Take #2 (Life in Lockdown)

Take #2 (Life in Lockdown)

By Paul Johnson Thursday, 12 March was a day I’ll remember for the rest of my life. That is the day I travelled to Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre to watch Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson in the 40th anniversary tour of Willy Russell’s seminal play, Educating...

Coronavirus / Covid-19 (Foreword)

We hardly need to point out how we all find ourselves on untested ground right now, with the situation changing daily (or even hourly)… and the schools have just closed! For all we know, Government advice may have been updated by the time you come to open our...
You Can’t Stop That Beat!

You Can’t Stop That Beat!

By Paul Johnson Almost thirteen years after 60s musical Hairspray hit the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre, it’s back for a limited eighteen-week run (from 23 April) at the magnificent London Coliseum. What’s more, the new production reunites original director Jack...
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