• Clockwise from top left: Matt Henry in Kinky Boots, John Heffernan in Oppenheimer, Greg Hicks and Peter Bourke in Clarion, Derren Brown in Miracle and Noma Dumezweni in Linda
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    Year in Review: More Top 10 #theatre2015 lists from me and my Mates

Year in Review: More Top 10 #theatre2015 lists from me and my Mates

After rounding up various publications’ #theatre2015 highlights yesterday, it’s time to reflect on my own year in the stalls (well, mainly in the stalls, occasionally in the dress circle).

I don’t pretend for a minute that these lists are definitive of the theatregoing year overall; they represent only my personal opinions on the shows I’ve […]

  • James McAvoy and Lesley Manville announce the 2015 Olivier nominations
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    2015 #Oliviers nominations: What’s in, what’s out? Full lists here

2015 #Oliviers nominations: What’s in, what’s out? Full lists here

The biggest surprise for me at today’s Olivier nominations event at the ritzy Rosewood London hotel was just how much this event has grown in a few short years.
Celebrating nominees: you’re all beautiful
I remember so well when I held the first WhatsOnStage Awards Launch Party back in 2002. I believed then, as I still […]

  • Hattie Morahan in The Changeling at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe, London
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    My theatre diary: Dramas Taken at Midnight, The Changeling, Out of the Cage and The Separation

My theatre diary: Dramas Taken at Midnight, The Changeling, Out of the Cage and The Separation

The infinite variety of theatre in London means you can be laughing at the theatre one night, crying the next night. Or, when it’s really powerful, alternating between both on the same night. In my companion Theatre Diary piece, I shared some of the comedies I’ve enjoyed recently. Now I turn to the top-notch […]

20 awe-inspiring quotes from Taken at Midnight

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m a sucker for memorable #quotes. I think that’s one of the reasons I adore theatre so much: great dialogue. Whenever I see a show – first night, last night, press night, whenever – I always have my pen and notebook at the ready. That’s not to […]