Edinburgh Festival: In Numbers

The Edinburgh festival remains the largest and most celebrated arts festival in the world. In 2014, the event spanned 25 days and featured over 3,193 shows from 51 countries across 299 venues.  While the festival is famous for its comedy and theatre however, Edinburgh also opens its streets to dancing, physical theatre, circuses, spoken word […]

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A look back at the Offies

Southwark Playhouse and Finborough Theatre have hosted the most Offie-winning productions, making them go-to destinations outside of the blockbuster West End. For the past four years, OffWestEnd have presented their theatre awards The Offies. More than 80 theatre venues take part and hundreds of plays are considered by a panel of theatre critics who have […]

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I know it’s not strictly theatre, but it would be rude to ignore Pitch Perfect 2’s triumph in cinema box offices in the past week! If you like musical theatre, it stands to reason you might be interested in choir or acapella singing, so here is a little aca-podcast about local acapella groups in London […]

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Secret Off West End Reviewer

We managed to sit down with one of the people that review off-fringe theatre in London and submits recommendations to the “Offie” panel. Here, she tells us how it all works. I help review for Offwestend.com. It’s an alliance of volunteer reviewers aimed to help boost the coverage of London’s more fringe theatre. The West End […]

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