As the start of 2019 begins, and everyone in Theatreland freaks out about where on earth 2018 went, there’s already been some exciting news for West End fans.
Missed the latest goings on amongst the New Year’s Eve celebrations and resolution making? No worries, we’ll have you all caught up in no time with our weekly roundup.
January monthly picks
Wondering how to spend the first month of the new year? We’ve got some suggestions in our January monthly picks! Featuring new musical openings, thought-provoking thrillers, beautiful dance shows and Danny Dyer. Yes, really.
Warm up for 2019 with these new musicals’ cast recordings
From the returning queens of Six to eagerly awaiting Broadway transfers from the likes of Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away, there are lots of new musicals arriving in London this year which are causing more than a little bit of excitement.
So make sure you’re fully prepared for Jenna, Evan, the town of Gander and everyone else that’s turning up on West End’s doorstep later this year by listening to the cast soundtracks. If you don’t start singing along within seconds of each song, then…well you should probably just listen to it more.
Theatre recognition in the New Year honours list
It’s always nice when someone’s hard work gets rewarded, and the Queen has obviously been seriously impressed with Theatreland recently, as she’s handed out MBEs, CBEs and even knighthoods to our favourite stage superstars.
Interview with Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
We spoke to the legendary writers of the hit musical SIX, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. They chatted with us about creating SIX, as well as Toby’s latest show Hot Gay Time Machine.
New year’s resolutions for Theatreland
Rather than focusing on our own resolutions (which we’ve already broken away), we decided to look at some of our favourite characters from West End shows and set them some resolutions of their own.
Theatre quiz: Musical lyrics by numbers
As we enter a new numerical year (that we keep forgetting we’re in), it’s time to test your knowledge of numbers in musical numbers. You’ve only got one shot for these 25 questions, so don’t waste a single minute!
Theatre architect Steve Tompkins tops The Stage 100 list
As if the Queen’s honours list wasn’t enough, The Stage has also been recognising theatre’s most influential figures this week, with theatre architect Steve Tompkins topping the list. Brand new entries include Sir Ian McKellen, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Hamilton star Giles Terera and Arinze Kene.
10 theatre videos from 2018 you have to watch again
Missing 2018 already? Us too. Which is why we took a look back on the year literally just gone by and picked some of our favourite theatrical moments caught on camera. Prepare for tears of laughter, sadness and waving your hands in the air while loudly shouting “Go Eugenius!”.