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Andrew Lloyd Webber came up twice in conversation at last night's post-show for It Happened in Key West. The second pertained to the title of the show when, many years ago, Jeremiah James was first inspired by a late-night television documentary about Carl von Cosel.
If you had to choose just three Hollywood legends to build a theatre show around, who would you choose? For Sirens of the Silver Screen, Beth Burrows selected Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.
Before the performance at Tristan Bates Theatre, the 16-strong company of San Domino entertain theatregoers in the bar with some jaunty patriotic songs, with which they lead them into the auditorium.
The Barn Theatre's inaugural production of The Secret Garden extended by a fortnight - which very helpfully allowed me to fit another trip to Cirencester and a post-show Q&A into the diary. And I'm so glad.
When I chaired my first post-show Q&A at Miss Nightingale a year ago, I thought The Vaults was its perfect home. But now that it's moved to the London Hippodrome, it's obvious" THIS is truly the ideal venue for this lovely original British musical.
Rothschild & Sons Q&A podcast and photos: Broadway legend Sheldon Harnick on why the Jewish story must be told
The Jewish story must continue to be told, Sheldon Harnick told me and a packed house at London's Park Theatre after a performance of Rothschild & Sons, for which he wrote the lyrics to the music by late collaborator Jerry Bock.
It’s natural that your reactions to shows are filtered through the prism of the current social and political climate. And savvy theatres, of course, seek to judge the mood and programme accordingly.
The London cast of Hamilton is led by Jamael Westman and Giles Terera as
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Does this count as a vlogmas? Probably not, but here's my attempt at a theatre diary vlog in any case, which includes two Christmas shows!