In theatre no one has been more affected by the pandemic than freelancers, who make up the bulk of the workforce and who, according to a new report from Freelancers Make Theatre Work, are responsible for creating 94% of the work created for the nation’s stages.
Nominees for The Curtain Up Show second annual Album of the Year 2016 in association with TodayTix will be revealed live on Resonance FM this Friday 2 December 2016 at 4.00pm GMT. This year, there are two new categories (each with six nominees) – also celebrating transatlantic offerings – and voting will be open to the public for the first time.
Rejoice! If you are the sort of theatregoer who has signed the Theatre Charter, and is regularly outraged by the appalling behaviour from other audience members who may not have the same high standard of culture or upbringing as yourself, you will adore Today Tix’ latest initiative, Silent Snacks. No longer will you have to […]
It is announced that Claudie Blakley, Marcus Fraser, Mark Hadfield and Alex Macqueen will join previously confirmed cast members Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s new comedy The Painkiller. The fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season will play from 5 March until 30 April with press night on 17 March.
I’ve long been a Miss Saigon fan and adored the new production when it opened in London last year, so when I was offered the chance to head back to the gorgeous Prince Edward Theatre and see the new cast in action, I jumped at the chance (thanks TodayTix)!
I’m often asked by friends and workmates why I’m so
passionate about theatre and what got me hooked on going to see shows. I
normally just turn the question back on them with whatever they are passionate
about (live music, football and food are common denominators). Recent events in
my home life have led to me thinking back to early theatre memories, going to
The Kings in Southsea and The Mayflower in Southampton with my parents… having
to send a stamped addressed envelope to the theatre with a cheque for the
How things have changed… These days a quick google search
will bring up dozens of options for buying tickets, you can purchase through
most productions websites, Amazon are in on the act and my fine friends at MyTheatreMates can help you out too
(check the link here).
There’s even an app specialising in
a more last minute theatre buyer. TodayTix,
http://www.todaytix.com, only offers tickets for the forthcoming week, updated daily. It’s
a great little app and has made waves in New York. When it launched in London I
was interested in seeing how it worked and thanks to the fine folks behind the
app I was able to use it to see Miss Saigon on Thursday (review to follow). The app was wonderfully easy to use and I was pleasantly surprised by the range of shows available in the West End and beyond.
It’s brilliantly easy to use and as well as offering ticket
purchasing, they’ve teamed up with the producers of Kinky Boots and the Adelphi
Theatre to offer a daily ticket lottery and the first e-tickets in the West
So, if you’re planning on a trip to the theatre I’d heartily
recommend you hit up MyTheatreMates to book in advance, but if you get the
sudden urge to see what might be available go check out TodayTix!