The Nature of Forgetting

Theatre Re return to London with their latest show, The Nature of Forgetting. It launched at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is now on tour across the UK for the next couple of months; it follows in the footsteps of Blind Man’s Song. In creating the show, the company have worked with renowned UCL neuroscientist […]

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A Spoonful of Sherman

You might not realise it, but the Sherman family have probably been part of your life for quite some time. Since the early 20th century, they’ve built up their own version of a family business: songwriting. That’s the premise of A Spoonful of Sherman, a show put together by Robert J. Sherman that is in the […]

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Avenue Q: 2019 UK tour announced

This morning Selladoor Worldwide has announced the return of anarchic puppet show Avenue Q, set to tour the UK again in 2019. The very politically incorrect comedy musical was last seen on tour in 2016 (following a five-year West End run and two other tours in 2014 & 2015), though it has been an Off […]

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Missed The Boat: Something Rotten

The West End definitely missed a trick with this one in 2016. When everywhere else was cashing in on it being the 200th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, London’s big theatres missed the opportunity to bring Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick’s Bard-based musical to a new audience. And, as my luck always seems to go, it closed […]

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Wicked (UK & Ireland tour)

In 1995, Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West told the other side of the classic 1900 L. Frank Baum story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and was later adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman, with music from Stephen Schwartz. Wicked began its life in San Francisco in […]

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Happy Idiot: “Having that fine line between the comedy and drama all the time”

Lady Chatterley’s Lover is perhaps best known for being banned for obscenity in the UK (and several other countries), until Penguin successfully managed to publish it in the early 60s. D.H. Lawrence’s novel quickly sold millions of copies, and since then it has spawned various screen, stage and radio adaptations – including Happy Idiot‘s parody […]

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