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We should be pleased when the mask slips and backbiting begins
Almeida Theatre, London
British film Philomena has won three nominations at the awards
Nicole Scherzinger, Ellie Goulding and Shane Filan will join them
The dance routines! The insanity! The naked tanning sessions! That's showbiz!
In this episode of Channel 4's backstage documentary The Sound of Musicals (the second of four), we followed the fortunes of two producers at very different stages in their respective careers.
The groovy revamped Tate Britain opens on Tuesday, and there's an all-day party to celebrate on Saturday, with Hot Chip on the decks. What a different scene would have greeted you only a couple of years ago. One of the biggest changes is the opening of The Grand Saloon, a first-floor room overlooking the Thames. For years it has been divided into offices, one of which was the director Sir Nicholas Serota's private bathroom, complete with tub and loofah. Sadly, I gather the bath has now been thrown out with the bathwater. "I can confirm that Nick has had a bath in there," says a spokesman when I call, "but he moved offices some time ago, and it hadn't been used for a while." Sir Nicholas is chairman of the Turner Prize jury. Surely "Tate director bathing" is an installation we'd all pay to see?
Kander returns with a triptych of one-act musicals called 'The Landing'
One of an influx of South African talent into the postwar British theatre, Olga Lowe always remained somehow exotic, where her incoming contemporaries adapted themselves to differing rungs on the British class ladder.
A mind-numbingly pretentious 75 minutes
She looks familiar.
Stephen Ward, the new musical, arrives in the West End this December
The return of Miss Saigon to the London stage prompted the largest single day of sales in West End history on Monday.
X Factor mogul Simon Cowell has said that he is going to be a great father - but he will not change dirty nappies.
You wait years for a musical about the Profumo Affair and then along come two in quick succession. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the scandal, in which the liaison between the Minister of War and a call girl who was concurrently sleeping with the naval attache at the Russian embassy, rocked the Establishment and helped to bring down the Tory government of Harold Macmillan.
The singer Ebony Bones went to stage school with Amy Winehouse, worked with Mark Rylance, and did seven years in a soap opera. She tells Nick Duerden about her journey, and her fight to release her new album