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Most Zone 1 stations are likely to be closed during the action but that could be just the ticket to snaffle a bargain for often sold-out West End shows.
We all know those moments in the Theatre that get our goat. People talking, phones going off, rude […]
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Sam Wills or TAPE FACE (formerly The Boy With Tape On His Face), is a modern-day mime, comic and […]
“Overtures are out of style now. I miss them. It’s the show’s way of welcoming you.” The Drowsy Chaperone.
The Drowsy Chaperone’s Man in the Chair had a point. Overtures may have somewhat fallen out of favour, but they serve an important purpose – allowing the audience to settle, sweets to be unwrapped and, most important of all, to introduce the audience to the show’s musical themes; a little amuse bouche to whet the appetite before the main course arrives.
So which is your favourite overture? Vote below
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When I was eight I remember subjecting my family to a puppet version of Cinderella, performed entirely from behind the settee. Theatre N16 have created a not dissimilar effect with their Christmas family show, The Snow Queen which runs until 22nd December. But rather than feel cheap, its home-made special effects and seemingly non-existent production budget lend it a charm so utterly beguiling that no lavish pantomime could possibly hope to compete.