Lloyd Webber brings Cats and Evita back to West End

When I Can’t Sing was put out of its misery at the London Palladium and We Will Rock You ended its 12-year residency at the Dominion, two of London’s five largest theatres went dark at the same time for the first time in decades. Continue reading

West End tickets – dirty little secrets and tips! Part 1: Savoy Theatre / Scoundrels

With an evening to spare in central London tonight, I took advantage of a great seat price for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the musical at the Savoy Theatre. What are the best bang-for-your-buck-seats at the Savoy?

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Economically elitist? Opera vs Book of Mormon

Most people assume that opera is expensive: an artform inaccessible to most people.

Compare Rigoletto and The Book of Mormon and you may be surprised.

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The extraordinary cost of Elphaba’s costume

Theatrical costumes can be eye-wateringly expensive. But is the cost justified? And why does Elphaba’s black dress cost so much? And why does it matter?WickedTK372

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Oh, what a circus! Oh, what a show!

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Circus thrived in the Hippodromes of Edwardian London… but why has it disappeared from the West End and Broadway when it is going from strength to strength in Las Vegas? And might it return?

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