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Great directors at the National Theatre

Yesterday Nicholas Hytner announced a number of shows that will be coming to the National Theatre in 2009… unsurprisingly, most of the newspapers have focused on the news that Helen Mirren will be performing in a new production of Phaedra, with headlines including:

Don’t get me wrong – I’m also excited about this news. I’m just also pretty excited about some of the other news, particuarly around directors Continue reading ‘Great directors at the National Theatre’


Mark Shenton on new musicals

I’m a huge fan of theatre critic and journalist Mark Shenton, and an avid reader of his daily blog on The Stage – frankly, any musical theatre fan out there who doesn’t read what he has to say is missing out.

Even if you read his regular blog, you’ll still unlikely to read everything he writes – he’s a prolific journalist, and contributes to a host of different publications, including, theatreVoice and the Sunday Express.

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Hamlet tickets and Delfont Mackintosh – a tragic tale

It’s 1pm, a full 3 hours after the tickets for RSC’s Hamlet, starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart, went on sale and the show is already sold out…

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Upload press releases for your shows here

Since I started writing this blog, a few producers have started to send me press releases for their shows. I like hearing about shows that I might not otherwise discover.

So, from now on, I’ll be trying out a new feature on this blog. If you’re producing a show, particularly in London, I am happy to upload your press release onto my blog. It doesn’t have to be for a musical, although I’m likely to be more excited if it is.

If you want to know more about what you have to do, goto

Coloured Lights – the first 100 posts

Clicking onto my blog dashboard this afternoon, I noticed that today marked the publishing of my 100th post on this blog (cue round of applause). I can’t really believe that I’ve written that many articles, but WordPress doesn’t seem to be lying on this one.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein For Sale

OK, well I guess it’s not actually Rodgers & Hammerstein that are for sale – it’s their archive … As Reuters reports, the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is trying to sell its catalogue of more than 3,000 songs, the majority of which are by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Apparently the archive is worth more than $250m

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