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Aladdin Pantomime Accused Of Racism: We Can Do Better

A pantomime production of Aladdin has come under fire this week, with many accusing the directors of “casual racism” after they cast two white people as ‘The Chinese Policemen’ in an already all-white cast. The production, set to run at the Forum Theatre in Billingham from 1st December, put up posters of the pantomime, showing […]Read More

Theatre News: Concerns Over 2020’s Pantomime Season Begin

Concerns about whether this year’s pantomime season will be able to go ahead have been raised following a statement from UK Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden. Last week, Dowden revealed that November is the earliest that theatres are likely to be offered a date for reopening their doors to the public. Whilst outdoor performances with social […]Read More

‘All In Your Head’ Breaks Your Heart And Captures The

Trigger warning: This review of All In Your Head contains reference to domestic abuse and coercive control. I’ve never liked Valentine’s day. Everything’s always too sweet and sugary- verging the edge of sickly. There are too many pink love hearts, and too many stuffed bears. I don’t trust it. It’s not real. This Valentine’s Day, […]Read More

Theatre News: Barbara Windsor dies aged 83

Dame Barbara Windsor, who enjoyed a stellar career across theatre, film and television, has died at the age of 83 following a battle with Alzheimer’s. In a statement, her husband Scott Mitchell said “it is with deep sadness that I can confirm that my darling wife Barbara passed away at 8.35pm on Thursday 10 December […]Read More

London Theatres Prepare To Open Doors, Whilst Other Cities Suffer

New Coronavirus regulations in England mean that London theatres will be allowed to reopen, while many other areas must keep their doors closed. The capital has been categorised a Tier 2 area, meaning indoor entertainment venues can reopen from 2ndDecember. However, cities like Manchester and Birmingham will face harsher restrictions as part of Tier 3. This […]Read More

Theatre News: London Palladium’s Pantoland to go ahead

London Palladium’s new socially distanced production Pantoland will go ahead despite new capacity and tier restrictions. The new local tier system restrictions will be put in place on the 2nd of December following the announcement by the Prime Minister last week. The Palladium recently released a statement that read “following today’s announcement, we are all relieved […]Read More