It’s been announced that Howard Panter & Rosemary Squire’s Trafalgar Entertainment are joining forces with regional theatre operator HQ — who currently operate 11 venues from Bromley and Dartford to Southend, Swindon, Crewe and Guildford.
A constantly recurring theme as we hopefully start emerging from this pandemic — and even long before it actually happened — was about creating space for new voices and talents, and preferably younger and more diverse voices, whether as writers, directors, producers, designers, actors or even theatre critics.
The latest example of this problematic switch from stage to screen is the strongly acted Shook, Samuel Bailey’s debut play, which won the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize and had a run at the Southwark Playhouse in November of that year.
The first televised Black British Theatre Awards 2020 were a vibrant affair hosted by presenter and comedic actor Eddie Nestor, filmed at London’s Young Vic Theatre and broadcast on Sky Arts.
Leading theatre impresarios and joint CEOs of Trafalgar Entertainment, Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire have announced the launch of a new West End venue – Trafalgar Theatre – due to open spring 2021.
My Theatre Mates have been collecting official announcements of theatre closures up and down the country in the Twitter thread below and will continue to add updates as they come in.
Winners of the Offies 2020 Awards, held at Battersea Arts Centre, have been announced. It was the tenth anniversary year of the awards presented by Off West End.
As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs a special post-show discussion at the West End transfer of Stephen Laughton’s One Jewish Boy, written as an urgent response to rising anti-semitism. Got any questions?
Here’s LLLC’s weekly guide to some of the shows you might want to book tickets for includes The Wedding Singer at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre:, Endgame at the Old Vic and The Seagull at the Playhouse Theatre.
Here’s a guide to some of the shows that you might want to book tickets for in the week beginning 13 January 2020.
If I have understood the timeline correctly the latest incarnation of Kevin Elyot’s debut play Coming Clean is a revival of a revival.
Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the shows opening in London in January 2020.
Emma Clarendon selects her favourite theatre productions of the year…
Irish theatre company, Fishamble: The New Play Company, will be bringing its production of Sebastian Barry’s new play On Blueberry Hill to the West End in spring 2020.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre including Love London Love Culture’s delight at watching Jamie Lloyd’s razor sharp West End production of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Bijan Sheibani’s production, A Taste Of Honey at the Trafalgar Studios
With its comment on the burden of expectation placed on women, class struggle, race and sexuality, more than six decades on A Taste Of Honey has lost none of its bite.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Originally produced in association with Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, director Raz Shaw’s production of The Greatest Play in the History of the World is one of the most charming and dopamine-rich shows you could ever hope to see.
Sarah Rutherford’s new play The Girl Who Fell, about teenage death, mourning, coincidence and healing, is sensitive and heartfelt.