & theatre-goers

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

Yes, Covid has changed all of our lives — probably forever. At the very least, we will never take the freedoms we used to have – to travel, to meet friends, to socialise in public spaces and gather indoors to watch live performances and other events – ever again.

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GUYS & DOLLS – Touring

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

Made popular by the MGM 1955 film starring Marlon Brandon, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine this show is undoubtedly in my top three all time favourite shows. Consequently I’ve seen many stage versions and some with equal star billing as the motion picture which started my love affair with it. So did this fresh touring company live up to my high expectations?

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NEWS: Guys & Dolls transfers to West End’s Phoenix after Savoy, more touring

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Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls will transfer to the Phoenix Theatre whilst simultaneously touring the UK from March 2016. The West End production re-opens 19 March 2016 and is booking until 30 October whilst the UK tour will run simultaneously, opening in Liverpool on 16 March and touring throughout the UK until 30 July, closing in Woking. Full cast details for both productions to be announced.

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Press pass: Everything you need to know about Guys & Dolls

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Quotes, Regional theatre, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

The 2016 West End season got off to a rollicking start this week with Wednesday’s opening of Guys and Dolls, the latest Chichester Festival transfer to the Savoy Theatre, which follows fast on the heels of the last CFT transfer of another Broadway musical revival, Gypsy. It was a surprisingly star-studded, red carpet affair for the first week in January.

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NEWS: Chichester Guys & Dolls transfers to West End’s Savoy, 10 Dec

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The highly acclaimed and sell-out production of Guys and Dolls will transfer to London’s Savoy Theatre in December for a strictly limited 13 week run. Chichester Festival Theatre continue their triumphant musical successes with this exuberant revival which follows transfers of Singin’ in the Rain, The Pajama Game and, most recently, Gypsy. Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker will reprise their roles, with further casting to be announced. Guys and Dolls will open at the Savoy Theatre on 6 January 2016, with previews from 10 December 2015.

CARLOS ACOSTA – Touring

In Regional theatre, Reviews by Matt MerrittLeave a Comment

There’s a sense of anticipation that overtakes you when you just know the performance you are about to witness will be something special. I’ve been longing to see Carlos Acosta dance for some years now and when I discovered he’d be performing the very
personal On Before at the Mayflower I knew I’d have to be in the audience.