30 Jun 2014
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Beyond the Red Curtains – June

We have been having an absolute hoot so far this summer. And yep, I can officially say it is summer now! YES! To let you know what we have been up to this month and to give you the saucy summer gossip goings on from the world of theatreland! We bring you our insider knowledge from the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Digital Press Night and the Made in Dagenham Press Launch. The common theme seems to be wine! Hallelujah!

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11 Jun 2014
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London Theatre Blogger Meet Up : The One With All The Gin

I go to the theatre on average around twice a week. Every week. Some weeks I have been known to go five nights in a row. I am not alone. Even in the dimly lit theatre auditoriums of London, I see people. I know their faces; I’ve seen them before and no doubt I will see them again… Far from alone, there is in fact a group of us (often lone rangers) frequenting the theatre as often as we can, soaking up as much vibrancy and culture as we can and subsequently turning our thoughts and opinions into written (or spoken) word. We are theatre bloggers.

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27 May 2014
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Weird Moments in West End Musicals

After watching Harry Hill’s I Can’t Sing!, my eyes were opened to a whole new level of weirdness in musicals. On pondering the many a random moment from the show, I realised that actually, there are many shows with that one weird number that sticks out like an alien sore thumb. In my latest blog post I discuss what I think are among the current strangest moments in West End musicals, ranging from the weird to the downright terrifying. Can you think of anymore?

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3 Apr 2014
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Top Ten London Theatre Bars

Whilst being a lady that loves a good theatrical show, I am also a lady that loves a large Gin and Tonic and, on occasion, a well blended cup of tea! Inspired by Lyn Gardner’s recent Guardian article about what makes a good interval, I began to ponder the beauty of some of London’s Theatre bars. I then felt an “ultimate list” coming on! Chin chin!

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18 Dec 2013
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2013 London Theatre Roundup

Official Theatre decided to take a look at the past year and highlight its favourite theatrical events of the past 12 months. Read our 2013 roundup and add your own ideas as to why this has been an extra special year in theatreland.

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22 Nov 2013
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Christmas Theatre in London

Stuck for what to see this Christmas? Worry no longer festive friends! We answer all your yuletide questions in one five minute video. Enjoy!

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17 Oct 2013
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Changing Face of London Theatre Marketing

Dom O’Hanlon takes a look at the problems facing new musicals in London and the new marketing methods being used to reach out to new demographics.

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11 Sep 2013
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Putting Up Revivals – Miss Saigon 2014

With all the excitement surrounding the West End revival of Miss Saigon, we decided to take a look at producer Cameron Mackintosh’s work, and ask if it’s good for the industry to keep reviving hits from the past.

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11 Jul 2013
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The Role of Theatre Critics

There has been much discussion recently about the changing face of theatre reviews and the need for them within the industry. Dom O’Hanlon takes a look at the differences between the West End and Broadway, and asks if British audiences enjoy rejecting the word of the critics.

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21 May 2013
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The Perks and Problems of Theatre Previews

After ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ cancels its first previews, Dominic O’Hanlon explores the problems surrounding the preview period, and how audience can make history as well as pick up a bargain.

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