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NEWS: Hamilton scoops seven Olivier Awards with top honours for The Ferryman & National Theatre too

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New American musical Hamilton collected seven Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and The Ferryman went home with three prizes at the Olivier Awards 2018, the UK’s most prestigious stage honours announced tonight (Sunday 8 April 2018) at London’s Royal Albert Hall hosted by Catherine Tate.

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Diary of a theatre addict: Is it all work and no play(s) in South Africa?

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“You can take the girl out of the chorus but you can’t take the chorus out of the girl,” Broadway legend Chita Rivera told me when I interviewed her recently. And the same is true of me: you can take the boy away from the theatre, but you can’t take the theatre away from the boy. I’ve been in South Africa (my country of birth) since Tuesday after flying overnight Monday.

Diary of a theatre addict: Is it all work and no play(s) in South Africa?

In Broadway, Interviews, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Quotes by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

“You can take the girl out of the chorus but you can’t take the chorus out of the girl,” Broadway legend Chita Rivera told me when I interviewed her recently. And the same is true of me: you can take the boy away from the theatre, but you can’t take the theatre away from the boy. I’ve been in South Africa (my country of birth) since Tuesday after flying overnight Monday.

Diary of a theatre addict: Scott Alan, Alison Jiear, Carrie and more

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I feel like I’ve been at the St James Theatre and Studio all week — I went to three consecutive nights of Scott Alan performing his own work from last Sunday to Tuesday (joined by a host of guests in his first night in the main house, then just Cynthia Erivo and one more guest a night on each of the other more intimate gigs in the downstairs Studio), then also saw Paul Baker on Friday and tonight I’m seeing Jamie Parker. All that, and Alison Jiear on Britain’s Got Talent, last night too — what a week it has been for cabaret.

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Review: Gods and Monsters (Southwark Playhouse)

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I’ve not seen the 1998 movie Gods and Monsters, or much of James Whale’s black-and-white Frankenstein franchise – and you don’t need to have either to be entirely gripped by the plot and the outcome of this terrific piece of new writing. Whale is a famous Brit expat director eking out his final days in Los Angeles. […]

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