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First Nights: London

This is the only theatre listing you’ll need to plan a night out within the next seven days. First Night’s is a one stop shop for all shows opening in the west-end and across London’s vibrant fringe scene. Monday, 26 […]

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Theatre: ‘Hey Old Friends’ – a gala performance marking stephen sondheim’s 85th birthday

Click here to listen: His contribution to musical theatre is without doubt unmeasureable. From those early days of writing for the likes of Ethel Herman and Angela Lansbury – the shy little Jewish boy from New York truly has influenced […]

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NEWS: Cast change for Southwark Playhouse’s Grand Hotel

Just 48 hours before the first previews of the much talked about revival of acclaimed Broadway musical Grand Hotel and it’s leading man Philip Rham has announced he’s to leave the show due to a family emergency. However, it’s been […]

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Interview: Ruth Rendell’s former school remembers with fondness

Click here to listen: One of our greatest crime novelists passed away earlier this month. Ruth Rendell wrote more than sixty novels creating Inspector Wexford, amongst other crime fighters. She attended Loughton High School for Girls in Essex during the […]

Exhibition: Turner prize turns 30 with a shortlist of truly modern pieces

Click here to listen: It’s the 30th anniversary of the controversial Turner Prize. This year’s shortlisted artists are Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell. The curator Joe Hill from Focal Point Gallery in Southend says he has […]

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News: Latest on the Tilbury stowaways on Radio 2

Click here to listen: It’s a story of desperation – 35 Afghan Sikhs found hundled in a container loaded off a ferry at Tilbury Docks in Essex. One died during the voyage and 15 of the thirty four survivors are […]

The Week on Whale

Click here to listen: The legendary broadcaster James Whale kicked off his new BBC Essex Breakfast Show on Monday. There to welcome him was some familiar faces; Ben Fryer on sport, Sonia Watson reading bulletins and as usual, I was […]

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Doctor Who day unearths all sorts of fans

Not many of us have, or would want a full sized TARDIS from Doctor Who in our back garden. However, if you’re a die hard fan of the programme which is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary today, then having one of […]

Power cut leaves family freezing but spirts stay high

Click here to listen: One family who have had no electricity for mopre than 24 hours says it’s getting tougher as every hour goes on to stay warm. Lynne and her mother who relies on electricity to operate a number […]

All change for Stansted Airport: £80 million revamp update

Work on an eighty million pound revamp of Stansted Airport’s terminal is progressing well. The check-in area, security and retail space are all being given a makeover through the project, which started in June. Only 125 days into the two […]