A lot has been said about All in a Row online (especially on Twitter around #puppetgate) – about the play itself, its depiction of autism and its use of a puppet in portraying the non-verbal autistic 11-year-old character. At a post-show forum, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock moderated an event taking the conversation offline.
In the face of protests outside and online, All in Row received its world premiere last night at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Theatre critics have started delivering their verdict on the play and production; on Thursday, the public will be able to pose their questions and concerns to the show’s creators. Time to get booking and/or submitting your questions.
All in Row is set on the eve of a couple’s non-verbal autistic son being taken into care. The child is portrayed by a puppet. What was the thinking behind this and other choices in the play? Watch our rehearsal room interviews with the writer, director and cast. Time to get booking!
Less than two weeks until Alex Oates’ new play All in Row premieres at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room with stars Charlie Brooks, Simon Lipkin and the company, directed by Dominic Shaw. Time to get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 21 February 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the creatives behind the world premiere of All in a Row and special guests. Got any questions?
Charlie Brooks and Simon Lipkin star as parents to an autistic child in Alex Oates’ new play All in Row, which receives its world premiere next month at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Gen up – and then get booking!
Nativity! The Musical will be returning to The Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith for a third year, running from 11 to 29 December 2019, with an extra week of performances. Simon Lipkin, who also features in the current movie Nativity Rocks!, will reprise the role of Mr Poppy after successful runs in the show in 2017 and 2018.
All Edinburgh Theatre’s Hugh Simpson went along to the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh to catch Nativity! The Musical.
Parents, if the thought of sitting through yet another (yawn) pantomime this Yule fills you with dread, then I’d recommend the dazzling, cheery musical Nativity! The Musical as an outstanding alternative.
In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates was joined by Simon Lipkin, just before he went into rehearsal for Nativity – The Musical – a show that is led by improvisation and Simon revealed the challenges and freedoms that method of performing can present.
Dani Dyer will be joining her father Danny Dyer in Nativity! The Musical this Christmas at the Eventim Apollo, from 19 to 31 December.
Nativity remains a beautifully heart-warming story and if anything, has even more of a feelgood factor about it through all the liveness of this production.
West End musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will now end its limited season at the London Palladium on Saturday 2 September 2017.
The concentric hooped wooden arches framing the proscenium should give you a clue: made from the barrels scraped during the production process
A new West End production opened this week in one of the most prestigious theatres in London, the show was The Wind In The Willows. Previously touring, it’s now hit London for a limited run at the London Palladium.
The Wind in the Willows is a perfectly fun, family show. It’s not a theatrical masterpiece but it’s a cute, heartwarming fable that’s sweet enough for both children and adults to enjoy.
Wind In the Willows is one of my favourite childhood stories and a refreshingly new musical take on the story hasn’t gone amiss. so thanks to Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe there’s a spanking brand new musical at the London Palladium and it’s simply sensational.
Following the antics of Mr Toad of Toad Hall, The Wind in the Willows is a story about friendship and loyalty – seeing Rat, Mole and Badger standing with the boisterous Toad despite everything he does and all his crazes including motorcars.
Julian Fellowes’ book undulates gently rather than creating any particularly dramatic waves – Rat and Mole’s growing friendship is quietly but effectively done, Toad is characterised as a Boris Johnson-like would-be-lovable-rogue.
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Debbie Isitt’s screen-to-stage musical adaptation of her TV hit NATIVITY!
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