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Friday, January 28, 2022

‘The trial became one of the first media sensations this country had ever seen’: Lizzie Crarer on starring in The Ballad of Maria Marten by Kirsty Herrington

Actor Lizzie Crarer stars in Eastern Angles' acclaimed production of The Ballad of Maria Marten, which returns to the stage in a tour that opens at Colchester's Mercury Theatre on 8 February…

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

‘Learning a new skill in cheerleading was really exciting’: Actor & resident director Samuel Wilson-Freeman on Bring It On by Kirsty Herrington

Samuel Wilson-Freeman is currently starring as Steven in Bring It On The Musical, which is at London’s Southbank Centre this month before continuing its UK-wide tour.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

INTERVIEW: Actor Edd Muruako on the ‘outlandish but extremely plausible’ new play Very Special Guest Star by Kirsty Herrington

Edd Muruako is starring in Tom Wright's new play “darkly comedic and wildly sexy” Very Special Guest Star, which is currently playing at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham, south London, unt…

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

‘Fresh, fun & an absolute joy to watch’: SIX THE MUSICAL – West End ★★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

This poptastic show about the wives of King Henry VIII has moved to its new London home, the Vaudeville Theatre, where it’s set to continue entertaining audiences for the foreseeable futur…

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Friday, July 9, 2021

‘Madeleine MacMahon puts in a spellbinding performance’: A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) – Silent Uproar (Online review) ★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

After the year we’ve all had with the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) is sure to strike a chord with many people and it provides a voice fo…

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Monday, June 28, 2021

‘Nothing is fixed for ever, not even the Never Never’: Jo Tyabji directs Darling for Written on the Waves by Kirsty Herrington

Written by Tabby Lamb and starring David Hoyle, Darling is the latest instalment from the second season of 45North’s Written on the Waves audio play series and examines what it’s really …

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

‘I want to make communities that might not venture to the West End feel heard’: Annice Boparai on being cast in Yasmin Joseph’s J’Ouvert by Kirsty Herrington

Written by Yasmin Joseph, J’Ouvert makes its West End debut at the Harold Pinter Theatre, where it is running until 3 July 2021. I caught up with actor Annice Boparai to find out more.

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

‘Imaginative & hugely entertaining’: The Three Musketeers… attempted by Foolhardy (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

With the news that the full reopening of theatres has been delayed until July, many of us are in need of a good laugh. Thankfully FoolHardy Productions is on hand to entertain with its lates…

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

‘Playful, intriguing & thrilling’: Michael Pickering features in new musical Lady Chatterley’s Lover by Kirsty Herrington

Michael Pickering will be starring as gamekeeper Mellors in new musical Lady Chatterley’s Lover which plays at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 18 and 19 June 2021. I caught up with Michael to f…

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

‘They’re snappy, full of giggles, frivolity & heart’: Jordan Mifsud discusses Shaw Shorts at the Orange Tree Theatre by Kirsty Herrington

Jordan Mifsud is currently starring in Orange Tree Theatre’s Shaw Shorts: How He Lied to Her Husband and Overruled, two short plays by George Bernard Shaw. I caught up with Jordan to find …

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

‘This disturbing play is certainly timely’: A RUSSIAN DOLL – Barn Theatre, Cirencester (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

In some good news, this week the Barn Theatre in Cirencester has reopened its doors to (socially distanced) audiences for the world premiere of Cat Goscovitch’s new play, A Russian Doll, a…

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

‘Pirates. Feminism. Burps’: Sooz Kempner tells all about new podcast series The Ballad of Anne & Mary by Kirsty Herrington

Sooz Kempner stars in Long Cat Media’s brand new five-part musical podcast series The Ballad of Anne & Mary, which tells the story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, two of the most notoriou…

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

‘It’s an inventive & hilarious modern adaptation of a classic’: Actor Tom Dixon stars in a new digital staging of The Importance of Being Ea by Kirsty Herrington

The Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Dukes’ new digital co-production of The Importance of Being Earnest brings Oscar Wilde’s classic play up to date and transfers the action up north. I …

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

‘Well worth a watch’: OUTSIDE – Orange Tree Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Curated by the Orange Tree’s literary associate Guy Jones, Outside also comprises three short plays, this time stories with a theme of connection and hope.

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

‘Incredibly captivating production’: AN ELEPHANT IN THE GARDEN – Barn Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

A story which highlights the power of endurance and the the kindness of strangers, The Elephant in the Garden is a powerful one-woman show which enchants from beginning to end.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

‘Incredibly strong & stylish production’: SCARAMOUCHE JONES – Ginger Quiff Media & Stream.Theatre (Online review) ★★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Written by Justin Butcher, Scaramouche Jones or the Seven White Masks is the latest digital production from Ginger Quiff Media, the team behind the recent revivals of Rose and Little Wars, a…

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

‘Thought-provoking & topical plays with heaps of potential’: INSIDE – Orange Tree Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Inside features three thought-provoking and topical plays with heaps of potential. With strong scripts and impressive performances, this really sets the bar high for the second show in the s…

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

‘The perfect tonic for these strange times’: WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN (Online review) by Kirsty Herrington

All of the West End Musical Drive-In concerts are a joy to watch, but this particular show, with its strong line-up, great song choices and powerful performances, not to mention the enthusia…

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

‘A much-needed dose of musical theatre’: WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

The latest streamed offering from West End Musical Drive-In is another strong and entertaining show with a brilliant setlist and some standout performances, and is guaranteed to brighten you…

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Friday, March 12, 2021

‘There is no weak link in the cast’: GATSBY A MUSICAL – Cadogan Hall (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Featuring great songs, a strong cast and some stunning vocals, Gatsby A Musical is a delightful and emotional show which puts a new spin on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s characters and is fully de…

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Monday, March 1, 2021

‘A must-watch to get your musical theatre fix’: WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN – Stream.Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

The second in the West End Musical Drive-In series has launched online and is a must-watch for any fans of the hit musical Six! The show sees 11 past and present Six cast members reunite for…

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

‘There are some magical moments’: THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE – Southwark Playhouse (Online review) by Kirsty Herrington

New British musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was due to premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse at the start of this year, but the run had to be cancelled following the announcement of…

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

‘You can still savour the atmosphere’: WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN – Stream.Theatre (Online review) by Kirsty Herrington

Featuring some amazing song choices and outstanding vocals, the live-stream of West End Musical Drive-In is just what we need right now to lift our spirits

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Friday, February 19, 2021

‘Tinder meets Black Mirror in this entertaining & innovative production’: MANIMALS (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Manimals has a lot to say, and this show is sure to strike a chord with anyone who’s ever subjected themselves to the world of online dating.

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Monday, February 1, 2021

Album Review: The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be – Danielle Steers ★★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be offers a fresh take on some classic songs and is a great opportunity for Danielle Steers to take centre stage and showcase her amazing vocals.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

‘Promising play which packs an emotional punch’: STAR MAN (Online review) by Kirsty Herrington

Following a staged reading last year at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre, new play Star Man has made its livestream debut to raise vital funds for LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity akt.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

‘Fun, witty & incredibly creative’: PUBLIC DOMAIN – Southwark Playhouse (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

The cast and creative team involved in Public Domain, streamed from Southwark Playhouse, succeeded in creating a brilliant show which is timely and incredibly thought-provoking.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

‘Country music’s loss is certainly musical theatre’s gain’: AN EVENING WITH DAVID BEDELLA – Crazy Coqs (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

David Bedella made each song his own during his cabaret An Evening with David Bedella, an show full of fun boasting a great choice of songs and a slick performance.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

‘Incredibly imaginative & energetic’: POTTED PANTO (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

With so many pantomimes on offer at this time of year it can be tough to choose which one to watch. Thankfully Potted Panto has come to the rescue with a show which takes you through seven p…

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

‘The perfect tonic to these darker times’: THE SNOW QUEEN – Ipswich (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Full of joy and imagination with some hilarious jokes and great music choices, The Snow Queen at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich is guaranteed to brighten your spirits this Christmas.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

‘Everything about this production is impressive’: PETR PAN – Barn Theatre, Cirencester (Online review) ★★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

After the year we’ve all had no one can be forgiven for wanting a touch of escapism this Christmas. Thankfully the Barn Theatre has come to the rescue with it latest production, Peter Pan.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM

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