Bat Out Of Hell: 2018 preview

Meat Loaf musical Bat Out Of Hell returns to London for a new West End run in a couple of weeks’ time, making a new home in the Dominion Theatre. Since premièring at the Manchester Opera House just over a year ago, the show has enjoyed stints at London’s Coliseum (where it extended its summer […]

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Olivier Awards 2018 – nominees

I must admit that I was feeling slightly trepidatious about today’s announcement, having checked over the list of eligible productions for this year’s Olivier Awards and being reminded of some of the awful pieces of theatre I saw last year – so my immediate reaction is one of relief. Then follows a tinge of smugness […]

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Favourite performances of 2017

This year variety has been the thing (though I’ve still managed to stack up certain repeat attendances), so that means I’ve seen a serious amount of performers – some even two or three times… So I’ve had incredible difficulty here. That was part of my reasoning as far as Mind the Advent 2017 was concerned; […]

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The Buskers Opera

2016 is turning out to be a good year for new writing. The latest in the line of new British musicals is Dougal Irvine’s 21st century successor to The Beggar’s Opera: The Buskers Opera. It tells the hidden story behind the London 2012 Olympics – an event widely lauded & the catalyst of a wave […]

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