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TABARD

As the UK’s biggest annual celebration of theatre, the Olivier Awards are a very serious matter indeed. Especially this year with the appearance of...

Ever wondered what rumoured James Bond and world’s sexiest man Idris Elba would look like in one of those ping-pong-ball-covered CGI bodysuits, padding around...

Theatres are trying all kinds of weird and wonderful tactics to bring in new audiences these days. One venue has decided to focus its...

Forget The Phantom of the Opera, these days everyone’s talking about ‘The Phantom of the Poopera’ (sorry). Because while the West End’s dirtiest problem is the scourge...

There have been some unlikely topics of inspirations for musicals over the years. These include Mormonism, media personality Katie Hopkins, talk-show host Jerry Springer, a...

Things are kicking off in Liverpool – in fact, you could say they’ve reached rock bottom. Tabard hears things got a bit heated after...

Theresa May made the news this week when she jovially responded to a Twitter question asking whether she had ever seen the hit reality...

Tabard knew audience behaviour was on a downward spiral, but news this week showed how terrible things have got. Shockingly so. Tabard isn’t even...

Playwrights can find inspiration in the most unusual places as they attempt to conjure up their next masterpiece. While many look to their own lives,...

It started off like every company manager’s nightmare. A show’s star is taken ill (brief panic) but it’s okay, the understudy can step in...

This year, the great and good of Theatreland descended on London’s Bridge Theatre for The Stage Awards, in association with Integro Insurance Brokers Ltd,...

How you know you’ve finally made it in theatre is a question directors must grapple with constantly. Is it when you’re earning enough money...
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