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On the Mic podcast: 10 Minutes with Andy Hamilton

On the Mic podcast: 10 Minutes with Andy Hamilton

Award winning comedian and comedy writer, Andy Hamilton, is on the road with his sell-out show, Change Management. He talks to On the Mic about working live, creating 'Drop the Dead Donkey', playing Satan on 'Old Harry's Game', and a brand new project featuring Trump. Continue Reading

Gilded Balloon launches New Town festival hub at Rose Theatre

Gilded Balloon launches New Town festival hub at Rose Theatre

Karen and Katy Koren are thrilled to announce that Gilded Balloon will expand into the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, as they embark upon an exciting new partnership with the Rose Theatre. This Fringe, Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre will open its doors to present an eclectic programme of over 40 productions, from acclaimed musical theatre, through drama, comedy and cabaret, to Edinburgh’s very own panto kings and Scottish-American star of screen, stage, and radio – Craig Ferguson. Continue Reading

Real-Life Man Who Behaved Badly Features in New Greenwich Comedy

Real-Life Man Who Behaved Badly Features in New Greenwich Comedy

Celebrated actor, Ian Lindsay (Men Behaving Badly, Benidorm) directs the world première of his play Chinese Whispers at the Greenwich Theatre from July 13th-23rd based on the bizarre life of Sir Edmund Backhouse, a confidence trickster of the Victorian age who pulled off audacious swindles against entire nations. Continue Reading

The Brighton Fringe Marketing Guide

The Brighton Fringe Marketing Guide

Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at the Brighton Fringe with tips on budgets, creating a press release, social media and branding. Continue Reading

On the Mic podcast: Josie Long On Tour

On the Mic podcast: Josie Long On Tour

Following the international sell-out success of her previous show, 'Cara Josephine', the star of BBC Radio 4’s 'Romance and Adventure', 'All of the Planet’s Wonders' and presenter of 'Short Cuts' tours her eighth solo stand-up show, 'Something Better'.In an open and honest interview, Josie discusses Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn and her reasons for being optimistic.Also featuring Josie performing live stand up. Continue Reading

Shoreditch Improv Festival Returns

Shoreditch Improv Festival Returns

In the last two years, improv comedy has experienced a surge of popularity around London with great new groups popping up on the scene. With so many talented comedians, City Impro decided that a fortnightly event was not sufficient to showcase everything that improv has to offer and thus the Shoreditch Improv Festival was born. Continue Reading

Edward Fox returns to the West End in Sand In The Sandwiches

Edward Fox returns to the West End in Sand In The Sandwiches

Fresh from a sell-out 2016 UK Tour, Edward Fox is to return to the West End in the celebrated one-man play exploring the life and work of John Betjeman, Sand in the Sandwiches, for a strictly limited London run. A journey through memory and verse, the play collates the work of the twentieth century’s most treasured poet. Written by Hugh Whitemore and directed by Gareth Armstrong, it will visit Northampton before its London premiere at Theatre Royal Haymarket between May 30th and June 3rd 2017, followed by an extended UK tour visiting Cambridge, Malvern, Woking, Brighton and Bath.  Continue Reading

The Ferryman to transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in June

The Ferryman to transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in June

After the short run at the Royal Court Theatre sold out in just one day, Jez Butterworth’s epic, new play The Ferryman will transfer to the West End. Multi award-winning actor, director and writer Paddy Considine will be joined by Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly in the production directed by Sam Mendes. The cast will also include Bríd Brennan, Turlough Convery, Fra Fee, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Gerard Horan, Carla Langley, Des McAleer, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Eugene O’Hare and Niall Wright with further casting to be announced.  Continue Reading

First listings of #EdFringe 2017 now on Broadway Baby

First listings of #EdFringe 2017 now on Broadway Baby

We don’t know quite how big the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be this year quite yet – the final number’s a closely guarded secret until the official press launch in June – but we do know about the first 50 shows to be released. And they are all now on Broadway Baby. Continue Reading

On the Mic podcast: Susan Calman on Brexit, Trump and Kids TV

On the Mic podcast: Susan Calman on Brexit, Trump and Kids TV

Having worked on Death Row and at the United Nations in Geneva as a former corporate lawyer, Susan decided to give up her promising career to become a comedian. Since reaching the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy and So You Think You’re Funny Awards in 2016, she's never looked back. Her latest show, 'The Calman Before the Storm' is currently on UK tour. Photo by Steve Ullathorne. Continue Reading

Russell Maliphant Company to restage classic and early pieces

Russell Maliphant Company to restage classic and early pieces

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant has today announced the programme for maliphantworks, featuring world-renowned collaborators and works spanning his hugely celebrated 25 year career. Maliphant will make his Print Room at the Coronet debut with a site-responsive return to some of his early work, inspired by the intimate Victorian theatre in Notting Hill. Maliphant himself will perform one piece. maliphantworks will also feature the return of some of his original dancers. A community outreach programme will run in conjunction, supported by DanceWest. Continue Reading

Romola Garai And Emma Cunniffe To Star In The West End Transfer Of Queen Anne

Romola Garai And Emma Cunniffe To Star In The West End Transfer Of Queen Anne

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Queen Anne. After originally opening at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2015, Queen Anne will transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket for a thirteen week limited run from 30 June until 30 September, with a press night on 10 July. Continue Reading

On the Mic podcast: Will Franken: \

On the Mic podcast: Will Franken: "Why I support Donald Trump"

The UK based American comedian discusses the cultural wars. He explains why he supports Donald Trump, what his 'Defining the Norm' Edinburgh Fringe awards were all about, why he left Sarah, why identity politics have left us in a mess.... and he spills the beans on the real Little Joe. Continue Reading

Simon Smith\'s Adventures In Theatreland 2016

Simon Smith's Adventures In Theatreland 2016

Broadway Baby's Senior Critic Simon Smith looks back over 2016, a year in which we took what we've learned for more than a decade as the biggest reviewer on the Fringe and turned our attention on the West End. Continue Reading

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