Tags : coronavirus

How Are Theatres Preparing To Reopen On 17 May?

The government’s announcement that both outdoor and indoor theatres can reopen from 17 May 2021 has spurred many to pre-book tickets. Undoubtedly, attending the theatre is going to be a very different experience than before, but just how much is theatre going to change? Many theatres have since announced their plans for reopening, which signals an end to many beloved […]Read More

Council Puts Breaks on Reading Festival 2021: “Nothing Has Been

Reading Borough Council has played down suggestions that Reading Festival will go ahead this summer. After the government announced they hope to lift all remaining restrictions by 21 June at the earliest, Festival Republic– the organisers of Reading and Leeds Festival– made an announcement on 24 February: The government’s plan would mean that larger events, […]Read More

TV Review: Gogglebox, The Lockdown Love Affair

Channel 4’s Gogglebox first aired in 2013, the show that features recurring British couples, families, and friends sitting in their living rooms while watching and commenting on TV. As a viewer you’re watching others on television watch television, a concept that may sound both ridiculous and unentertaining, but the show has proven to be a […]Read More

Reading + Leeds Festival Sells Out Despite Coronavirus Fears

The much-loved Reading + Leeds festival announced on 24 February that the three day event will go ahead this year despite Coronavirus fears.  Just one day after the initial announcement it was reported that Reading Festival is now sold out with only limited Friday and Sunday tickets left for Leeds. The festival, which usually takes […]Read More

An Influencer In Lockdown: An Interview With Eve Bennett

Navigating a global pandemic is difficult enough but with over 200,000 YouTube subscribers watching your every move, there is another dimension of pressure. Eve Bennett is familiar with this pressure. But still, she is everything you would expect her to be. She answers the Zoom call sat in her bed, wearing an oversized hoodie, sipping […]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

BBC Radio 2’s ‘Greatest Songs From A Musical’ Announced

Last weekend, BBC Radio 2 celebrated all things musical theatre, playing hours upon hours of the nation’s favourite show-tunes. During the show, musical theatre royalty Elaine Page OBE announced the top twenty greatest songs from a musical, which were voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners from a shortlist of songs, compiled by a panel of […]Read More

BBC Announces National Singalong Of ‘Any Dream Will Do’ From

To coincide with the previously announced Musicals: The Greatest Show, the BBC have launched a national singalong of ‘Any Dream Will Do’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. The event will be led by Jac Yarrow, the show’s leading man, and will be shown on 7 February 2021 during live the broadcast of Musicals: The Greatest Show. […]Read More

‘Uncle Vanya’ Is A Stunning Fusion Of Theatre & Film:

Ian Rickson’s cinematic production of Conor McPherson’s adaptation of the Chekhov classic Uncle Vanya has truly changed the game of modern theatre. With the West End hit having prematurely closed like so many others, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, its digital return has proven to be perhaps an even greater success, surpassing all other streamed […]Read More