Blog / Amanda Reynolds

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09 Jul

There has been a long-standing argument that audiences should know exactly who they are seeing perform each night. In England, most shows sell programmes and a lot have up to date cast information on display somewhere within the theatre. In America, shows have playbills which show the cast for that night. These are given free to audience members therefore ensuring that the audience know who is performing. A substantial amount of people want to see playbills, like used in Broadway, introduced to English theatres...

11 Jun

Is there any end to the number of screen-to-stage shows on offer? Guest blogger Amanda Reynolds makes the case for newcomers Strictly Ballroom and An Officer & a Gentleman and long-running favourites such as Grease, Mamma Mia! and Hairspray. Just don't bring your popcorn to the theatre...

26 Mar

With Rock of Ages confirmed to return this year, amongst other current touring shows such as Jersey Boys, Cilla, Son of a Preacher Man, Beautiful and The Band (now announced for the West End too), Amanda Reynolds asks, are ‘jukebox musicals’ taking over the theatre world?

28 Jan

Love the theatre, but don't go that often because you're finding it costs too much? Guest blogger Amanda Reynolds contemplates booking fees and other hidden costs - and encourages you to look beyond the West End...

28 Feb

Disney musicals are now a family favourite and a staple on both sides of the theatrical pond. Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Charlie Reynolds looks back on some of the biggest hits and the biggest flops in the back catalogue...