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

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In Profile with Joanna Goodwin

In October 2011, I paid a visit to the Novello Theatre to review Crazy For You. Harking back to a golden age, the Gershwin musical is a feel-good show of big dance routines, classic music numbers and tongue-in-cheek farcical humour, and proved that it’s just as popular as ever when it transferred to the West…

Godspell in Concert to tour UK in 2015
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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 S&S Award returns to St James Theatre for Gala Evening
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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…

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In Profile with Fra Fee from the cast of Les Miserables

Keeping it in the Les Miserables family, the hugely talented Fra Fee followed Lily Frazer into the ranks of In Profile, both of who were appearing in the ensemble of the West End show at the time. Fra Fee, who hails from Dungannon, Northern Island, grew up with one foot in the theatrical door as…

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In Profile with Dean Chisnall

London theatre is a highly competitive industry. There are a vast number of extremely talented stage actors looking to work in the West End and with a select number of theatres and shows, opportunities are limited; add to that, the ever-growing number of students graduating from drama/theatre schools with each passing year, and they become…