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Best of This Week's Theatre Blogs - 6 Nov 2009
By Corinne Furness Theatergoer Reporter
Lyn Gardner captured the mood of the week when she tweeted that the winners of the Peter Brook Empty Space Award were “a sign of the changing theatrical times” as changes, both good a
Feature: Five Christmas Dance Shows
By Sarah Frater
With its seasonal setting and themes of transformation and renewal, The Nutcracker is the ballet to see at Christmas. Since it was created in Russia in 1892 to Tchaikovsky’s famous music, there
Cinemas Screening For La Bayadere
By Sarah Frater
The Royal Ballet’s production of La Bayadere will be screened in cinemas across England from today. It forms part of a programme of ballet, opera and drama by Opus Arte in predominantly Odeon ci
WOS Talks to ENO's Edward Gardner
By Simon Thomas
Three days into stage rehearsals, and just over a week to opening night, English National Opera’s Music Director Edward Gardner talked to me about the company’s new Bartok/Stravinsky doubl
Best of This Week's Theatre Blogs - 23 Oct 2009
By Corinne Furness Theatergoer Reporter
What is the best way to reach younger audiences? This week Parabasis attempted to dispel the idea that Facebook and Twitter are magic solutions for connecting with younger audiences. ...
Grumpy Old Women Live 2 - Chin Up Britain: The Grumpies Fight Back (tour – St Albans)
It's not so much of a case of women answering back and women talking to women about women. Oh yes, and about men as well. Grumpy Old Women Live 2: Chin Up Britain uses a framing device ...
Worth a Read: Theatre Books Round-up - Oct 2009
By Laura Silverman
Leaping on the Strictly Come Dancing bandwagon, it's an all-singing, all-dancing books selection this month. From the quick-witted teenage-angst drama Punk Rock by Simon Stephens, ...
Best of This Week's Theatre Blogs - 16 Oct 2009
By Corinne Furness Theatergoer Reporter
This week Time Out New York took up the challenge which was set by 99 Seats blog and looked at black playwrights in America. Their assertion that they "don't see this as a story ...
Best of This Week's Theatre Blogs - 9 Oct 2009
By Corinne Furness Theatergoer Reporter
Should playwrights be trained? Whilst postgraduate training in the UK might still be fairly low key the debate on MFAs in Playwriting was a recurring topic on American theatre blogs thi
Cabaret (Tour - Wirral)
By Michael Hunt
Pint-sized dancer Wayne Sleep has reprised the role of Emcee in Bill Kenwright’s touring production of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical Cabaret. His interaction with the audienc