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Category Archives: Event

Marie Lloyd – Queen of the Halls

2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the legendary music hall performer Marie Lloyd and I think she would have appreciated the lecture about her colourful life and spectacular career that … Continue reading

03/18/2020

David Wood: ‘Audiences for children’s theatre are becoming more middle-class as school trips decline’

Acclaimed children’s playwright David Wood has warned that young theatre audiences are becoming more middle-class because fewer schools are organising trips to shows. Wood said he desperately wanted schools to … Continue reading

08/29/2018 · 6 Comments

Sotheby’s Is Selling the World’s First Movie Poster, Which Promoted a Premiere Only 30 People Attended | artnet News

The world’s first public movie screening was a far cry from today’s red carpet premieres, with just 30 people in attendance for an event that lasted some 20 minutes at … Continue reading

08/21/2018 · 4 Comments

LGBT+ Equalities Committee | Rose Collis

Since her election to Equity’s LGBT+ Equalities Committee in June 2017, Rose Collis has been working tirelessly to help progress its two-year plan of aims and objectives (see event details … Continue reading

07/17/2018 · 2 Comments

Old Vic Theatre celebrates 200th birthday: 7 fascinating things you never knew | London Evening Standard

‘Dare, always dare,’ reads a sign that shines bright across the Old Vic foyer. These words are inspired by a sign the theatre’s former manager, Lilian Baylis, kept on her … Continue reading

05/20/2018 · 3 Comments

The Old Vic is throwing a free party and parade for its 200th birthday

The extremely venerable Old Vic will be celebrating its double centenary this Saturday (May 12) with a series of free events, kicking off with a jolly good old-fashioned procession featuring special dance, theatre and opera … Continue reading

05/10/2018 · 2 Comments

Olivier Awards 2018: the winners in full

This year’s Olivier Awards saw Hamilton take home seven prizes, the most of any show, including two performance accolades and best new musical. Its seven awards mean it now shares … Continue reading

04/08/2018 · 4 Comments

A message for UNESCO on World Theatre Day | openDemocracy

“And they cannot stop us. Each night we will reappear…” Half a mile from the Cyraneican coast in Northern Libya is a vast rock shelter. 80 metres wide and 20 … Continue reading

03/27/2018 · 5 Comments

Judi Dench | The Old Vic | Happy Birthday!

‘The girl with the week’s biggest break’ Dame Judi Dench returned to The Old Vic 60 years after she made her professional stage debut as Ophelia at 22. She discusses … Continue reading

12/09/2017 · 3 Comments

Edinfest: 70 years of challenge and innovation | David Hencke

CROSS POSTED ON BYLINE.COM This year the Edinburgh International Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary. So did I. The opera, music, dance and drama festival tends to be overshadowed by the … Continue reading

08/20/2017 · 2 Comments

A critic’s life for me: Susannah Clapp on 20 years in the stalls | Stage | The Guardian

It’s 20 years since Susannah Clapp filed her first theatre review for the Observer. She reflects on two decades of drama Source: A critic’s life for me: Susannah Clapp on … Continue reading

05/31/2017 · 2 Comments

That’s the way to do it (Samuel Pepys, 1662) | The Lost City of London

On this day in 1662, Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary: “Thence … into Covent Garden to an alehouse … and … to see an Italian Puppet Play, that is … Continue reading

05/09/2017 · 1 Comment

WeGotTickets | EVE FERRET’S FABARET – THE HUNGRY WHELK

Highly delighted for ‘Mandy Fuller Presents’ to ask me back to the Sanctum Soho Hotel on Thursday 1st Dec 2016. My last public show for this year. Come for a … Continue reading

10/21/2016 · Leave a comment

Wanting the Moon – The Bread & Roses Theatre

*First London Theatrical Run* If I really had a free hand I’d wish to broadcast on my hundredth birthday,  fly round the world…Oh, I forgot — I have often wanted … Continue reading

09/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Liam Rudden: Harsh realities of life on the Fringe – Edinburgh Evening News

WITH week three of the Fringe approaching, there’s a resigned, haunted look behind the forced smiles of many a performer right now. Source: Liam Rudden: Harsh realities of life on … Continue reading

08/22/2016 · Leave a comment

Egghead weds hourglass… Variety 1956… on the marriage of… | BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD

Photo post by @toobeguiling. Source: Egghead weds hourglass… Variety 1956… on the marriage of… | BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD

05/21/2016 · Leave a comment

Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho and the Question of Madness

On the 29th of April 1980, Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock died aged 80 in Bel Air, California. Justifiably crowned with the title of the master of suspense, he produced and … Continue reading

04/29/2016 · 3 Comments

Taxi Driver: Insights into Martin Scorsese’s Early Masterpiece | Seroword

On the 21 April, the cast of Taxi Driver will reunite for its 40th anniversary with a screening and panel at the Tribeca Film Festival. This week however, the then-rising … Continue reading

04/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy 83rd Birthday Jean-Paul Belmondo | Waldina

Today is the 83rd birthday of the crown prince of the French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) film movement: Jean-Paul Belmondo. Eschewing the popular subject matters and film making methods, the … Continue reading

04/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, Glorious Gloria!

Photo post by @AustenAlicia. Source: Happy Birthday, Glorious Gloria!

03/27/2016 · 2 Comments

Archive Exhibition Review • THE REDGRAVES: a family on the public stage

A crowded reception at the Theatre Museum on Tuesday night launched a new exhibition based on the personal archive of Sir Michael Redgrave, which was acquired for the nation thanks to … Continue reading

03/03/2016 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2016: Winners Announced at 88th Academy Awards | Variety

In an upset victory, newspaper drama “Spotlight” won best picture at the 88th Academy Awards over heavily favored survival epic “The Revenant.”  The drama about the Boston Globe’s investigation into … Continue reading

02/29/2016 · 4 Comments

By me William Shakespeare: A Life in Writing 3 Feb – 29 May 2016

Source: By me William Shakespeare Discover the stories behind key moments in Shakespeare’s life, from the birth of the Globe theatre in London to his last days in Stratford-upon-Avon 400 years ago. … Continue reading

02/28/2016 · Leave a comment

Let’s celebrate the silent movie stars who founded the Academy Awards! | Movies Silently

The Academy Awards will kick off tomorrow night and so this seemed like a perfect opportunity to remind everyone that the organization was founded almost a year before Al Jolson … Continue reading

02/27/2016 · 1 Comment

The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Royal Library | The Shakespeare blog

The story that Shakespeare wrote The Merry Wives of Windsor in response to a request from Queen Elizabeth to see Falstaff in love goes back a long way. In the … Continue reading

02/23/2016 · Leave a comment

Royal Shakespeare Company’s plans for 2016 | The Shakespeare blog

All the large Shakespeare organisations are celebrating the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016 with events to show that Shakespeare is universal, appealing to people of all ages and … Continue reading

01/18/2016 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Shakespeare’s life and legacy in 2016 – The National Archives

The National Archives will join 23 of London’s leading cultural, creative and educational organisations in celebrating the life and influence of William Shakespeare throughout 2016, to mark the 400th anniversary … Continue reading

12/24/2015 · 2 Comments

Happy 116th Birthday Noel Coward | Waldina

Today is the 116th birthday of the man that once said: “I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” He was an , and … Continue reading

12/16/2015 · 2 Comments

Happy 115th Birthday Agnes Moorehead

Today is Agnes Moorehead‘s 115th birthday.  Everyone loves her amazing over-the-top scenery-chewing performance as Endora on Bewitched. She was fierce before fierce was fierce. You should also watch Citizen Kane … Continue reading

12/06/2015 · 2 Comments

Multi-sensory, accessible Christmas in Bath

Based on the Russian Fairy Tale, The Snow Maiden, Bath-based Butterfly Psyche’s new and original show is a multi-sensory, interactive family-friendly production that explores love and what it means to be a … Continue reading

11/27/2015 · 1 Comment