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NPO Funding decisions 2023-26

NPO Funding decisions 2023-26

This year’s funding announcement comes against the backdrop of “Levelling Up” and Priority Areas outside of the capital. 

Is It Time To Bin The Embargo?

Is It Time To Bin The Embargo?

The embargo.  It was invented a century ago, primarily for practical reasons. Embargoes provide journalists with news that should not be published until a certain date and time. Standard. But if someone gets something exclusively without having the embargoed...

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NPO Funding decisions 2023-26

NPO Funding decisions 2023-26

This year’s funding announcement comes against the backdrop of “Levelling Up” and Priority Areas outside of the capital. 

Is It Time To Bin The Embargo?

Is It Time To Bin The Embargo?

The embargo.  It was invented a century ago, primarily for practical reasons. Embargoes provide journalists with news that should not be published until a certain date and time. Standard. But if someone gets something exclusively without having the embargoed...

God Bless Tammy Faye!

God Bless Tammy Faye!

If you need a hit show, you get Rupert Goold on the phone. Tammy Faye Bakker gets the 325-seat Almeida treatment in a new musical penned by Elton John, James Graham and Jake Shears. Katie Brayben in Tammy Faye, at the Almeida credit: Marc Brenner And now, at last,...

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First Look: Into the Woods

First Look: Into the Woods

Photo Credit: Marc Brenner Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Co-Directed by Terry Gilliam and Leah Hausman This imaginative and delightfully playful new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods arrives as a...

Jerusalem returns

Jerusalem returns

If life does indeed come down to just a single moment, mine probably arrived last week on Easter Monday when I witnessed Mark Rylance on stage as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in Jerusalem. His combination of theatricality and verbal vivacity is extraordinary. First...

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NPO Funding decisions 2023-26

NPO Funding decisions 2023-26

This year’s funding announcement comes against the backdrop of “Levelling Up” and Priority Areas outside of the capital. 

Review: Oklahoma! — beguiling, brave & occasionally contentious

Review: Oklahoma! — beguiling, brave & occasionally contentious

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1943 musical is no cinch to sell to a modern audience. So fair play to Daniel Fish and Jordan Fein’s stirring Tony-winning production for shooting for something new. Oklahoma! Photo credit: Marc Brenner It does so by bringing bring to 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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