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Occasionally, I have time to write about productions where I haven’t chaired post-show talks and perhaps even thoughts on topics that have nothing to do with theatre. You can find these ramblings here, including my still very popular What I Learned Today series.

10:21 am17 November 2021

The Choir of Man: Dedicated to the 2000 pubs closed during lockdown

17 November 2021|Musicals, Opinion, Personal, Reviews, Terri's Blog, Videos|

Here's a sobering statistic: 2,000 pubs closed during lockdown. Lost forever. The scale of that loss really struck me when I heard performer and (brilliant) poet Ben Norris recite it during The Choir of Man at the Arts Theatre. And, in fact, it's likely an underestimate.

6:00 pm12 November 2021

Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of): Serving up Jane Austen with a karaoke twist

12 November 2021|Opinion, Personal, Plays, Reviews, Terri's Blog|

There are some shows with modest beginnings that seem to have all of the industry behind them, willing them to succeed. Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) is one of them.

12:17 pm5 October 2021

Back to the Future: Nostalgic screen-to-stage sci-fi custom-made for superfans

5 October 2021|Musicals, Opinion, Personal, Reviews, Terri's Blog, Videos|

This is not a project born of outsiders wanting to cash in, but rather a long-held ambition, some 16 years in the making, of Back to the Future's creators.

11:07 am27 September 2021

The Last Five Years: The piano is the new star in Jason Robert Brown’s two-hander

27 September 2021|Musicals, Opinion, Personal, Reviews, Terri's Blog, Videos|

There's a line in The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's semi-autobiographical musical two-hander about a relationship breakdown, that gets me every time.

11:15 am13 September 2021

Frozen: Disney’s big-budget blockbuster musical melted my heart

13 September 2021|Musicals, Opinion, Personal, Reviews, Terri's Blog, Videos|

While London has had to wait a long time for Disney’s own screen-to-stage adaptation, its September arrival makes it feel as if Christmas has come early to the West End.

1:49 pm30 August 2021

Cinderella: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s reinvented fairy tale finally gets its happy ending

30 August 2021|Personal, Terri's Blog, Videos|

Every theatremaker has faced high hurdles to get their shows on over the past 18 months, but the challenges faced by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella have been especially high-profile hurdles.

9:30 am4 August 2021

John & Jen: Rachel Tucker is the only incentive musical theatre fans should need

4 August 2021|Musicals, Opinion, Personal, Terri's Blog, Videos|

As much as I was looking for any excuse to return to Southwark, it was the show that lured me back. Or to be more precise, Rachel Tucker starring in the show, musical two-hander John & Jen.

8:28 pm1 August 2021

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat: A joyful nostalgia-fest for children of all ages

1 August 2021|Musicals, Opinion, Personal, Terri's Blog, Videos|

When you book to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, you are guaranteed not only a joyful night out at the London Palladium but also a time-travel ticket to your childhood.

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