All stories by Archie Bland on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Tuesday briefing: Is there really a crisis in theatre audience behaviour – or is this all overdramatic? by Archie Bland

In today’s newsletter: With reported attacks on ushers and police called to handle overzealous audience participation, some argue the sanctity of the stage is under threat Sign up here for…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:36AM
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Can theatres survive another Christmas of covid cancellations? by Presented By Nosheen Iqbal With Harriet Sherwood; Produced By Alex Atack, Georgina Quach and Rudi Zygadlo; Executive Producers Phil Maynard, Archie Bland and Mythili Rao

Theatres are battling to stay open as they contend with staff shortages and slumping tickets sales in what is usually their busiest time of year. For the cast of a pantomime in Corby, Northa…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:36PM
Monday, September 20, 2021

Finally! Get ready for a new season of culture by Presented By Nosheen Iqbal With Arifa Akbar, Ammar Kalia and Ben Beaumont-Thomas; Produced By Hannah Moore and Axel Kacoutié; Executive Producers Phil Maynard and Archie Bland

New albums, new TV series, and actual live shows – the culture taps might have run dry during the pandemic, but this autumn they are switching on again at last. Our critics give their pick…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:24AM
Friday, June 30, 2017

The age of banter by Archie Bland

It used to be just a word – now it is a way of life. But is it time to get off the banter bus? By Archie Bland‘It’s the most fucking ridiculous story, isn’t it? We went to watch fuck…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:48AM
Friday, December 30, 2016

Beyoncé to Black Mirror; the culture that defines 2016 by Archie Bland, Michael Billington, Peter Bradshaw, Daphne A Brooks, Tom Holland, Jonathan Jones, Justine Jordan, Brian Logan, Sean O'Hagan and Simon Parkin

How better to make sense of this turbulent year than through the art and literature it has produced? Our critics choose the works that sum up the last 12 monthsIf there is one film that hold…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:36AM