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  • Made in Dagenham - ready to launch

    07 July 2014

    On Wednesday 17th June, the great and the good of West End theatre joined the cast and creative team from Made in Dagenham for a press day to launch the brand new show set to transform the Adelphi theatre this October. 

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  • When the Pythons came to the Palladium

    02 July 2014

    On Monday 30th June the London Palladium hosted a press conference to launch the last ever Monty Python show. Journalists from around the world gathered to see the legendary British comedy troupe reveal the inside details about their upcoming production and reflect on how it all began.

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  • Behind their scenes… with playwright Ben Power

    27 June 2014

    We caught up with The Elephantom playwright Ben Power, associate director at the National Theatre, to chat about how the production came together, moving to the New London, and building a career in theatre. 

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  • Behind their scenes… with Ross Collins

    04 June 2014

    We met with Ross Collins, author and illustrator of the much-loved The Elephantom picture book. The Elephantom theatre production opens at the New London at the end of June, fresh from a sold-out season at the National Theatre. He told us about getting involved in theatre, his working relationship with the production team, entertaining both adults and children, and pursuing a career as a writer and illustrator. 

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  • Behind their scenes… The Elephantom

    12 May 2014

    We sat down with The Elephantom’s extraordinarily talented co-directors, Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, who also worked together on the smash hit War Horse. They told us about developing The Elephantom, moving to the New London theatre, and the intriguing career of a puppeteer. 

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  • Rufus Wainwright: simple and stunning

    07 April 2014

    The incredible Rufus Wainwright performed on April 6th for one night only at a packed Theatre Royal Drury Lane. No band; just Rufus, a grand piano and a couple of guitars. Seeing and hearing Rufus live is an experience like no other. 

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  • Behind their scenes… with Nigel Harman

    02 April 2014

    He starred as Simon Cowell in I Can’t Sing! at the London Palladium; before that, he was an EastEnder, starred in  Downton Abbey, and stormed the West End in Shrek. We interviewed the fantastic Nigel Harman.

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  • I Can’t Sing! opens at the Palladium

    27 March 2014

    On Wednesday 26 March the iconic London Palladium welcomed a star-studded crowd to the much-anticipated opening night of ‘The X Factor musical’. We take you inside this exclusive event.

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  • Sunday night fever

    17 February 2014

    Hollywood legend John Travolta hit the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Sunday February 16th. An enraptured crowd listened intently as he reflected on everything from his illustrious acting career, being a certified pilot, personal trials, and even his future hopes of Bond-villainy...

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  • Stallone Packs a Punch

    13 January 2014

    On Saturday 11 January 2014 Sylvester Stallone became what Frank Sinatra, Al Pacino and Bing Crosby had become before him: a West End sensation. The legendary London Palladium was full to bursting with a buzzing audience ready to watch, spellbound, as the engaging Jonathan Ross interviewed an intriguing Stallone. And then they had a question or two for the Hollywood superstar themselves.

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