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    1. September 26, 2014

      Interview: ‘Cats’ creator Dame Gillian Lynne

      A slim figure in rust-coloured sweats walks across a rehearsal studio at Birmingham Royal Ballet into a knot of dancers. She...

    2. September 19, 2014

      More theatre reviews and previews

      Hamlet, Royal Exchange, Manchester Maxine Peake plays the Danish prince in a fresh look at the play by director Sarah...

    1. December 22, 2013

      Stephen Ward, Aldwych Theatre, London – review

      With an opening number entitled “Human Sacrifice”, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical (book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton...

    2. September 27, 2013

      Tim Rice’s musical ‘From Here to Eternity’ has a classic source

      Tim Rice’s first new West End musical for more than a decade started with a small act of daring and a receptive ear. Many...

    3. June 25, 2013

      Together at every stage

      This month Sir Howard Panter received a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours for his services to theatre. His wife,...

    4. December 21, 2012

      Why it’s curtains for Gilbert and Sullivan

      I could have spent Saturday at the football with the boy, eating bad food, freezing on the terraces and discovering new and...

    5. October 2, 2012

      Charley’s Aunt, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

      In the past I have praised Mathew Horne’s deadpanning skills, his ability to register and convey so much without seeming to...

    6. September 21, 2012

      Taxmen challenge film fund partners

      A host of business leaders, sports stars and celebrities including footballer David Beckham, singer Bob Geldof and Lucian...

    7. September 7, 2012

      An acquiring mind

      The Dutch-born, Australia-based businessman and art collector John Schaeffer has had his share of successes and disasters....

    8. April 19, 2012

      Stage set for new theatre in West End

      The stage is set for London’s West End to have its first new theatre for 30 years, as Westminster City Council on Thursday...

    9. March 22, 2012

      Jesus Christ Superstar, Neil Simon Theatre, New York

      It comes as no surprise that this revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar provides a measure of...

    10. October 2, 2011

      Ingenious Media plans overseas push

      Ingenious Media, one of the world’s largest private investors in film and television, is looking for joint-venture partners...

    11. September 30, 2011

      Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood

      Robert Kramer is a ruthless property developer-turned-theatrical impresario – a sort of malevolent fusion of Donald Trump...

    12. June 25, 2011

      EMI sale set to stir emotions

      Like a treasured heirloom that has fallen into the hands of faceless executors, EMI went on the auction block this week with...

    13. June 25, 2011

      How to give it: Mark Wordsworth

      Mark Wordsworth, 51, had a career in the City before becoming chairman of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and the...

    14. May 13, 2011

      Men on show

      Tailor Tommy Nutter No one blinked when the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced it was dedicating its 2011...

    15. March 4, 2011

      Wizard of Oz, Palladium, London

      It needed courage, brains and heart to pull off this major stage response to the legendary MGM movie, and the creative team...

    16. February 19, 2011

      Women shiver under network’s spartan mandate

      From Ms Catherine LaJeunesse. Sir, I read with increasing irritation Imogen Lloyd Webber’s article “Transatlantic dress...

    17. February 11, 2011

      By Jeeves, Landor Theatre, London

      Technical difficulties delayed the start of the press viewing of this breezy little show by half an hour – the time it took,...

    18. January 14, 2011

      Sale of the week: wine collection

      Sale: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Wine Collection Location: Sotheby’s, The Connaught Room, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong,...

    19. January 3, 2011

      Wealthy Chinese feast on HK luxury goods

      As a dealer in Hong Kong for Lamborghini and an array of luxury yacht manufacturers, Leo Wong is in the right place at the...

    20. December 3, 2010

      ‘Stick it’: a last defence

      Two members of the working class were given walk-on parts this past week and, though both camera-shy, they performed a...

    21. November 26, 2010

      Spider-Man: the musical

      An illustration for the ‘Spider-Man’ show The only seat in the cluttered room off the gilded 42nd Street theatre lobby is a...

    22. October 29, 2010

      Andrew Lloyd Webber

      Aspiring producers dream of owning their own theatre to help get their shows on stage. The biggest name in the trade is...

    23. FT Alphaville

      October 29, 2010

      Lloyd-Webber sells theatres

      Andrew Lloyd-Webber has sold four theatres in London’s West End to GradeLinnit, a consortium led by Michael Grade, the...

    24. October 29, 2010

      Lloyd-Webber sells theatres

      Lord Lloyd-Webber has sold four of his West End theatres to GradeLinnit, a consortium led by Michael Grade, the former ITV...

    25. October 9, 2010

      Grade stage door

      Undeterred by activist shareholders campaigning against his chairmanship at Pinewood earlier this year, Michael Grade...

    26. October 6, 2010

      Carlyle backs Grade in West End purchases

      Michael Grade has teamed up with Carlyle, the private equity group, to buy four West End theatres from Lord Lloyd Webber,...

    27. October 1, 2010

      Les Misérables, Barbican Theatre, London

      One or two venues in London are not presenting Les Misérables this autumn. The musical celebrates its silver jubilee by...

    28. September 17, 2010

      The Pre-Raphaelites’ love of Italy

      Allegorical figures in Edward Burne-Jones’s ‘Music’ (1877) also display the dramatic red hair of which the pre-Raphaelites...

    29. April 3, 2010

      Rufus Wainwright: All Days are Nights

      Rufus Wainwright All Days are Nights: Songs for Lulu Polydor Consisting solely of piano and voice, Rufus Wainwright’s latest...

    30. October 8, 2009

      Phantom re-emerges from shadows

      It has been billed as the most successful single piece of entertainment of all time, seen by 100m people worldwide and...

    31. June 11, 2009

      From AV to TV

      Perhaps Gordon Brown's newfound enthusiasm for TV will extend to his promised search for a new voting system. There are...

    32. May 1, 2009

      The celeb exodus that never was

      The past week has been weird. I have been having flashbacks. These aren't exciting trippy multicoloured flashbacks. But...

    33. April 30, 2009

      The celeb exodus that never was

      The past week has been weird. I have been having flashbacks. These aren’t exciting trippy multicoloured flashbacks. But ones...

    34. December 17, 2008

      Goddess of the silent scream

      "I am big. It's the pictures that got small," declares former silent movie goddess Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder's 1950...

    35. December 6, 2008

      A Little Night Music

      Director Trevor Nunn ends 2008 as he began it: in Ingmar Bergman territory, now moving from the bleakness of Scenes From A...

    36. November 13, 2008

      V&A’s £120m facelift beats economic crunch

      The Victoria and Albert Museum unveiled plans on Wednesday for the final phase of its £120m ($179m) refurbishment, which it...

    37. November 13, 2008

      Heaven sent: V&A's £120m facelift beats economic crunch

      The Victoria and Albert Museum unveiled plans yesterday for the final phase of its £120m refurbishment, which it says will...

    38. June 21, 2008

      Light fantastic

      There would have to be a compelling reason for Russian oligarchs, Italian counts, US tycoons, international filmmakers and...

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