Black Sheep is a fascinating portrait not just of the actor, but of theatre and film at a time of great social change, and an immensely informative and enjoyable read.
Must Close Saturday The Decline and Fall of the British Musical Flop by Adrian Wright Boydell Press 4 Stars ISBN: 9781783272358 Order a copy from Amazon.co.uk If like me you have musical theatre running through your blood, Adrian Wright’s hefty new tome makes for an interesting read. It’s certainly kept me entertained over the festive […]
In her illuminating new book, Brutus and Other Heroines, she takes us through the processes and thinking that led to Lloyd’s ground-breaking all-female versions of Julius Caesar and Henry IV.
The joy of this book is that it will make you return to Finney, possibly one of the most under-rated, (and certainly under-awarded), actors of his generation.
“If I was to stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork, I should still be regarded as a cuddly teddy bear”, says Alan Bennett of his ‘national treasure’ status.
Hamilton The Revolution Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter Grand Central Publishing and Melcher Media288 Pages Hardcover Order a copy of Hamilton The Revolution from Amazon As a musical theatre fan, my collection has always included a number of wonderful books about musicals, containing production photographs and all sorts of behind the scenes information on the […]
It’s incredibly exciting that two of Broadway’s youngest performers – Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead, are encouraging the world’s MTN’s (Musical Theatre Nerds) with their great book series Jack and Louisa, aimed at 8 – 13 year olds. Jack and Louisa are two fabulous kids, whose passion just happens to be musical theatre. Jack is […]
A lot of effort has been put into compiling this glorious book, giving one of the most comprehensive overviews of musicals (both on stage and on film), that I have seen in a long time.