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WOS TV: Top Theatre Video Picks - 4 Nov 2009

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The Whatsonstage.com Television channel is a rapidly expanding archive of theatre-related video content. As well as our exclusive first night reports, we regularly add show trailers, event promos, interviews, video diaries and behind-the-scenes footage.

You can view these – & many more – clips on WOS TV.
If you've seen something you think is worth a watch for theatregoers,
then please email us the clip or a link to it.

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  • Skellig comes to life David Almond’s book Skellig, published in 1998, became an instant classic, snatching the Whitbread Children's Book Award from Harry Potter and winning the prestigious Carnegie Medal. After successful runs in both Birmingham and London last year, Birmingham Stage Company are reviving the show for a new ten week autumn tour and a Christmas stint at the Bloomsbury theatre from 15 December. The magical tale tells the story of Micheal, who stumbles upon a strange creature in his garage. Is it a bird? Is it a man? 

  • Tenth WOS Awards countdown begins… - It’s healthy to blow your own trumpet once in a while, so it's with huge excitement that we announced the opening of nominations for our tenth annual Whatsonstage.com Awards this week. The ‘Theatregoers Choice’ awards have firmly established themselves within the theatrical calendar and our tenth year promises to be even bigger and better than before! The full Awards shortlists will be announced on Friday 4 December 2009 with the results announced and awards presented in front of a live audience of theatregoer voters at our Winners’ Concert on Sunday 14 February 2010 at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. To get us all in the mood and remind us what a fantastic year we had in 2009, here are the highlights of last years Winners’ Concert. And remember, it’s your choice, so get voting for your favourites now.

    ** Click here to nominate your favourites in the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards 2010 **

  • There’s a name for women like us… - and that would be Faithless Bitches. No charm spared here! Truly Fierce Productions presents the world premiere of the outrageous comedy Faithless Bitches. Brace yourself for the startling story of former skid row starlet Monique Masters as she claws her way from the gutter to the Hollywood hills... by any means necessary. A tale of blue movies, black hearts, long nails and short skirts - this is the American Dream with a pistol in its garter belt. We’re all for something different here at WOS and this new piece is a great night out, rooted in pure entertainment and should be well worth a visit to the Courtyard Theatre this autumn.

  • Let’s do the TimeWarp again… and again, and again and again! - It was a wet and windy Halloween for cult followers of the hit musical The Rocky Horror Show this year as they gathered in their thousands on Brighton beach. Aiming for The Guiness World Record Attempt for the World’s largest TimeWarp, they were put through their paces by the show’s choreographer Jenny Arnold and were joined by the show’s creator Richard O’Brien to jump to the left and step to the right to become record breakers. The current cast of the 2009/10 tour featuring David Bedella and Mark Evans were also on hand to join in the fun but they did they bend their knees in time enough to set a record…

    Selections by David Grewcock. You can view
    these – & many more – clips on tvision.whatsonstage.com.
    If you've seen something you think is worth a watch for theatregoers,
    then please email us the clip or a link to it.

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