British Theatres respond to the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

As the United Kingdom mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II, theatres around the UK are preparing for the upcoming funeral.

Leading producer announced as new SOLT president

Kenny Wax appointed SOLT President

The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has announced that leading producer Kenny Wax has been appointed as its new president. Kenny brings extensive experience to SOLT having produced plays, musicals and family theatre in the West End as well as on tour. His current London productions include The Play That Goes Wrong (also running on Broadway), The Comedy About A Bank Robbery and La Strada. SOLT chief executive Julian Bird said: “In an ever-changing and fast-moving industry, Kenny will be a huge asset to the organisation. Having worked at every level in theatre, there is no better champion of our work.” Kenny’s appointment comes at the end of the three-year tenure of the current president, Caro Newling. Julian added: “SOLT would also like thank Caro Newling for her tireless work as president, particularly her work and passion for training and building new audiences.” Kenny began his theatre career as an … Read more

Would You Like Join The Olivier Awards Panel?

Public panellists required for the 2015 Olivier Awards

The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has declared applications open in its annual search for theatregoing members of the public to join the expert panel of professional and public judges of the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard – the most prestigious awards in London theatre. This is a unique chance to spend a year watching some of the best theatre in the world and judging the shows, before capping off the experience by attending the 2016 awards ceremony and after-show party to mingle with the stars of the London stage. This year’s judging period starts on 26 February 2015 and runs for approximately one year. Panellists are sought across four categories: Theatre, Affiliate (smaller non-West End London theatres), Opera and Dance. Applicants must be 18 years or older, live within easy reach of London and able to commit to seeing all the eligible shows in their category during the judging … Read more