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‘They’re making up the rules as they go along’: the theatre producer trapped between tiers

The reveal of which areas are in which tier is “bittersweet” news for theatre producer Kenny Wax. He’s had two companies – one touring, one West End – rehearsing the musical SIX in adjacent rooms. Yesterday, the former group learnt their production won’t be opening as … Continue reading

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What the tier system means for your Christmas trip to the theatre

Theatre is back – or is it? Fuelling existential uncertainty akin to a Beckett play, Boris Johnson has announced a more draconian tier system post-lockdown – but without specific details of how it will apply to entertainment venues, or which tiers they will … Continue reading

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Operation Sleeping Beauty meets reality: what hope is there for theatre this Christmas?

Theatre is due to return – again – in December, after a stop-start year of openings and closures. Now, numerous shows depend on the government ending the second lockdown on December 2, as announced, in order to bring us some Christmas cheer. … Continue reading

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Roundup: Check Out These Socially Distanced Shows

Hurrah for the green shoots in our beleaguered industry. Lots of venues are mounting new shows and bringing back our favourites over the next few weeks and months – albeit with social distancing and safety measures in place. Here are … Continue reading

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Where to see outdoor theatre in the UK

My round-up of al fresco goodies, from Regent’s Park to the Minack. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre

It’s the mark of a great show that it seems to speak directly to the present moment, even if that moment is years after its original creation. Come From Away passes that test with flying colours; in its depiction of … Continue reading

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Blithe Spirit, Duke of York’s Theatre

This is perhaps an odd time for Nöel Coward’s comedy about death and supernatural apparitions to land in the West End – Richard Eyre’s revival transferring from Theatre Royal Bath. On the other hand, there’s something comforting about Coward’s wartime … Continue reading

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Strictly on stage

In need of a sequin fix? Here’s our guide to the Strictly Come Dancing-related stage shows. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Vanessa Williams: ‘Growing up, I couldn’t even find a black Barbie’

As City of Angels opens in the West End, the actress, singer, and former Miss America explains why it’s more fun to play the bad girl. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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City of Angels leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From a musical with old Hollywood glamour to starry Chekhov and Coward. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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