5 Dec 2014
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Cats the musical London Palladium

We are SO EXCITED that Cats the Musical is back in the West End. So much so that we made a little video preempting the rap cat!

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2015 Whats on Stage Awards Launch Party

Hi Rebecca, come and have some wine at our launch party! Oh, yeah, okay…SOLD. Yep it’s that time of year again; What’s On Stage have announced their 2015 Awards nominees!

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3 Dec 2014
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The Crucible Cinema Live

GUEST POST by Rebecca Usher. “Disappointed to have missed The Old Vic’s sell-out production of ‘The Crucible’ earlier in the summer, I was delighted to hear the wonderful people at Digital Theatre and CinemaLive were to screen a recorded performance across UK cinemas, with an exciting premiere screening at the fabulous Mayfair Hotel.”

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2 Dec 2014
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Print Vs Online Journalism In Theatre : Who Cares!

Print vs Online Journalism: Why does it even matter if we like what we are reading?! In response to Tim Walker’s damning Guardian article, I try to shed some light on the heated debate.

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8 Nov 2014
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November Theatre Blogger Meetup

What better to do on a cold November night than have a few drinks with a bunch of likeminded writers who are vast becoming true industry friends? Nothing I tells ya! With the help of my event sponsors, SeatPlan, I invited a selection of the ever fabulous #LDNTheatreBloggers out for an evening of informative merriment at the wonderfully central, Soho Grind.

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7 Nov 2014
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Wilma Awards 2014

Give ‘em the ol’ razzle dazzle! Yep, the razzle dazzle was out in force at the fabulous West End Wilma Awards last week! West End stars and industry angels were out in force, including us, obviously!

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13 Oct 2014
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Broadway Reviews 2014

Totally casual, but we spent last week on Broadway. Yep. The bad news is it was nowhere NEAR long enough but the good news is we saw some AMAZING shows. For theatre lovers like us the experience was a true dream! Below are our show by show reviews of what we saw! Enjoy!

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29 Sep 2014
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Planning a Trip to Broadway

Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today (or, err, tomorrow!) I wanna be a part of it, New York New York!

Okay so I have to admit that I am crazy “5 year old on Christmas morning” excited at the moment as I am, for the first time EVER, off to New York! Now as a theatre gal, this is kind of like the second mecca to me. I live my life in and out of West End theatres, but I have never stepped foot on the Great White Way. YET.

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29 Aug 2014
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How to Be A Theatre Blogger

How To Be A Theatre Blogger? Having your say is important, but many people find the concept of running their own theatre blog quite difficult to comprehend. At Official Theatre, we LOVE theatre bloggers, so we thought we would give you some tips and advice as to how to go about setting up your own site.

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29 Jul 2014
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Musicals With Not So Happy Endings

I have often heard people muster with starry eyes the magical words “I wish my life was more like a musical.” As a person who has a song for everything (EVERYTHING!) and being a lover of generally just prancing about, I can certainly understand this sentiment. However on closer examination, is the world of musical theatre a happy place? I mean look at BLOOD Brothers guys! Not everything can be rectified with a sassy 11o’clock number and some Jazz Hands…

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Rather than a pantomime or concert, The Other Palace have selected an alternative production for their festive ...

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It was early 2017 when new musical Come From Away opened on Broadway, so it will have been an impatient two-year wait by the time we get to see it on this side of the pond. The West End launch party was a reminder of this sorry fact, whilst also serving to ramp up our […]

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“A THRILLING ALLEGORICAL MICROCOSM” A vulnerable demographic, an accepted culture of violence, an angry mob, a spokesperson, a new school that seeks to tear down what went before; Mark Ravenhill’s new play The Cane is a perfectly arranged and oh so natural analogy. For what exactly, I’ll spare the spoilers (although this tale could be […]

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