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A virtual lockdown production of THE LAST FIVE YEARS to be streamed online

A “virtual lockdown production” of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years starring Danny Becker (Jamie) and Lauren Samuels (Cathy), with Samuels also making her directorial debut has been announced. The actors will record their parts entirely in isolation, using only what is available to them, which will be edited together into a full-length show. […]

HELLO DOLLY! starring Imelda Staunton postponed until 2022

Hello, Dolly! was due to begin performances at the Adelphi Theatre in London on Tuesday 11 August 2020 for a 30-week season but it has been announced today that the production has been postponed until 2022. New season details and all further information will be announced at a later date. Ticket holders do not need […]

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat postpones performances to 2021

Due to the current global situation and the uncertainty around the resumption of West End shows, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has announced it will defer its dates exactly 12 months, and Jason Donovan and Jac Yarrow are both confirmed to star again in the acclaimed show next year. Performances will now begin on Thursday […]

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! starring Kristin Chenoweth and Ariana Grande to be streamed online

The 2016 production of HAIRSPRAY (featuring Arian Grande and Jennifer Hudson) will be made available to UK audiences for free for 48 hours via Universal’s THE SHOWS MUST GO ON YouTube channel. Last week, Universal confirmed that beloved musical productions would continue to run via the channel, with The Sound of Music streaming last weekend […]

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will NOT reopen after Coronavirus

The UK & Ireland Tour of The Phantom of the Opera, which had just visited its first stop on the tour before Coronavirus shut down theatres, has announced that it will not reopen the doors it its lair once theatre is back up and running. They said today: “It is with great sadness that due […]

1950s style Drive In Cinema to open in North London

This week it was announced that ‘THE DRIVE IN’ will open at TROUBADOUR MERIDIAN WATER located in the heart of the regeneration area of Enfield, London this summer from Saturday 4 July 2020. Relive the magic of the great American drive in theatre – a contact-free way to experience film, theatre and live performances. Bringing […]

Why Social Distancing in Theatres isn’t just about sitting spaced out

The New York Times have shared this image of a concert at the State Theater of Hesse in Wiesbaden, Germany, which normally seats 1,000, but had fewer than 200 audience members this week, due to social distancing rules. It’s pretty clear that most UK theatres couldn’t survive on audiences as small as this, as they […]

Top London Theatre Producer says “British theatre is on the brink of total collapse”

Top London Theatre Producer Sonia Friedman has released this statement today on her website “British theatre is on the brink of total collapse. All the performing arts – theatre, dance, opera, comedy, theatre in education, Christmas pantomime, community shows – are facing the real possibility of complete obliteration. I know it sounds melodramatic. It […]

Beverley Knight to perform live living room concert to close LEAVE A LIGHT ON series

After 72 shows, the Leave a Light On concert series (which was introduced when theatres announced they were closing) will end on Friday 29 May at 6.30pm with a finale concert by Beverley Knight. Other performers in the final week include Adam Bailey, Scott Hunter, Joel Harper-Jackson, and David O’Reilly. Jamie Lambert and Eliza Jackson […]

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