Moulin Rouge! The Musical

If you’ve seen Moulin Rouge! The Musical and loved it, I’d advise you to read no further – this is not going to be pleasant. Pretty much as soon as the film came out in 2001, people were clamouring for a stage version so they could visit Baz Lurhmann’s fantastical Moulin Rouge club for real, […]

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Out of 2021 – Into 2022

I’m slightly more ahead of the game this year than last year, as this is my official follow-up to my ‘favourite things‘, favourite digital shows & favourite in-person shows posts; a round-up of 2021 and a glance ahead to 2022. The main thing dominating the blog in 2021 was motivation – or lack thereof. It’s […]

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Tuesday Newsday: 22 October 2019

Headlines Voting has opened for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Vote for anything from Most Accessible Theatre and Theatrical Event of the Year to Best Musical Direction of a New Production of a Play or Musical and Best Regional or Touring Production. Come From Away last week celebrated its 300th performance (& 300,000th visitor) by […]

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Continuing Phil Willmott’s ‘Enemies of the People’ Essential Classics season for 2019 is a new musical, CAN-CAN!, following on from Arthur Miller’s An Enemy of the People. It is soundtracked by the music of Jacques Offenbach and his contemporaries, and has a limited run at the Union Theatre, prior to a new production of Shakespeare’s […]

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Opera Undressed: La traviata

A theatrical new year’s resolution that I kept making was to have a night at the opera – I technically achieved that last year, when I saw Pop-Up Opera’s Hansel and Gretel at the Museum of Childhood, and I’ve since also seen the King’s Head production of La Bohème at Trafalgar Studios. However, I still […]

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