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Shrapnel Theatre’s Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online) Heads To Trafalgar Studios

Shrapnel Theatre today announces the return of Alex Oates’ Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online), the first production to be funded through the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Dominic Shaw directs Josh Barrow (Bruce Blakemore) at Trafalgar Studios, Tuesday 7 August to Saturday 1 September. Continue reading

Curtain Up – The News We’ve Missed This Week

The Wider Earth

It’s been a busy week for theatre news, and while we’ve shared a few choice morsel with you already, here are some of the stories we didn’t get around to posting earlier! Continue reading

New Pirates! Musical to open in UK in 2019

Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, New Level Productions and Julian Stoneman are delighted to announce a new and vibrant revival of Gilbert and Sullivan’s hugely popular The Pirates of Penzance.  PIRATES!, a bold reinvention of their universally renowned and celebrated show loved by audiences the world over, is conceived, directed and choreographed by Daryl Gray, and will open in the UK in 2019. Continue reading

Comedy About A Bank Robbery Is Taking It’s Heist Round The Country!

Mischief Theatre’s slapstick crime caper left a big grin on our face when we saw it in the West End (you can read all about that here). Now they’re heading out on the run on tour around the UK!

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Me and My Girl @ Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre’s summer musical is always hotly anticipated and this year is no different. Me and My Girl, set to star Matt Lucas as barrow boy turned peer Bill Snibson. Sadly, as we’re informed just before the start of the show Lucas has been ordered by a throat specialist to rest and with a few hours’ notice his understudy is set to take the stage! Continue reading

One Man Two Guvnors @ The Spring, Havant

Brighton. 1963. An engagement party, a mobster back from the dead, a lover on the run from the law, a girl in man’s clothes, a geriatric waiter and trapped in the middle of it all Francis Henshall a washboard player with two bosses and a desperate need for some chips! Continue reading

Titanic @ Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Every now and again a show comes along that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It might not be something new, but it just catches you and you fall in love with it. When Titanic the Musical opened at Southwark Playhouse back in 2013 it was received rapturously… but I didn’t see it. When it was transferred to Toronto for a limited season it thrilled the Canadian theatre crowd… but I still didn’t see it. When it launched director Thom Southerland’s first season at Charing Cross Theatre I made sure I was there (and you can read that review here) and that was it, I was hooked! Continue reading

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery @ Criterion Theatre

It’s a happy 2nd birthday to Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, the laugh-a-minute farce has just announced an extension that will see it into its third year entertaining crowds in Piccadilly Circus. Continue reading

Antony Sher – Year Of The Mad King

Antony Sher’s diaries, charting his exploration of some of Shakespeare’s most iconic roles, could easily be marketed as essential ‘how to’ guides for young actors , his honesty and anxiety must be reassuring for performers who no doubt all feel the same way at various points in their careers. Continue reading

Harvey @ The Spring, Havant

Elwood P Dowd and his six foot tall pooka pal Harvey are bothering their family. While they blame the invisible giant rabbit and assume Elwood is crazy, perhaps it’s his relentlessly sunny worldview that is really bothering them! Continue reading

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