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British Theatre Is Facing A Covid Tragedy

British Theatre Is Facing A Covid Tragedy

July 2021. UK Theatres are in limbo. By now, of course, you know the latest facts, because you live in them. In no particular order, over 62% of British adults are now fully vaccinated. And 84% have had one dose. A new production of Jersey Boys is set to begin at the...

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British Theatre Is Facing A Covid Tragedy

British Theatre Is Facing A Covid Tragedy

July 2021. UK Theatres are in limbo. By now, of course, you know the latest facts, because you live in them. In no particular order, over 62% of British adults are now fully vaccinated. And 84% have had one dose. A new production of Jersey Boys is set to begin at the...

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Manchester International Festival 2021 programme announced

Manchester International Festival 2021 programme announced

Manchester International Festival (MIF), returns from 1-18 July with a vibrant programme of original new work from across the spectrum of visual and performing arts and music by artists from over 20 countries. The reasonably amazing lineup includes Angélique Kidjo,...

Look Ahead: Theatre Streaming in March

Look Ahead: Theatre Streaming in March

At last! A roadmap – the prime minister has announced a timeline for when theatres and other live events venues may be able to reopen. All being well, indoor and outdoor theatres will be allowed to reopen with social distancing from May 17. Hmmmmmmmmm. Anyway, here...

Look Ahead: Theatre streaming in February

Look Ahead: Theatre streaming in February

Here is a list of shows that are streaming throughout February – some good stuff, I’m sure you will agree. In all the Seyi Omooba shambles you may have missed that Curve in Leicester’s special concert version of musical The Color Purple musical is being streamed from...

Look Ahead: Theatre streaming in January

Look Ahead: Theatre streaming in January

You might say “Carl why haven’t you put a list together of all the shows that are available for virtual viewing, are you having another meltdown” and, yes, fair point but what can you do in The General Circumstances Of A Global Pandemic. Anyway, below is a...

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British Theatre Is Facing A Covid Tragedy

British Theatre Is Facing A Covid Tragedy

July 2021. UK Theatres are in limbo. By now, of course, you know the latest facts, because you live in them. In no particular order, over 62% of British adults are now fully vaccinated. And 84% have had one dose. A new production of Jersey Boys is set to begin at the...

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Mesmerising Sweeney Todd got me by the throat

Mesmerising Sweeney Todd got me by the throat

Lots to love about Nick Bagnall’s stripped-back Sweeney Todd in Liverpool, including the cast, acting, and absorbing scenes between Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett and the decision to set it in a time of Brexhaustion. Everything seems fresh minted.  Bagnall’s wickedly...

Standing at The Sky’s Edge

Standing at The Sky’s Edge

Standing At The Sky’s Edge’s portrayal of high-rise communities in the iconic concrete housing estate could hardly be bettered. It’s an evocative setting. Park Hill was built in the 1950’s as a solution to the city’s social housing. This new musical is all about that...

Young Frankenstein: do we all make our own monsters?

Young Frankenstein: do we all make our own monsters?

The gender roles in Young Frankenstein raise huge questions around our own collusion as audiences and Mel Brooks’ musical comedy starring Ross Noble, Hadley Fraser, Summer Strallen and Lesley Joseph is ruffling feathers. The background is that, in Natasha...

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