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  • Interview; Trevor Dion Nicholas, The Genie in Aladdin

    This month In and Around Covent Garden caught up with Trevor Dion Nicholas, who has relocated to London from Broadway,  as he prepares to reprise his role as the Genie  in Disney’s production of Aladdin, opening in London for the first time at the end of this month.

     

    Are you looking forward to bringing Aladdin to London? What excites you about it? And is there something...

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  • Covent Garden People; Phileas Fogg

    Phileas Fogg

    Adventurer & Proprietor of Mr Fogg’s Tavern

     

    At what age did you realise you were going to be an adventurer?

    Two years, four months, thirty-two days and...

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  • Showtime

    OPENING SOON

    I’ve always said it, April is the month of the musical. If you need proof, look no further than the trio of classic revivals opening in the West End this month.

    There’s the tale of faded Hollywood glamour, Sunset Boulevard, starring bona fide Hollywood star Glenn Close. The Fatal Attraction actor is – remarkably...

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  • The Strand Today Part 2

    On the north side of the Strand opposite The Savoy stands the art deco masterpiece that is the Strand Palace Hotel, this landmark hotel was a popular haunt in the roaring twenties when London’s bright young things would flock here to dance the Charleston and Tango. Today it still retains many of its original 1920s art deco features, not least its...

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  • Roald Dahl Competition

    WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO THE WONDERCRUMP WORLD OF ROALD DAHL at the Southbank Centre until 3 July 2016.

    Did you know that Roald Dahl used to be a spy? And also a fighter pilot, inventor and historian of chocolate?

    Embark on a magical and interactive journey through The...

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  • Showtime

    OPENING SOON

    How is it we’re already in March. The year is disappearing faster than a box of chocolates in the Official London Theatre office. 

    Speaking of chocolates, if you’re reading this at the start of the month and you’ve not got your Mother’s Day present yet, why not try something non-cocoa-based. Theatre Tokens can be used at more...

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  • The Strand Today

    Today’s Strand is still a busy thoroughfare between Trafalgar Square and the City, at the Western end tourists and commuters pour into and out of Charing Cross Station, and throughout the day and night black cabs and buses are a constant presence.

    Theatreland continues to thrive on the Strand with the opening of brand new...

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  • Covent Garden People; Ivan Le Jeune

    At what age did you realise you were going to be a Chocolatier?

    I lived in Geneva, Switzerland for 14 years and would walk past rows of chocolatiers every day. I remember in particular seeing a small chocolate mountain in one shop window and wondering how on earth they made it. After a lengthy discussion with the...

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  • Covent Garden People; Rev'd Simon Grigg

    At what age did you realise you were going to be a Priest?

    Well, it is a complex question, and easier to answer in hindsight than at the time. Having said that, I do have a distinct memory. When I got Confirmed, like a good Anglican, at 14 or so, I remember going to sit back down, after being Confirmed by the Bishop. Now, as a good Anglican, getting...

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  • Shrove Tuesday

    Mardi Gras literally translates as ‘Fat Tuesday’ but don’t let that put you off. To shrive means to repent, and in anticipation of Lent the good people of the land were busy using up their fats to make way for leaner, more reflective days. Luckily for us this has now translated into the much heralded pancakes, which we eat with relish on Shrove Tuesday. How do you eat yours (not...

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