Producer David Ralf explains why he was so drawn to book-length poem THE WILD PARTY, what audiences can expect and why The Hope is the perfect space to present Mingled Yarn’s refreshing take on this classic piece of literature.
I’ve personally seen 74 productions this year including some repeat visits, so how do I then pick just ten shows for a top 10?
2016 has undoubtedly had its highs and lows. I wanted to find out what were my regular reviewers’ two favourite theatrical productions that they had covered for me this year?
Catch Me, a new musical about male suicide, will run at London’s Above the Arts Theatre from 21 November to 3 December 2016, with a press night on 23 November.
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INTERVIEW WITH WRITERS
MICHAEL BLORE AND MICHAEL DAVIES
City Stories returns to London for two nights only on 20 and 21 October 2016. A suite of short plays set to music, the fully-titled City Stories: Tales of Love and Magic in London is a sequence of interwoven love stories written and directed by award-winning playwright James Phillips in an ode to our beloved capital.
What it’s like being on tour? I’ve done a few tours and I really enjoy them. The different theatres and places you go to and different audiences reaction. I get paid to sing and dance doing what I love it’s like a dream come true I feel really lucky. You eat together, you live together and rehearse together so you do get closer, it feels more like a family unit.
We laughed, we cried, we left The Hope Theatre with a strange inclination to go home and watch The Poseidon Adventure. It is rare that a show can combine the tongue-in-cheek humour of a drag show with the stark and uncomfortable revelations of a 17-year-old rent boy. Luckily, Two Short Plays about Gays hasn’t heard that it’s impossible.
I felt very privileged to be invited to spend the day with Chichester University Musical Theatre graduates of 2016. The day took place at the Electric Theatre, Guildford and consisted of an industry panel in the morning.
This summer, Selfridges have joined forces with one of the most exciting emerging young British theatre companies in the UK, The Faction, to celebrate Shakespeare400 with a new staging of Much Ado About Nothing at The reFASHIONed Theatre, a pop-up performance space inside the famous Oxford Street store. It runs from 23 August to 24 September 2016, with a press night on 26 August.
Joining the cast from Monday 5 September are Siôn Lloyd as ‘Monsieur Firmin’; Mark Oxtoby as ‘Monsieur Andre’; Paul Ettore Tabone as ‘Piangi’ and Daisy Hulbert as ‘Meg’. Also continuing their roles are: Megan Llewellyn as ‘Carlotta’ and Jacinta Mulcahy as ‘Madame Giry’. Harriet Jones returns as alternate ‘Christine Daaé’.
Casting – including Jenna Russell and John Owen-Jones – has been announced for the concert production of Howard Goodall and Melvyn Bragg’s rousing 1984 musical The Hired Man, which will play London’s Cadogan Hall on 22 September 2016.
The Edinburgh International Festival today (Monday 11 July 2016) releases thousands of free tickets for the launch event of the city’s summer festival season, the Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time.
In the bizarre way that these things happen, we’re sitting in a cramped room surrounded by instruments, equipment and sheet music, listening to the most sublime sound through our headphones. Siobhan Dillon, our supremely talented leading lady, is in our recording engineer’s home studio laying down the first act of Tess.
Angel Theatre Company will present a new and unique piece of theatre titled Eavesdropping at Barons Court Theatre in July 2016. A note from Caroline – Before we go into […]
Sideways The Play – St James Theatre Until 9th July
★★★” A good vintage of a production which I’m sure will improve even more with age”
KEVIN KENNEDY TO STAR AS JIMMY’S DA BRIAN GILLIGAN TO STAR AS DECO ANDREW LINNIE TO STAR AS JIMMY RABBITTE “The Commitments is the musical we’ve been waiting for.” […]
Howard Goodall and Melvyn Bragg’s rousing 1984 musical The Hired Man will receive its first major concert presentation in over twenty years at London’s Cadogan Hall on 22 September 2016, narrated by Bragg himself.
The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams’ psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson. The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August 2016, with a national press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse.
New cast have joined the London production of Disney’s THE LION KING this month. Alongside changes in the ensemble cast, Nicholas Afoa has taken on the role of Simba at the West End’s Lyceum Theatre.