#MindTheMusicals 2020: Diary

I’m hoping that my output will be fairly steady as the week progresses – I have a fair few ideas, but it’s mostly motivation that I’m concerned about. So, just to be sure, I’ve decided that writing a little something up here each day is a good way to start! This should also help you […]

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Favourite shows 2019

Whilst I didn’t see as many shows as last year, I don’t think I had quite such a good run of shows in 2018 as I have this year – so making this list was no mean feat. As usual, there were some which were ineligible for the list as I’d seen them last year; […]

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Worst shows 2019

Despite how it seemed at times, my year has actually been top quality in theatre terms. I nominate my likes and dislikes as I go through the year, and this time round only ten made it onto my ‘long’ list for worst show (compared with well over 50 for best show) – so it was […]

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2019 mid-year update

Once again things started off steadily and sensibly, but then too much interesting sounding stuff (both in & out of London) came up and ended up taking over my diary… I may have again gone down in terms of the amount of shows I’ve seen in six months (103¬†different shows,¬†126¬†individual visits to theatres), but I […]

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#MindTheMusicals 2019: round-up

What a week that was! For some people, musicals are simply jazz hands and tap shoes – whilst I do love both of those things (mostly the latter, let’s be honest), we’ve come a long way since the early days of this particular medium. All genres of music are embraced in the making of a […]

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Day 5: Murder at the Gates

Possibly my favourite thing about The Other Palace over the last couple of years has been its commitment to developing new material and testing it out on audiences. I’ve previously been to a work-in-progress for Manhattan Parisienne (a new project from Alain Boublil), which steadily staged more and more of the show over the course […]

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MT Fest UK: launch

It is now just one week until MT Fest UK kicks off at The Other Palace, which will include not just musical showcases, but also talks and concerts. Last week the festival was officially launched in The Other Palace Studio, with exclusive performances from Evelyn Hoskins & Luke Bayer, and an insight into the event […]

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