Features

World Cup Antidote: Top Ten Theatre Reasons to Be Cheerful
By Terri Paddock
In our spot poll last week, nearly 73% of Whatsonstage.com readers said they'd rather be watching a great play or musical than the World Cup. After England's display yesterday, it would seem they had ...
Rocky Horror
By Joseph Pike
Thrusting its pelvis between tongue-in-cheek horror and kitsch camp comedy, this flawless production Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show returns to Edinburgh for one last Time Warp before the ongoin
Opera Star to Film Star: William Shimell on Netrebko and Binoche
By Simon Thomas
Baritone William Shimell had a whirlwind May.  Deep in rehearsal for Covent Garden’s new production of Manon, he was whisked away for a crazy 48 hours in Cannes to promote Certifi
Worth a Read: Theatre Books Round-up - Jun 2010
By Laura Silverman Theatergoer Reporter
Two themes dominate this month's selection. Our historical one is guided by a publisher's decision to release two complementary books on Shakespeare by Oxford fellow Katherine Duncan-Jones. Her biog
Guest Blog: Young, Skint & Can't Afford Theatre?
By Tom Ross Williams
My disclaimer on this article is that yes, many of the offers I’m going to tell you about only apply to those of us lucky enough to be the right side of 26, but by no means all. Where London bea
Extra Attractions at the Theatre Royal
Theatre programming is always liable to change. The Theatre Royal in Norwich is no exception, having just announced three additions to its autumn and winter season – yes, I know that summer has
Guest Blog: Hair Today, Jukebox Musical Tomorrow
By Editorial Staff
When the Broadway smash hit and Tony Award-winning revival of Hair announced it was coming to the West End, I could not have been more excited. A brilliant production on Broadway with a pitch perfec
Erwin Schrott on Figaro, Tango and Opera Blogs
By Editorial Staff
Back in 2006, Erwin Schrott made a memorable impact in the title role of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Royal Opera House. A fine actor and singer with the stunning natural attributes
Top Ten Children\'s Shows: Half Term & Beyond
By Editorial Staff
As half-term looms, we look at some of the biggest and best children\'s shows on offer in the coming months... Pre-School In the Night Garden Live - Created in an inflatable, purpose-bu
Alfie Boe Talks About ENO's Pearl Fishers
By Simon Thomas
I meet tenor Alfie Boe in his dressing room directly after a dress rehearsal of ENO’s new production of The Pearl Fishers. He’s still having his make-up removed as I arrive but once