Shenton's View

Shenton's View

The Stage's theatre critic Mark Shenton offers his daily take on the issues facing theatre today.
Helen Mirren as the Queen in The Audience. Photo: Johan Persson

Broadway and the West End are trading shows and talent with gusto Broadway and the West End are trading shows and talent with gusto

Once again, the transatlantic exchange of shows is buzzing in both directions. They’re sending us a bunch of musicals, either in identical recreations of the original productions there (including The Scottsboro’ Boys, Memphis and Here…

The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London. Photo: Noel Foster