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Theo Bosanquet

Theo Bosanquet

Biography

Theo is a freelance writer and editor. Formerly editor of WhatsOnStage, he has written for a range of publications including the Guardian, Time Out, The Stage and Time magazine.

Recent Articles

Shooting stars: How the National Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet soared from stage to screen

Shooting stars: How the National Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet soared from stage to screen

After Romeo and Juliet was cancelled due to the pandemic, the National decided to make a film of the production instead, keeping much of the same team. Director Simon Godwin and producer David Sabel tell Theo Bosanquet how, far from being an adapted staging, the project has pushed the show into new territory
Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire: 'People always say British theatre is the best. We must protect it'

Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire: 'People always say British theatre is the best. We must protect it'

The most powerful couple in UK theatre, Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire will open two significant projects on opposite sides of the world this year – Theatre Royal Sydney and Trafalgar Theatre in the West End. They tell Theo Bosanquet why they’re remaining optimistic about the future of the industry and broach the thorny issue of insurance
Romeo and Juliet revival: 'We may have stumbled across a new medium that will last post-Covid'

Romeo and Juliet revival: 'We may have stumbled across a new medium that will last post-Covid'

Theatres may be out of action – in the traditional sense – but this hasn’t stopped producer Ryan Metcalfe using CGI technology to transport audiences back into the auditorium. He tells Theo Bosanquet about his ambitious revival of Romeo and Juliet, starring Sam Tutty, Emily Redpath and Derek Jacobi
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Polka Theatre’s joyous, online puppet theatre retelling of the Dickens classic
Mischief Movie Night

Mischief Movie Night

Mischief Theatre – the Goes Wrong team – worked hard to ensure merriment to the last on improv show’s last night before closure
George C Wolfe on directing Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: 'I love her unapologetic sense of her own power'

George C Wolfe on directing Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: 'I love her unapologetic sense of her own power'

As Netflix’s forthcoming adaptation of August Wilson’s 1982 play turns the spotlight on the story of the 1920s blues icon, acclaimed theatre director George C Wolfe, who helms the film, tells Theo Bosanquet we all have a duty to confront the past
The Elf Who Was Scared of Christmas

The Elf Who Was Scared of Christmas

Charming two-hander The Elf Who Was Scared of Christmas is about an elf with a confidence crisis
Potted Panto

Potted Panto

Potted Panto is a welcome return to the West End for Dan and Jeff at the Garrick Theatre
Culture in Lockdown: Clare Grogan – ‘I have a lot of nervous energy, yoga has helped me deal with that’

Culture in Lockdown: Clare Grogan – ‘I have a lot of nervous energy, yoga has helped me deal with that’

The singer and actor was performing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre when Covid struck. She talks about enjoying Bowie and classic movies at home before returning to the venue to conjure some onscreen festive magic
Surviving in the Covid era: how UK theatres are reimagining their roles

Surviving in the Covid era: how UK theatres are reimagining their roles

Despite the arts sector being upended by Covid-19, theatres have continued to play a pivotal role in their communities, with many channelling their creative energies into becoming support centres. As the second lockdown lifts and Christmas nears, Theo Bosanquet finds out how venues plan to bring some festive cheer this year
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