Wish list: National Theatre At Home

Following on from the instant success of the first National Theatre At Home streaming event on Thursday night (Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden), it’s got me thinking about all the other wonderful NT Live screenings that I’d love to come to the small screen as part of this series. Over the next […]

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Day 5: Missed The Boat: Hadestown

Rachel Chavkin certainly made the most of her time in London recently – before directing a new production of The American Clock at the Old Vic, she oversaw the transfer of Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown to the National Theatre. I’m not quite sure how I managed to miss this one… The National’s season announcements do often […]

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Day 3: What’s Inside

“I fell more deeply in love with the writing of the musical Waitress than I had ever imagined,” said Sara Bareilles back in 2015. “It proved impossible for me to imagine handing over the songs to the show before selfishly finding a way to sing them myself.” And so What’s Inside was born. This release […]

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Side Show (Bromley Players)

Based on the lives of conjoined twins & stage performers Violet & Daisy Hilton, Side Show was written by Bill Russell (with music from Henry Krieger) and was first performed on Broadway in 1997; the show had its UK première at Southwark Playhouse two years ago. With hit film The Greatest Showman in the back of their […]

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Missed The Boat: Amélie

This is another missed opportunity from last year’s New York trip – particularly given that it was still in previews when I was over there, so potentially a slightly lower demand and price range… But it wasn’t to be (as you know, I didn’t end up seeing any show in a Broadway theater) and given […]

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Missed The Boat: Candide

I reckon I’d be quite accurate in thinking that not many (if any) of you reading this post have ever read Candide – even fewer in the original Old French. Well, I have. And it was bloody hard work, believe me! When you choose to study A Level French you know you’re probably giving yourself […]

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Avenue Q: 2019 UK tour announced

This morning Selladoor Worldwide has announced the return of anarchic puppet show Avenue Q, set to tour the UK again in 2019. The very politically incorrect comedy musical was last seen on tour in 2016 (following a five-year West End run and two other tours in 2014 & 2015), though it has been an Off […]

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Missed The Boat: Something Rotten

The West End definitely missed a trick with this one in 2016. When everywhere else was cashing in on it being the 200th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, London’s big theatres missed the opportunity to bring Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick’s Bard-based musical to a new audience. And, as my luck always seems to go, it closed […]

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