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

By |2021-08-02T10:54:44+01:001 August 2021|

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.

S&S Theatre: How an awards ceremony evolved into a production company

By |2021-06-02T11:30:43+01:0020 April 2021|

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.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Zoom Q&As: Writers, director and stars on switching to streaming

By |2021-05-09T19:18:06+01:0027 February 2021|

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.

Cases Zoom Q&A: Sending a lockdown love letter to the arts

By |2021-06-02T11:30:53+01:0016 February 2021|

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.

Sinners post-show video and photos: Why did Brian Cox want to direct a play about stoning women?

By |2020-03-04T11:31:58+00:001 March 2020|

I saw Brian Cox and his wife Nicole Ansari acting alongside one another in the premiere of Tom Stoppard's 2006 play Rock 'n' Roll. It was wonderful to talk to them about working together onstage again in a very different capacity of a very different play.

Once The Musical post-show video and photos: Do you believe in destiny?

By |2020-03-01T18:14:06+00:0013 February 2020|

I first fell in love with Once after seeing the original 2007 independent Irish film. Then again when I the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation had its West End premiere in 2013. And now again on the musical's first major UK tour.

RAGS post-show video and photos: How do you repair a damaged musical?

By |2020-01-26T20:05:12+00:0017 January 2020|

After acclaim last year at Manchester's mighty Hope Mill Theatre, RAGS The Musical has transferred to the Park Theatre for a limited season. It's a Broadway musical with a long, chequered history and is premiering here in a newly reworked version with a lot of input from Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz.
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