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
Posted in musicals, Theatre |
Tagged aladdin, andrew lloyd webber, back to the future, cameron mackintosh, cats, Dominion, elaine page, evita, I can't sing, miss saigon, musical, Palladium, prince edward, warhorse, we will rock you, West End |
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?
Posted in Economics, Theatre |
Tagged bargain, Dirty Ritten Scoundrels, Katherine Kingsley, Lizzie Connollly, musical, Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound, Samantha Bond, Savoy, ScoundrelsUK, theatre, tickets, West End |
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s next project may launch on Broadway rather than London, despite the generally-accepted view that economics are kinder in London. Why?
Most people assume that opera is expensive: an artform inaccessible to most people.
Rigoletto and The Book of Mormon and you may be surprised.
Posted in opera, Theatre |
Tagged book of mormon, bookofmormon, Broadway, charlie and the chocolate factory, coliseum, covent garden, economics, eno, met opera, metropolitan opera, miss saigon, musical, opera, pricing, royal opera house, the met, theater, theatre, West End |
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?
Posted in Theatre, Uncategorized |
Tagged behind the emerald curtain, bloglovin, Broadway, costumes, elphaba, expensive, galinda, galindas wardrobe, glinda, margaret hamilton, musical, roy, royal opera, royal opera house, theatre, West End, wicked, wicked musical, wicked witch, wizard of oz |
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?
Posted in Circus |
Tagged 02, Broadway, Broadway shows, circus, circus acts, Circus Circus, cirque du soleil, frank matcham, hengler, Hippodrome, Ka, Laliberte, las vegas, london, London Hippodrome, Mystere, Radio City Music Hall, roundhouse, vegas, West End, Zumanity |
Which is the largest theatre in London? Surely not a difficult question, you would think. Actually, it is more complicated than you might imagine… and the answer is surprising!
Posted in Theatre |
Tagged Apollo Victoria, capacity, Dominion, largest, largest theatre in london, Lyceum, most seats, opera, Palladium, seating, show business, theatre, West End |