FEATURED: Marisha Wallace and Lizzie Bea Join the London Cast of ‘Hairspray’

The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical 'Hairspray' arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum from next April for a strictly limited 12-week season. Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and big dreams. Can she make it on the local TV dance show, win the heart of teen heartthrob Link Larkin and bring everyone together – whatever their colour, … Continue reading FEATURED: Marisha Wallace and Lizzie Bea Join the London Cast of ‘Hairspray’

FEATURED: First Casting Announced for Leopoldstadt

Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands fled from the Pale and the pogroms … Continue reading FEATURED: First Casting Announced for Leopoldstadt

FEATURED: ‘Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer’, Hampstead Theatre

Reykjavik, 1972. All eyes are on Iceland ahead of ‘the Match of the Century’: Boris Spassky vs. Bobby Fischer in the World Chess Championship.  Never before in chess history has a tournament attracted such global media attention.  And for the two contenders, Spassky the World Champion and the maverick superstar Fischer, the stakes have never … Continue reading FEATURED: ‘Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer’, Hampstead Theatre

INTERVIEW: Ella Dacres, NYT Actor

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) REP company is currently presenting a programme of three plays, a modern female-led adaptation of ‘Frankenstein’, which utilises virtual reality headsets and artificial intelligence, the London premiere of Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of ‘Great Expectations’, and a production of Shakespearean comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. I spoke to actress Ella Dacres … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Ella Dacres, NYT Actor

REVIEW: Welsh National Opera’s ‘Carmen’, Birmingham Hippodrome

‘The bullring is crowded’ as audiences flock to the Birmingham Hippodrome to see the Welsh National Opera’s acclaimed production of ‘Carmen’. Set in 1970s South America, Jo Davies’ production sees a tense, thrilling outpouring of emotion set to Bizet’s iconic and alluring score.  Dangerous and beautiful, ‘Carmen’ is an intoxicating opera that seduces the senses … Continue reading REVIEW: Welsh National Opera’s ‘Carmen’, Birmingham Hippodrome