The full lineup has been released for this year’s ‘Strictly

Get your glitterballs at the ready – Strictly Come Dancing is back! Amidst the fears that Strictly wouldn’t be able to go ahead this year, the BBC has confirmed that the iconic show will return. On Tuesday evening, the first three celebrities were announced by The One Show presenters Alex Jones and Amol Rajan. Actress […]Read More

Waiting In The Wings For An Industry To Return

Since the theatre industry’s final curtain call on 16th March 2020, the West End and other theatres across the UK have yet to fully reopen. Performers and crew members have been left waiting in the wings until theatreland can properly be resumed and enjoyed. We are yet to fully understand the overall effects of the […]Read More

‘Our Girl’ Cancelled After Michelle Keegan Exit

*note: spoilers ahead* The hit BBC show ‘Our Girl’, featuring Michelle Keegan, has been cancelled after just four seasons. The show first aired in 2013, with the titular role of Molly Dawes being played by Lacey Turner for the first season before being picked up by Michelle Keegan for subsequent episodes. Tony Grounds, the creator […]Read More

Theatre News: Indoor Performances To Go Ahead From Today

The government has confirmed indoor theatre performances can go ahead from today, as long as social distancing is adhered to. Although the news comes later than planned, the return of indoor performances is stage four of the Culture Secretary’s plan. As we continue to move through the phased theatre reopening, Boris Johnson has said the […]Read More

Travelling To: Whitby, Yorkshire

This time last year a group of friends and I went on a ‘staycation’ to Whitby. A year on the world has changed so much and our novel idea of going away in the U.K. has become the new normal. Whitby was the perfect holiday destination and as the lockdown rules are being reduced more […]Read More

Theatre News: Mamma Mia Could Close After 21 Years

The cast and crew of Mamma Mia have been “let go” amid news that the show is set to remain closed for the foreseeable future, due to the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic. The show’s closure has come after news from the government that social distancing will continue through to November, with no date yet […]Read More

Theatre News: Theatre Job Losses Rise To 5,000

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 5,000 jobs to be lost in the theatre industry. Figures collated by the BECTU trade union shows that the number of layoffs and redundancies in the theatre industry have risen to 5,000. It was only a month ago that the government announced their £1.57 billion support package, and […]Read More

Theatre News: National Theatre To Model Socially Distanced Shows

The National Theatre has begun it’s process of modelling reconfigured spaces in preparation for socially distanced shows. Throughout the lockdown period, The National Theatre streamed sixteen productions on YouTube for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. Now that the government have announced outdoor performances can go ahead, the next step is […]Read More

Theatre News: Dear Evan Hansen Reopening Pushed Back to 2021

It has been announced that Dear Evan Hansen will not return to the West End until 2021. Even though the Government is beginning to release the lockdown rules surrounding indoor theatre performances, it has been confirmed that the production of Dear Evan Hansen will not return until 2021. Producers hope they will be able to […]Read More

Theatre News: Wicked Extends Run to 2021

It has recently been confirmed that theatre goers will be able to continue defying gravity as the award-winning musical, Wicked, extends their West End run to 27th November 2021. The Apollo Victoria Theatre, currently home to Wicked, has been closed since the COVID-19  pandemic forced the country into lockdown. Following this announcement, the show has […]Read More