Rainbows, Laughter and Mamma Mia!

21 February 2020


A wonderful couple of weeks have passed this week at JHI with busy days in the office and busy evenings at the theatre!

Once again, it has been an exciting period of announcements within the Fane universe! Big names and big events are incoming and being met with a lot of buzz and anticipation. After the inspiring inaugural Words Weekend at Sage Gateshead and the festival heading to The Lowry next month, it has been announced Words Weekend will next be stopping off in Suffolk at Bury St Edmunds. A brilliant line up with something for everyone – be sure to have a look!

Beyond Words Weekend, a trio of delightful events has been announced. Firstly, Bryony Gordon is opening up about her destructive relationship with alcohol in her new event, Byrony Gordon: Glorious Rock Bottom, which is dark and shocking, but ultimately funny and uplifting. We also have Salman Rushdie taking to the stage in London and Manchester to discuss his new novel Quichotte. And finally, acting royalty and all-round legend, Dame Judi Dench will be in conversation with Gyles Brandreth at the Bridge Theatre for 13 nights only!

From one queen to SIX, the international Queendom is going strong as ever. The shows down under in Sydney are completely sold out for the final two weeks of performances to go! And even more excitingly, SIX’s cast recording has reached 100 million streams worldwide!

Not content with being the kings of the West End, Mischief Theatre took to the small screen over Christmas. After a successful opening series, The Goes Wrong Show’s first series has been released on DVD! The continuing popularity of Mischief and the laughs the company bring has seen the DVD soar up the charts.

We also had a very exciting on sale for the little fans of CBeebies! The CBeebies Rainbow Adventure will be touring up and down the country, bringing the fun and joy from some of Cbeebies favourite TV shows!

Finally, it’s been a great week for the team at JHI, getting out and about and seeing some wonderful theatre across the capital. From the National’s Death of England to Cabaret at the New Wimbledon Theatre, it has been a pleasure to see so many wonderful productions within our industry. It would not be complete without a trip to our old friends at Mamma Mia! London with the evening finishing in true ABBA style, with the audience all up singing and dancing!


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