Tags : musical theatre

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

Theatre News: Andrew Lloyd Webber To Test New Methods For

The father of musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber, claims that he has viewed a new government report that may limit singing in future theatre shows. In response, Webber has scheduled a trial of live performances in July, to find a solution.   Utilising one of his many properties, the London Palladium will house the first tests. […]Read More

Theatre News: Cameron Mackintosh Cancels West End Theatre Until 2021

On Wednesday 17th June, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres released a statement from Cameron Mackintosh, the producer behind Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton, which has changed British theatre for the forseeable future. Theatres are to remain closed until 2021 at the earliest. Meanwhile, it has also been announced that the company is currently […]Read More

Meet Halls The Musical: A Show Exploring The First Year

During the dark times that the creative industries are currently facing, there has been some light. Halls, a new British musical by George Stroud and Jennifer Harrison, has released its first song: ‘Flat 15B’. In a video published online, the song is performed by West End stars, including Grace Mouat, Oliva Moore, and Sophie Isaacs. […]Read More

Theatre Review: Eugenius // West End

Eugenius first took the world by storm when it arrived at The Other Palace in 2018, which was followed by a stream of rave reviews and a huge cult following. I was gutted to miss its short stint on the West End, so when I saw that I had the opportunity to see this fun-filled […]Read More

‘Killing Eve’ Star Jodie Comer Tipped To Play Miss Honey

Jodie Comer is reportedly in line to star as Miss Honey in a new film adaptation of Matilda: The Musical. The news may come as a surprise to those familiar with Comer’s award-winning performance as the ruthless Villanelle in hit TV series Killing Eve, who is perhaps the direct opposite of the kind-hearted schoolteacher Miss Honey.   The new film, which is backed by Netflix, will […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Phantom of The Opera // UK Tour

Considered one of the most successful musicals of all time, The Phantom of The Opera remains a favourite of theatre-lover far and wide- even 10,000 Broadway shows later. When I heard that Leicester’s Curve Theatre was to be graced with the music of the night, I knew that I had to get tickets. For a […]Read More

Original Cast Recordings and Reaching Audiences

The Original Cast Recording, or OCR, is something that has become a staple ingredient to the recipe that produces ‘the musical’. First comes the regional and off-Broadway debuts, then the Broadway debut, promotional performances, and finally the cast recording. It would be fair to take these as signs that a show has become successful; so […]Read More