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NEWS: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2020 season opens with original 101 Dalmatians musical

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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2020 season which opens with its first newly commissioned musical, 101 Dalmatians (16 May to 21 June 2020, press night is 27 May), based on Dodie Smith’s iconic story set in the heart of Regent’s Park with book by Zinnie Harris and music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge.

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Queen of the Mist Q&A video: How does it feel to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Quotes, Special Events, Ticket recommendations, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

How does it feel to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel… and survive? Michael John LaChiusa, who wrote a musical on just this subject, was on his way back to the States by the time I chaired my post-show Q&A to his Queen of the Mist.

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Actually post-show Q&A: Grappling with the grey areas around truth & consent

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Special Events, Ticket recommendations by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Can we ever really know what happened between two people behind closed doors? That’s the question at the heart of Anna Zeigler’s provocative new two-hander Actually, and one the company, audience and I grappled with after last week’s performance at Trafalgar Studios.

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‘If you like the film, you will most likely enjoy the stage show’: SCHOOL OF ROCK – West End ★★★★

In Children's theatre, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by The Family StageLeave a Comment

For anyone unfamiliar with the show, it is based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black as a wannabe rock-star who masquerades as a private school teacher and ends up taking his class to Battle of the Bands. If you like the film, you will most likely enjoy the stage show. On the flip side, don’t go in expecting big surprises.