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Thursday, April 29, 2021

‘It’s an inventive & hilarious modern adaptation of a classic’: Actor Tom Dixon stars in a new digital staging of The Importance of Being Ea by Kirsty Herrington

The Lawrence Batley Theatre and The Dukes’ new digital co-production of The Importance of Being Earnest brings Oscar Wilde’s classic play up to date and transfers the action up north. I …

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

‘Well worth a watch’: OUTSIDE – Orange Tree Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Curated by the Orange Tree’s literary associate Guy Jones, Outside also comprises three short plays, this time stories with a theme of connection and hope.

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

‘Incredibly captivating production’: AN ELEPHANT IN THE GARDEN – Barn Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

A story which highlights the power of endurance and the the kindness of strangers, The Elephant in the Garden is a powerful one-woman show which enchants from beginning to end.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

‘Incredibly strong & stylish production’: SCARAMOUCHE JONES – Ginger Quiff Media & Stream.Theatre (Online review) ★★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Written by Justin Butcher, Scaramouche Jones or the Seven White Masks is the latest digital production from Ginger Quiff Media, the team behind the recent revivals of Rose and Little Wars, a…

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

‘Thought-provoking & topical plays with heaps of potential’: INSIDE – Orange Tree Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Inside features three thought-provoking and topical plays with heaps of potential. With strong scripts and impressive performances, this really sets the bar high for the second show in the s…

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

‘The perfect tonic for these strange times’: WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN (Online review) by Kirsty Herrington

All of the West End Musical Drive-In concerts are a joy to watch, but this particular show, with its strong line-up, great song choices and powerful performances, not to mention the enthusia…

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

‘A much-needed dose of musical theatre’: WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

The latest streamed offering from West End Musical Drive-In is another strong and entertaining show with a brilliant setlist and some standout performances, and is guaranteed to brighten you…

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Friday, March 12, 2021

‘There is no weak link in the cast’: GATSBY A MUSICAL – Cadogan Hall (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Featuring great songs, a strong cast and some stunning vocals, Gatsby A Musical is a delightful and emotional show which puts a new spin on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s characters and is fully de…

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Monday, March 1, 2021

‘A must-watch to get your musical theatre fix’: WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN – Stream.Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

The second in the West End Musical Drive-In series has launched online and is a must-watch for any fans of the hit musical Six! The show sees 11 past and present Six cast members reunite for…

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

‘There are some magical moments’: THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE – Southwark Playhouse (Online review) by Kirsty Herrington

New British musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was due to premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse at the start of this year, but the run had to be cancelled following the announcement of…

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

‘You can still savour the atmosphere’: WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN – Stream.Theatre (Online review) by Kirsty Herrington

Featuring some amazing song choices and outstanding vocals, the live-stream of West End Musical Drive-In is just what we need right now to lift our spirits

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Friday, February 19, 2021

‘Tinder meets Black Mirror in this entertaining & innovative production’: MANIMALS (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Manimals has a lot to say, and this show is sure to strike a chord with anyone who’s ever subjected themselves to the world of online dating.

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Monday, February 1, 2021

Album Review: The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be – Danielle Steers ★★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be offers a fresh take on some classic songs and is a great opportunity for Danielle Steers to take centre stage and showcase her amazing vocals.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

‘Promising play which packs an emotional punch’: STAR MAN (Online review) by Kirsty Herrington

Following a staged reading last year at London’s Old Red Lion Theatre, new play Star Man has made its livestream debut to raise vital funds for LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity akt.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

‘Fun, witty & incredibly creative’: PUBLIC DOMAIN – Southwark Playhouse (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

The cast and creative team involved in Public Domain, streamed from Southwark Playhouse, succeeded in creating a brilliant show which is timely and incredibly thought-provoking.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

‘Country music’s loss is certainly musical theatre’s gain’: AN EVENING WITH DAVID BEDELLA – Crazy Coqs (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

David Bedella made each song his own during his cabaret An Evening with David Bedella, an show full of fun boasting a great choice of songs and a slick performance.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

‘Incredibly imaginative & energetic’: POTTED PANTO (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

With so many pantomimes on offer at this time of year it can be tough to choose which one to watch. Thankfully Potted Panto has come to the rescue with a show which takes you through seven p…

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

‘The perfect tonic to these darker times’: THE SNOW QUEEN – Ipswich (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Full of joy and imagination with some hilarious jokes and great music choices, The Snow Queen at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich is guaranteed to brighten your spirits this Christmas.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

‘Everything about this production is impressive’: PETR PAN – Barn Theatre, Cirencester (Online review) ★★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

After the year we’ve all had no one can be forgiven for wanting a touch of escapism this Christmas. Thankfully the Barn Theatre has come to the rescue with it latest production, Peter Pan.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

‘Compelling two-hander about class, racism & masculinity’: IN SEARCH OF A WHITE IDENTITY – The Actors Centre (Online review) ★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

Originally part of The Actors Centre’s Working Class Season, curated by Actor Awareness in 2019, In Search of a White Identity has been reimagined following the Covid-19 pandemic and is pa…

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

‘There’s a real delight about being able to share ideas & creations’: Courtenay Johnson on new digital project Sensory Adventures by Kirsty Herrington

Carbon Theatre’s My Sensory Adventures, a new digital project of sensory activities that people can do at home, is being launched. I caught up with Carbon Theatre producer Courtenay Johnso…

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

‘Expect to be surprised & unnerved’: Zoe Seaton opens up about Big Telly Theatre Company’s digital staging of Macbeth by Kirsty Herrington

Later this month the Big Telly Theatre Company’s atmospheric digital production of Macbeth will open at the 58th edition of the Belfast International Arts Festival (BIAF), Ireland’s lead…

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

‘Some things haven’t changed at all’: ROSE – Hope Mill Theatre (Online review) ★★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

With a thought-provoking script at its heart and a flawless performance from Maureen Lipman, Rose is an important and powerful production which proves essential viewing.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

‘Audiences can expect a very eclectic line-up of artists’: James Scotland explains how The Sunday Art Club festival celebrates diversity by Kirsty Herrington

James Scotland, co-curator of The Sunday Art Club, chats about The Sunday Art Club, a free outdoor spectacular celebrating diversity in the arts.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

‘A riot from start to finish’: Showstopper! The (Socially Distanced) Improvised Musical (Online review) ★★★★★ by Kirsty Herrington

With energetic performances, jokes aplenty and clever songs that wouldn’t sound out of place in the West End, Showstopper! The (Socially Distanced) Improvised Musical was a riot from start…

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

‘Creative activities are really important in helping kids release their emotions’: Golden Toad Theatre’s Caroline Wigmore & Jen Green on the by Kirsty Herrington

Golden Toad Theatre’s Errol’s Garden project is creating opportunities for children to continue to engage with theatre and the arts from the safety of their homes, say co-directors Carol…

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

‘I hope audiences leave feeling inspired to connect, to create & to change’: Abigail Sewell directs Burn Bright’s Better In Person by Kirsty Herrington

Following the success of Burn Bright’s digitally commissioned pilot, Better In Person (led by Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley) is continuing the series with the next instalment which wi…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

‘A brand new way to experience live musical theatre’: Shanay Holmes tells more about West End Musical Drive-In by Kirsty Herrington

This summer the West End Musical Drive-In brings West End superstars direct to your cars. Shanay Holmes, one half of the creative team making this event possible, explains more.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

‘A fly on the wall with your favourite musical theatre performers’: Sunday in the Club with Oscar – H CLUB ★★★★ (Online review) by Kirsty Herrington

Part informal chat, part performance, this series of bi-weekly Sunday evening sessions is designed to support creatives in the entertainment industry during this strange and challenging time.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

‘It captured all of the cheesy elements of the real thing’: The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision Song Contest by Kirsty Herrington

During a 90-minute livestream, viewers were treated to some iconic performances from around the world in isolation.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

‘We wanted to create opportunities to keep emerging playwrights engaged & positive’: HighTide’s Suba Das on their Lighthouse Programme duri by Kirsty Herrington

'Over 150 artists and participants have engaged so far, and we’ve raised £17,000 in support for these projects from our friends, members and supporters.'

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