Tag Archives: theatre

Where to watch celebrities onstage

From Andrew Scott in the Old Vic’s Three Kings to Sleepless‘s pop star leads and a host of luminaries in Talking Heads. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

Dancing City, Jeanefer Jean-Charles’s Black Victorians and sci-fi epic Future Cargo at the UK’s first full festival since lockdown. Read my full The i Paper pick here

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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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BWW Interview: Janie Dee

The actress discusses the upcoming concert of A Little Night Music at Opera Holland Park. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Kwame Kwei-Armah interview

I spoke to the Young Vic’s Artistic Director about his theatre journey, ahead of a dedicated BBC imagine documentary. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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Songs for a New World, The Other Palace Digital

We’ve already had The Last Five Years in lockdown; now, we get a digital production of American composer Jason Robert Brown’s earliest work. A series of wistful pop/jazz numbers loosely linked thematically, rather than narratively, this 1995 abstract musical features various characters responding to a moment that upends … Continue reading

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The West End Frame Show

I guest host the popular theatre podcast to discuss the Government’s rescue package, Hamilton, documentaries and more. Listen to the podcast here

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Hamilton review

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ground-breaking Hamilton – filmed, NT Live style, with the original Broadway cast at three performances in June 2016 – was meant to hit cinemas next autumn. Instead, in response to Covid-19, it’s now streaming on Disney+. Read my … Continue reading

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The Last Five Years, The Other Palace Digital

A musical featuring two people who are physically separated? Jason Robert Brown’s work is a shutdown natural – as this new digital theatre version demonstrates. Lauren Samuels and Danny Becker, who play doomed lovers Cathy and Jamie, recorded their parts entirely in isolation, with Samuels (previously … Continue reading

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Preview of The Last Five Years

A musical featuring two people physically separated throughout? Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years could be made for lockdown – as a new digital production aims to prove. Actors Lauren Samuels and Danny Becker, who play doomed lovers Cathy … Continue reading

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