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Friday, May 21, 2021

Cabaret: Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne to star in London musical revival by Isobel Lewis

Redmayne previously played the Emcee in a 2001 Edinburgh Fringe production

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:24AM
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Amy Trigg: ‘Every disabled person in the industry gets put up for one role’ by Isobel Lewis

The winner of The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me is a hilariously honest look at life for a young woman with spina bifida. Its writer and star Amy Tr…

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:54AM
Monday, May 17, 2021

Six the Musical creators: ‘How can you be an emerging artist when there hasn’t been a real-life theatre industry? by Isobel Lewis

Before Covid, Six was the hit musical about the wives of Henry VIII that looked set to slay all over the world. Now as it tentatively remerges for a West End production and UK tour, its crea…

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:18PM
Friday, May 14, 2021

Lockdown rules: When do theatres reopen? by Isobel Lewis

Theatres could reopen from as early as May

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:36AM
Friday, April 23, 2021

Olivia Colman saw hypnotherapist after ‘wetting herself’ from stage fright during performance with David Mitchell by Isobel Lewis

Actor said she had hoped hypnotherapy would help her ‘stop being quite so petrified’

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:32AM
Sunday, April 18, 2021

Ian McKellen says Covid has robbed him of ‘last few years of capability’ by Isobel Lewis

‘I think you’d [hear] the same from Maggie Smith or Judi Dench,’ actor said

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:42AM
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Broadway star quits Moulin Rouge! musical in protest against industry’s silence on Scott Rudin allegations by Isobel Lewis

‘Building a better industry is more important than putting money in my pockets,’ actor said

SOURCE: The Independent at 11:54AM
Monday, April 12, 2021

The plays, musicals and comedy shows reopening in May and June as lockdown eases by Isobel Lewis

A lengthy list to prepare you for indoor and outdoor theatres reopening in May

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:06AM
Thursday, April 1, 2021

April Fool’s Day: Globe Theatre pranks Shakespeare fans by announcing discovery of long-lost play by Isobel Lewis

Theatre claimed to have found a copy of Love’s Labour’s Won ‘in the attic’

SOURCE: The Independent at 07:12AM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

When can theatres reopen under government’s roadmap out of lockdown? by Isobel Lewis

Theatres could reopen from as early as May

SOURCE: The Independent at 12:24PM
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Queen’s Gambit stage musical in the works following success of Netflix series by Isobel Lewis

Musical producers said show is ‘a siren call amidst our contemporary struggles for gender and racial equity’

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:12AM
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber wants ‘game-changing’ chemical to be trialled so theatres can reopen by Isobel Lewis

Governmental health and safety body says there is 'limited evidence' product would reduce coronavirus transmission

SOURCE: The Independent at 05:12AM
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie film to feature new song performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Holly Johnson by Isobel Lewis

New song will soundtrack a scene looking into the time of the Aids crisis and Section 28

SOURCE: The Independent at 10:42AM
Friday, January 15, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Bridgerton: TikTok user composes musical based on Netflix series by Isobel Lewis

Singer Abigail Barlow is writing original songs based on the popular historical romance series

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:32AM
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Theatre to look out for in 2021, from Frozen to To Kill a Mockingbird by Isobel Lewis

With 2020 being near-catastrophic for the industry, the theatre fightback starts next year. The show must go on and Isobel Lewis takes a closer look at the best productions set for playhouses

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:36AM
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Spotify Wrapped: Users ‘embarrassed’ as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton soundtrack dominates end-of-year lists by Isobel Lewis

‘Spotify Wrapped exposed my depressed phase where I listened to nothing but the Hamilton soundtrack for a month straight,’ one fan commented

SOURCE: The Independent at 06:12AM
Monday, November 30, 2020

Les Misérables ‘almost certain to make a substantial loss’ as fans have tickets cancelled under tier 2 theatre rules by Isobel Lewis

Under new Tier 2 rules, London theatres can operate at 50 per cent capacity from 2 December

SOURCE: The Independent at 08:24AM
Friday, October 9, 2020

Christmas pantomime will go ahead at the London Palladium with socially distanced audience by Isobel Lewis

<p>Audiences will be able to socially distance thanks to a National Lottery initiative paying for empty seats</p>

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:18AM
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

'All that momentum has collapsed': The damaging ripple effect of this year's Edinburgh Fringe cancellation by Isobel Lewis

Last year, 3,841 Edinburgh Fringe shows were performed across the space of a month. This year there were none. Isobel Lewis explores the impact of the loss of the Fringe

SOURCE: The Independent at 02:12AM
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

David Hare play about coronavirus experience starring Ralph Fiennes to open this month by Isobel Lewis

Government's plan to reopen theatres was last month delayed until at least 15 August

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:36AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater