After the lull of the summer, London is readying itself for what is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year. This autumn Official London Theatre takes you on a tenuous trip through theatre’s tastiest titbits. Prepare to be amazed, a little educated (and somewhat bewildered).
As The 39 Steps prepares to celebrate its fifth birthday with a gala performance on Wednesday, Caroline Bishop takes a sneak peak backstage to find out what keeps this successful show running like clockwork.
Elvis Presley, be-kilted jugglers and a seven-foot tiger; no, not my ideal dinner party – though throw in a tap-dancing badger and you’re close – but just a couple of sights to be seen at the launch of Kids Week 2011.
Olly Fox is one of London theatre’s leading composers with credits at the National Theatre, Young Vic and West End. But nowhere invigorates him as much as Shakespeare’s Globe. He tells Caroline Bishop about the hectic pace of work on The Globe Mysteries which has him up into the small hours.