Big Telly Theatre Company and Creation Theatre have teamed up to produce live theatre that their audience can not only watch at home, but also participate in.
Over the years there have been many occasions held in celebration of the unique talent that is Stephen Sondheim. The times in which we currently live have however given rise to an event which took place on April 26th unlike none that has gone before.
With no live theatre available at present we are forced to look for drama wherever we can find it.
The National Theatre are streaming plays online and you can find other live performances on various Internet platforms but there is actually something quite refreshing about accessing a drama through a defiantly analogue medium.
As a musical theatre lover like many of you, I love the mystique and tantalising melodies in the original Phantom of the Opera, but had not seen its sequel, Love Never Dies.
Feste’s a woman, so’s Malvolio(a), Antonio’s just kissed Sebastian- never mind the usual shenanigans of mistaken gender and confused love that make up the traffic of the stage. We haven’t even reached Viola famous monologue about the ring and we’re already begging time to untie this famous Shakespearian knot that’s suddenly knottier than ever.
Since opening in 2015, Hope Mill Theatre Manchester has become one of the country’s most successful independent venues. One of its most popular productions was Yank! The Musical in 2017, receiving acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Those lucky enough to have seen and enjoyed the show will be pleased to learn that a concert in celebration of it is streaming on YouTube.
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