Well done to the Be More Chill company. This new musical had just had its successful UK premiere and announced a lengthy extension at The Other Palace when Covid shut it down in March 2020.
I’ve never watched Keeping up with the Kardashians and only have a vague sense of who Kylie Jenner – I certainly couldn’t pick her out of a line-up.
I have become obsessed with where the money goes in The Money. If you suddenly received a few hundred pounds, how would you spend it?
For the show to lure a nervous (but now fully vaccinated – yay!) me back to the theatre after nearly 15 months, it’s hard to imagine more soothing fare than Amelie The Musical.
I know every person out there has their own version of how this pandemic has changed their life trajectory. This is mine.
Fans of new British musicals will be familiar with The S&S Award, the prize that set out to find and give a professional life to the country's best new unproduced musical. After years of sourcing and developing those rich seams of talent, the awards body is now evolving into S&S Theatre Productions.
New British musical The Sorcerer's Apprentice has been five years in the making and, like all new musicals, has overcome myriad obstacles. Covid threw down an additional hurdle shortly before it was due to premiere at London's Southwark Playhouse: another lockdown.
In April 2020, I was due to chair a post-show Q&A at The Other Palace for new British musical CASES. Of course, that run was cancelled due to Covid, but when composer-lyricist Dominic Powell decided to give CASES a new lease of life by recording a studio album, he asked me back to chair a discussion via Zoom.
My packed post-show Q&A schedule came to an abrupt halt in mid-March when theatres across London closed. But I'm adapting and learning to use my skills in new ways in lockdown - and so, I give you my professional webinar debut.
Tuesday 17 March 2020. One of the last theatre performances -for the foreseeable future - in the theatre capital of the world took place at London's Old Red Lion Theatre. A historic, sobering moment, one of many during the global coronavirus crisis.