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Operation Mincemeat: Oh my god, this World War II escapade actually happened?

By |2022-02-13T23:27:43+00:0013 February 2022|

I have a sneaking suspicion that we have not seen the last of this little musical gem, which is - incredibly - inspired by a real-life World War II espionage episode demonstrating British pluck and eccentricity in spades. 

A Christmas Carol: It’s easy to see why this production has become an Old Vic tradition

By |2021-12-05T15:29:41+00:006 December 2021|

I love Christmas. But for the past several years, I have struggled to summon the Christmas cheer that used to kick in for me the day after Thanksgiving (or, after so many years in the UK, by 1 December at the latest).

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

By |2021-11-18T10:59:55+00:0017 November 2021|

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.

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

By |2021-08-30T13:56:56+01:0030 August 2021|

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.
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