Prague Fringe Festival Awards 2024

Prague Fringe Festival Awards 2024

Prague Fringe Festival Awards 2024 

Polka Theatre Announces Playwriting Award

Polka Theatre Announces Playwriting Award

Polka Theatre announces the launch of their inaugural Polka Playwriting Award. 

 I Am Yours Sincerely, Major John Cox MC

I Am Yours Sincerely, Major John Cox MC

Ed Saunders-Lee writes about the research and background to creating his solo show, I Am Yours Sincerely, on the life of his step-grandfather, Major John Cox MC. 

Don’t Put Your Mother On The Stage

Don’t Put Your Mother On The Stage

Sabina Westrup writes about opportunities for middle-aged women and her play Kara, Mickey and Pol Too  

Lessons On Revolution: A Meta-theatrical Manifesto

Lessons On Revolution: A Meta-theatrical Manifesto

Gabriele Uboldi write about Lessons On Revolution: A Meta-theatrical Manifesto 

Popcorn Writing Award 2024 Opens

Popcorn Writing Award 2024 Opens

​Submissions are now open for the Popcorn Writing Award 2024 

Gender-flipped Cyrano makes European premiere at the Traverse this August

Gender-flipped Cyrano makes European premiere at the Traverse this August

Australian actor, writer and director, Virginia Gay, is bringing a gender-flipped retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. 

Excitement Abounds as 2024 Prague Fringe Programme Unveiled​

Excitement Abounds as 2024 Prague Fringe Programme Unveiled​

The curtain is about to rise on another year of the Prague Fringe Festival which is entering its 23rd year. This year's line-up features about 40 different shows over 6 days 

The British Theatre Challenge 2024

The British Theatre Challenge 2024

Director John Mitton tells tell us about this year's , The British Theatre Challenge, the plays and the writers. 

Edward​ Oulton: Young, Northern and Hopeful with £45,000

Edward​ Oulton: Young, Northern and Hopeful with £45,000

Richard Beck met up with Edward​ Oulton to find out about the grants he's received and his thoughts on the future of writing and regional theatre. 

Barry McStay: My Story of Breeding

Barry McStay: My Story of Breeding

Barry McStay tells us about his experience of writing and revising his play, Breeding 

Win the rights to present the full-length version of Disney’s FROZEN the Musical

Win the rights to present the full-length version of Disney’s FROZEN the Musical

Music Theatre International (MTI) has announced a fantastic competition for secondary schools and sixth form colleges throughout the UK. 

FemFestBrighton Celebrates Five Fabulous Years

FemFestBrighton Celebrates Five Fabulous Years

FemFestBrighton this March celebrates its fifth anniversary. 

EdFringe 2024 Registration Opens

EdFringe 2024 Registration Opens

EdFringe 2024 Registration Opens 

From Lady to Gentleman - That's Shalott

From Lady to Gentleman - That's Shalott

We interview Gareth Watkins about his exciting new play The Gentleman of Shallot. 

Greenside Vacates Old Town Infirmary Street in Move to New Town George Street

Greenside Vacates Old Town Infirmary Street in Move to New Town George Street

​Greenside makes a dramatic move to The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) on George Street for 2024 Fringe. 

VAULT Announces New London Venue and Return of VAULT Festival for 2024

VAULT Announces New London Venue and Return of VAULT Festival for 2024

VAULT, the creators of VAULT Festival have found their new London home which will open in Spring 2024 with VAULT Festival returning in the Autumn. 

Cocktails, Concerts and Carols at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Cocktails, Concerts and Carols at St Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin's-in-the-Fields announces it Christmas celebrations. 

Malevo: From La Pampa To The Peacock

Malevo: From La Pampa To The Peacock

Argentine dance sensation Malevo perform at the Peacock Thatre. 

Wandsworth Announces Fringe Funding

Wandsworth Announces Fringe Funding

Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2024 is now open for declarations of interest and grant application  

Plays and Panto in Penge

Plays and Panto in Penge

The Bridge House Theatre, Penge announces its autumn/winter programme. 

VAULT Not Opening

VAULT Not Opening

VAULT Festival 2024 will not go ahead. 

Five outstanding EdFringe shows scoop a Broadway Baby Bobby in 2023

Five outstanding EdFringe shows scoop a Broadway Baby Bobby in 2023

A coveted Bobby has been presented to five shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. 

Acting the Alcoholic

Acting the Alcoholic

With multiple shows celebrating first and last nights every night, alcohol plays a big part in creating the fun, celebratory atmosphere of the Fringe. 

Jake Shears and Rebecca Lucy Taylor AKA Self Esteem join the cast of Cabaret

Jake Shears and Rebecca Lucy Taylor AKA Self Esteem join the cast of Cabaret

The producers of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club have announced that from Monday 25 September 2023, the roles of The Emcee and Sally Bowles will be played by music icons Jake Shears an... 

The Empowerment of Edinburgh Fringe

The Empowerment of Edinburgh Fringe

We asked Charlotte Anne-Tilley ​to reflect upon her journey to becoming an actor/writer prior to opening with her show Almost Adult at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

17 Minutes- The Afermath of a Shooting

17 Minutes- The Afermath of a Shooting

We invited playwright Scott Organ to tell us about 17 Minutes at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

A Baptism of Fire - the Edinburgh Fringe Debut Show

A Baptism of Fire - the Edinburgh Fringe Debut Show

We've seen from shows such as Fleabag in 2013 that success at your Edinburgh debut show can lead to worldwide success. 

Finally, The Best West End Musicals

Finally, The Best West End Musicals

If you've ever wondered what are the best musicals in London's West End , we might finally have the answer for you. 

Romeo & Juliet Tours East-End Parks

Romeo & Juliet Tours East-End Parks

The East London Shakespeare Festival (16 June - 13 Aug) promises a ‘summer of partying and love’ and a production of Romeo and Juliet that is ‘riotous and atmospheric’.  

What to Watch in Brighton this Christmas

What to Watch in Brighton this Christmas

As Brighton and Hove leaves lockdown and enters Tier 2, socially distanced live performances are back on the cards. 

Post Covid-19: What Now?

Post Covid-19: What Now?

Since the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has caused the world to shut down, the theatre industry has gone dark, at least at first sight. 

Technology in the Theatre: How #TOMtech is bringing it to light

Technology in the Theatre: How #TOMtech is bringing it to light

Does technology have a role in live performance? In 2014 The Old Market’s #TOMtech season blasted into Brighton, exclusively showcasing performances shaped by technology. 

Slaughtered at theSpace Surgeons' Hall with Kate Copstick: Episode 6

Slaughtered at theSpace Surgeons' Hall with Kate Copstick: Episode 6

Copstick is back at Surgeons' Hall chatting to Martha McBrier, Darcie Silver, Pope Lonergan and Lisa Frischemeier. 

Slaughtered at The Abattoir with Kate Copstick: Episode 5

Slaughtered at The Abattoir with Kate Copstick: Episode 5

Slaughtered, from the Underbelly Abattoir. Hosted by Copstick, with guests including Alun Cochrane, Luca Cupani, Langston Kerman, Taigé Lauren, and Darius Davies. 

Slaughtered at theSpace Surgeon's Hall with Kate Copstick: Episode 4

Slaughtered at theSpace Surgeon's Hall with Kate Copstick: Episode 4

Kate Copstick chats to Paul Wady of Stealth Aspies about questioning labels on the topic of autism. 

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 4: Old Town South

Fringe Festival Pub Crawl 4: Old Town South

Unlike its sister crawl, Old Town North, Old Town South traverses more of the South Side’s bars that lie adjacent to many Fringe venues. 

Slaughtered at The Army: Kate Copstick Podcast Episode 3

Slaughtered at The Army: Kate Copstick Podcast Episode 3

Kate meets the folks behind the Army@TheFringe and finds out more about this unique venue. 

Slaughtered at The Abattoir with Kate Copstick: Episode 2

Slaughtered at The Abattoir with Kate Copstick: Episode 2

Hosted by Kate Copstick and featuring the equally fierce female voices of Kirsten Vangsness (yes, Penelope Garcia!), Elaine Miller, and Martha McBrier. 

Slaughtered at The Surgeon's Hall with Kate Copstick: Episode 1

Slaughtered at The Surgeon's Hall with Kate Copstick: Episode 1

Kate Copstick presents episode 1 of Slaughtered at The Surgeon's Hall with President Obonjo and Zach Zucker.  

Brighton Fringe Broadway Bobby Award Winner 2019 Announced

Brighton Fringe Broadway Bobby Award Winner 2019 Announced

After a year of excellent shows, picking the winner was harder than ever. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe 2019 Final Weekend

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe 2019 Final Weekend

There’s been disco-dancing to Madonna in an old church, vegan based stand up in a room above a pub, incredible acrobatics, hilarious cabaret songs about near-death experiences an... 

theSpaceUK announces their Edinburgh Fringe Programme

theSpaceUK announces their Edinburgh Fringe Programme

Today theSpaceUK announces its 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Season with over 400 shows and the biggest new-writing programme at the Fringe. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

There have been some stellar hits and some definite misses, but with some five star performances just starting their runs it could be that your favourite show of Brighton Fringe 2... 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 3

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 3

That’s right, we’re already coming towards the halfway point of Brighton Fringe. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 2

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 2

From dark comedies, to sci-fi authors, to an uncooked lump of dough, Brighton Fringe certainly offers surprises for everyone as we head into this second weekend. 

Tyler Jacob Jones and Erin Hutchinson: How To Survive… Almost Anything

Tyler Jacob Jones and Erin Hutchinson: How To Survive… Almost Anything

After taking on a LOT of research to create their new cabaret show, What Doesn’t Kill You [blah blah] Stronger, Tyler and Erin have discovered some tips on how to survive some pr... 

The Old Market's 'Reigning Women' Fundraising Efforts Raise over £1000

The Old Market's 'Reigning Women' Fundraising Efforts Raise over £1000

​The Old Market are excited to announce that ​they have managed to raise £1,057 for ​Brighton Women’s Centre throughout their Reigning Women season. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 1

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 1

Welcome to Brighton Fringe 2019! We’re ready to welcome back old favourites, discover new talent and generally have a jolly good time. 

International Women's Day: Celebrate with Reigning Women in Brighton

International Women's Day: Celebrate with Reigning Women in Brighton

This week culminates in International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March and The Old Market’s fiery mini-season, Reigning Women, has never seemed so relevant. 

4 Family Friendly Shows in Brighton This Half Term

4 Family Friendly Shows in Brighton This Half Term

Ditch the messy arts and crafts this half-term and entertain your little darlings with the best live family friendly performances Brighton and Hove have to offer instead. 

5 Brighton Shows To Entertain You This Christmas

5 Brighton Shows To Entertain You This Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (apart from Brighton Fringe, of course) and there are plenty of delightful performances to entertain you this winter. 

The Warren Relocate For Brighton Fringe 2019

The Warren Relocate For Brighton Fringe 2019

The Warren will be relocating for Brighton Fringe 2019 to a brand new venue in the heart of the city 

Can Performance Skills Help Everyone?

Can Performance Skills Help Everyone?

If you’re not a performer, it can be impossible to imagine how anyone is able to get up on stage and entertain. 

5 Brighton HorrorFest Shows To Sink Your Teeth Into This October

5 Brighton HorrorFest Shows To Sink Your Teeth Into This October

Welcome to our top 5 picks from the third year of Brighton HorrorFest, the spooktacular celebration from Sweet of all things that go bump in the night.  

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Final Weekend

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Final Weekend

Just like that, we approach the final weekend of Brighton Fringe. 

What's The Point Of Exhibiting Laundry Detergent? The Museum Of Ordinary People Discover The Poignancy And Importance In Our Everyday Items

What's The Point Of Exhibiting Laundry Detergent? The Museum Of Ordinary People Discover The Poignancy And Importance In Our Everyday Items

The Museum of Ordinary People (MOOP) is a pop-up museum, running for one week only, as part of The Spire’s secret Fringe programme. 

How Fundraising Has Taken Over Brighton Fringe

How Fundraising Has Taken Over Brighton Fringe

Despite the costs many performers experience putting on a production there are plenty who use the platform provided to them to fundraise or raise awareness for a cause close to the... 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week 4

​​May is marvellous. 

The Five Most Surprising Things About Brighton By Brighton Newbie & Bus Boy Writer Izzy McDonald

The Five Most Surprising Things About Brighton By Brighton Newbie & Bus Boy Writer Izzy McDonald

You've probably walked the circumference of the globe the amount of times you've been up and down the pier. 

About Broadway Baby

About Broadway Baby

Want to know who Broadway Baby is and our codes of conduct? Read on. 

GDPR Statement

GDPR Statement

You have probably seen an awful lot about GDPR coming from all angles recently and although I’ve no desire to add more white noise to the conversation, in the spirit of compl... 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week Three

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week Three

We're almost mid-way through the Fringe and it seems like there are more shows than ever to pick from. 

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week Two

Something For The Weekend: Brighton Fringe Week Two

After the glorious sunshine of the opening weekend, you might be forgiven for thinking that the fun might be over. 

Pick of the Pubs, by Joe the Poet

Pick of the Pubs, by Joe the Poet

The relationship between poetry and alcohol is renowned and Joseph J Clark continues in this tradition with his show, Drunk With A Pen (Sweet Werks 2, 5th-13th May, 19:00). 

The Brighton Fringe Guide For... Sci-Fi Geeks

The Brighton Fringe Guide For... Sci-Fi Geeks

Do you always listen out for the screeching sound of the TARDIS? Have you dreamed of captaining the Enterprise to boldly go where no one has gone before? Does other people’s lack... 

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

Brighton Fringe: Something For The Opening Weekend

It’s the bank holiday and you’re ready for the long weekend – but what to do? Read on to discover how to kick-start your weekend with comedy, beer, parties and Julie Andrews. 

The Brighton Fringe Guide For...Foodies

The Brighton Fringe Guide For...Foodies

Know your camembert from your comté? Your seitan from your soy? If you serve your steak on a Himalayan salt block or enjoy covering your chargrilled cauliflower with chermoula the... 

How To Write A Press Release

How To Write A Press Release

Writing a press release that a journalist will use is a skill even experienced PRs can get wrong. 

How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe

How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe

Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at a fringe festival such as Edinburgh with tips on budgets, creating a press release, socia... 

How To Get Broadway Baby To Review Your Show

How To Get Broadway Baby To Review Your Show

Some years ago I wrote an article about the best strategies for getting Broadway Baby to review your show. 

Commonwealth Week at Westminster Abbey

Commonwealth Week at Westminster Abbey

Visit Westminster Abbey this half term and celebrate the Commonwealth during a week of special events for families. 

Kinky Boots celebrates its 1000th performance

Kinky Boots celebrates its 1000th performance

Olivier award-winning Kinky Boots celebrates its 1000th performance and has now welcomed over 1,000,000 customers in the West End. 

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

As one of the heavy hitters at Brighton Fringe, Sweet Venues have announced they doubling their number of spaces in 2018 with two new venues. 

An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre

An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. 

Bryan Ferry at the London Paladium

Bryan Ferry at the London Paladium

Former Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry heads to the London Palladium for one night only in May 2018.  

Chicago returns to the West End in March 2018. Tickets onsale tomorrow.

Chicago returns to the West End in March 2018. Tickets onsale tomorrow.

The world’s longest running American musical, the multi award-winning Chicago, returns to London’s West End after a 5½ year absence. 

Black Friday Deals on West End Shows

Black Friday Deals on West End Shows

All this week we've got some fantastic offers on your favourite West End shows. Check back daily for the latest offers. 

The King And I - On Sale Now

The King And I - On Sale Now

Tipped to be London’s theatrical event of 2018, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And... 

Matilda the Musical announces extension until February 2019

Matilda the Musical announces extension until February 2019

Booking for Matilda has been extended until 19th February 2019. 

Save up to 72% on the Mane Chance Charity Gala with Ronan Keating

Save up to 72% on the Mane Chance Charity Gala with Ronan Keating

Get last minute tickets to see Ronan Keating in the Mane Chance West End Charity Gala Spectacular at up to 72% off. 

Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret at The Barbican Theatre

Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret at The Barbican Theatre

Barry Humphries is our masterfully seasoned emcee and cabaret diva Meow Meow our chanteuse in this risqué, sophisticated and seductive tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Wei... 

The Christmasaurus at the Eventim Apollo

The Christmasaurus at the Eventim Apollo

The debut novel from McFly star and bestselling children's author Tom Fletcher The Christmasaurus comes to the London stage for a special Christmas spectacular in December. 

Murder in the West End!

Murder in the West End!

There’s Murder in the West End this Halloween as an ancient curse turns cast members of London’s leading shows into method-acting murderers! The curtain has fallen on unsuspect... 

48 Hour Priority Sale for Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone in Company

48 Hour Priority Sale for Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone in Company

Sondheim’s musical comes to the West End starring Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone at the Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season next year, and you can get your hand on ti... 

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical tickets on sale from 12pm today

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical tickets on sale from 12pm today

Tickets go on sale at 12pm today for the world premiere of TINA - The Tina Turner Musical, which opens at London's Aldwych next Spring.  

First images of Le Grand Mort with Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce

First images of Le Grand Mort with Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce

Rehearsal photos released of Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce in the world première of the two-handed black comedy, Le Grand Mort. 

Star Inflation is Real

Star Inflation is Real

Mutterings about star ratings are as much a part of the Fringe as plastic pint glasses. 

All We Ever Wanted Was A Bobby - Hull's Middle Child is a Winner

All We Ever Wanted Was A Bobby - Hull's Middle Child is a Winner

The second Bobby of EdFringe 2017 has been scooped by Middle Child for All We Ever Wanted Was Everything. 

Laura Albert & Susie Orbach Attempt Live Therapy at the Book Festival

Laura Albert & Susie Orbach Attempt Live Therapy at the Book Festival

In 2005 it was revealed that author JT LeRoy was in fact a hoax – written by Laura Albert but played in person by her sister in law Savannah Knoop. 

Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?

Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?

The Army has set up camp for the first time at the Fringe and is stationed with Summerhall in its own premises. 

The Edinburgh Cocktail Festival is this Year’s New Kid on the Block

The Edinburgh Cocktail Festival is this Year’s New Kid on the Block

Back in 1947 the founders of the Edinburgh International Festival could hardly have imagined what their legacy would be. 

A Woman’s Place is on the Fringe…

A Woman’s Place is on the Fringe…

As we celebrate 70 years of Edinburgh Fringe defiance, Fay Roberts suggests that more work is needed to make it truly open access for everyone. 

The Scottish Story Telling Centre: A Venue for Voices

The Scottish Story Telling Centre: A Venue for Voices

The Scottish Storytelling Centre is, in its own words, ‘a vibrant arts venue with a seasonal programme of live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops, family events... 

Pete Shaw: Is PR Worth the Money?

Pete Shaw: Is PR Worth the Money?

Earlier this month I saw an amusing post on Twitter from Garrett Millerick who decided not to drop £2K on an EdFringe PR and instead buy a top-of-the-range flatscreen TV instead. 

7 Ways to Escape the Fringe

7 Ways to Escape the Fringe

With the second and most exhausting weekend of the Fringe nearly in the rearview mirror, it’s time to have a rest day. 

Yes, There's a Fringe for Books Too

Yes, There's a Fringe for Books Too

As the Edinburgh International Festival and its Fringe celebrate their 70th anniversaries, Broadway Baby’s James T. 

West End and Broadway sensation Rachel Tucker announces two intimate concerts

West End and Broadway sensation Rachel Tucker announces two intimate concerts

West End and Broadway sensation Rachel Tucker makes her debut at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe in two intimate concerts at the Pleasance. 

Trauma and Therapy with Let Me Go Writer-director Polly Steele

Trauma and Therapy with Let Me Go Writer-director Polly Steele

Let Me Go is a feature film based on the true life of Helga Schneider (Juliet Stevenson) - whose mother was a Nazi war criminal. 

Ten ways to screw up your show in Edinburgh

Ten ways to screw up your show in Edinburgh

Over 3,000 separate productions will squeeze themselves into Edinburgh this August and the slightly depressing reality is that most will not achieve their objectives for the fest...