NEWS: Icarus Theatre Collective’s The Tragedy of Macbeth to Tour UK

The theatre company will take their production of The Tragedy of Macbeth around the UK from January 2018.  Unrivalled on the battlefield, Macbeth is rewarded with rank and favour by a grateful king but the war has left its scars. With each enemy Macbeth butchers, his lust for power takes a more menacing grip. Spectres… Read More

NEWS: Dulwich Picture Gallery Announces Jusepe de Ribera Exhibition

The Dulwich Picture Gallery has announced its 2018 Autumn exhibition will be focusing on the work of Spanish Baroque painter Jusepe de Ribera.  On display from the 26th September 2018, Ribera: Art of Violence will bring together some of the artist’s most sensational and shocking works, in this first UK show devoted to the Spanish artist’s career.… Read More

NEWS: Six the Musical to Play at the Arts Theatre

A new musical turning the six wives of Henry VIII from Queens to pop Princesses will play at the Arts Theatre from the 18th December it has been announced.  Having started life at the  Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, it has been confirmed that Six the Musical will play at… Read More

PREVIEW: London International Mime Festival 2018

Returning to London from the 10th January, the International Mime Festival will feature 11 UK and 4 London premieres during its run.  Directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, the London International Mime Festival is the longest established international theatre season with a programme which spans  live art, physical and circus-theatre, mask, puppetry, movement and object theatre. The… Read More

Shows Opening: December 2017

As the countdown to Christmas begins, here’s a guide to some of the shows opening in December. 1. The Lost Boy Peter Pan, Pleasance Theatre: this is a brand new adaptation of J.M Barrie’s classic story and features live music played by a cast of actor/ musicians. It has been adapted and directed for the stage by Alexandra… Read More

PREVIEW: Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre

A new musical based on the singer’s life and career is heading to the West End in 2018. Here’s what you need to know…  The world premiere of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, featuring hit songs including “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, “River Deep – Moutain High” and “Proud Mary” will open for… Read More

PREVIEW: The Nutcracker,The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

Peter Wright’s production returns to Covent Garden from the 5th December.  A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. The classic festive treat for all of the family, The Nutcracker returns to the Royal Opera House, featuring designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman… Read More

REVIEW: The Little Mermaid, northern Ballet, New Victoria Theatre

David Nixon’s new ballet for Northern Ballet is magical and mystical – just don’t go expecting a Disney-like ending.  It can’t be easy to create a ballet from a fairytale story that features many scenes under the sea, but with this world premiere production of The Little Mermaid David Nixon makes it look effortless. Based… Read More