What’s New In October – Editor’s Pick

October is going to be a busy month in theatreland with new exciting productions opening all over the place. Here are just a few of the shows we are looking forward to this month. WEST END – The Dresser – Duke Of York’s Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser comes to the West End in a revival starring Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith at London’s Duke Of York’s Theatre. First seen in 1980 in the West End and on Broadway, this much-loved play tells the heart-breaking story of an ageing actor-manager and his long-suffering dresser as they struggle to keep the show on the road against the backdrop of a down-at-heel regional theatre in wartime. BOOK TICKETS FOR THE DRESSER WEST END- Murder Ballad – Arts Theatre Starring West End and Broadway legends Kerry Ellis (Wicked, Cats), Ramin Karimloo (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables), Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Flashdance, In the Heights) … Read more

Real Life Story Of Performer’s Voice Loss Challenge Comes To Pleasance

Can You Hear Me Running at the Pleasance Theatre London

Can You Hear Me Running? is based on the true story of Louise Breckon-Richards – a performer who lost her voice and tried to overcome it through running the London Marathon. Whilst auditioning for Mamma Mia! in 2009, Louise’s voice gave way, shattering her chances. Trying to move on, Louise swapped sheet music for trainers, embracing new challenges as she fought to re-find her voice. Playwright Jo Harper used Louise’s actual notes, blog entries and her personal diary, to show her journey as she meets a host of people, from voice professionals to new-age healers. Can you Hear Me Running? is a fun and thought-provoking one-woman show about defiance and beating the odds. Louise comments: I never imagined how losing the strength in one muscle would lead me to find another. When I lost my voice as a performer, I discovered my running legs and ran a marathon, which ultimately … Read more

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