The UK Government Finally Announces A £1.57bn Package. Will It Be Enough To Prevent A Cultural Crisis In The UK?

15 weeks after the UK lockdown thrown the creative arts industry in near total collapse, the UK Government have finally announces some extra support for the creative sectors. It's been widely reported that without some sort of financial support package, 70% of arts organisations would fall by the end of the year. Very well regarded... Continue Reading →

The New Vic Pushes Ahead With A Refurbishment

The New Vic in Newcastle under Lyme was built by the community, for the community and despite the doors being shut, it pushes on with plans to refurbish its autororium. This week the builders move in to replace all the seats and also add handrails to the aisle to aid visitors. The full list of... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to Theodora Clarke, MP for Stafford, Regarding The Grave Situation Of Our Creative Industries

Dear Theodora,  I write to you today regarding the grave situation that our world renowned Arts Industry and the lack of support by your government. It is important that the health of the country comes first, but it is truly appalling the lack of urgency your government has shown towards a vital area of the... Continue Reading →

Five Ways to Support Your Local Theatre

Theatres up and down the country have closed their doors until early August, at the earliest. The longer this carries on for, the more critical it is that we support our local theatres in any way we can. Here are just five ways you can continue to support your own local Theatre during this difficult... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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 →

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 →

Frozen Pre-Booking Likely Delayed Until February

Today, the London premiere of Frozen initially went on sale exclusively to O2 Priority customers. However, it became increasingly clear that LW Theatre's booking system couldn't cope with the popularity. Therefore the decision to shut down its pre-pre sale exclusively for O2 customers was taken. In a statement on its website O2 have said: 'We've... Continue Reading →

The Theatre Twittic’s Top 10 Shows of 2019

We've approached the end of another year and another decade too. I'd like to say a quick thank you for taking the time to read my reviews this year. I've been overwhelmed by the number of you who check out my analysis of productions across the country. This year I've seen over 70 performances from... Continue Reading →

The Theatre Twittic’s Top 10 Shows of 2018

Firstly, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this and all my other posts. Following the creation of The Theatre Twittic in January, many of you have checked out my thoughts, analysis and value for money ratings for productions, alongside commentary on other industry hot topics. There's also been a few... Continue Reading →

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