Voting Now Open for Also Recognised Awards

Voting for the 2016 Also Recognised Awards, organised by My Theatre Mates is now open! Here is a list of the categories and the nominees for this year’s awards…    Best Musical Direction:  Kyle Riabko – Close to You, Menier Chocolate Factory & Criterion Theatre Matt Spencer-Smith – Beautiful, Aldwych Theatre Michael Bradley – Grand Hotel,… Read More

Image Release: Uzo Aduba in Jamie Lloyd Production of The Maids

The first production image of double Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) is released as the production opened for previews at the Trafalgar Studios last Saturday.  In a luxurious bedroom, two maids fantasise about killing their employer, playing out dangerous and sadistic scenarios as they plan her violent death. An intense psychological… Read More

Full Cast Announced for Romeo & Juliet at the Garrick Theatre

The full cast has been announced for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet  at the Garrick Theatre from May.  The fifth production in the Plays at the Garrick season, which will also star Derek Jacobi, will run at the theatre from the 12th May to the 13th August. Joining the previously announced… Read More

Young Vic Theatre Announces Four New Shows for 2016

The Young Vic Theatre has today announced details of four new shows to arrive at the theatre in 2016.  Following on from Matthew Xia’s production of Blue/Orange (12th May-18th June), the Young Vic Theatre will be presenting productions of The Emperor, A Man of Good Hope, The Nest and Once in a Lifetime. The Emperor: 3rd-24th… Read More

Book Review: What Would Audrey Do? By Pamela Keogh

Filled with information about the actress’s life and quotes, this is a self-help guide with a difference… even if it is written over casually.  Audrey Hepburn. A name who is still inspiring women around the world for her grace, elegance and outlook of the world – but what could we learn from her about the… Read More

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Head to Broadway

The hit musical based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book will also be heading on a UK tour after it finishes its run in the West End.  Directed by Sam Mendes, the news comes as the musical enters its fourth and final year in the West End, with tickets available  to buy until Saturday the… Read More

Album Review: Written in Scars by Jack Savoretti

This fourth album from the singer is a soul-baring and poetic attempt that shows Savoretti’s strong and consistent songwriting skills with other collaborators.  It is certainly an album that never runs out of things to say or ways in which to say it, which is why Written in Scars is such a successful and enjoyably album to… Read More

Bush Theatre Announces Redevelopment Plans

Artistic Director Madani Younis announces major redevelopment of the Bush Theatre – as well as a new season of work.  New development of the Bush Theatre to be carried out by architects Haworth Tompkins, will include a brand new studio theatre to provide a second space, allowing for more work to be presented at the… Read More