Royal & Derngate Northampton has announced that it will premiere a season of original musical theatre as part of its upcoming Made in Northampton 2021 season.
Arts Council England announced an investment package of nearly £0.7 million to fund Northampton-based Royal & Derngate’s three year programme to create original musical productions for mid-scale theatres.
It’s gone ubiquitously mainstream. And don’t anyone say it’s “the War Horse effect”. The passion for puppetry across the industry has been growing rapidly for at least twenty years. It is now almost everywhere. And, given what an interesting theatrical phenomenon it is, I think that’s a really welcome development.
This week I joined a discussion with Andy Barnes of Perfect Pitch exploring his 10-year journey in the development of new writing of Musical Theatre. He has been knee-deep in the opening of one of the early shows he developed – The Go-Between.
Michael Crawford – internationally renowned for originating the title role in The Phantom of the Opera and loved by millions for his role as the hapless Frank Spencer in the classic British sitcom, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em– will return to London’s West End this summer in a new production of THE GO-BETWEEN.
We are moving swiftly towards Edinburgh Festival, the Camden Fringe now entering its 10th year under Zena and Michelle, and an amazing smorgesboard of good, great, and not quite to my taste shows. Please excuse this blog, a follow on from my more first Yes No Maybe explorations in Sheffield. This one is written in […]
Have you seen the raft of four-star reviews for our current Featured Show? The House of Mirrors and Hearts, just opened on Tuesday at London’s Arcola Theatre, is a haunting new chamber musical about love, lies and the ghosts of our pasts. Scroll down for links and excerpts from some of our favourite reviews.
The adage – usually attributed to Sondheim – that “musicals aren’t written, they’re rewritten” was central to the post-show discussion that I hosted last night at London’s Arcola Theatre. It was the final preview performance of The House of Mirrors and Hearts, the new British chamber musical by Eamonn O’Dwyer and Robert Gilbert, which faces critics this evening.
It’s Sunday and I am settled in a café at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) shortly to meet the director of “Cabaret” before seeing the show in the black box space. In the other theatre there is Dama Orchestra’s Cantonese musical “I Have a Date with Spring” playing with chinese and English subtitles […]