ShentonSTAGE Daily for FRIDAY APRIL 22
Welcome to today’s edition of ShentonSTAGE. I am moving my diary of the week and digest of the week’s openings to today, instead of Monday, which from now on will concentrate on the week ahead. DIARY OF THE WEEK MONDAY APRIL 18 My newsletter today is a digest of the previous week, over half of […]
Reviews round-up: November 2
HMS Pinafore (London Coliseum) in rep to December 11 The Magician’s Elephant (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon) Runs to January 1, 2022 What’s New Pussycat? (Birmingham Repertory Theatre) Runs to November 14, 2022 Love and Other Acts of Violence (Donmar Warehouse) Runs to November 27, 2022 What an alternately serious and delightful pleasure it is to […]
That Was the Week That Was (June 20-26)
The week’s theatre new, reviews, birthdays and more in tweets from London, the regions and Broadway Andrew Lloyd Webber is indisputably good at writing a great tune. He is also even better at generating self-publicity: partly its thanks to the fact that the media act as a megaphone, amplifying his every utterance. And with a […]
June 16: Welcome to theatrical Groundhog Day…
…as the lockdown continues…. In what is becoming a wearyingly predictable cycle, Boris Johnson’s latest failure to act fast enough to lockdown the country from the arrival of what is now known as the Delta variant of Covid, which originated in India, has resulted in it becoming the dominant strain of the virus in Britain […]
ShenTens: My Top 10 Outdoor Venues This Summer
This is the time of year when we typically defy Britain’s unpredictable weather and decide that since its summer, we will sit in the outdoors to watch theatre, come rain or come shine (and it’s often the former). And the rain, of course, can enhance the thrill and uniqueness of the event, not just when […]
Feature extracts of the week, from interviews with Kasper Holten, Daniel Evans, Jackie Hoffman and more….
Extracts from interview features with the Royal Opera House’s (soon departing) Director of Opera Kasper Holten, Sheffield Crucible’s (soon departing) artistic director Daniel Evans, Broadway’s Jackie Hoffman & more.
RSC returning home to the London theatre that was built to its own specifications
When the Barbican Centre first opened in 1982, one of its first resident companies was the Royal Shakespeare Company, who gave up their beloved West End addresses at the Aldwych and Donmar Warehouse to move there. The Barbican’s two theatre spaces that replaced them — the mainhouse Barbican Theatre and Pit respectively — were built […]