Sam Mendes calls on Netflix and Amazon to share ‘Covid-19 windfall’ with theatre

While the careers of those in theatre have suffered in recent months, there are many, he writes, “whom Covid-19 has made rich”. He continues: “It would be deeply ironic if the streaming services – Netflix, Amazon Prime et al – should be making lockdown millions from our finest acting, producing, writing and directing talent, while the very […]

The government’s plan for UK theatre is vague and demoralising – here’s what we need

Third, we need to make sure that tightening belts doesn’t squeeze out people who have been historically underrepresented in the sector. Cultural diversity must be prioritised in the way that any investment is distributed. The social inequalities of our sector must be tackled. Our world leading D/deaf, neurodiverse and disabled talent must be championed. We […]

Tudor girl-band concert Six set to be first musical to reopen in West End

It is, perhaps, the perfect musical for a nation under a “rule of six” law. The hit show Six, in which Henry VIII’s wives return from the dead to give a boisterous “histo-remix” pop concert, is set to become the first musical to reopen in the West End since lockdown and will have a simultaneous […]

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap plots socially distanced West End reopening

Its record-breaking 67-year run in London was cut short in March by the coronavirus outbreak but The Mousetrap now plans to resume performances in autumn. Agatha Christie’s whodunnit, the longest-running show in the world, aims to reopen on 23 October as one of the West End’s first socially distanced productions.

Dear Oliver Dowden, have you even begun to grasp the scale of our arts crisis?

We are in a situation like that in a Shakespeare history play, where messengers arrive hourly with bad news from all ends of the kingdom. The Nuffield Southampton, which combines a new city centre theatre with a longstanding campus playhouse, is closing, with 86 roles made redundant. The Theatre Royal Plymouth has made its entire […]

VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?

8.30pm – 10pm – The Nation’s TributeA special service, The Nation’s Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical […]

Bigg Boss 14 to begin on Oct 3, Salman Khan promises the show is the solution to all of 2020’s problems

It is reported that Bigg Boss 14 will allow contestants to do what they couldn’t in the outside world due to the coronavirus, such as shopping, eating out or watching films in theatres. As part of the luxury tasks, contestants would be able to win a chance to enjoy these in the Bigg Boss 14 […]

China invokes 1962 war to put India on a defensive. It won’t work | Analysis

A strong response from India can unravel the One China policy, but the opposite also could be true and erode the equity of New Delhi. It is time that Beijing woke up to stark reality on the ground as it is dealing with an Army that has been fighting on heights up to 24,000 feet […]

Aravind 2 – Movie Review

Srinivas Avasarala, who has undergone acting training in USA, has won the heart of Telugu film goers with his perfect comedy timing in his debut movie Ashta Chamma. But the actor has now chosen a serious subject for his latest outing Aravind 2, which has been directed by A Film By Aravind fame Sekhar Suri. […]

Pooja Is A Routine Story!

Pooja, is a dubbed version of Tamil movie Poojai starring Vishal Krishna and Shruti Hassan in the lead roles. Directed by Hari and produced by Vishal himself, under the banner of Vishal Film Factory, the movie is a Diwali release which hit theatres on October 22nd.