Theatre is born of creativity and passion. Everyone who has an involvement with theatre shares that, whether they are on the stage or just looking up at it: an actor puts it into their performance while an audience are inspired by it. The theatre fan is a dedicated and fervid being, soaking in every note and emotion projected from the stage and making it part of who they are. Different shows affect people differently, but there will always be one which resonates with you stronger than all the … [Read more...]
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Unfortunately, as a result of ongoing social distancing restrictions due to the Covid pandemic, performances at UK venues have been suspended until 17th May 2021.
New writing is an important and necessary component when it comes to the future of musical theatre. The recent documentary series on BBC4, The Story of Musicals, highlighted the evolution of the genre over the years and how vital this development is to ensure the West End continues to thrive and grow in a healthy, well-rounded manner. As beneficial as the jukebox musicals and film-adapted musical are for the industry, new and unknown writing is desperately needed to keep things fresh and … [Read more...]
There’s always a lot of negativity flying around the internet, so when a real piece of good news comes along it’s a very welcome sight for sore eyes. Yesterday, a truly wonderful piece of good news took off at speed across the internet with the announcement of Samantha Barks being cast as Eponine in the Hollywood film of Les Miserables. Cameron Mackintosh took to the stage at the end of Tuesday night’s performance of Oliver! to confirm the casting, much to the shock and delight of Barks who … [Read more...]
Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy a musical theatre cabaret? Once or twice, I’m sure. A cabaret is always a guaranteed night of fun whether you’re a theatre fan or not: great songs and even better voices to sing them – what’s not to like? Unfortunately, as no rich Sheikh has turned up on my doorstep proposing marriage yet, I can’t always make it along to each and every one, much as I might like to. Still, I pop up at enough of them. I also like to use this space to preview those which I … [Read more...]
There are a variety of media forms out there which have proven to be very beneficial for promotional purposes. Television is the obvious one, reaching the biggest audience and the widest range of people. On top of that, there are of course newspapers, radio, billboards/posters and, in the last few years, the phenomenon of social networking has been a very useful tool when it comes to connecting with a potential audience. Successful theatre relies on this promotion. There’s no doubt about how … [Read more...]