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Third Wheel: “It felt a bit like it should’ve always been a musical web series”

Back in October 2017, following a showcase of songs that summer, I was lucky enough to catch a short run of two brand new musicals from New.: Fiver and The Dysfunctional Guide to Being a Third Wheel. As many of you may know, Fiver (written by Alex Ellison & Tom Lees) recently enjoyed a run at Southwark Playhouse to […]

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Isolation Ensemble: “Your sense of connection to your fellow actors is still very much present”

In times of adversity, creativity doesn’t grind to a complete halt – how else do you think theatre has survived since its birth in Ancient Greece over 2,500 years ago? Instead it adapts to the conditions in which it finds itself, making the most of the options available. In the case of the coronavirus crisis, […]

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The Show Must Go Online: King John

After two weeks of romance and flights of fancy, The Show Must Go Online was back in historical territory once more, with King John following hot on the heels of a truly memorable production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s a rarely performed play; I’ve only seen it once before, in a slightly odd production that disjointedly […]

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2020 mid-year update

  Against my usual penchant for starting off slowly and then steadily heading for entropy, I went straight in at the deep end this year: my first week back in London (& the first full week of the year) was set down as #MindTheMusicals 2020! That means, of course, I began my theatregoing year by […]

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Road to nowhere

At time of writing, theatres have been closed for over 100 days. It’s taken only until very recently for the government to even acknowledge there’s a problem, and all they really seemed to do was pay lip service to the industry rather than attempt to tackle it in a more practical way. Instead, theatres have […]

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