REVIEW: THE BAND (New Wimbledon Theatre) ★★★

Following on from the incredible Calendar Girls musical, Tim Firth and Gary Barlow’s Take That musical The Band is a touring production I have been dying to see since the television show Let It Shine selected five winners to form the boyband that would go on to star in the musical. Playing in Wimbledon this […]

A Hundred Words For Snow brings Polar Bears to Trafalgar studios

Playwright Tatty Hennessy’s acclaimed coming of age story about grief, courage and polar bears returns after a run at VAULT Festival earlier this year for a London run. With renowned polar explorer Felicity Aston MBE as a consultant, A Hundred Words for Snow is a journey of epic proportions in every sense – through grief, […]

Charity performance of THE BAND announced in aid of Elton John AIDS Foundation

A special Gala Charity event for Tim Firth’s award-winning new musical THE BAND, with the music of Take That, is being hosted by the musical’s co-producers, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams, with David Furnish, Chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The Gala will take place at the Theatre Royal Haymarket […]

Winners announced for the Theatre & Technology Awards 2018

The Theatre and Technology Awards were set up in 2017 by Theatrefullstop’s founder and editor, Lucy Basaba, to discern and honour the technicians, designers and producer who bring theatre to life. Celebrating these unsung heroes, the event this year, was hosted at the Soho Curzon Cinema and the evening kicked off with a screening of […]

Wicked Young Writers Awards launches its 9th year

WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS, created by the producers of the musical WICKED in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the ninth year of the annual national creative writing competition. Entries close on 18 March 2019. Full details can be found at The Awards were […]

REVIEW: COMPANY (Gielgud Theatre) ★★★★★

It’s a relief to know that the buzz around Marianne Elliott’s sex-switched production of Company is fully justified – it makes you feel better about London theatre-hype in general. Our great Lord Stephen of Sondheim himself has described Company as possessing ‘more of a condition’ than a narrative. That’s beautifully astute. Not a huge amount […]


What a week me and my mum has last week onboard the first ever Stages Floating Festival cruise – Glastonbury for musical theatre lovers, on board the huge Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas. With more musical theatre than you could possibly dream of, over four days the ship sailed to Amsterdam and back, providing concerts […]

REVIEW: GUYS AND DOLLS (Royal Albert Hall) ★★★★

Having premiered on Broadway in 1950, Guys and Dolls has been hailed variously as ‘the perfect musical comedy’ and ‘a work of art’. A debate rages about whether the show has aged well (even the title is enough for it to be assigned retrospectively ‘problematic’ in some quarters), but even if you tire of the […]

INTERVIEW: Lucas Rush talks about rocking out in ROCK OF AGES

For those who haven’t seen Rock of Ages, what is the show about and what attracted you to the part you are playing? Rock of Ages about a small town girl and a city boy, who both took midnight trains goin anywhere. It’s also about a bar/gig venue in LA called The Bourbon Room. The […]

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