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Monday, April 19, 2021

‘A fun & imaginative concept’: The Giant Pacific Octopus Maritime School – Written on the Waves (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Taking the idea of having to adapt to a new world and transforming it into a surreal sci-fi adventure, The Giant Octopus Maritime School is a really interesting concept for the penultimate a…

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Friday, April 16, 2021

‘This adaptation is a joy to portray’: Melanie Marshall stars in a new digital production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Emma Clarendon

Actress Melanie Marshall chatted to us about the upcoming digital production of The Importance of Being Earnest – co-produced by the Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Dukes.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

ALBUM REVIEW: R&H Goes Pop ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

As a whole, R&H Goes Pop is a wonderfully diverse album that shows how the work of Rodgers and Hammerstein can reimagined for a contemporary audience.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

‘Makes you want to explore these myths with new insight’: PERSEPHONE – Talking Gods Festival (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This powerful retelling of how Persephone ended up in the Underworld is given a modern twist that makes for compelling viewing.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

‘Suitably impressive in terms of its ambition & style’: NOW OR NEVER – Barn Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Song cycle Now or Never brims with positivity and hope even when it seems disaster is imminent.

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Friday, April 2, 2021

‘Would be lovely to see a full-scale production’: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – SHAKE Festival (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

This one performance only reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream features lively performances – but feels slightly lacking in the magic.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

‘Plenty to enchant & fascinate young audiences’: WHERE THE BUGABOO LIVES – Little Angel Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Based on Sean Taylor’s 2016 book, this instantly charming and creative production of Where the Bugaboo Lives has plenty to offer young audiences on this fun adventure.

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

‘Let’s hope they all get a chance to shine’: GRADUATES AT CADOGAN HALL – Episode 1 (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

The Graduates At Cadogan Hall concerts, designed to showcase the talents of those who have graduated during the last year, is wonderfully diverse and impressive.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

’An important piece of writing’: DEAR DEAD JASON – Potluck Festival by Emma Clarendon

Well grounded and relatable, Dear Dead Jason is an honest piece about grief and finding support in the aftermath of a tragic loss.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

‘A real triumph of a production’: BKLYN THE MUSICAL – Lambert Jackson Productions (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson’s modern fairytale musical BKLYN the musical is evocatively brought to life in Dean Johnson’s stylish production.

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

‘It gives you two hours of beauty’: Newtion Matthews feels blessed to be part of BKLYN the musical by Emma Clarendon

We chatted to the actor Newtion Matthews about the upcoming filmed production of BKLYN the musical.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

‘A completely absorbing experience’: BLACK MATTER – Crazy Coqs (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Giles Terera’s song cycle Black Matter shows exactly how powerful music can be in highlighting important issues.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

‘It’s a rollercoaster ride’: Sally Vanderpump is excited to perform again in The Cloak of Visibility at The Space Arts Centre by Emma Clarendon

Actress Sally Vanderpump chatted to Emma Clarendon about The Cloak of Visibility, heading to The Space Arts Centre from 1 June 2021.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

’It is absorbing to watch unfold’: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This striking and edgy version of Oscar Wilde’s story The Picture Of Dorian Gray acts as a powerful warning about depending too much on social media.

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Monday, March 15, 2021

‘I hope you’re inspired to learn more about black history’: Khai Shaw appears in new film Children’s Children by Emma Clarendon

Actor Khai Shaw chats about appearing in Children’s Children – a new film comprised of five monologues, co-produced by English Touring Theatre and Black Apron Entertainment.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

‘Musically it is a piece that hits you instantly’: The Musician: A Horror Opera For Children – Belfast Ensemble (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Conor Mitchell’s The Musician: A Horror Opera For Children reimagines the story of Pied Piper and is at its best during the darker moments of the story.

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

‘Every drop of passion is wonderfully drawn out’: TREASON THE MUSICAL IN CONCERT – Cadogan Hall (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

New musical Treason is concise, dark and passionate – certainly worth developing further.

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Friday, March 12, 2021

‘A great opportunity to spot up & coming talent’: New Moon Monologues – Begin Again (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

This month’s New Moon Monologues features a lovely diverse range of stories, showcasing perfectly the range of talent that is still able to create and tell stories during this time.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

‘Everything about this ballet is distinctive’: VICTORIA – Northern Ballet (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Cathy Marston’s ballet Victoria has been made available for audiences to watch at home until 20 March 2021.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

‘I think it can be quite cathartic for art to explore the pandemic’: Actor Ian Hallard’s debut play Adventurous premieres online by Emma Clarendon

Actor Ian Hallard chats about his debut play Adventurous which is being produced online by the Jermyn Street Theatre.

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Love London Love Culture picks out her favourite songs performed by leading ladies by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon selects some of her favourite songs performed by leading lady characters in musicals….

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

British musicals to champion according to Love London Love Culture by Emma Clarendon

While a lot of the focus and questions have been surrounding West End Theatre musical productions returning – we shouldn’t forget to champion new British musicals says Emma Clarendon.

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

‘Encouraging creativity in children is really important for wellbeing’: Peta Swindall is ready to celebrate Little Angel’s 60th anniversary with by Emma Clarendon

We chatted to Peta Swindall, executive director of the Little Angel Puppet Theatre, about plans for the theatre’s 60th anniversary year…

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

‘Emotionally powerful piece’: CHILDREN’S CHILDREN (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Children’s Children, a short film formed of five monologues, is a powerful and thought provoking piece that asks if history can ever really be forgotten when it still forms part of the pre…

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Monday, March 1, 2021

’Will leave audiences with a smile on their face’: Sharon ‘n’ Barry do ‘Romeo & Juliet’ – Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch (Online revie by Emma Clarendon

Gentle comedy Sharon ‘n’ Barry do ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has plenty to put a smile on people’s faces during this difficult time.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

‘A glamorous & engaging way to experience the story’: GATSBY A MUSICAL – Cadogan Hall (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Sweeping audiences back to the 1920s, this concert revival of The Great Gatsby A Musical has a classy cast to bring the characters to life.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Typical at Soho Theatre On Demand by Emma Clarendon

Having first performed in 2019 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before transferring to Soho Theatre for a sell-out run, Ryan Calais Cameron’s play Typical has now been released digitally f…

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

‘Every element has been slickly put together’: Sherlock Holmes An Online Adventure – The Case of the Hung Parliament (Online review) ★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This new experience from the team behind Alice’s Adventures Underground, Sherlock Holmes An Online Adventure – The Case of the Hung Parliament really gets audience’s brains working in …

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

‘Demands not only attention but change in attitude’: SHAKEN – The Actors Centre (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Thirty-minute piece Shaken from The Actors Centre effectively explores the aftermath of a disaster and whether lessons can be learnt to prevent it from happening again.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

‘The audience feels as though it is time-hopping with ease & style’: RECOGNITION – Written on the Waves (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Recognition is a powerful and fascinating audio drama that I can really see working well as a two hander on stage – definite potential to be explored further and adapted into a live show.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Review Round Up: Hymn at the Almeida Theatre by Emma Clarendon

We round up the reviews for Lolita Chakrabarti’s new play Hymn, starring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani.

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre