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Festive news #1: West End Up Close… at Christmas

In Concerts, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Special Events by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

‘Tis the season for goodwill to all, and proving most generous with their time are various sets of musical theatre performers who are doing all sorts of charitable endeavours this December. First up are the guys at Relative Motion have just announced West End Up Close… at Christmas, their third concert in partnership with The House of St Barnabas, a charity and members’ club in the heart of Soho.

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THE STATIONMASTER – Tristan Bates Theatre

In Audio, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opera, Opinion, Reviews by Edward SeckersonLeave a Comment

Aria Entertainment’s From Page to Stage platform for new writing in musical theatre is another of those life-lines which refreshes the parts that the West End so rarely reaches – and to see a fledgling musical like The Stationmaster find its feet and roar for the first time on a stage, in a theatre, is immensely gratifying.

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From Page to Stage photos and podcast: Are we doing enough to nurture new musicals?

In Audio, Features, Festivals, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Quotes by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Last night I had the privilege of helping to open the third annual From Page to Stage season of new musicals. From Page to Stage is the brainchild of Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment, who also produced The House of Mirrors and Hearts, for which I chaired a post-show Q&A at the Arcola Theatre in July.