First Glimpse of…Blondel, Union Theatre

Production images for the revival of Tim Rice’s musical have been released ahead of it opening at the Union Theatre.  When King Richard announces that he’s off on a Middle East Crusade to give Saladin a piece of his mind (and sword), the struggling court musician Blondel is forced to stay behind to write songs… Read More

NEWS: New Musical ISHQ to Mark 70 Years of Pakistan’s Independence

From the 7th September, Sadler’s Wells will present the UK premiere of  brand new Sufi musical, ISHQ.  Marking the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence and celebrating diversity, ISHQ will make its UK debut at Sadler’s Wells from the 7th to the 9th September. The legend of Heer Ranjha tells the story of a romance that… Read More

New Dates Confirmed for The Paper Birds’ Tour of Mobile

The Paper Birds have confirmed new dates for their touring production of Mobile, now booking until the 22nd October.  Staged in a caravan, this co-commissioned production by Live Theatre and The Marlowe Theatre will see The Paper Birds visiting the length of the country with this inventive and intimate piece of verbatim theatre about class, family and… Read More

PREVIEW: Mary Stuart, Duke of York’s Theatre

It has been announced that Robert Icke’s production will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 13th January 2018.  Having enjoyed a successful run at the Almeida Theatre in 2016, Robert Icke’s production will now transfer to the West End and will see Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams reprising their roles as Elizabeth I and… Read More

New Book of the Day: Man- Monkeys: From Regency Pantomime to King Kong by Alan Stockwell

From the author of What’s the Play and Where’s the Stage comes this new book examining the link between actors and monkeys…  Alan Stockwell’s latest book goes through the history of the man-monkey phenomenon and its major stars. By taking readers through from the first stage play to feature a chimpanzee as a character back… Read More

Review Round Up: Hamlet, Harold Pinter Theatre

Robert Icke’s production starring Sherlock star Andrew Scott has transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre. Here’s a guide to what critics have been saying about it:  The Stage: ***** “Andrew Scott still delivers one of the great Shakespearean performances of recent years.” WhatsOnStage: ***** “The triumph of Robert Icke’s direction and Scott’s sensational central performance,… Read More

NEWS: David Breuer-Weil Places Bronze Sculptures Across London

In association with Christies, the artist has placed several bronze sculptures across the capital for Londoners and tourists to enjoy.  Those who pass through Portman Square can see a few giant heads popping up in the ground including Brainbox (above) and Emergence (below). For those passing through The Economist Plaza in St James, you will be… Read More