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Sondheim Theatre London
15 Jul
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Charlotte O'Growney

The theatrical history of the soon-to-be Sondheim Theatre

Sondheim Theatre London In 2015, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres owner Cameron Mackintosh proposed plans to purchase and redevelop the Ambassador’s Theatre, a redevelopment which would see the venue transformed into a flexible performance space fit to accommodate productions which needed a non-traditional stage.

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Sondheim Theatre London
10 Jul
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Phil Willmott

Good News and Bad News at 51 Shaftesbury Ave

Sondheim Theatre London It’s good news and bad news at the West End’s Queens Theatre.

Good news; Cameron Mackintosh has announced that in honour of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday next March, the Queen’s Theatre will be renamed the Sondheim Theatre. Hooray!

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Faith, Hope, and Charity - National Theatre
08 Jul
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Phil Willmott

A Bleak Autumn Ahead at the National Theatre

Faith, Hope, and Charity - National Theatre The National Theatre have just announced a raft of new productions for the autumn. No doubt there’ll be warmth, humanity and humour in each but I must confess at first glance all of but two of the shows sound rather bleak.

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Amour the Musical
12 Jun
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Phil Willmott

Why the Closure of Musical Amour is Bad News for us All

Amour the Musical I’m sad to report AMOUR, London’s cutest musical, closed early, last weekend.

Its sugary-sweet love story sent everyone home from the Charing Cross Theatre with a smile on their face and a spring in their step.

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Paula Chitty - Agatha Christie
13 May
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Phil Willmott

Could the key to finding an audience for new writing be… Agatha Christie?

Paula Chitty - Agatha Christie 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.

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