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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Olivier Awards 2017 – nominees

The nominees for this year’s Olivier Awards were announced via Facebook Live on Monday. Whilst many of the choices have been widely applauded, it seems to many theatregoers that there are some glaring omissions from the nominations. It’s no easy task to narrow down a year’s worth of theatre into the top four (I really […]

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Magic of the Musicals

On Monday, the Royal Albert Hall hosted the very first Magic of the Musicals. A celebratory concert inaugurated by Magic Radio in association with its partners, and timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards. The event, hosted by Tom Chambers & Ruthie Henshall, featured well over 100 performers – including a […]

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Vote Sunny

I don’t think it’s possible for me to overstate my affection for this show. It’s almost too difficult to put into words, but also it seems to be continually growing each & every time. It amazed me enough when this happened last year with the original cast, but now history is repeating itself and I’m […]

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Oliviers 2016

London theatre’s most presitigious awards ceremony takes place a little earlier this year, exactly a month today. The nominations were announced at the beginning of the week by none other than Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton and, well, they’ve caught my attention. Unfortunately not for the best reasons. After the annoying predictability of the WhatsOnStage/Hamlet […]

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