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Q&A video and photos: Why are we still so fascinated by these Sirens of the Silver Screen?

By |2020-02-01T22:38:02+00:006 July 2018|

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.

Q&A video and photos: Why has Italy largely forgotten what happened at San Domino?

By |2020-02-01T22:50:39+00:0010 June 2018|

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.

Q&A video and photos: Things are blooming with The Secret Garden at Cirencester’s new Barn Theatre

By |2020-02-01T23:33:52+00:0016 April 2018|

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.

Q&A video and podcast: How did Miss Nightingale fly into its perfect venue at the Hippodrome?

By |2020-02-01T23:38:32+00:001 April 2018|

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

By |2020-02-01T23:58:24+00:001 February 2018|

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.

WATCH: My thoughts on Mary Stuart, Oranges & Elephants and other #TimesUp shows

By |2020-02-01T23:50:47+00:0027 January 2018|

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.

WATCH: My thoughts on Off-West End musicals Miracle On 34th Street, The Little Match Girl, The Woman in White and Barnum

By |2020-02-01T23:50:27+00:0020 December 2017|

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!
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