Fancy rubbing shoulder-pads with Norma Desmond or helping Oliver Thornton out of his Basque? When Tiffany Graves, star of Chicago and The Producers gave us her “leading lady” list of the West End’s most interesting characters, one name was at the very top. Murray Lane has been dressing the biggest stars in the West End for three decadent decades, and we’re thrilled to say that he’s agreed to share his dressing room secrets and tales from the theatrical closet with us. In this two part interview, we meet the man who knows Patti LuPone, Elaine Paige and a host of West End stars very intimately indeed!

Patti Lupone: Every performance is a Masterclass
Murray with Patti LuPone: Every performance is a Masterclass

Hi Murray – let’s start at the very beginning – how long have you been a dresser?

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Theatre In The Open Air: A Midsummer Night’s Treat

Pour a Pimms, pack a picnic and prepare yourself for some perfect summer theatre beneath the sun, the moon and the stars. Whether it’s a sunny Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre, or a midnight matinee of As You Like It at Shakespeare’s Globe, no summer is complete without some outdoor magic and moonlight. We’ve rounded up the very best open air experiences in London and around the British Isles… Read more