Tag: Stephen Mear

Cheap Seats chat with Michael Strassen

michaelstrassenThe glitz and glamour of London theatre may appear to be in a bunch of beautiful buildings between The Strand and Oxford Street, but for me the most exciting and intriguing work goes on south of the river with Southwark Playhouse and the Union Theatre being focal points for new, exciting and impactful pieces. As such, I wanted the first interview on the site to be someone who is a key figure in this traditional theatre heartland (after all, Shakespeare himself lived in Southwark for a time).
Michael Strassen is synonymous with exciting, engaging and high quality productions at the Union and after being blown away The Fix I couldn’t wait to give him a call and chat about the past, the future… and the one show he’s love to do if given the opportunity!

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Sunset Boulevard @ London Coliseum

tumblr_inline_o64mmndaJu1rgiv1h_500It isn’t often that you can sit in the theatre and be certain, before the show begins, that you are about to bear witness to something special that will be talked about by theatre fans for years to come! Continue reading

Curtain Up – Another Weeks Worth Of Theatre News

tumblr_inline_o1h0c5cTbh1rgiv1h_500Another week has passed and somehow I still haven’t been to the theatre (damn that day job!) but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a whole heap of theatre news to excite us all. Here’s a few of my favourite stories from the past seven days… Continue reading

Mack & Mabel @ Chichester Festival Theatre

tumblr_inline_nrvizwdDFu1rgiv1h_500Mack & Mabel has long been known as a troublesome musical, various reasons have been given for why it has repeatedly failed to secure itself a spot as a permanent favourite of the theatregoing masses. After repeated successes with their big summer musicals, the team at Chichester Festival Theatre are setting out to change that! Continue reading

Chichester Festival Theatre Announce Mack & Mabel Starring Michael Ball


We’d all heard the rumours and now Chichester Festival Theatre confirm the return of local boy Michael Ball in a new production of Mack & Mabel. Jerry Herman’s classic Hollywood love story. Continue reading