Monthly Archives: January 2012

Circle of strife: Will Tim Rice veto ‘Superstar’ casting?

Tim Rice may not be listed in the recently announced ‘Stage 100’, but he is currently our hero of the week.  According to an article in the Telegraph, he has spoken out against Andrew Lloyd Webber’s plans to cast his … Continue reading

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Luck be a lady tonight: What’s so great about awards, prizes and lists?

Is it just us, or is there something intrinsically unsatisfying about awards?  Of course it’s nice to see your favourite performers getting some recognition, but most of the time, awards seem to perpetuate a system which is already unfair.  Unless you … Continue reading

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Hamlet at the Young Vic: though this be madness, yet there is method in’t

In a fascinating interview, director Ian Rickson states that “I don’t want to create a scheme which is neat and makes it easy for people to define what a play is because all great plays occupy a space which is … Continue reading

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So much for the Olympic spirit – Andrew Lloyd Webber throws away the baton for team West End theatre

Speculation about how the Olympics will affect West End theatre has been going on for some time, although an article in ‘This is Money’ quoted by Mark Shenton in his Stage blog in November brought matters to a head by suggesting the … Continue reading

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