Olivier Awards 2018

So, that just happened! Despite some small disappointments in the nominations (nothing too much, just some things felt unnecessarily overlooked), I was rather looking forward to this year’s Oliviers. And I was also rather glad that I wasn’t on site to cover the ceremony this time – partly because of the damp forecast, partly because I […]

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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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2017 mid-year update

Like last year, I think now is probably a good time to see how my theatrical exploits are going in 2017 so far! You’ll likely agree that it’s been an eventful six months all round… As of approximately 3am (hello, midnight matinée), I’ve managed to clock in 112 different shows in six months – and with repeat […]

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Olivier Awards 2017

On Sunday I took on the biggest assignment of my theatre writing career yet, as I headed to the Royal Albert Hall for the most anticipated date in the London theatre calendar: the Olivier Awards. Thanks to BroadwayWorld UK I was given access to the red carpet and press room, to gauge guests’ feelings about […]

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