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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. ...
Jenufa (Tour - Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff
Nicholas Lehman’s touring production of Jenufa, revived by Daniel Dooner for Glyndebourne on Tour, is a richly textured, emotionally complex piece of theatre. The staging is superb, the ...
Dreamboats and Petticoats (Tour - Milton Keynes)
By Editorial Staff
Jukebox musicals have become something of a hackneyed formula these days, plundering an artist’s back catalogue for some old hits to string onto a flimsy storyline, to the extent that the ...
Best of This Week's Theatre Blogs - 27 Nov 2009
By Corinne Furness Theatergoer Reporter
There was one topic that was preoccupying Bloggers this week: the possibility of a London Fringe Festival to rival Edinburgh’s. On The Guardian Theatre Blog Veronica Lee made her opposi
Win Tickets to Little Red Riding Hood
By Joseph Pike
THE SHOW: Get set for festive forest adventure Little Red Riding Hood which is presented by The Arches, Glasgow from Wednesday 2nd December 2009 – Sunday 3rd January 2010. Held in the venue