That Was the Week That Was (August 8-14)

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Confession time: as much as I try to keep abreast of everything that’s happening in the theatre — and aim to keep YOU abreast of it, too, via my weekly advance diary of openings inn London and beyond — occasionally things elude me entirely. This week it was Kae Tempest’s Paradise, that apparently opened at the National on Wednesday (August 11).

I say apparently, because I can find no press release in my inbox from the NT that states when the press night was going to be, nor an invitation to that press night. Now it may well be that I’ve fallen off the NT invite list, given that I no longer review for a national outlet, but there’s a PR failure somewhere along the line when I don’t even seem to know about it. I didn’t even realise that Lesley Sharp (pictured above), a favourite actor of mine, was in it, until I started reading reviews of it.

That may or may not be my own failure. But it also goes to show that no matter how informed you think you may be about the theatre, the news doesn’t always reach you. And if I’m not being reached, I have to wonder how many other people are missing out.

MY COLUMNS OF THE WEEK

  • Sunday August 8

My column is here: http://shentonstage.com/that-was-the-week-that-was-august-1-7/

  • Friday August 13

My column is here: http://shentonstage.com/august-13-friday-diary-constellations-laura-osnes-and-us-theatres-tentative-comeback/

MY REVIEWS AND REVIEW TWEETS OF THE WEEK

  • Carousel (Open Air Theatre):

My review: http://shentonstage.com/review-carousel/

  • The Windsors: Endgame (Prince of Wales Theatre):

My review: http://shentonstage.com/review-the-windsors-endgame/

  • 2:22 A Ghost Story (Noel Coward Theatre):

My review: http://shentonstage.com/review-222-a-ghost-story/

  • Constellations (Vaudeville Theatre):
  • Changing the Sheets (Playground Theatre, London W10)
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  • The Wedding Singer (Royal Academy of Music)

REVIEWS OF OTHERS:

LONDON HEADLINES OF THE WEEK

EDINBURGH FRINGE HEADLINES OF THE WEEK

BROADWAY HEADLINES OF THE WEEK

EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE WEEK:

COVID NEWS TWEETS OF THE WEEK

INTERVIEWS OF THE WEEK

  • Alexandra Burke:
  • Drew McOnie:
  • Russell Tovey/Omari Douglas:

THEATRE BIRTHDAYS OF THE WEEK


FAREWELLS OF THE WEEK

AND FINALLY, GRIMMEST PERSONAL TWEET OF THE WEEK

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