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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 News: Theatre Café Announces August Reopening

London’s award-winning Theatre Café have confirmed they will be re-opening their doors in August. The café is to return with an initial ‘soft-launch’; a one-day trial re-opening from 11am until 4pm on 1st August. Safety measures have been put into place to protect staff and customers, including Perspex screens around the counter, hand sanitising stations […]Read More

Theatre News: West End’s Frozen Cast Announced

Last week, the cast of the West End premiere of Frozen was revealed, with Samantha Barks (Elsa) and Stephanie McKeon (Anna) being the first cast members to be announced. Barks is well known for her role as Eponine in Les Misérables and shot to fame on the talent show I’d Do Anything, whilst Mckeon was […]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

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

Theatres Under Threat: Will The Industry Survive COVID-19?

Hundreds of UK creatives have been making urgent appeals to the government, warning that our country’s rich cultural landscape could become a “cultural wasteland” by the end of the pandemic. The arts industries as a whole are struggling to keep afloat amid the crisis, but one of the worst affected will inevitably be theatres. Even […]Read More

Theatre News: Lin-Manuel Miranda spills Hamilton film details

Lin-Manuel Miranda has provided Variety magazine with an update on the status of the Hamilton film, in a recent interview. With previous reports stating that Miranda’s pitch had caused a bidding war between a number of studios, including Netflix, he has now revealed that the film will be coming “sooner rather than later”. Variety have […]Read More

Theatre Review: Dear Evan Hansen // West End

Dear Evan Hansen… That was a brilliant production, and here’s why. Following the eponymous Evan Hansen after the death of a fellow student, Dear Evan Hansen is a stunning dive into depression and loneliness in a world dominated by social media. The musical effortlessly moves from comedic highlights to utterly devastating moments, handling the tragic […]Read More