Mark Shenton welcomes the nearly simultaneous arrival in the West End of Britain's first-ever indigenously created play & musical set amongst our own black community - but wonders why it has taken so long.
Don't abandon the theatre just because the sun's shining. Mark Shenton highlights the theatregoing delights of the season - from West Sussex and Stratford to Edinburgh, LIFT and BITE, Regent's Park and Shakespeare's Globe.
The West End is in a state - and so are many of its theatres. Mark Shenton talks to theatre owner & impresario Cameron Mackintosh who is putting his multi-millions where his mouth is by putting his own houses in order.