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Photo credit: Laura Osnes in the American production of A Killer Party (Photo courtesy of A Killer Party)
‘A Killer Party’ musical to receive British premiere as on-demand series
Following the American premiere of A Killer Party, created in direct responses to the forced closure of theatres, the murder-mystery musical will now receive its British premiere. A Killer Party will... Read more
Photo credit: Assembly Artwork (Photo courtesy of Donmar Warehouse)
Donmar Warehouse to present ‘Assembly’, created by local community
Following the in-person performances of Blindness at the Donmar Warehouse, the off-West End theatre returns with a new production. Titled Assembly, the production is from the Donmar Local Company,... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Letters Live (Photo courtesy of Andy Green PR)
'Letters Live’ virtual series to stream online this March
After a hiatus of streaming West End and Broadway productions, the YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On will return next week, it has been announced. The channel will resume with a trio of Letters... Read more
Photo credit: Noah Thomas and Sejal Keshwala in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Photo courtesy of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie)
Nica Burns on BBC Radio 2: “I will be opening my six theatres at 50% capacity”
Ahead of the 2021 Budget which will be giving over £400m to theatres, Nica Burns spoke on BBC Radio 2 about the future of opening shows at theatres nationwide. This expands on an interview last week... Read more
Photo Credit: Amber Davies and Louis Smith (Photos by Uli Weber)
‘Bring It On: The Musical’ to play London season at Southbank Centre this Christmas
After the national tour of Bring It On: The Musical was cancelled as a result of the pandemic, the cheerleading musical will finally entertain audiences this year. Bring It On: The Musical will play... Read more
Photo credit: Theatre curtain (Photo by Rob Laughter on Unsplash)
2021 Budget: Arts and culture sector to receive £400 million in additional financial support
In the 2021 Budget announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, details about support for the arts and culture industries have been revealed. As reported by the BBC Sunak is expected to... Read more
Photo credit: Jimmy Essex (Photo by Bettina John)
‘GHBoy’ now available to stream online
After a limited engagement at Charing Cross Theatre last year, GHBoy will now go online, it has been announced. GHBoy is now available to stream on-demand for an open-ended run from 1 March. Paul... Read more
Photo credit: Still from Restless Natives movie
‘Restless Natives’ film to be adapted into musical for 2022 release
The 1985 movie Restless Natives is to receive a musical adaptation, it has been announced. As covered in The Guardian, the film’s creative team are working on a stage musical version, hoping for a... Read more
Photo credit: All Star Musicals logo (Photo courtesy of ITV)
ITV’s All Star Musicals to return for one-off special
After musical theatre took over ITV in 2019 with All Star Musicals, the hit series returns for a one-off special. Six celebrities will take to the stage to perform a musical number, judged by West... Read more
Photo credit: Andrew Lloyd Webber (Photo by John Swannell)
Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to reopen in the West End this July
Speaking to BBC Breakfast this morning, Andrew Lloyd Webber has told of plans to reopen all his musicals this summer. This includes the world premiere of Cinderella, which will now begin performances... Read more
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