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Pantoland at the London Palladium
15 Oct
New Shows
Phil Willmott

Another Panto Themed Show Announced. Please will someone just do a normal Pantomime!

Pantoland at the London Palladium Hot on the heels of the announcement that the National Theatre will present a pantomime in-the-round and that the Garrick will play host to a panto themed comedy review comes news that some type of Pantomime will be presented at the London Palladium this Christmas.

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The Old Vic
15 Oct
News
Phil Willmott

A Big Star is Heading to the Old Vic this Christmas. But who?

The Old Vic There’s jolly but tantalising seasonal news from The Old Vic, that stately old lady of West End Theatres.

The institution is one of the venues that’s made the best use of on line streaming during the current shut down; broadcasting not just old recordings but specially curated productions making best use of the medium.

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Horatio and Hamlet - Zoom delight not me
09 Oct
Phil Willmott

Nicholas Osmond talks about performing via Zoom and his play HORATIO! AND HAMLET or ZOOM DELIGHTS NOT ME

Horatio and Hamlet - Zoom delight not me I love the theatre. I love everything about it: the rehearsal room, the dressing room, the backstage camaraderie, the after-show pint and the incredible connection you get with an audience when a moment is “just right”. In a Zoom performance almost all of that is gone, which begs the question: why bother?

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15 Heroines
09 Oct
New Shows
Phil Willmott

Jermyn Street Theatre Reveals More Details of its Ambitious 15 HEROINES

15 Heroines The project is inspired by Ovid’s THE HEROINES (Heroides), a collection of fifteen fictional letters written in the first century BCE.

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See it Safely
07 Oct
News
Phil Willmott

How Safe Would you Feel in a Theatre? The See it Safely Campaign Hopes to Reassure You

See it Safely An initiative has just been announced which aims to reassure audiences that theatres are Covid-secure spaces.

It’s a good idea too because if you’re like me you’ll be utterly confused about what the government regards as safe and will allow and what’s frowned upon.

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