Nominees announced for the 2016 OLIVIER AWARDS

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK’s theatrical calendar, were announced today (Monday 29 February) by past winners Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton at Rosewood London, the awards’ official hotel partner. The awards, which this year celebrate their 40th anniversary, will take place on Sunday 3 […]

Today is Rare Disease Day. Here is my story …

This isn’t theatre related but if you will indulge me for a few moments, this is something that is very close to my heart. Two years ago (next week) my grand daughter Isabelle was born with a condition called BPES. Blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) is a condition that mainly affects development of […]

Full cast announced for LEGALLY BLONDE at Leicester Curve

Full cast has been announced for a new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde, including Tupele Dorgu who joins the cast as Paulette. Dorgu joins the previously announced Lucie Jones as Elle Woods, Ian Kelsey as Callahan, Jon Robyns as Emmett, Danny Mac as Warner, Natalie Hope as […]

John Hurt to star opposite Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer

Further casting has been announced for The Entertainer, the final production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s Plays at the Garrick season. John Hurt will return to the London stage for the first time in a decade as legendary patriarch Billy Rice opposite Kenneth Branagh, who as previously announced, will play the unforgettable Archie Rice […]


    Can a computer create a hit musical? Scientists have set out to answer this question by creating Beyond The Fence which has just opened at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End. If you look at all the big hit musicals against one another you start to see patterns form and this information […]


Ms. The Songbook is an exciting new song cycle album conceived by lyricist Rory Sherman in support of The MS Society UK. Sherman has worked with an array of international musical theatre composers to create the album based on blogs, interviews and meetings with women living with multiple sclerosis. Produced and directed by Simon Greif […]


Unlike some of my theatrical colleagues, I have no qualms about one woman plays. Personally, I quite like internal monologues being blown wide open on the stage, however sometimes the stereotypes can ring true. Annie McKenzie’s ‘Happiness is a Cup of Tea’ is one of these shows. Set on top of a cliff, her character […]

REVIEW: ANTIGONE (The Hope Theatre)

    In a sinister, dystopic setting, five women (‘The Chorus’) tell each other Sophocles’ story of Antigone. With both parents dead and shamed their entire lives for their incestuous roots, a new tragedy befalls the children of Oedipus. The brothers have slain each other in battle, and Creon, the new King of Thebes, forbids […]

Full cast announced for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD at the Palace Theatre

As rehearsals begin, Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are delighted to announce that joining Jamie Parker (Harry), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione) and Paul Thornley (Ron) are Nicola Alexis, Helen Aluko, Jeremy Ang Jones, Rosemary Annabella, Annabel Baldwin, Jack Bennett, Paul Bentall, Anthony Boyle, Zoe Brough, Sam Clemmett, Morag Cross, Cristina Fray, Rudi Goodman, Claudia Grant, […]

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