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Friday, May 22, 2020

‘It captured all of the cheesy elements of the real thing’: The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision Song Contest by Kirsty Herrington

During a 90-minute livestream, viewers were treated to some iconic performances from around the world in isolation.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

‘We wanted to create opportunities to keep emerging playwrights engaged & positive’: HighTide’s Suba Das on their Lighthouse Programme duri by Kirsty Herrington

'Over 150 artists and participants have engaged so far, and we’ve raised £17,000 in support for these projects from our friends, members and supporters.'

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

‘The production uses the Zoom platform to great effect’: A SEPARATE PEACE – The Remote Read (Online review) by Kirsty Herrington

Since the COVID-19 lockdown was introduced back in March, many of us have turned to social networking apps like Skype and Zoom to stay in touch with loved ones. And now theatres and producti…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

‘An imaginative & enjoyable show for these extraordinary times’: THE TEMPEST – Creation Theatre (Online review) by Kirsty Herrington

There’s even a cute section where viewers are encouraged to show off their pets. It’s these moments in particular which bring a smile to your face.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

‘A beautiful & moving tale of loss & love’: ONCE – Touring ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Once is not just your average love story. It’s a charming production with a touching tale and exquisite music that’s sure to capture your heart – it’s guaranteed to be a show you’l…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

‘People can expect some killer writing’: Anthony Cozens tells more about Graceland at the Old Red Lion Theatre by Kirsty Herrington

Actor Anthony Cozens is appearing in the dark comic play by the critically acclaimed writer Max Saunders-Singer which comes to the Old Red Lion Theatre next month in a triple bill alongside …

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

‘A heart-warming story with bags of charm’: TIME & TIDE – Park Theatre by Kirsty Herrington

On the whole Time and Tide is a heart-warming story with bags of charm. With a great script full of laughs, well-rounded characters and brilliant acting, it’s certainly worth a watch.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

‘Interesting & topical play’: FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT – Bridewell Theatre by Kirsty Herrington

For the Sake of Argument at Bridewell Theatre is certainly a thought-provoking production with bags of potential.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

‘It’s taught me to be brave’: Katie Arnstein brings her play Sticky Door to the VAULT Festival by Kirsty Herrington

Katie Arnstein is an award-winning writer and performer. Her latest play, Stick Door, the final part of her It’s a Girl! trilogy, will be performed at the VAULT Festival next month. I caug…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

‘A mesmerising production’: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE – National Theatre ★★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

The stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2013 novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane opens at the National Theatre and looks set to be a hit.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

‘Warm & entertaining production’: THE SNOW QUEEN – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

While the theatre world is currently excited about the casting of Elsa in Frozen the musical in London next year, the Park Theatre is celebrating the original Snow Queen with its Christmas p…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

‘Think stand-up comedy meets cabaret meets theatre’: Amanda Broomell brings Mandy Picks a Husband to the Canal Cafe by Kirsty Herrington

Mandy Picks a Husband, an autobiographical show written by and starring Amanda Broomell, continues at London’s Canal Cafe Theatre until 8 December 2019.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

‘A devilishly good show’: AN ACT OF GOD – The Vaults ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

With a comedian Zoe Lyons at the helm, expectations for the show are high and thankfully An Act of God lives up to the hype.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

‘Proves that the future is bright for new British musicals’: THE SEASON – Touring ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Christmas arrived early in Ipswich thanks to new musical The Season, a co-production between the New Wolsey Theatre and Northampton’s Royal & Derngate Theatre.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

‘Margolyes once again proves why she’s one of our finest actresses’: SYDNEY & THE OLD GIRL – Park Theatre by Kirsty Herrington

Sydney & the Old Girl features commendable performances and there is a good dose of humour, however ultimately this sinister play which intends to shock simply leaves you feeling deflate…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

‘Sure to provide food for thought’: LUNGS – The Old Vic ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

One of the hottest tickets of the year, the Old Vic’s revival of Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs sees The Crown royalty Claire Foy and Matt Smith reuniting.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

‘Who knew a song about the delights of Swindon could be so entertaining?’: MIDLIFE COWBOY – Pleasance Theatre by Kirsty Herrington

Midlife Cowboy is infectious and entertaining, with a brilliant soundtrack to boot. With a little work it could be a hit.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

‘Filled with warmth, emotion & delightful British humour’: THE LIFE I LEAD – West End ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Written by James Kettle, The Life I Lead (named after Mr Banks’ song in Mary Poppins) tells the story of David Tomlinson’s life and details his extraordinary highs and lows.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

‘Delightfully dark & inspired’: MACBETH – Temple Church ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

There have been numerous performances of Macbeth over the years, but what sets this production apart from more recent plays, as well as the beautiful venue, is the innovative ideas from the …

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

‘I knew if she didn’t act or feel like the character Charlotte Brontë created, I’d have failed’: Nick Lane on adapting Jane Eyre for the stag by Kirsty Herrington

"Having re-read the book, I was struck by how powerful Jane’s path was – and if it had made me feel that way in the 21st century, the effect on its readers when it was first published mu…

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