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  • Theatre study guides

    Home-schooling is something parents across the country have found themselves thrown into teaching their little ones from their kitchen tables. We've already given tips on how you could incorporate drama into your activity schedule, but there are plenty of study guides online for children to become more aware of what theatre is, and how to learn about what goes on behind the curtain.Here are some online guides you can use to engage, teach and inspire little ones, and get them keen to see a show...

  • Musical theatre quarantine quiz

    It may be tough spending time in quarantine as we all social distance in an attempt to limit the spread of Covid-19, and while you may be beginning to experience cabin fever, spending time with good company will always help. Take our quiz below, and find out which character from the world of musical theatre you would be best suited to spend time in quarantine with, and don't forget to share your results at the end of the quiz. <iframe id="interactApp5e788964b6d4c300140306d4" width="750"...

  • Drama activities to keep the kids entertained

    Schools are shut, after-school clubs are closed and currently, there's no set dates for when theatres are going to reopen. With families socially distancing and self-isolating, the coming days and weeks will see parents and children spending even more time together. If you're worried your young ones are going to exhaust playing with their toys, or you're looking for new drama activities to work on with children, here's five ways you can incorporate drama skills into daily activities all around...

  • Accentuating the positive

    "You've got to accentuate the positive..."One of Broadway and Hollywood's greatest-ever songwriters Harold Arlen wrote an Oscar-winning song for the 1944 Bing Crosby/Betty Hutton film Here Comes the Waves, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, called "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive".You've got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative And latch on to the affirmative Don't mess with Mister In-BetweenYou've got to spread joy up to the maximum Bring gloom down to the minimum Have faith or...

  • Theatre streaming

    Missing the theatre already? We definitely are. Nothing compares to the buzz of the curtain rising and the act one opener. But, in these unprecedented times, unchartered waters, there are ways we can keep our spirits up, and theatre is still an available way to do so.There are lots of ways to experience theatre online, including free productions and paid streaming services (though many have free trials you can make the most of before making your mind up). Obviously, we hope this is only a...

  • London theatre performances cancelled

    All theatre performances in the West End have been cancelled until at least the end of April, the Society of London Theatre has announced in a statement.Theatres across the country were closed on Monday following the Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement for people to avoid bars, restaurants and theatres as part of 'social distancing' measures, put in place to ease the spread of coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19.It has also been stressed that ticket holders should wait to be...

  • Theatre from home

    We all miss the theatre. It's in difficult times like now, when everyone is social distancing, that we could do with a little escapism and a few hours in the dark with our favourite show. But that doesn't mean there aren't ways we can engage our creative side and get stuck into some theatre from home. From watching shows and films, to learning new skills, here are ten ways you can utilise the time at home for something productive and positive. Stream theatre productions to your living roomWhile...

  • Get your theatre fix

    Last Thursday, Broadway formally shut down business, announcing a 32-day closure to run to 13th April. It kicked in at 5pm that day, thus terminating the opening night performance, scheduled for just an hour and a half later, of the Broadway transfer of the musical Six (the reviews were already written and ready to go as critics routinely now see shows at designated invited previews, but they have now been held until the opening finally happens).This followed a city and state order prohibiting...

  • Musicals and theatre films on Netflix

    UPDATED: 4 January 2021The cancellation of theatre performances across the country and indeed the world has left a hole for many people. While practicing social distancing responsibly, we've compiled a list of theatre-related films and TV shows you can watch on Netflix right now. From film adaptations of stage shows, live recordings of on-stage productions, or documentaries about failed Broadway shows, there'll be something here to keep your theatre appetite whet during the coming weeks. We also...