How can you connect with other theatregoers? Which are the most active facebook groups and online forums? Where can fans meet when the stage door closes? We’ve been trawling t’interweb for the best places to hang out with likeminded thesps…
To celebrate Andy Murray’s incredible achievement in reaching No.1 in the world of Tennis, we thought we’d find some appropriately inspirational Musical Theatre – here are the five most perfect songs to celebrate being on top of the world!
A trip to Glasgow is the perfect winter treat. If you’ve never been to this city of wonders […]
Before you turn all Sweeney Todd and take a knife to your pumpkins, take a look at these fab […]
They say bad things happen in threes – and that was certainly true in 1997, when Broadway audiences […]
Are you a Musical Theatre superbrain? Think you know your Kim from your Ellen? Test your Saigon skills […]
Who is the ghostly figure seen by countless stars at Theatre Royal Haymarket? Why did a night-watchman never want to return to Bristol’s Old Vic? When did the sight of a ghostly child cause a show to stop mid-performance? Join us for the second part of the Most Haunted Theatres in Britain as we reveal why some theatres are not places you’d want to spend a night alone:
Who is the mysterious man in Row Q that terrifies staff at the Apollo Victoria? What’s the most haunted building in Theatreland? Why do so many actors and crew report supernatural encounters and where do Front of House staff refuse to work alone?
When we asked you to vote for Theatre’s greatest tearjerkers we were stunned by the results! Shows we expected to make the top ten didn’t get a look in while Musicals which hadn’t been in the West End in years gave the big names a close run for the top spot. So which shows made your top ten? Grab a box of tissues and see if your favourite made the list:
Expectation in the Theatre can be a dangerous thing: The Dresser, Sir Ronald Harwood’s stage masterpiece is often cited as one of Theatre’s great works and while Sean Foley’s direction is accomplished, there are just a few moments when The Dresser, like “Sir” himself, shows its age.
To celebrate 30 years of Phantom of the Opera in the West End, we’ve devised a devilishly difficult brainteaser. Can you identify all ten faces hidden behind the Phantom mask?
Do you think Nessun Dorma’s a small Japanese car or Puccini’s a type of Pasta? Do you worry you’ll have to dress up for a night at the Opera? How will you understand what’s going on? Does everyone sing in Italian? English National Opera takes the fear out of a trip to the Opera as we found out last weekend when we confronted our fears and snuck in to the public dress rehearsal of ENO’s TOSCA.
Mystery and intrigue is not limited to the Phantom of the Opera’s lair – as we discovered when we began to investigate the whereabouts of Phantom’s Original Cast of 1986. As the show turns 30, it seems the current stars would do well to heed the Phantom’s instructions that Box Five is to be kept empty…
We’re looking for Musical Theatre’s greatest tearjerker – and we need your help! To celebrate the launch on […]
From bear baiting to fornicating and drama to debauchery, Southwark was the entertainment hub of Tudor London. We descended beneath the Southwark Streets to meet Josh McTaggart and Joel Fisher, two rising stars of British Theatre and the creative team behind London’s newest underground theatre – The Bunker.
Looking for the perfect gift for a theatre fan (and that may be yourself)? Here are our top tips for the latest to die for DVD Musical releases that every theatre fan MUST HAVE in their collection (We also have a list of the best Musicals on Netflix!):
On 27th September 2016 Wicked celebrates a stupefying 10 years in the London’s West End. To mark this very special occasion, we’ve conjured up our very own Elphabet: The definitive A to Z of the wonderful witches of Oz. It’s even been “spell” checked…
Is your name a Prime Number? This week we were lucky enough to revisit Curious Incident of the […]
Have you ever thought about writing for children? Do you have a Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the […]
Could you sell 250 million books worldwide? Do you have a Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach or The Twits up your sleeve? There’s no other writer more adept at bringing the works of Road Dahl to life on the stage than David Wood OBE – and he’s shared his experiences with us.