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Keeping Your Theatre Fix: 15 Shows To Watch This Week (Jan 24th - 31st)

January has been a tough month for us all. The lack of theatre has really been felt, but after a quiet couple of weeks, the creatives are here to save us all with a week full of incredible theatre content.


This week sees the conclusion of the second series of Leave A Light On, a brand new musical filmed at the Coliseum and encore performances from some shows you may have missed. Here are 15 shows tou can enjoy over the next 8 days online, on TV and on radio:


WHAT?

Following a brilliant run of livestreams last month, the Mischief Comedy gang are back for another series of unscripted madness. Each night, the audience choose the setting, title and other suggestions which magically come to life in a brilliant way.

WHEN?

This weeks shows take place on Sunday 24th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th January 7.30pm with an extra late night show on Saturday at 11.30pm.

WHERE?


WHAT?

Seth Rudetsky's weekly concert series continues this week with Jessica Vosk, who was most recently seen on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked.

WHEN?

The show takes place live on Sunday 24th January at 8pm ET which is 1am in the UK and is repeated on Monday 25th January at 3pm ET which is 8pm in the UK .

WHERE?


WHAT?

The penultimate episode in the second series of Leave A Light On is star of Wicked and First Date, Nicholas McLean. Expect songs from his career fimed from the comfort of his own home.

WHEN?

The concert streams on Monday 25th January at 7.30pm

WHERE?


WHAT?

Another chance to stream Phillip Ridley's darkly comic new play about art, family, memory, and being haunted by the life we never lived. Filmed live at the Southwark Playhouse last year.

WHEN?

Streaming from Monday 25th January until Sunday 28th February. Catch it every night this week at 7.30pm

WHERE?


The second series of Leave A Light On comes to a close with the star of Six, Lauren Drew. She has most recently been seen on The Voice where she turned all four chairs and has been predicted as the posssible winner this year.

WHEN?

The concert streams on Monday 26th January at 7.30pm

WHERE?


This one woman play, starring Maureen Lipman, was first streamed online last year via Hope Mill Theatre. Now is another chance to catch it - this time on television. Rose follows a Jewish woman who grows up in a Russian village in the early 20th Cewntury and travels over the world.

WHEN?

There are two chances to catch it on TV this week - on Wednesday 27th January at 2am and 10pm.

WHERE?

Playing on Sky Arts which is available on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media


WHAT?

Another chance to see this play that was originally filmed live at the Old Vic last year. Lungs sees The Crown stars Matt Smith and Claire Foy reunite in this play about a couple wrestling with life's biggest dilemmas.

WHEN?

Playing at 7.30pm each evening between Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th January

WHERE?

Tickets are from £10 at https://www.oldvictheatre.com


WHAT?

Probably the most exciting show streaming this week, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change - the latest offering from Lambert Jackson Productions who have kept us entertained all through the various lockdowns. Filmed on stage at the London Coliseum it stars Brenda Edwards, Alice Fearn, Oliver Tompsett and Simon Lipkin.

WHEN?

Streaming from Thursday 28th - Saturday 30th January at 7.30pm each evening with a Saturday matinee at 12pm.

WHERE?

Tickets cost £17.25 and are available from https://londoncoliseum.org/


WHAT?

Episode 5 in the fabulous Theatre Channel series focuses on the golden age of musicals and features performances from Freddie Fox, Bonnie Langford, Marisha Wallace, Mazz Murray,) Gary Wilmot and Michael D. Xavier.

WHEN?

Available from Friday 29th January at 12pm. Once purcjased you can view on demand as many times as you like

WHERE?


WHAT?

Perhaps not quite theatre but singer Adam Lambert has dabbled in it from his beginnings in Wicked in L.A and more recently in the online TikTok musical Ratatouille. He is also featured on Andrew Lloyd Webber's forthcoming Cinderella album. Here Adam will do two live concerts from The Roxy in L.A on his birthday. Expect songs from his career both solo and as the frontman of legendary group Queen.

WHEN?

The concerts take place completely live on Friday 29th January at 8pm and another one at 3am (UK time) on Saturday 30th January - better for those in America.

WHERE?

Tickets available from https://nocap.show/adamlambert

WHAT?

This week you have one more chance to see this incredible production of Jason Robert Browns The Last Five Years starring Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson. Filmed live at Southwark Playhouse, this was one of my theatre highlights of 2020.

WHEN?

Back for an encore run between Friday 29th January until Sunday 14th February. This week you can catch performances on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th January at 7.30pm and on Sunday 31st January at 5pm.

WHERE?


WHAT?

Robbie's Backstage Bants has put together an online concert streaming this week. Featuring a stellar lineup including Dom Hartley-Harris, Maiya Quansah-Breed, Shekinah McFarlane and Jocasta Almgill, All proceeds go to the performers featured. There is also an afterparty on Zoom featuring some of the performers.

WHEN?

Watch it from Saturday 30th January at 7pm, it will be available for 48 hours afterwards.

WHERE?

Tickets are from £6 and can be purchased at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/robbies-backstage-bants/t-ordjed


WHAT?

The Showstoppers are back for another livestream. Catch them as they make up a show on the spot based on the audience suggestions. Hilarity always ensues.

WHEN?

The show takes place on Saturday 30th January at 7.30pm

WHERE?


WHAT?

The BBC have announced a series of musical theatre celebrstions on Radio 2, headlined by a massive concert filmed at the London Palladium last week as well as some International performances. Among those performing on the programme are Sheridan Smith, Josh Groban, Michael Ball, Ramin Karimloo, Aisha Jawando, Lea Salonga, Layton Williams, Nicole Raquel Dennis and Sam Tutty.

WHEN?

The show will first air on Sunday 31st January between 7pm-9pm and will be shown on TV and iPlayer at some point in February.

WHERE?

Catch it on BBC Radio 2 on Sunday 31st.


WHAT?

Seth Rudetsky's weekly concert series continues with star of Smash, Supergirl and Newsies Jeremy Jordan back for another go. This time he is joined by his wife Ashley Spencer. Expect songs from their careers in a rare chance to see them perform together.

WHEN?

The show takes place live on Sunday 31st January at 8pm ET which is 1am in the UK and is repeated on Monday1st February at 3pm ET which is 8pm in the UK .

WHERE?


This weeks post featured a cheeky 8th day added in as there will be no weekly post next week. Instead I will be posting my big February preview next weekend so look out for that - February is set to be an amazing month for online theatre. The next weekly post will be up as usual on Sunday 7th February.


If you have anything you want to be included on the weekly or monthly posts, please let me know on twitter.com/ATDazzles or by emailing site.allthatdazzles@gmail.com

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