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Jack and the Beanstalk
24 Nov
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Phil Willmott

Pre-recorded Pantomime?? Will that Work?

Jack and the Beanstalk You have to admire the ingenuity of UK Theatre makers who, since Covid took hold, have found all sorts of ways to send their shows to your smart phones and laptops etc whilst we're unable to go to the theatre in person.

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Six The Musical
24 Nov
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Phil Willmott

A Fresh Announcement from the Ever Optimistic Producers of SIX

Six The Musical As the pandemic struck, SIX was playing to sold out houses in London’s West End, across the UK and Australia, and had its opening night in New York on Thursday March 12 cancelled when the New York Governor shut down Broadway three hours before the show was due to open.

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Old Vic Theatre
24 Nov
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Phil Willmott

Can We All Open Our Shows Please?

Old Vic Theatre Like most theatre Directors I've spend most of lock down rehearsing a show. Don't worry, bizarrely government regulations allow for this as long as no members of the public are admitted. However it's been surreal not knowing when that will be as no one has been able to guarantee that audiences will actually be able to watch from December 2nd as previously announced.

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Cinderella - Andrew Lloyd Webber
19 Nov
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Phil Willmott

More BAD CINDERELLA News

Cinderella - Andrew Lloyd Webber The BAD CINDERELLA team are obviously keeping busy during lock down. If the intention is to install breathless anticipation in us, it’s working! Well for me at least.

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Andrew Lincoln
06 Nov
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Phil Willmott

Celebrity Scrooge Revealed and a Double Helping of Santa’s Elves. Your Covid Theatre Christmas!

Andrew Lincoln The Old Vic theatre had us all guessing when they teased they had signed up a major star to play Scrooge in their highly acclaimed production of A Christmas Carol. It’s already played to a quarter of a million people, with different lead actors, in London and New York over the last three Christmases and this year it will be broadcast on line.

All has been revealed and the actor in question is Andrew Lincoln best known for starring in 7 seasons of the US TV hit THE WALKING DEAD.

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