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.
News from London's Theatreland.
The theatrical history of the soon-to-be Sondheim Theatre
By Charlotte O'Growney Monday, July 15 2019, 10:17
Good News and Bad News at 51 Shaftesbury Ave
By Phil Willmott Wednesday, July 10 2019, 12:14
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!
A Bleak Autumn Ahead at the National Theatre
By Phil Willmott Monday, July 8 2019, 12:06
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.
Why the Closure of Musical Amour is Bad News for us All
By Phil Willmott Wednesday, June 12 2019, 13:15
Could the key to finding an audience for new writing be… Agatha Christie?
By Phil Willmott Monday, May 13 2019, 13:25
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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