In an unusual move emerging producer Paula Chitty has paired new writing with a short play by the queen of vintage crime, Agatha Christie. I asked her about the rationale behind this. Here’s her intriguing response and details of the productions.
News from London's Theatreland.
Could the key to finding an audience for new writing be… Agatha Christie?
By Phil Willmott Monday, May 13 2019, 13:25
Producer Mark Sands tells us why his forthcoming production of THIS ISLAND'S MINE at The Kings Head Theatre means so much to him
By Phil Willmott Tuesday, April 23 2019, 14:35
In 1988, Gay Sweatshop Theatre Company toured their production of Philip Osment’s THIS ISLAND’S MINE to the Hornpipe Arts Centre in my hometown of Portsmouth. I was 19 and it was the first time I had ever seen a piece of ‘gay theatre’.
The Greenwich+Docklands International Festival Announce an Extraordinary line up of Free Summer Theatre
By Phil Willmott Monday, April 22 2019, 10:06
The Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) announced a full season of work providing Londoners with a feast of outdoor theatre and performing arts, performed across a multitude of sites, in two of the capital’s poorest boroughs which none-the-less are also home to individuals and corporations with enormous wealth. And for the first time it will also include the mighty City of London itself.
An Intriguing New Musical and its Classy Cast is Announced for Soho Theatre
By Phil Willmott Thursday, April 18 2019, 15:02
A great modern musical can engage the mind even as it captures our hearts and stirs our emotions. RENT, the much loved musical from the AIDS crisis is a very good example and HAMILTON has entertained as well as teaching a generation of young Broadway and West End theatre goers about America’s founding fathers.
BIG the Musical marks a return to the West End for Producer Michael Rose
By Phil Willmott Saturday, March 30 2019, 20:39
The announcement that BIG, the musical, will play a limited season at the Dominion Theatre is great news for fans of the classic 1980s family film but also for producer Michael Rose who originated the UK version.
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