Entries by Carl Woodward

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Our industry is in crisis – again – the government must act now to save it

December 2021.  A Covid tidal wave is crashing into us. Theatres are faced once again with critical and tough restrictions despite robust measures in place to keep their staff and audiences safe. The situation is dire and deteriorating. The number of Covid cases reported on Wednesday was the highest yet during the pandemic. You read that […]

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Cabaret, review: the show of a lifetime

Stunningly designed by Tom Scutt, London’s Playhouse Theatre is transformed into the Kit Kat Club – and Eddie Redmayne is its emcee – for this jaw dropping – expensive (the lowest price in the top two ticket price bands is £120)- production. In this grand, in the round space, these Kander and Ebb songs recall, […]

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Bat out of Hell rocks Manchester Opera House

Bat Out of Hell is the first big musical to be staged at the theatre and it’s a night of delirious entertainment. It’s a tale of unrequited love from different sides of the track, with a parent determined to keep them apart. Story wise, it is post-apocalyptic Peter Pan. Jay Scheib’s totally electrifying production re-imagines the jukebox […]