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7 Shows In 7 Days: The Best Of This Weeks Theatre

Last week was a monumental week for 2020 theatre as open air theatre returned and several outdoor productions took place. The next 7 days are full of shows you can catch both online and in person so here's a rundown of all you can expect to keep up your stagey fix this week:


ONLINE

WHAT?

After being robbed of a farewell to their little pie show, Waitress leads Lucie Jones and David Hunter are reuniting for one night only for a concert at the Phoenix Arts Club. You can't sit in the audience (unless you won their competition) but you can watch the concert online. Expect songs from both of their careers and probably a lot of top notch banter too.

WHEN?

The concert is broadcast live at 5pm on Sunday 23rd August at 5pm.

WHERE?

Tickets can be purchased at lambertjackson.co.uk. They cost £20 for the concert or £35 for VIP access which includes an after-party with both Lucie and David.


WHAT?

The Barn Theatre have been keeping us all entertained with their Presents series which celebrates British writers. Past concerts have featured Dan & Laura Curtis, Dominic Powell and Annabel Mutale Reed. This time the spotlight is on Pieces of String writer Gus Gowland. Expect performances from West end stars and graduates. The line up will be released soon.

WHEN?

Saturday 22nd August at 7.30pm

WHERE?


WHAT?

Seth Rudetsky has been treating us to weekly concerts with some of Broadways best for a few months now. This week he has an absolute legend in the form of Stephanie J.Block. Known for roles in Wicked, 9 to 5, Falsettos and The Cher Show, Block has a careers worth of incredible songs to pick from so expect a phenomenal setlist.

WHEN?

The concert goes out live on Sunday 16th August at 8pm ET (1am in the UK on the Monday) and will be repeated on Monday 17th August at 3pm ET so 8pm in the UK.

WHERE?

Tickets cost $25 and are available from https://events.broadwayworld.com/


WHAT?

This 14 minute musical short created and narrated by Lin Manuel Miranda and starring Anthony Ramos was performed in 2014. It has been available on the Internet for a while but I've not posted it on any of these so now is as good a time as any.

WHEN?

Available as we speak (well, read)

WHERE?

Just press play


IN PERSON


WHAT?

After opening last week, Jesus Christ Superstar continues its incredible run at Open Air Theatre this week. With the 3 main leads alternating performances, you will never be sure who you are going to get as Jesus, Judas and Mary until you set foot in the theatre. A good excuse for repeat visits!

WHEN?

The show is doing 9 performances throughout the week with Monday being the only day without a performance. Most performances are sold out but a few tickets are still available for certain performances. The venue has also now released £20 tickets to watch the show on a big screen outside the theatre from 19th August.

WHERE?

Tickets can be bought from https://openairtheatre.com/production/jesus-christ-superstar-the-concert. The venue is in Regents Park in the heart of London.


WHAT?

The New Normal Festival continues this week. Among the shows performing are The Play's The Thing - highly accessible and entertaining Shakespeare for young people and families performed by The Globe Players.

WHEN?

Sunday 23rd August at 2pm

WHERE?

The New Normal Festival takes place in Wandsworth, London. Tickets are from £6 for children up to £15 for adults and are available from https://newnormalfest.co.uk/whats-on


WHAT?

Also at The New Normal Festival this week is The Beast Will Rise, a celebration of the glittering dark by Phillip Ridley told as a series of monologues.

WHEN?

Catch it for 2 performances on Tuesday 18th August at 5.30pm at 8pm

WHERE?

Tickets start at £10 for concessions and are available from https://newnormalfest.co.uk/whats-on


That's it for this week. If you have or know a show that you would like to be included in these weekly posts, please drop me a message on Twitter or send me an email on site.allthatdazzles@gmail.com


Expect a mammoth post next week as there are some brilliant shows debuting!


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