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Review of Orlando, Garrick Theatre: Emma Corrin returns to the stage to star in Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel. Directed by Michael Grandage, it is a quirky but somehow still poignant production that introduces new audiences to the author’s work. If you are looking for something a bit different to watch in London, then we highly recommend you come along to the Garrick Theatre.

Interview with Emily Lane: we chatted to Emily about taking on the role of Anna in Disney’s Frozen the Musical, which continues to play at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Discover what her favourite moments in the show are and why she thinks it is such a great musical!

Review of Cinderella, New Victoria Theatre: hoorah! Pantomime season is here and this production at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking is filled with plenty of laughs for adults and for children alike. Starring Brian Conley as Buttons, it is certainly a lively, yet also surprisingly refreshing take on the classic story and mixes up the pantomime traditions nicely to bring this type of show into the 21st century. Hugely entertaining!

Review round up of Mother Goose, Hackney Empire: also proving popular this week is our review round up of the Hackney Empire’s latest pantomime, directed and starring Clive Rowe. Discover what critics have been saying about the production, which continues to play until the 31st December.

Review of A Sherlock Carol, Marylebone Theatre: if you are looking for festive mystery this Christmas, then we recommend that you pop along this new theatre to catch this imaginative show which combines the adventures of Sherlock Holmes with the world Charles Dickens created for A Christmas Carol. It has plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep you entertained.

Review of Ghosted, The Other Palace: this very adult themed take on A Christmas Carol is filled with innuendos and smartly paced to keep the audience engaged – despite in places feeling as though it tries too hard to be likeable in places it is still plenty of fun to watch.

Review round up, Best of Enemies at the Noel Coward Theatre: we rounded up the reviews for this West End transfer of James Graham’s play directed by Jeremy Herrin. Playing for a limited season until the 18th February 2022, the production stars Zachary Quinto (The Boys in the Band, American Horror Story, Star Trek) will make his West End debut as Gore Vidal, alongside David Harewood (HomelandSuper Girl, Ten Percent) who is reprising his role as William F. Buckley Jr.

Wicked announces new UK and Ireland tour: it has been confirmed that the hit West End and Broadway musical will embark on a brand new UK and Ireland tour in 2023, opening at the Edinburgh Playhouse on the 7th December 2023, before travelling to nine other cities.

Interview with Carlyss Peer: we chatted to the actress about starring in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Watch on the Rhine, which officially opens next week and is being revived as part of the theatre’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Preview: Action, Gesture, Paint: Women Artists and Global Abstraction 1940-1970, Whitechapel Gallery: the gallery has confirmed details of this upcoming exhibition which will go on display from the 9th February. It is set to explore 80 international women’s work and how they worked with gestural abstraction in the aftermath of the Second World War.


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