Rotterdam announces UK tour

Last seen in the UK back in June 2017, when it had a limited run at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End, Jon Brittain’s play Rotterdam is now set to embark on a nationwide tour; this announcement from Hartshorn-Hook Productions coincides with this year’s Transgender Awareness Week. The play has previously enjoyed two other […]

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Day 4: Throwback Thursday

As it’s Thursday today, the classic Twitter hashtag #tbt is out in full force – and I’ve got a little nostalgic, I have to say. Just for a bit of a change, I thought I’d go right back down memory lane and pick out some of my favourite moments of the past four years – […]

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Day 2: Shakespeare’s Stages

Renowned actor Michael Pennington counts himself as “lucky enough” to have played Hamlet twice, as well as the role of King Lear – and many of you will probably have seen him in one Shakespeare or another at some point. I fondly remember his portrayal of Antigonus in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s The Winter’s […]

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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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