Also Recognised Awards Shortlists announced and voting now open

Also Recognised Awards Shortlists announced and voting now open Shortlists for the third annual Also Recognised Awards have been announced by MyTheatreMates, founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock. These audience-voted industry accolades celebrate talent in fields often overlooked by other award bodies. Voting is now open for all categories and closes on Sunday 26th […]

Murder, Margaret and Me Review

York Theatre Royal, 22 April 2017.  Reviewed by Marcus Richardson Murder, Margaret and Me, is a ‘comical thriller’ directed by Damian Cruden. The play follows the relationship between two women Margret Rutherford and Agatha Christie, both very strong and eccentric, this gives the amazing comical essence of the show as interaction between them both is […]

The Lowry announces new artist cohort for 2017

The Lowry has announced the 2017 cohort of its prestigious artist development programme. Five companies and artists have been awarded places on The Lowry’s award-winning Developed With The Lowry programme. This year’s recipients include: Manchester-based Buddhist monk turned stand-up comedian Sam Brady; local poet-playwright Chanje Kunda; Italian contemporary dance company Igor and Moreno; London-based mask […]

The Girls Review

Phoenix Theatre Booking to 15 July.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Gary Barlow and Tim Firth have struck gold with this delightfully British musical. Based on Firth’s film and play, the addition of Gary Barlow’s music adds extra magic to an already uplifting story. The story of members of the WI producing a nude calendar to […]


ANIMAL MAGIC AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE WITH MICHAEL MORPURGO’S RUNNING WILD   The award-winning adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel, Running Wild, is brought to life on the Lyceum Theatre stage from Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 March.  This epic production, complete with spectacular life-size puppets, tells an emotional and moving story of love, loss and […]

The Wild Party Review

The Other Palace 13 February – 1 April.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick What a party! The gin, skin, sin and fun that are promised burst from the stage in this fast and frenetic show. Based on the scandalous 1927 poem by Joseph McClure March, Michael John LaChiusa’s musical had a short run on Broadway in […]

THE PHILANTHROPIST- Directed by Simon Callow – Starring Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie & Tom Rosenthal

THE PHILANTHROPIST The Classic Hit Comedy By CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON In a new production directed by SIMON CALLOW Trafalgar Studios 3rd April – 22nd July, 2017 Strictly limited season   “Intellectually stimulating, touchingly sympathetic and gloriously, gloriously funny”Sunday Times   Starring MATT BERRY, SIMON BIRD, LILY COLE, CHARLOTTE RITCHIE & TOM ROSENTHAL     Simon Callow […]

Will Power Review

Theatre N16 19 – 22 February.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick “We are all trying to find that little ounce of joy that makes you want to wake up the next day” – so says Will as he takes us through his day. Will’s brothers William, Willie and Jambo (family tradition to call all sons William) […]

Full cast joining Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill in UK premiere of musical Honeymoon in Vegas concert

The full cast joining Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill for the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert of Honeymoon in Vegas has been announced. Simon Lipkin, who hosted this year’s WhatsOnStage Awards, will appear as Buddy alongside Maxwell Caulfield (Tommy), Rosemary Ashe (Bea) and Nicolas Colicos (Johnny). The supporting roles will be played by Daniel Amity, […]