Theatres allowed to re-open with social distancing from this weekend

After being halted at the 11th hour a couple of weeks ago, Indoor Theatres have been given the green light to re open. While a socially distanced audience is simply not a viable financial model, there are some productions planned for the rest of the year that will welcome this news. This is by no... Continue Reading →

Stafford Gatehouse Delays 2020 Pantomime

It has just been announced that Stafford Gatehouse's Christmas pantomime of Snow White has been moved until 2021 The 2020 production would have been the second time Prime Pantomimes produced the panto for the Stafford theatre, following the successful production of Peter Pan last year. A full review of that production can be read here... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Review: Anno Domino at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (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: 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... 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 →

Ticket Deal: £15 Tickets for Birmingham Book Of Mormon Preview

It won't be long until the Birmingham Hippodrome stage is full of doorbell ringing, all singing, all dancing Mormons. It must mean only one thing...The Book of Mormon is coming to town and I've got some news that will please those of you who think it's out of your budget. Today it was announced that... Continue Reading →

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