Tags : musical theatre

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: 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: Phantom Of The Opera Will Be Back

Just last week, we announced that Phantom of the Opera was closing after thirty-four years, but this week, the Phantom saga has continued. Andrew Lloyd Webber responded to news of the show’s closure saying: “As far as I’m concerned Phantom will reopen as soon as it is possible”. It now appears that Lloyd Webber was […]Read More

Theatre News: Andrew Lloyd Webber Criticises “Ridiculous” Cats Film

Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of the hit musical Cats, has criticised the recent film adaption of the show. Lloyd Webber originally based the musical on T.S Eliot’s poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (1939). Months on from the widely criticised film, Lloyd Webber largely blamed film director Tom Hooper for its failure.  In an interview […]Read More

Theatre Review: Tangled // Disney Cruise

Lockdown has provided many a theatre fan the chance to watch a whole host of their favourite stage shows on the small screen. We have seen the National Theatre broadcast sixteen of their most popular past productions for home viewing, and Disney+ has since taken the world by storm with their acquisition and distribution the […]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

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

Theatre News: West End Live Announces Virtual Schedule

Yesterday, West End Live announced a two-day schedule for their 2020 celebration of British musical theatre, which is taking place online (rather than London’s Trafalgar Square), due to the Coronavirus outbreak. West End Live stated: “We could not let the stagiest weekend of the year go by without sharing our love of theatre with you […]Read More