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Double anniversary: Perfect Pitch and marriage

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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.

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NEWS: Michael Crawford returns to West End in The Go-Between, TICKETS ON SALE

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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.

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Yes No Maybe – Part 2 – the shows

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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 […]

Photos and podcast: The making of new British musical The House of Mirrors and Hearts

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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.

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Musical Theatre – Japan and Malaysia exploring

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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 […]