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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

Tickets On Sale Now for Carousel at the ENO

Tickets On Sale Now for Carousel at the ENO

Tickets on sale now for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s iconic musical Carousel at the London Coliseum, starring Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins on stage together for the very first time. They will be joined by members of ENO’s award-winning Orchestra and Chorus. Continue Reading

Balletboyz join The Big Give Christmas Challenge in aid of Parkinson’s CAN Dance

Balletboyz join The Big Give Christmas Challenge in aid of Parkinson’s CAN Dance

The internationally celebrated dance company BalletBoyz have announced that they will be taking part in ‘The Big Give Christmas Challenge’ from noon on Tuesday 29 November to noon on Friday 2 December to raise money for their Parkinson’s CAN Dance class. The Big Give, a 72 hour fundraising initiative across the country, will match all donations made during this time, effectively doubling the value of each one. Continue Reading

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins to star in ENO\'s Carousel

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins to star in ENO's Carousel

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star for the first time together in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, the third production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. Continue Reading

A New Play, A New Studio Theatre, And A Bright Future For Greenwich

A New Play, A New Studio Theatre, And A Bright Future For Greenwich

This week Greenwich Theatre opens its eagerly awaited new studio space with the world premiere of a new play, presented in partnership with emerging company CultureClash Theatre. Shortlisted for this year’s first ever RED Women’s Theatre Award, Cassiah Joski-Jethi’s Under My Thumb tells a dark story of sexism taken to a horrible extreme, throwing a spotlight on the continuing discrimination that exists in today’s society and issuing a powerful call for change. Continue Reading

On the Mic Podcast: Jonathan Pie Live

On the Mic Podcast: Jonathan Pie Live

TV Newsman, Jonathan Pie, is the character creation of actor Tom Walker. From three minute YouTube clips, to an Edinburgh show and now a UK tour, Pie is a phenomenon. Martin Walker talks to Tom and Pie co-writer and comedian Andrew Doyle. Continue Reading

​Drolls: The Illegal Comedies Time Forgot

​Drolls: The Illegal Comedies Time Forgot

At the largest arts festival in the world, it's easy to forget that theatre wasn't always welcome in Britain. When the Puritans made theatre illegal, the scene was driven underground. This working man's theatre of the Seventeenth Century has been largely unknown, but now The Owle Schreame Theatre Company aims to revive and revitalise the bawdy 17th-century drolls for a new audience. Broadway Baby’s James T Harding interviewed actor and artistic director Brice Stratford to learn more about the historical context of the drolls, the process of turning them into a performance, and the best type of milk to pour over an actor’s face. Continue Reading

​Brexit and Nazi Art: Interview with Ten Storey Love Song’s Paul Smith

​Brexit and Nazi Art: Interview with Ten Storey Love Song’s Paul Smith

Bobby Winner Ten Storey Love Song (adapted by Luke Barnes from the Richard Milward novel) is a play cum techno gig about five wretched tower-block inhabitants who deserve better from life. Broadway Baby’s Oliver Simmonds asks Paul Smith, artistic director of Hull-based Middle Child theatre about reacting to Brexit, unlikable characters, and (sort-of) being called a Nazi. Continue Reading

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’s Ianthe Demos on Sentient Mobile Phones

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’s Ianthe Demos on Sentient Mobile Phones

If you’ve a maths brain, you might recognise the term ‘Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’ as a mnemonic for the order of operations in arithmetic. It’s also the title of a new play from the US following the story of a maths teacher’s affair with one of her students - told from the point of view of a mobile phone. Chris Quilietti caught up with One Year Lease Theater Company’s artistic director, Ianthe Demos. Continue Reading

Chinese Whispers at Greenwich Theatre