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Why every day is #LoveTheatre day

Wednesday 19th November 2014 was the first ever #LoveTheatre day, with hundreds of venues and companies offering fans live updates and exclusive backstage photos/videos on Twitter throughout the day. Over 300 venues and drama organisations joined in with the online celebration of British, European and global theatre, reaching out to audiences with a torrent of theatre-related news and information and engaging fans in conversation about life in the theatre as they prepare for the Christmas …

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Best of British: Alexander S. Bermange cabaret at the Pheasantry tonight

I’ve come across many new musical theatre writers in my years of writing, a certain number of which have just had that Something Special that made them stand out from the rest. Some I’ve found through Twitter and such social networking sites, some I’ve discovered through showcases, concerts, cabarets and other such events, some I’ve been introduced to through other people, and some I’ve developed an appreciation for through reviewing duties. There is a wealth …

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Godspell in Concert to tour UK in 2015

Musicals draw inspiration from a wide variety of places: books, films, real-life events and people…and even religion. One of the best known musicals to have a religious theme to it would be Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which first opened on Broadway back in 1971 and was most recently seen when The Lord revived the award-winning show as a modernised production for an arena tour in 2012. It was due to travel overseas this …

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The S&S Award returns to St James Theatre for Gala Evening

In all the years that I’ve been writing these blogs, one aspect of theatre which I’ve often returned to as a focal point is new musical theatre. I’ve always been an advocate for original work, believing that new shows from fresh talent is not only beneficial to the musical theatre industry, but indeed vital for its continual well-being in the years to come. There are many supporters of new work out there, both through the …

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Bend It Like Beckham Tickets London West End

Tickets on sale for BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM THE MUSICAL at the Phoenix Theatre London. Gurinder Chadha is to direct the world premiere of the new British stage musical Bend It Like Beckham. With original music by Howard Goodall and lyrics by Charles Hart, Bend It Like Beckham has a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha; choreography and musical staging by Aletta Collins; set design by Miriam Buether; costume design by Katrina …

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