When a show has nothing but 5-star reviews and is forever-sold-out, there’s pressure to agree with everyone who loved it. Facts Inspired by a chance reading of Ron Chernow’s historical biography of overlooked American founding father, Alexander Hamilton , the musical, Hamilton, took actor, playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda six years to write. He started working on the ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ after being invited to perform at a White House Poetry Jam. He took a year out to shape spoken word piece, ‘Alexander Hamilton,’ performing it for Barack Obama in 2009. By early 2015 the mixtape evolved into an off-broadway stage show… and the rest...Read More
Category: Stage Features
The idea for Expensive Shit first came to me about ten years ago when toilet attendants became a real feature in nightclub toilets. I was uncomfortable with the exploitation of immigrant Nigerian women as toilet attendants, being paid mostly by tips no one wants to leave.Read More
Natalie James will present a brand new piece called, Transfiguration on the main stage of Sadler’s Wells at the 2017 Breakin’ Convention. The performance peace will be a combination of Natalie’s experimental dance style and trapeze skillsRead More
For those unfamiliar with him, Rikki Beadle Blair is an actor, singer-songwriter, dancer/choreographer, screenwriter and designer. But, what he is most known and admired for is his work as a director, playwright and mentor to artistic talent both personally and via his artistic directorship of multi-media production company Team Angelica.Read More
Playwright Charlene James & Actor Tyrone Huntley Honoured At Sunday Night’s 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards!
Co-hosted by Sir Elton John and proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, the LESTAs took place in central London on Sunday night. The judges comprised Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye; What’s On Stage’s Sarah Crompton; London Evening Standard chief theatre critic Henry Hitchings; Guardian culture writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson; and Matt Wolf, London theatre critic of the International New York Times; alongside the London Evening Standard’s editor, Sarah Sands. They faced an interesting challenge this year.Read More