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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

‘It’s so innovative & exciting’: Squad Goals actress Charlotte Payne is telling Essex stories in a positive way by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon chatted to actress Charlotte Payne about starring in Squad Goals, which began performances at the Dagenham & Redbridge Football Ground this week.

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

‘Wonderfully warm & enjoyable production’: PINOCCHIO GETS WOOD – Guildford Fringe Theatre Company (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

With this year being topsy turvy and in need of a few laughs, there is plenty to be found in the Guildford Fringe Theatre Company’s summer pantomime Pinocchio Gets Wood which contains all …

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

‘It’s an opportunity to celebrate live theatre’: James Hillier directs Sunnymead Court at the Tristan Bates Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Director James Hillier chatted to Emma Clarendon about Sunnymead Court by Gemma Lawrence, playing at the Tristan Bates Theatre from 22 September 2020.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

‘It’s a show that can make you belly laugh one minute & cry the next’: Dean Johnson is busy staging digital production First Date by Emma Clarendon

Director Dean Johnson chats to Emma Clarendon about creating digital theatre and directing a digital production First Date, set to star Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

‘You feel surprisingly uplifted & hopeful’: THE MIDNIGHT GANG – Chickenshed Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This 2017 stage adaptation of David Walliams’ The Midnight Gang from the Chickenshed Theatre is filled with cheeky humour and poignancy.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Beat the Devil at the Bridge Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for David Hare’s new monologue Beat the Devil, performed by Ralph Fiennes at the Bridge Theatre.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

‘Works well in these socially distanced times’: SLEEPLESS A MUSICAL ROMANCE – Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Sleepless is a musical with plenty of heart and feeling that captures the spirit of the original film in a new way, making you see the story and its characters in a new light.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

‘Packs a powerful punch’: F**K OFF – Bread & Roses Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Presented by Integrity Theatre, Michael Dunbar’s play F**k Off is an intense look at one man’s attempt to reclaim his life.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

‘I think the show is a statement about the power of community’: Jack Miles brings his new musical St Anne Comes Home to London by Emma Clarendon

Writer and composer Jack Miles chatted to Emma Clarendon about his new musical St Anne Comes Home, playing as part of the Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

’It is responsive & fresh to the situation we are living in right now’: Lina Johansson on Mimbre’s latest show To Untouch by Emma Clarendon

Lina Johansson chats to Emma Clarendon about Mimbre’s latest show To Untouch which will be performed as part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

‘Warm & unique’: CD REVIEW: The Green Fairy – Cast Recording ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

The Green Fairy, the musical created by Jack Sain and Stephen Libby, has released a cast recording.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

‘It has been designed to help everyone’: Jamie Chapman Dixon & John-Webb Carter discuss the Theatre Producer Portal by Emma Clarendon

Jamie Chapman Dixon and John-Webb Carter chatted to Emma Clarendon about the Theatre Producer Portal.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Jesus Christ Superstar the Concert at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

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Monday, August 17, 2020

‘We are able to feel the depth of each actor’s interpretation’: THE SECRET LOVE LIFE OF OPHELIA – Greenwich Theatre (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Steven Berkoff’s play The Secret Love Life of Ophelia skilfully examines the innermost thoughts of Hamlet and Ophelia, offering real insight.

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Friday, August 14, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Fanny & Stella at The Eagle Garden Theatre by Emma Clarendon

We round up the reviews for the first Fringe musical production to open in London since lockdown, Fanny and Stella at The Eagle Garden Theatre.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Blindness at the Donmar Warehouse by Emma Clarendon

The Donmar Warehouse has opened its doors to Blindness, a socially distanced sound installation based on José Saramago’s novel.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

‘Immensely enjoyable, fun-filled & ambitious’: ALICE: A VIRTUAL THEME PARK – Creation Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Creation Theatre’s Alice: A Virtual Theme Park, a digital version of Wonderland, highlights just how possible it is to be as creative as possible but still retain the strength story.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

‘Every element of the story beautifully unfolds’: MOMENT OF GRACE – Backstory Ensemble – The Actors Centre (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Three character play Moment of Grace, based around Princess Diana’s visit to a London’s hospital’s first AIDS unit in 1987, is immensely thoughtful and emotional.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

‘Lloyd Webber & his team have stepped up’: Read the reaction to the London Palladium pilot performance by Emma Clarendon

A few days ago, Andrew Lloyd Webber presented a pilot performance at the London Palladium to show what live performances inside theatres could look like. Here’s some of the reaction from t…

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

‘A treat from start to finish’: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD – Lambert Jackson Productions & The Other Palace (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Performed by a stunning cast, Lambert Jackson Productions’ production of Songs For A New World has once again highlighted a powerful and beautiful piece of musical theatre.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

‘Brings every detail of the character into the song’: THE SETH CONCERT SERIES – Norm Lewis ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Deeply engaging The Seth Concert Series continues with Norm Lewis discussing and performing songs from his impressive career catalogue.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

‘Porn, power & patriarchy’: Director Grace Duggan on why the play Wood will survive the lockdown by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon chats to director Grace Duggan about lockdown and the postponed production of Wood.

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

‘Wonderfully tender to watch’: THE SPACE BETWEEN (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Highlighting the tensions between a couple during lockdown, The Space Between is richly emotional, offering real insight into both character’s perspectives despite it only being 13 minutes…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

What musicals would you like to see in London? Love London Love Culture offers a selection by Emma Clarendon

With uncertainty surrounding when theatres might be reopened, Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon selects a few musicals that she would love to see revived in London.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

‘A wonderfully vibrant fundraising concert’: TURN UP LONDON – Online review ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Fundraising concert Turn Up London, organised by Nicole Raquel Dennis and Ryan Carter, is a powerful reminder of how music and words can unite people as well as put across serious messages.

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‘Penhall beautifully & subtly unravels the increasing bullying behaviour’: MOOD MUSIC – Old Vic (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Covering a diverse range of issues such as passion, creativity, power and control, Mood Music has many great elements – but can feel repetitive.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

‘Plenty of action, intrigue & humour’: SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SIGN OF FOUR – Blackeyed Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Filled with intrigue, murder and treasure, Nick Lane’s adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s second Sherlock Holmes novel The Sign Of Four is thoroughly engaging to watch.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

‘Raw & fascinating to watch’: LES BLANCS – National Theatre at Home (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Lorraine Hansberry’s play Les Blancs is vividly and powerfully brought to life in Yaël Farber‘s atmospheric production.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

‘A sheer spectacle with plenty of energy & passion’: CELTIC TIGER – The Shows Must Go On! (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

This 2005 production of Celtic Tiger directed, produced and choreographed by Michael Flatley has some interesting concepts – but put together comes across as an incoherent show.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

‘It is emotional to watch from start to finish’: HAMILTON – Disney Plus (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Spectacularly unique and filled with passion, this filmed version of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton is exquisite to watch – no matter how many times you have seen it.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

‘A delightful two hours of comedy, love & misunderstandings’: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Bridge Theatre ★★★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Enhancing the magic and dreamy qualities of the play, Nicholas Hytner’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a delightful two hours of comedy, love and misunderstandings.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
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