It has been one month since the final day of the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 2017 was a celebratory year for the largest arts festival in the world – 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows took place in 300 venues across the city. An estimated 2.7 million tickets were sold, officially the highest number in its history.
News from London's Theatreland.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Round-Up of What’s Hot
By Daniel Perks Thursday, September 28 2017, 09:03
Berlin Cabaret comes to the West End.... and Wimbledon
By Phil Willmott Thursday, September 7 2017, 10:58
With the musical of Cabaret preparing to go back on tour why not satisfy your inner Sally Bowles and check out what's described as "Berlin's best burlesque act" when it stops off for one night at the rather glamorous cabaret room in the Hippodrome Casino just off Leicester Square.
Make a Date for Some Critically Acclaimed, Free, Open-Air Theatre, this Weekend
By Phil Willmott Friday, September 1 2017, 16:09
If you fancy some free, critically acclaimed open-air theatre over the next couple of days why not catch one of the last performances of my production of The Odyssey, a re-imagining of one of the world's greatest adventure stories.
Ancient Greece's epic text is presented as a thrilling open-air theatre experience played out in The Scoop amphitheatre overlooking Tower Bridge - and it's completely free.
Could You get a Date with Hamlet?
By Phil Willmott Saturday, August 19 2017, 12:21
I was surprised to receive a press release recently promoting the last chance to see the west end transfer of Robert Icke’s critically acclaimed production of Hamlet starring the multi award-winning Andrew Scott and which closes at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 2 September 2017.
Phelim McDermott launches the news season at English National Opera with his fresh take on the classic, AIDA
By Phil Willmott Tuesday, August 8 2017, 09:55
Good news for opera fans! It’s been announced that the innovative and inspirational director, Olivier Award-winner Phelim McDermott, will direct a new production of Aida to launch English National Opera’s 2017/18 season.
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