Olivier Awards 2020: Predictions

It's been a difficult year for the arts, but finally theatre has something to celebrate: the Olivier Awards 2020 are taking place this evening and will honour the best of theatre over the past year. I've put together a list of my predictions ahead of tonight's ceremony. Best New Play                     A Very Expensive Poison at The Old VicThe... Continue Reading →

News: National Theatre announces The Normal Heart and Dick Whittington On-Sale for Olivier in-the-round Season

For one year only, pantomime comes to the National Theatre. Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd’s hilarious and heartfelt version of Dick Whittington, first staged at Lyric Hammersmith in 2018 and freshly updated for 2020, will open in the socially distanced Olivier theatre on the 11 December. Directed by Ned Bennett, this wild and inventive production... Continue Reading →

News: Janie Dee, Max Bowden and Stephen Boxer star in new supernatural thriller

Original Theatre Company, the production company behind the critically acclaimed lockdown productions of Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong Online, Louise Coulthard’s Watching Rosie and the new commission by Torben Betts, Apollo 13: The Dark Side of The Moon, is delighted to present its fourth original online production since theatres were closed by the Government in March this... Continue Reading →

Review: First Date (online)

Lambert Jackson Productions have been coming to the rescue of musical theatre fans since the UK went into lockdown earlier this year, streaming shows including Leave A Light On (72 concerts from musical performers), The Last Five Years and Songs From A New World live into people’s living rooms before bringing the latter to the... Continue Reading →

News: Interview with Dominic Garfield

HighRise Theatre will blend grime with theatre later this month for a one-night-only livestream of Dominic Garfield’s acclaimed production Lil.Miss.Lady. I caught up with Dominic, artistic director of HighRise Theatre to find out more about this production, which explores the history and music of Britain’s biggest sub-culture, grime. How did you get into theatre?School was... Continue Reading →

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