Despite its best efforts, the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown has not managed to dampen the second birthday of our wonderful Emma Rice's theatre company Wise Children. As adversity hits, Emma's birthday celebration message takes a moment to instead reflect on the bountiful success of her company's infant years and the exciting potential this downtime has in turning her dreams into realities. We love her optimism and wanted to share her wonderful words with you all! Over to Emma...
"Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday dear…
That is the sad sound of me singing alone my kitchen… but it is also a sound that is full of love, hope and gratitude.
Yes, dear friends! Today is our second birthday and it is with great pride and joy that I am taking a moment to reflect on the wonderful adventures we have had, and the precious memories we have made. Memories that will help me through this shocking and life changing time.
I remember the three beautiful shows we have made...
Writers and readers amongst us: want to use lockdown time to read some cutting-edge plays, then quiz the playwright about it afterwards?
Nick Hern Books' Playgroup has announced that every week during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown, they are going to be making one play available for free, and inviting everyone who reads it to send in a question for the writer!
This Sunday April 5th at 10.15pm, join ITV for a nostalgia-filled showing of the 'Olivier Awards - Greatest Moments', and relive the magic of some of your favourite shows from the comfort of your living room!
Hosted by Jason Manford, the hour-long programme takes a spectacular trip down memory lane, celebrating the last decade of Olivier Awards with unforgettable performances from Dreamgirls, Hamilton, Disney's The Lion King, The Book Of Mormon, Mamma Mia! and many more.
ITV's official radio partner Magic Radio will also broadcast their own Olivier Awards highlights from 6pm to 8pm on the same evening, alongside a weekend of show tunes on their new station, Magic at the Musicals.