The Government Must Support UK Theatre

The arts industry continues to ramp up pressure on the government to save the theatre industry from being decimated by the COVID-19 crisis. The government broke its silence on the matter as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden wrote in the Guardian this weekend that he knows  'this pandemic has dealt the arts a knockout blow' Dowden... Continue Reading →

Anno Domino at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarbrough (Audio Play)

Writer, Director & Performer: Alan Ayckbourn Performer: Heather Stoney Final Mix: Paul Steer 'Life still goes on doesn't it?' is the concluding line in Alan Ayckbourn's new play which has been written specially to be broadcast as an audio play. Ayckbourn has taken lockdown as an opportunity to write, direct and perform in this brand... Continue Reading →

Review: Rapunzel – The Lockdown Panto by Theatre Royal St Helens (Live Stream)

Director & Writer: James Lacey Choreography: Sarah Walker Not long after the lockdown, many Theatres started to broadcast archive footage of their productions which has proven a great way to keep spirits high during this troublesome time. Regal Entertainments and Theatre Royal St Helens have taken that one step further. They've cast, rehearsed, produced and... Continue Reading →

Review: Cinderella at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester (Live Stream)

Theatre, Review, Live Stream, Broadcast, Cinderella, Colchester, Mercury Theatre, Andrew Pollard,Ryan McBryde,Antony Stuart-Hicks, Dale Superville, Jack Reitman, Mari McGinlay, David Shields

Review: Henry V at the Barn Theatre, Cirencester (Live Stream)

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Hal Chambers A nation lost and in need of a leader. It doesn't feel too long ago when Britain was in a similar world to when Henry V was on the throne. Director Hal Chambers explores those similarities and the role of leaders in those troubling times in this valiant take... Continue Reading →

The Curtain Has Dropped But It Won’t Be Long

If someone said to me at the start of the year that in 2020 our glorious Theatres would all be dark at the same time, I would have probably laughed in their face. Nobody foresaw the current situation. However,  It is more important now than ever before to get behind the industry to make sure... Continue Reading →

Review: The Sound Of Music UK Tour at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Book: Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse Music & Lyrics: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II Director: Martin Connor Back on a UK Tour, Bill Kenwright's production of The Sound of Music continues to delight audiences with its memorable songs and sincere characters.Director Martin Connor focuses on the family bond of the Von Trapps and how after still... Continue Reading →

The Magic Of Live Theatre…Why Five Stars Isn’t Always Everything

The ultimate dream for every director...the magical five stars. Or is that really the dream? Perhaps for too long, some people have defined the success of a production by the number of stars it has. Not only that but some people writing those reviews and giving out those stars get under the impression that only... Continue Reading →

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat UK Tour at the Wolverhampton Grand

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Bill Kenwright It's been a staple of the UK touring scene for years but with regular recasts and tweaks to the production, Bill Kenright keeps audiences coming back again and again to this retro classic. Currently, Mark McMullan from Britain's Got Talent makes his professional theatre debut... Continue Reading →

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