Features

Looking Ahead: Theatre Highlights for 2010
By Editorial Staff
Will it be a happy new year for theatregoers? Michael Coveney and Terri Paddock consult their crystal balls to see what’s coming up in 2010 in the West End and beyond, with major milestones incl
Jack and the Beanstalk (Whitley Bay)
The Playhouse at Whitley Bay has brought professional panto back to North Tyneside with a bang and there is no doubting Gareth Oliver (semi finalist in Britain’s Got Talent), who played Simple S
Traverse Announces Spring 2010 Season
By Joseph Pike
Following its inaugural Autumn Festival, the Traverse Theatre has announced its programme for Spring 2010, a season which sees the venue continue to play host to new work from a diverse range of ar
Best of This Week's Theatre Blogs - 18 Dec 2009
By Corinne Furness Theatergoer Reporter
What were your theatrical moments of the last decade? At Everything I Know I Learned From Musicals the subject was, rather fittingly, the best musicals of the decade, complete with a two
Worth a Read: Theatre Books Round-up - Dec 2009
By Laura Silverman Theatergoer Reporter
It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re scrambling for a present for one of the Hard-To-Buy-For clan or wanting an alternative to rowing with the family or playing charades (does anyo
Jessica Duchen Interviews Director John Copley
By Editorial Staff
Within minutes of meeting John Copley, I am begging him to write his memoirs, for his story is the story of opera in half the 20th century. Now 75, this super-bright, exceptionally musical and ...
The Little Mermaid (St Albans, Alban Arena)
The grand-daddy of pantomime production companies Qdos has come up with a brand-new show this year for the Alban Arena. Jon Conway has scripted The Little Mermaid from a basis of the Hans ...
Best of this Week's Theatre Blogs - 11 Dec 2009
By Corinne Furness Theatergoer Reporter
This week proved that the power of an offhand tweet should not be underestimated. Parabasis tweeted a rather troubling statistic that suggested that in a new survey of American playwriting&nb
Q&A with Tenor Piotr Beczala
By Simon Thomas
Polish tenor Piotr Beczala made his first appearance at Covent Garden in 2004, as the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier, a small role in which he made a huge impact. Since then, he’s ret
Cinderella (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Perfection in Pantoland is the only way to sum up the Theatre Royals production Cinderella and this show will quickly be recognised as the best pantomime playing anywhere this Christmas. ...