To talk about every show I’m looking forward to in 2018 would extend this column beyond your patience, so I thought I would focus on three different aspects-and throw in a few more! THE DIRECTOR. One of my favourite directors is Emma Rice, who got me back into the Globe theatre after feeling that it […]
Douglas Mayo is dazzled by OVO by Cirque Du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall as once again this talented company make it all look so easy. Cirque Du Soleil OVO Royal Albert Hall 5 Stars Book Now I look forward each and every year to Cirque Du Soleil’s residency at the Royal Albert Hall. […]
In the run-up to the London opening of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning musical Hamilton, some cynics wondered if the musical based on early American history would translate for British audiences. Based on the critical and public reception which greeted the show, those fears were unfounded. Hamilton is a resounding critical success and has been greeted with […]
We are pleased to bring you these great first look production images by Scott Rylander of Tommy Murphy’s play Strangers In Between which plays at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 12 January to 3 February 2018. Strangers In Between tells the story of Shane, a timid 16 year-old who has fled his rural hometown for the […]
Mark Ludmon examines the year ahead for regional theatre in 2018. Bolton girl Maxine Peake has made her mark on TV and the London stage but she returns to her roots with her second play, Queens of the Coal Age. Based on the true story of four women in Lancashire during the miners’ strike in […]
Theatre in 2018 – Star names, revivals, transfers and new writing lie ahead for what promises to be another exciting year for London theatre.
We asked our review team to nominate their 2017 theatre highlights. Douglas Mayo nominated his favourites. 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) Never did I ever think I would see a production of 42nd Street on stage on the scale that is currently on stage at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The cast including Tom […]
Douglas Mayo nominates the top touring shows from 2017 and congratulates the teams of people who make these amazing shows travel the length and breadth of the UK each week. The Addams Family One of the best new touring productions of 2017, Andrew Lippa’s The Addams Family was an absolute joy. Stunning performances backed up […]