NEWS: Royal Academy of Arts to Present Jasper Johns Exhibition

From September, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a landmark exhibition devoted to the Honorary Royal Academician, Jasper Johns.  On display from the 23rd September, this will be the first comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK for 40 years and will feature over 150 pieces of work. The exhibition will bring together sculpture,… Read More

NEWS: The Griffin Art Gallery Calls for Entries for the Griffin Art Prize

The West London Gallery is calling for recent art school graduates to apply for the Griffin Art Prize which is worth £10,000.  The gallery is asking for entries to the sixth edition of the art prize, an exhibition and studio award in painting and drawing open to UK based artists graduated since 2010. Griffin Art Prize… Read More

NEWS: National Portrait Gallery Acquires Tracey Emin’s Death Mask

The London gallery has announced that it has acquired Tracey Emin’s Death Mask , purchased for for £67,500 with a contribution of £30,000 from the Art Fund, and further support from White Cube and the artist. The Death Mask was unveiled at the gallery, accompanied by a new display Life, Death and Memory which looks at the complex and sometimes troubling… Read More

NEWS: Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording to Be Released 12th May

It has been confirmed that the double Olivier award winning production will release its London cast recording through Sony Masterworks Broadway on the 12th May.  The brand new live recording will feature the vocals of  Olivier Award-winner Amber Riley (Best Actress in a Musical) as Effie White, Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones and Ibinabo Jack… Read More

NEWS: Liza Pulman to Tour New Show Liza Sings Streisand

It has been announced that acclaimed singer & comedienne Liza Pulman will return to the UK for a tour that kicks off on the 3rd May.  Best known for being one third of the comedy trio Fascinating Aida, this is the third solo live show from the singer. Liza Sings Streisand combines history, humour and harmony while… Read More

Review Round Up: 46 Beacon, Trafalgar Studios

Now open at the Trafalgar Studios, Alexander Lass directs the West End debut of Bill Rosenfield’s play. Here is what critics have been saying about it:  The Stage: **** “Knowing, nostalgic, and at times exquisitely tender, this is a thoughtful meditation on gay romance and meaningful connections.” A Younger Theatre:  “46 Beacon is tender and heart-filled,… Read More

NEWS: Casting Confirmed for Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand

The Royal Ballet are set to perform a programme of one act ballets by Frederick Ashton, the Company’s founding choreographer at the Royal Opera House from June.  (c) Royal Opera House, Youtube. From the 2nd to the 10th June, the Royal Ballet will present The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand.  This triple programme of… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for National Tour of Wait Until Dark

It has been announced that Jack Ellis, Karina Jones and Oliver Mellor will star in the national tour of Frederick Knott’s thriller, opening at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 24 August 2017.  Presented by The  Original Theatre Company, Wait Until Dark follows the story of Susy, a blind woman who, left alone in her apartment, becomes the victim… Read More

Review Round Up: Consent, National Theatre

Nina Raine’s new play is now playing at the National Theatre, starring Anna Maxwell Martin. But what have critics been saying about it?  The Stage: *** “Roger Michell’s production is, like the writing, precise and elegant, if a little too tidy.” WhatsOnStage: **** “Raine’s writing crackles with a sharp-tongued and witty energy.” Time Out: ****… Read More

NEWS: Matilda The Musical to Embark on UK Tour

The Royal Shakespeare Company has confirmed that the hit musical based on Roald Dahl’s classic story will head off on its first UK tour from March 2018.  Opening at the Leicester Curve on the 5th March, the musical will also visit Dublin, Sunderland, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff with further dates and venues to… Read More