The return of Sylvie Guillem’s triple bill of contemporary work to Sadler’s Wells two years after its premiere confirms her enduring appeal and undiminished talent.
In August, Alan Ayckbourn, who turned 74 last month, will premiere not one but three new plays at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre - the theatre that has been his theatrical home for most of his career, including 37 years as its artistic director.
Let’s just write some songs about coming of age in New York, the writers Salzman and Cunningham decided during rehearsals for their 2006 Off-Broadway hit I Love You Because.
Another year, another Scott Maidment headline show in the London Wonderground Spiegeltent.
This competition, now in its seventh year, was created to give musical theatre students a platform to showcase their work before graduation.
Coloured lights, dry ice and angular music are an overture to the stage filling with 18 impeccably drilled and choreographed dancers, twitching and shivering with striking liquidity.
Glyndebourne opens the summer festival season with a new production of the elegant Strauss/Hofmannsthal conceit in which preparations for a new opera seria by a young composer are rudely interrupted by the announcement that it will be played simultaneously with the frivolous entertainment provided by a commedia dell’arte troupe.
This outdoor performance of the famous Marlowe/Goethe story is set in the 1920s prohibition era.
Anne Boleyn is endlessly fascinating - was she a sexy minx, political manipulator, religious reformer or all of these? The facts of her life - her French upbringing, beguiling of Henry VIII and fall from power when she failed to produce a son - are well known, but little is certain about her character or even her appearance.
“Once, the only sounds to be heard were the buzzing of bees in the grass and the song of birds in the sky,” is the evocative opening of Varmints, Helen Ward’s story for children that describes one creature attempts to preserve his little bit of nature.
In an inordinately large graduating year of 54 musical theatre students it is rewarding to see that GSA does not cut any corners on quality.
Sequence 8 is les 7 doigts’, or the 7 Fingers’ eighth creation and rather neatly has a cast of eight.
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Grenada-born Leslie Hutchinson was the toast of the cabaret circuit.
It’s probably as good a success indicator as any if you come out of a mini-musical humming the songs.
Will Adamsdale’s trick is to make his pieces look home-made and rather makeshift, when actually they are anything but.