Review: 4**** Westside Stories – The Making of a Classic via BBC I-Player @BrunoTonioli #CultureDuringQuarantine #staycreative

Tweetingit: 4* A revealing documentary tracing the anatomy of a musical that broke all the rules and took the genre into new territory. Among the many delights on BBC I-Player is this excellent documentary presented by Bruno Tonioli and Suzy Klein. Made in 2010, it provides a fascinating insight of a classic that almost neverContinue reading “Review: 4**** Westside Stories – The Making of a Classic via BBC I-Player @BrunoTonioli #CultureDuringQuarantine #staycreative”

Review: 4**** The Importance of Being Earnest – The Vaudeville Theatre @marqueetv @VaudevilleTh #CultureDuringQuarantine #theatre

Tweetingit: 4* The big daddy of farce taking pot shots at Victorian social convention to great comic effect. A wonderful production showcasing the legendary wit of Oscar Wilde. When The Importance of Being Earnest premiered in February 1895 it represented the zenith of Oscar Wilde’s career. It was also a personal nadir as his affairContinue reading “Review: 4**** The Importance of Being Earnest – The Vaudeville Theatre @marqueetv @VaudevilleTh #CultureDuringQuarantine #theatre”

Interview: Joe Ringer of Norfolk's Joe Ringer Band, talks to us about what he is doing right now, how he is keeping himself occupied during this time and what projects he has coming up #staycreative @JoeRingerBand #music #interviews

Our series of interviews with those in the entertainment industry continues today with Joe Ringer, Musical Director, singer, and owner of the Joe Ringer band (JDB). Joe always has something going on. The JRB are a premiere party band who are well know across East Anglia and beyond. Joe has created a band for allContinue reading “Interview: Joe Ringer of Norfolk's Joe Ringer Band, talks to us about what he is doing right now, how he is keeping himself occupied during this time and what projects he has coming up #staycreative @JoeRingerBand #music #interviews”

Review: 4**** Private Lives – The Gielgud Theatre Via@digitaltheatre @tobysnews @GielgudTheatre @PlowmanAL

Tweetingit: 4* Noel Coward’s comedy of manners still seems fresh as a sparkling production mixes a sharp script with some wonderfully manic slapstick sequences. When Private Lives premiered in 1930 Noel Coward was approaching the peak of his powers as a playwright. It landed in the middle of a prolific spell that saw 26 ofContinue reading “Review: 4**** Private Lives – The Gielgud Theatre Via@digitaltheatre @tobysnews @GielgudTheatre @PlowmanAL”

Review: 3*** Billy the Kid – The Unicorn Theatre Via @digitaltheatre @UnicornTheatre

Tweetingit: 3* Two generations collide and ultimately bond through a shared love of football. A neat two hander draws out a moving story of the beautiful game and its effect on our lives. Two people on opposite sides of life can learn much from each other if they only take the time to listen. BillyContinue reading “Review: 3*** Billy the Kid – The Unicorn Theatre Via @digitaltheatre @UnicornTheatre”

Review: Henry V – Live from Stratford-upon-Avon Via @digitaltheatre @HassellAlex @TheRSC

Tweetingit: 5***** A peerless performance from a superlative cast delving into the mind and machinations of a most charismatic King. Accessing Digital Theatre for the first time, I felt like a kid cut loose in a sweet shop. The theatrical equivalent to Netflix is easy to navigate and provides a mouth-watering selection of shows recordedContinue reading “Review: Henry V – Live from Stratford-upon-Avon Via @digitaltheatre @HassellAlex @TheRSC”

Review: 5***** Two Gentleman of Verona – HALF TIME REVIEW #theshowmustgoonline @robmyles

We are in a weird times. You will hear people say it again and again. But during this time, we get to experience new things, in new ways. And I feel honoured and lucky to have experienced TheShowMustGoOnline performing their first show. Every week, Rob Myles and a group of talented actors will perform aContinue reading “Review: 5***** Two Gentleman of Verona – HALF TIME REVIEW #theshowmustgoonline @robmyles”

@benadamsuk talks to us about the importance of creativity and how he is working to support his fellow actors as well as bring some joy to us all

I mentioned in my post yesterday that I would be talking to people in the entertainment industry about how they are managing now, why creativity is important and what they are doing to keep arts and culture available to us during this time. Ben Adams, British singer, songwriter, producer, creator of Eugenius and member ofContinue reading “@benadamsuk talks to us about the importance of creativity and how he is working to support his fellow actors as well as bring some joy to us all”

Eugenius streaming on Friday 20th March on Facebook benadamsuk @eugeniusuk

With the theatre industry in an unprecedented position and venues closed across the UK due to the COVID – 19 outbreak, industry leaders are creatively seeking ways to support theatre and bring it directly to you – at home. Following their hugely popular run at the Other Palace in 2018, the out-of-this-world British musical Eugenius! will releaseContinue reading “Eugenius streaming on Friday 20th March on Facebook benadamsuk @eugeniusuk”

We’ve got this! Helping you find where you can watch theatre, concerts and more online in these weird times

When you can’t go to see your favourite sport, what do we do? Watch an old event on the TV. When you can’t go to a gig, what do you do? Listen to it on Spotify or watch last year’s Glastonbury on BBCiplayer. When you can’t go to the pub for a pub quiz, whatContinue reading “We’ve got this! Helping you find where you can watch theatre, concerts and more online in these weird times”