Olivier Awards 2019 – nominees

We’ve had the WhatsOnStage Awards, so next on the agenda are the Olivier Awards – I waited optimistically for the 1pm announcement, and my positivity didn’t let me down (for once!). It’s not all perfect, by any stretch of the imagination, but on the whole it’s looking very good indeed. It’s nice that I’ve been […]

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Worst shows of 2018

As we live in a world where people appear to be increasingly defensive, and criticism (however constructive) is simply batted away, I feel I absolutely need to stress from the outset that this is┬ájust my opinion. I would write ‘Least favourite shows of 2018’ as the title, but that doesn’t really roll off the tongue […]

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Favourite male performances of 2018

There have been so many brilliant performances this year that I simply couldn’t narrow them down enough – and it also didn’t seem fair to restrict things even further, so I’ve split what would usually be one post into two (favourite female performances to follow). Mind the Advent also promoted a few more performances, just […]

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Day 5: “I’ve got a golden ticket”

Since my first investigation into ticket prices back in 2016, things have continued to spiral almost out of control. With non-West End venue The Other Palace (still technically a studio theatre) charging silly money for a belatedly labelled ‘work-in-progress’ production of Heathers The Musical (and then transferring into a West End venue with a characteristically […]

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