Libby Purves OBE: Theatre Blogger Q&A

Ever thought about writing a theatre blog? Even seasoned bloggers sometimes need some expert guidance, so we were utterly thrilled when BBC broadcasting legend and theatre critic Libby Purves OBE agreed to share a few of her insider tips with us. Tips like: How bloggers get started? How long should a review be? Which blogs... Continue Reading →

Cinderella and the Beanstalk: Theatre503

They’ve booked the venue They’ve bought the costumes. There’s just one problem. They’ve forgotten to cast any actors. When award-winning comedy trio Sleeping Trees brought their unique brand of slapstick comedy to Battersea’s Latchmere last year, they sold out with their fast, furious and madcap humour. Now James Dunnell-Smith, Joshua George Smith and John Woodburn... Continue Reading →

An interview with Gypsy’s Gemma Sutton

This week we met the enchanting Gemma Sutton who has been wowing audiences in hit West End show Gyspy as Rose’s daughter June and now takes over from Lara Pulver in the role of Louise, a character who undergoes a chrysalis-like transformation to become the complex and eponymous Gypsy. There's still time to catch Chichester... Continue Reading →

The West End’s Scariest Leading Ladies

From Females to She-males and from Queens of Carthage to Queens of the Desert, The West-End and Broadway both have long lived love affairs with not-to-be-messed-with women who've been pushed just that bit too far. Let's face it, if you'd been left to raise a child in a warzone by a bloke who married you... Continue Reading →

Gypsy – Chichester Festival Theatre

Theatrepaws review, 26 October 2014 “You Gotta Get a Ticket”. When Imelda Staunton battles onto the Chichester Festival stage, you could be forgiven for at first feeling underwhelmed. Rose Hovick (Momma Rose) is drab, diminutive and like the apartment in which she later performs her opening number (Some People), a little dowdy. Less Ethel Merman,... Continue Reading →

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