My Theatre Mates have been collecting official announcements of theatre closures up and down the country in the Twitter thread below and will continue to add updates as they come in.
Producers have announced that the London premiere of Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, due to start previews at Charing Cross Theatre on 21 March 2020 will not now go ahead as planned. It will be rescheduled later in the year.
Winners of the Offies 2020 Awards, held at Battersea Arts Centre, have been announced. It was the tenth anniversary year of the awards presented by Off West End.
Award-winning actress Janie Dee will be joined by Vincent Franklin, Rebecca Lacey, Michelle Asante, Charlie Maher and Lukwesa Mwamba in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike when it opens at Charing Cross Theatre later this month. Time to book your tickets!
Two time Olivier award-winner Janie Dee is to star in the London premiere of Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 5 January 2020), including Aleks Sierz’s mixed feelings about Snowflake at the Kiln Theatre.
For the next three and a half weeks we see Robbie and Velcro now take centre stage with two new very strong and talented lead characters Matthew Mather and Livvy Evans in Soho Cinders. Be assured these two are certainly breathing new life into this fantastic musical.
It’s a breath of fresh air to see the representation of sexuality and equality presented in Soho Cinders which is also fun and full of brilliant vocal moments and silly, sexy one-liners.
Emma Clarendon selects her favourite theatre productions of the year…
With a few modern updates, this new interpretation of the Cinderella story in Soho Cinders boasts several top notch musical theatre ballads.
In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 3 November 2019). Libby Purves emphasises the significance of Anumpama Chandrasekhar’s new play When The Crows Visit at the Kiln Theatre.
Soho Cinders, a contemporary twist of the fairytale Cinderella, is filled with charm and personality – performed with great gusto by all of the cast.
Will Keith’s production of Soho Cinders brings out the emotional heart of the piece, while also celebrating the comedy and spectacle.
Soho Cinders isn’t life-changing but it allows us to experience tongue-in-cheek, energetic performances which will entertain for the duration of the show.
Actress Millie O’Connell chatted to us about Soho Cinders at the Charing Cross Theatre.
Pint of Wine’s production of Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist transfers from the Brockley Jack Studio to the traverse stage of the Charing Cross Theatre, keeping its original cast in tact.
How does it feel to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel… and survive? Michael John LaChiusa, who wrote a musical on just this subject, was on his way back to the States by the time I chaired my post-show Q&A to his Queen of the Mist.
Love London Love Culture offers her guide to five shows opening in London this month…
I can’t believe that Amour has posted early closing notices at Charing Cross Theatre. This beautiful production now must finish on Saturday 8 June 2019. So please watch and share this post-show Q&A video – and then book to see the show – ASAP!
Musically, Amour soars and Michel Legrand’s score is in good hands with the brilliant band and musical director Jordan Li-Smith.