Bush Theatre wins ‘London Theatre of the Year’ at Stage Awards

Bush Theatre wins ‘London Theatre of the Year’ at Stage Awards

A west London theatre has been awarded best London theatre at the Stage Awards, after two years of improving the accessibility for community groups and the largest renovation. The Bush Theatre is a modernised cultural building which saw a £4.2m re-development; transforming a library built by philanthropist John Passmore into...

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Review: ‘Revels in Hand’ theatre service

Review: ‘Revels in Hand’ theatre service

Revels in Hand did not sell itself short on the venue. As journalists-cum-bloggers-cum-insta-famous-influencers filed into a Shangri-La Hotel room on the 39th floor of The Shard, there was a pyretic intrigue as to what the evening had in store. Were we entering into the blood-stained lair of Patrick Bateman? Were...

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Shadow Puppet Theatre from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

Shadow Puppet Theatre from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

British Museum. Room 91. Great Russell street. London. WC1 B 3DG Until 29th January. 2017 Shadow Puppet Theatre shows are performed at Weddings, Funerals, Harvest Celebrations and Fulfilment of Vows in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and many other countries. It is an ancient intriguing art form which spread to Europe. It...

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Mayor of London shines a spotlight on local theatres

London is a city that is world renowned for its theatre. There are over 200 performance spaces in the capital, generating well over £600 million in revenue each year. They are a key part of the capital’s cultural economy, however, 85% of all of London’s box office receipts are taken at...

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Shakespeare in the age of Elizabeth

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death Max Feldman examines how the Elizabethan age shaped the life and work of England’s most famous playwright Prior to the 1530s English drama was mostly restricted to plays based on ecclesiastical matters, but in the aftermath of the Reformation of the Church,...

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St Stephen’s Festival

The hugely popular Saint Stephen’s Festival of Arts & Faith returns to the Gloucester Road church bigger than ever, from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th June. This year’s festival features exclusive events from leading names in the fields of art, theatre and classical music, including Edward Fox, Philip Franks and...

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West End LIVE is set to return to the stage for 2015

This year’s West End LIVE once again returns to the iconic setting of Trafalgar Square on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2015. The free musical extravaganza, showcasing the best of the West End, is now the largest event of its type in the world and attracts crowds of more than...

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Kevin Spacey CBE announced as Special Award winner

Acclaimed actor and Art Director of the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey, will be stepping down from his position at the world renowned theatre. He will be presented with a Special Award at the Olivier Awards 2015 ceremony on Sunday 12 April at London’s Royal Opera House. The award will acknowledge...

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The Ruling Class, Trafalgar Studios

When the old Whitehall Theatre was transformed into the Trafalgar Studios in 2004, they must have left some residue of grease paint and powder in a dusty corner of Brian Rix’s dressing room, as Jamie Lloyd has directed a revival of Peter Barnes’s ‘baroque comedy’ The Ruling Class as an...

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