Manor REVIEW: A mix between Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians and The Old Dark House | Theatre | Entertainment

Manor addresses every hot button topic from climate change to the rise of the far right, with nods to Black Lives Matter and lesbianism thrown in. Imagine Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians crossed with Boris Karloff horror The Old Dark House but remodelled as a politicised black comedy in which strangers take shelter in a… Continue reading Manor REVIEW: A mix between Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians and The Old Dark House | Theatre | Entertainment

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Theatres in ‘desperately need’ for an audience this Christmas or venues could risk closure | Theatre | Entertainment

English composer and impresario of musical theatre Andrew Lloyd Webber (Image: GETTY) An incredible 98 percent of regional theatres put on a Christmas show – and for some it can create up to 40 percent of annual income. But many venues have suffered a huge drop in advanced bookings which industry sources warn could prove… Continue reading Theatres in ‘desperately need’ for an audience this Christmas or venues could risk closure | Theatre | Entertainment

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Sir Antony Sher: Prince Charles’ favourite actor dies of Cancer at age of 72 | Theatre | Entertainment

The Royal Shakespeare Company said in a statement the veteran had been diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year. Sir Antony, the favourite actor of Prince Charles, was one of the country’s most renowned Shakespearean performers. His husband, RSC artistic director Gregory Doran, had announced in September that he was taking a period of compassionate… Continue reading Sir Antony Sher: Prince Charles’ favourite actor dies of Cancer at age of 72 | Theatre | Entertainment

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Sergei Polunin dazzles in Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall | Theatre | Entertainment

The most-talked about male dancer of his generation imploded in 2012, quitting The Royal Ballet where he had been made a principal dancer at the unprecedented age of 19. This was followed by a tawdry period of unfortunate declarations (and tattoos) adrift in a dancing wilderness, punctuated by rare grace moments like 2015’s explosive video… Continue reading Sergei Polunin dazzles in Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall | Theatre | Entertainment

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The Drifters Girl review: Astounding voices elevate new Beverley Knight musical | Theatre | Entertainment

The lights go down and four of the most beautiful voices you will ever hear come in a cappella one by one. The band kicks in, the harmonies ignite and the lights go up as we are treated to a mini-concert of joyously irresistible Drifters hits. This is a show that knows how to deliver… Continue reading The Drifters Girl review: Astounding voices elevate new Beverley Knight musical | Theatre | Entertainment

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Cinderella named as favourite panto in national poll – followed by Jack and the Beanstalk | Theatre | Entertainment

Aladdin was among the top three favourite pantomimes (Image: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images) Snow White and Dick Whittington rounded out the list of the nation’s top five perfect pantomimes. The study also found three in ten expect to go to more festive theatre shows this year than last – after 43 percent had to miss out… Continue reading Cinderella named as favourite panto in national poll – followed by Jack and the Beanstalk | Theatre | Entertainment

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Stephen Sondheim was ‘absolute genius’ and ‘titan of musical theatre’ | Theatre | Entertainment

The acclaimed composer and lyricist, most famous for creating the musical Sweeney Todd, died aged 91 at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, on Friday morning. Fellow composer Lord Lloyd- Webber, 73, the creator of beloved musicals including Phantom Of The Opera and Cats, yesterday said: “A Little Night Music is a masterpiece. It’s one of… Continue reading Stephen Sondheim was ‘absolute genius’ and ‘titan of musical theatre’ | Theatre | Entertainment

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Bingo Loco Review: Frivolous, childish, but thoroughly entertaining | Theatre | Entertainment

Touring the UK, it is a hark back to a jam-packed university night, but filled with more twenty-somethings and over-fifties than those nights ever were. If anything can be said for it, it’s that it’s all-ages fun. Silly, stupid, sticky fun. The concept of Bingo Loco isn’t hard to understand. It’s bingo, but it’s bingo with… Continue reading Bingo Loco Review: Frivolous, childish, but thoroughly entertaining | Theatre | Entertainment

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The Valkyrie REVIEW: The most eventful and absorbing of Wagner’s four-part epic | Theatre | Entertainment

Despite having been suffering from a heavy cold all week, The English tenor Nicky Spence gave an excellent performance as the hero Siegmund, while soprano Emma Bell sang and acted the part of his twin sister gloriously, and the always reliable bass Brindley Sherratt was perfect as Sieglinde’s bullying and thuggish husband Hunding. These three… Continue reading The Valkyrie REVIEW: The most eventful and absorbing of Wagner’s four-part epic | Theatre | Entertainment

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Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret: When does Cabaret start? How to get tickets | Theatre | Entertainment

The Oscar-winner will be saying ‘Wilkommen, bienvenue and welcome” to audiences as he takes on the legendary role of the MC at the Kit Kat Club in Kander and Ebb’s extraordinary musical. Redmayne and Buckley’s double act is already the hottest ticket in town but teh opening number of tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing will only… Continue reading Eddie Redmayne in Cabaret: When does Cabaret start? How to get tickets | Theatre | Entertainment

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