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Theatre Review: Les Blancs // National Theatre

Shown as part of the National Theatre At Home initiative, against the haunting backdrop of 2020’s bubbling racial and political tensions, there is no doubt that Les Blancs is the most timeless masterpiece streamed by National Theatre- full of passion, drama and history.  Thanks to Lorraine Hansberry’s ex-husband, Les Blancs was complied, edited and published […]Read More

Theatre News: Nuffield Southampton Theatres To Close

After going into administration in May, it was announced on 2nd July that the Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) would be closing permanently, making eighty-six members of staff redundant. The closure comes as a result of Coronavirus causing many shows to be cancelled or postponed, as well as a lack of financial support from the government […]Read More

Obituary: Nick Cordero

Tony nominated actor Nick Cordero has died in Los Angeles after contracting Coronavirus and struggling with severe medical complications. Cordero spent around ninety-five days in Cendars-Sinai Hospital before he died aged just forty-one, leaving behind his wife, Amanda Kloots, and his young son. The Broadway community grieves for an actor with so much more still […]Read More

Theatre News: Scene Change Project Wraps Empty Theatres In Pink

A group of stage designers have launched a project called ‘Scene Change’, which involves wrapping empty venues in bright pink barrier tape reading “Missing Live Theatre” to bring a message of hope. They are also working to raise awareness surrounding the industry’s crisis, which does not just disappear with the first sign of restrictions being […]Read More

Lessons from COVID: Is public shaming justified in the fight

Shaming has been a prominent form of patrolling during the coronavirus pandemic. From a video of an NHS worker calling out teenagers drinking alcohol in a park, to the neologism ‘covidiot’ being added to the Urban Dictionary, the pandemic has caused the line between calling out and shaming to be blurred into oblivion. But in […]Read More

Theatre News: Scottish Government Gives Theatres £10m Fund To Ensure

The Scottish government has announced a £10 million fund to help theatres and performing arts venues survive the COVID-19 lockdown. The fund comes as part of the Scottish Government’s £185 million ‘Business Support Fund’. After the pandemic sent the UK into lockdown, many hospitality and entertainment venues such as restaurants, cinemas and, sadly, our beloved […]Read More

The Watermill Theatre: Though She Be But Little, She Is

Located in the rural village of Bagnor, near the West Berkshire market town of Newbury, the Watermill Theatre is remarkably prominent in its field for a regional theatre outside London’s sphere of influence. Converted from a 19th century mill in the 1960s by David and Judy Gollins, the Watermill Theatre saw its first professional season […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Last Five Years // The Other Palace

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a new phenomenon – the remote musical. Earlier in lockdown, the theatre community speculated about which shows could be easily performed with no physical contact – Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years was at the top of the list, and so Lambert Jackson productions teamed up with […]Read More

Lifting Lockdown: Too Much Too Soon?

On 25th June, Boris Johnson announced that England would see the effective ‘end’ of lockdown. From 4th July, pubs will be open, hairdressers will be open and the previous 2 meter social distancing rule will be replaced with what is tentatively called the ‘1 meter plus’ rule. As a response to the news, it seemed […]Read More

The Government’s Roadmap To Reopen Theatres: A Package Of Empty

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, and subsequent lockdowns around the world, has impacted on everyone. Every aspect of our lives has been changed radically – and many people have suffered as a result. The industry most disproportionately affected by Coronavirus is the arts and culture sector. Theatres and cultural venues across the UK were […]Read More