Welcome back to Fringe Focus, putting a spotlight on smaller theatres. Following my attendance at Dear Peter last month, the series reopens with the artistic director of Iris Theatre, Paul-Ryan Carberry.
Covid-19 must have its say to start with, so off goes the season with Ralph Fiennes directed by Nicholas Hytner and delivering Beat The Devil, a monologue by David Hare.
Fragments of Home works both as a theatrical performance and as a film, with Annie George’s performance striking a delicate balance.
Love Letters At Home takes the well-worn Our Tune concept from the old days and uses it to develop a show where, no matter what’s going on and whether we are together and apart, it is always 14 February.
No news of government help for theatre as Tories announce a £100 million bailout… for zoos! Yes, that’s right. You couldn’t make it up!
Guildford Shakespeare Company first performed their adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic in 2015. After a successful series of Zoom murder mystery evenings, they decided to recreate their hit family production.
This charmingly quirky musical is captured wonderfully on this newly released cast recording.
No Limits: A Song Cycle was the first new musical featured in four-part series In the Wings, filmed live at the Union Theatre.
This sharp and sassy musical, based on William F Brown’s interpretation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is a bold spectacle to watch unfold.
Part informal chat, part performance, this series of bi-weekly Sunday evening sessions is designed to support creatives in the entertainment industry during this strange and challenging time.
As his new digital sheet music store New UK Musicals launches, I talk with multi-award winning composer and lyricist Darren Clark about the site and his career.
‘There is no doubt that this is the first of many events from the Burn Bright family. A family that has staked it very existence on the fact that we need a seismic shift in the way we create, present and support theatre.’
The Berliner Ensemble have located a jewel in their theatre history. Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage is a modern classic of the German theatre.
Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage is a modern classic of the German theatre. Written in 1939 it is often descr…
Sometimes a musical just doesn’t grab you, and so it was for me with Rags The Musical. The universe clearly wants me to hear it one way or another though, as Ghostlight Records are now releasing an official London cast recording.
‘Theatre is everywhere. It is regional. It is rural. It is poor. Now it is in your front room, it can be from anywhere.’
During a 90-minute livestream, viewers were treated to some iconic performances from around the world in isolation.
After the 75th anniversary weekend of VE Day, the musical Only The Brave drew my attention as a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
This glorious and musically powerful staged concert version of the beloved musical manages to maintain the drama.
This is a gloriously funny and heartfelt play that offers a fascinating insight into how the barbershop is a place of vital importance for African men.
For every person who is a major fan of a show, there is someone on the other end of the spectrum who doesn’t like it. What would be the fun if we all liked the same things?!