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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Panto cancellations and theatre redundancies a running tally by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo We've been seeing so many postings about panto cancellations and theatre redundancies we've decided to put together a daily updated tally of the impact on the theatre industr…

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Burn The Floor UK Tour 2021 starring Kevin Clifton by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Kevin Clifton is to star in the Burn The Floor UK Tour, the world's leading ballroom show after more than two decades. Book Now! This post Burn The Floor UK Tour 2021 starrin…

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Government failure to provide guidance on Pantomime is concerning by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Michael Harrison of QDOS pantomimes set a deadline for the government to give producers and venues info to enable planning. The response wasn't great! This post Government fa…

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A Song For Our Time Winner Announced by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Marking 20 week since theatres were shut down, the winning song from the search for ‘A Song For Our Time’ is announced. This post A Song For Our Time Winner Announced fir…

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Cinderella the musical – Carrie Hope Fletcher and Andrew Lloyd Webber video update by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Andrew Lloyd Webber, Carrie Hope Fletcher and the team behind staging Cinderella the musical have been busy. Watch the video update. This post Cinderella the musical – Carr…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Sir Alan Parker, acclaimed British Director dies aged 76 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Sir Alan Parker has passed away today aged 76. The acclaimed director of Bugsy Malone, The Commitments and Evita passed following a lengthy illness. This post Sir Alan Parker…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

West End producer André Ptaszynski dies aged 67 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Producer André Ptaszynski has passed away on 29 July aged 67.  Ptaszynski was a multi Olivier Award winner and past president of SOLT This post West End producer André Pta…

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Rock Of Ages UK Tour 2021 Announced – Initial Tour schedule announced by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The Rock Of Ages UK Tour is back in 2021. The award-winning smash-hit musical features classic rock anthems. Initial tour schedule online now This post Rock Of Ages UK Tour 2…

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Phantom Of The Opera has not closed say Really Useful by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group - co-producers of The Phantom Of The Opera have confirmed that the show is not closing. This post Phantom Of The Opera has not close…

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No date for full theatre reopening before November says Dowden by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo With producers and venues chomping at the bit to find out whether their Christmas programming can go ahead the announcement by the Culture Secretary yesterday must come. as a…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Details of the Cultural Recovery Fund are released to the arts community by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Oliver Dowden has released details of how the £1.57 billion allocated by the government to help prop up the arts community across the UK and how to apply. This post Details …

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Tonight at the London Coliseum – online concert series announced by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Tonight at the London Coliseum, a series of concerts on stage at the London Coliseum by the UK’s most prolific musical theatre stars and streamed online. This post Tonight …

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VAULT Festival London postpones until 2022 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo VAULT Festival London have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the next full, live version of VAULT Festival until 2022. This post VAULT Festival London pos…

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The Phantom Of The Opera has now closed in London by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Producer Cameron Mackintosh has announced that the London Production Of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom Of The Opera has now closed in London. This post The Phantom…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tennessee Williams celebrated online with all-star line up by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Tennessee Williams is to be celebrated online with an all-star line up including Betty Buckley, Kathleen Turner and Michael Cerveris from 31 July 2020. This post Tennessee Wi…

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Sky Arts goes free to air from September 2020 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Sky Arts is to become a free channel in the UK accessible via Freeview from September with new shows launching in their schedule. This post Sky Arts goes free to air from Sep…

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Saturday Night Fever cast and creatives reunite for One Night Only by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo SimG Productions and Musical Theatre Radio have announced the cast and creatives of the 1998 Olivier Award-nominated West End musical Saturday Night Fever. This post Saturday…

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West End Musicals and Spice World Concert come to the Drive In by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Waters will play host to a special Spice World concert and your favourite stars from the West End in two special events. This post West En…

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge appointed Vice President of Acting For Others by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Acting for Others has announced that Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been appointed Vice President of the theatrical charity. This post Phoebe Waller-Bridge appointed Vice President…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Gamepath brings live game play productions to the UK by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Gamepath - a new company that will develop and stage large-scale experiential and live gameplay productions has been launches in the UK. This post Gamepath brings live game p…

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Jesus Christ Superstar in concert – Casting announced by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Casting has been announced for Regent Park OpenmAir Theatre's production of Jesus Christ Superstar in concert by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. This post Jesus Christ Supe…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Good West End revival with David Tennant postponed by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo C.P.Taylor’s GOOD, starring David Tennant and directed by Dominic Cooke, which was due to open this October, is to be postponed until Spring 2021. This post Good West End r…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Moulin Rouge London delays opening at Piccadilly Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Moulin Rouge London delayed. Producers of the hit Broadway musical Moulin Rouge adapted from Baz Luhrmann's movie has delayed opening until Autumn 2021. This post Moulin Roug…

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Watermill Theatre announces a season of Summer outdoor shows by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The Watermill Theatre in Newbury has announced a season of Summer outdoor performances from 22 July 2020. Tickets on sale tomorrow. This post Watermill Theatre announces a se…

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Donmar re-opens in August with Blindness- a sound installation voiced by Juliet Stevenson by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The Donmar Warehouse is to re-open temporarily this August with Blindness - a socially distanced sound installation voiced by Juliet Stevenson. This post Donmar re-opens in A…

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Acclaimed musical Fanny and Stella comes to The Eagle in August by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo London Fringe Theatre is back with acclaimed musical Fanny and Stella being presented in the renovated garden of The Eagle in Kennington. This post Acclaimed musical Fanny an…

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Educating Rita with Stephen Tompkinson to play season at Minack Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson are to star in Willy Russell's Educating Rita at the Open Air Minack Theatre from 18 - 29 August 2020. This post Educating Rita with St…

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Live indoor performances resume 1 August – Boris Johnson by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Boris Johnson announced today that live indoor performances will be able to resume from 1 August 2020 with a socially distanced audience. This post Live indoor performances r…

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Disney’s Frozen announce West End Cast by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Disney Theatrical Productions have announced casting for their stage adaptation of Frozen which will now open at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in April 2021. This post Disney…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Theatres across the UK start redundancy consultations in case aid comes too late by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo It appears that for many theatres in the West End and around the UK, the government's £1.57 billion arts aid package may be too late, with little clarification on who might …

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Check out these epic Elphaba’s singing Defying Gravity by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Shoshana Bean rounded up a collection of international Elphabas this week to sing Defying Gravity to raise funds for arts funding at Beaverton High USA. This post Check out t…

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