Tag Archives: musical theatre

Strictly Speaking: Week 9

You can always count on Strictly’s Musicals Week for some decent drama, although most of it was off the floor on this occasion – from Craig’s COVID-19 test to some excitable overmarking and a mildly controversial exit.  Read my full Dancing … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021, week 9

Musicals Week sees Tilly Ramsay fight back and Tom Fletcher feeling miserable. Read my Telegraph talking points for the main show and the results show

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Why on earth write a history of British musicals and sideline Andrew Lloyd Webber?

Ethan Mordden is weirdly dismissive of his topic in his book Pick a Pocket or Two. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Even in his 90s, Stephen Sondheim could dance circles around Hamilton

The thrillingly sophisticated king of Broadway is working on his first new musical since 2008. Broadway should be jumping for joy. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Showbiz is back – and in full swing: a jubilant Broadway bonanza at the Proms

Musical theatre hasn’t had much cause for celebration this past year, nor the Proms, which were moved online in 2020. Thankfully, both are now reunited with live audiences, as jubilantly demonstrated at Saturday night’s Broadway bonanza. Read my full Telegraph … Continue reading

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s vaccine joy: ‘Phantom will return in June’

Today’s news about the UK approving the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is a hugely positive step for the theatre industry, believes Andrew Lloyd Webber. “Of course, I’m slightly biased towards the Oxford vaccine, since I’ve been on that myself – and had no side effects whatsoever. … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Opera Holland Park’s James Clutton

The Director of Opera at OHP talks mounting concerts with Covid safety measures, why opera is for all, and plans for 2021. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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What socially distanced theatre looks like: Actors share their experience

Theatres are slowly starting to reopen in the UK, with social distancing policies in place. Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and new musical Sleepless: A Musical Romance at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre are two currently running shows going to … Continue reading

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A Little Night Music, Opera Holland Park

The show must go on: it’s been the rallying cry of our beleaguered industry, the message emblazoned on Theatre Support Fund+’s T-shirts and mugs. On Saturday night, we saw that fighting spirit in person, as Janie Dee, co-producer and star of … Continue reading

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Watch these fantastic musical theatre documentaries

Why not use the lockdown period to catch up on your musical theatre history? From the making of iconic shows to fascinating backstage tales and industry insight, these documentaries help to fill the stagey void. Read my full BroadwayWorld article … Continue reading

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