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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Where We Began at HighTide Festival, Walthamstow

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As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Sunday 23 September 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs a discussion with Stand and Be Counted Theatre, the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary, as they bring their highly political, and deeply personal, new play Where We Began to HighTide’s Walthamstow Festival as part of a national tour. Got any questions?

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NEWS: HighTide expands to three festivals as artistic director Steven Atkinson reveals he will step down in 2019

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The full line-up for the 2018 HighTide Festivals in Aldeburgh and Walthamstow has been announced, alongside the news that artistic director Steven Atkinson will stand down in 2019 after 12 years of successful leadership.

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FACE THE MUSIC – Ye Olde Rose and Crown

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History Lesson: there’s no shortage of backstage musicals. There’s no shortage of musicals set in the Depression or prohibition era either – from Annie to Chicago to Windy City everyone from the Gershwins (who did it in Of Thee I Sing) on down has had a crack at it, and our home-grown Phil Wilmott is just about to launch one actually called Prohibition.

FACE THE MUSIC – Ye Olde Rose and Crown

In London theatre, Musicals, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

History Lesson: there’s no shortage of backstage musicals. There’s no shortage of musicals set in the Depression or prohibition era either – from Annie to Chicago to Windy City everyone from the Gershwins (who did it in Of Thee I Sing) on down has had a crack at it, and our home-grown Phil Wilmott is just about to launch one actually called Prohibition.

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Review: Superman the Musical (Leicester Square Theatre)

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Apart from the elegant baritone of Craig Berry in the lead, I didn’t think much of It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s … Superman the Musical: the sets looked cardboard and so did much of the acting, and the production felt clumsy rather than amusingly quirky. There’s one decent song ‘You’ve Got Possibilities’ otherwise the […]

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Review: Into The Woods (Ye Old Rose and Crowne, Walthamstow)

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There is a cleverness in both the concept and the execution of Into The Woods that takes All Star Productions into an entirely new category: this must rank as one of the best shows staged at Walthamstow’s Rose and Crowne pub theatre. Firstly, they have abandoned the cardboard cut-out sets and noisy platforms in favour of […]

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Review: Into The Woods (Ye Old Rose and Crowne, Walthamstow)

In Musicals, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

There is a cleverness in both the concept and the execution of Into The Woods that takes All Star Productions into an entirely new category: this must rank as one of the best shows staged at Walthamstow’s Rose and Crowne pub theatre. Firstly, they have abandoned the cardboard cut-out sets and noisy platforms in favour of […]

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