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NEWS: Seussical the musical lands in London

Following critical success with recent revivals of Alan Bennett'sThe History Boys, Proof, and the first professional UK tour of hit musical Spring Awakening,Sell A Door Theatre Company have announced the first professional London production of Stephen Flaherty (Music) and Lyn Ahrens' (Lyrics) musical based on the world of Dr Seuss. Seussical amalgamates several of Dr Seuss' most famous books including ...

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NEWS: Rambert Dance Company, Labyrinth of Love Tour

Inventive, innovative and inspiring - three words which perfectly describe the RambertDance Company. Since its inception in 1926, the company's rich and eclectic artisticprogramme has been unrivalled in the field of dance. As Rambert move into a new era with a transfer to their purpose-built centre on the SouthBank, they continue to present pioneering works - and latest offering Labyrinth ...

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BLOG – Resting Actress: CV or not CV, that is the question

“How do you make an actor moan? Give them a job.” Ok, I don’t have a job but good Lord (Webber) I’m allowed to moan! This week’s annoyance, bar the constant riffing emanating from the Mamma Mia! stage door, is the ever-frustrating stubbornness of casting directors to ever see a hard-working, talented performer as anything other than their CV. As ...

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BLOG – Resting Actress: One singular misconception….

With A Chorus Line castings on the horizon, the West End is echoing with the sound of ‘Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch… again!’ and the mock/serious use of the phrase, ‘God I hope I get it’. By all that is except one… yours truly. I’m not one to be ungrateful for work but the thought of performing in a ...

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NEWS: Samsung helps bring Digital Theatre into your home

For the past three years, media production company Digital Theatre has been bringing London's theatre to wherever you are in the form of a high-definition digital recording, a theatrical experience for less than the price of a restricted view seat at most West End theatres (online rentals are from £6.99). Founders Robert Delamere and Tom Shaw have now taken the ...

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NEWS: Liverpool Shakespeare Festival 2012

This September sees Lodestar Theatre take up residency at the newly-refurbished Royal Court Theatre Liverpool for the return of the Liverpool Shakespeare Festival. Following on from the success of the festival over the last five years, the company returns with two new productions, Macbeth and A Midsummers Night’s Dream. The two productions will be performed in repertory by a cast ...

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BLOG – Resting Actress: Fly-er-ring

Hello dear twesps and thesps of all shapes, sizes, ages and persuasions and welcome to my first blog on The Public Reviews… ever! How privileged you are! With another week of resting behind me, I find myself reflecting on just how tired I am. Tired and skint. This week I have been ‘flyering’ - a word yet to be added ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Louise Dearman

Louise Dearman is about to make history by being the first actress in the world to have played the rôles of both Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked. Lucy Thackray caught up with her about her solo work and getting her green on. Congratulations on going back into Wicked, as Elphaba this time (Louise played Glinda in the show from 2010-2011). ...

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