“Hear That Beat of Dancing Feet”: Top Tap Dancing Numbers

Come and meet those dancing feet, On the avenue I’m taking you… Through a couple of my favourite showstopping, hands clapping, crowds gasping tap dances! Last week, I was lucky enough to see 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Mark Bramble’s show certainly is one where you can “hear that beat of dancing feet” and I thought I’d put together a couple of my … Continue reading “Hear That Beat of Dancing Feet”: Top Tap Dancing Numbers

XPOSED: LGBTQ+ Writing Night

On Sunday 19th and Monday 20th November, Full Disclosure Theatre presents a new writing night at the Hen & Chickens Theatre. Featuring eight short plays by eight emerging writers, XPOSED​ reveals the naked and entertaining truths about queer life. Artistic Directors of Full Disclosure Theatre, Chris Davis and Sam Luffman are dedicated to uncovering new truths and providing a platform for artists to share, develop and collaborate. … Continue reading XPOSED: LGBTQ+ Writing Night

Interview: Carlyss Peer (Rules for Living)

Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules? Sam Holcroft’s Rules for Living brings a bit of Christmas spirit this November to the Rose Theatre Kingston (fuelled by some other kinds of spirits!) As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are … Continue reading Interview: Carlyss Peer (Rules for Living)

The Other Palace: Eugenius Full-Scale Production

After a successful debut concert performance at the London Palladium last year, Warwick Davis and Kevin Wood are delighted to announce the full-scale production of the British cult musical Eugenius! at The Other Palace from 22 January until the 3 March 2018. Written by Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins, Eugenius! tells the story of Eugene, a teenage boy whose nightly dreams of a distant world of heroes and villains may just be the ticket to him creating his … Continue reading The Other Palace: Eugenius Full-Scale Production

Much Ado About Nothing: Rose Theatre Kingston 10th Anniversary

Rose Theatre Kingston has announced the centre piece of their ten year anniversary: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, a Rose co-production with Granville & Parham Productions and antic | face. Mel Giedroyc stars as Beatrice, reuniting with director Simon Dormandy following Luce at Southwark Playhouse in 2016. The production opens on Wednesday 18 April, with previews from Friday 13 April, and runs until Sunday 6 May. Don … Continue reading Much Ado About Nothing: Rose Theatre Kingston 10th Anniversary

Nativity! The Musical: Photos

The first images of Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s production of Nativity! The Musical have been released. Daniel Boys, Simon Lipkin and Sarah Earnshaw will star in the world premiere, which opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Friday 20 October 2017. For a full list of venues and dates, see further down this page. Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, … Continue reading Nativity! The Musical: Photos

Interview: James Byng & Terence Wilton (The Woman in Black)

Last week, a number of bloggers were lucky enough to be invited to go behind the scenes of The Woman in Black. We had done the backstage ghost tour (and survived), watched the show (and survived), so now it was time for a Q&A with cast members James Byng and Terence Wilton (who fortunately for us had also survived the performance!) From scares off stage to … Continue reading Interview: James Byng & Terence Wilton (The Woman in Black)

Review: The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre ★★★★

Some shows stay with you for a long time. Perhaps because it resonates with you deeply, perhaps because it raises your spirits…or perhaps it’s because it chills them to the core. Playing at the Fortune Theatre for 28 years, The Woman in Black is a story which lives on, still surprising and scaring audiences to this day. Based on Susan Hill’s novel, playwright Stephen Mallatratt takes this … Continue reading Review: The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre ★★★★