Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ATW NewsClips - London

The Independent

Talent-show musicals bring record crowds to West End
Reality TV shows in which performers compete to become West End musical stars have led to record audience figures in London's theatreland.

Review: The Music Man, Festival Theatre, Chichester

The Times UK

Free Outgoing, Royal Court, London
This isn't a very subtle play, but it packs a punch as a family problem escalates into a national scandal

The Guardian

Do you like my wine-gum garden?
Her house is 20cm tall, it's made out of sweets and cardboard - and there could well be a crack den next door. Lyn Gardner joins in a remarkable theatre project

A flux in La Mancha
Spain's macho classics are being given a modern spin. Michael Billington reports from an unlikely festival

Hay Fever, Royal Exchange, Manchester
Alfred Hickling enjoys this finely nuanced study of dangerous vacuity

* Carousel with Lesley Garrett Opens at Savoy, 2 Dec
* TV Talent George Sampson Debuts in Into the Hoods - Off-West End & Fringe

Quick Question With … Fidelis Morgan
Fidelis Morgan is a writer and actress whose stage adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s Hangover Square is at the Finborough theatre from 9 July - 2 August 2008.

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