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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

Leopards

Leopards

Christopher Haydon’s first season at the Rose Theatre opens with a smart, taut two-hander exploring issues of consent
Rob Ashford

Rob Ashford

As the Disney blockbuster Frozen finally opens in the West End, the show’s choreographer talks about working with Broadway legends Hal Prince and Bob Fosse, being coaxed into directing by long-standing collaborator Michael Grandage and settling the all-important question: Anna or Elsa?
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Five

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Five

Birmingham Stage Company’s fifth instalment of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain is a thrill for parents and children alike
Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester

In his 30-year career, Adrian Lester has won awards for heavyweight theatre roles, and become a familiar face on television. As he prepares to perform Hymn in front of a live audience, he tells Theo Bosanquet about the importance of nurturing young talent and reviving the reputation of Ira Aldridge
Two of a kind: how role-sharing at Chichester is shaking up the industry

Two of a kind: how role-sharing at Chichester is shaking up the industry

Pregnant with her second child, performer Gina Beck is about to appear in South Pacific at Chichester Festival Theatre – until Alex Young takes over the role in late August. The two stars tell Theo Bosanquet how it feels to share the limelight
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s Joanna Read: The arts should be at the heart of every community

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s Joanna Read: The arts should be at the heart of every community

Like theatres across the country, Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud quickly learnt how to produce digital work during Covid. With the doors set to reopen, its director tells Theo Bosanquet about serving the local audience and raising the venue’s profile
Audrey Brisson: ‘Amélie feels like it has a new meaning in light of lockdown’

Audrey Brisson: ‘Amélie feels like it has a new meaning in light of lockdown’

Performer Audrey Brisson tells Theo Bosanquet about her childhood growing up in Cirque du Soleil, why she enjoys working in ensembles and why Amélie is the perfect story to welcome back audiences post-lockdown
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
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