Andrew has contributed to this short film for BBC3, ‘Things Not To Say To Someone Who’s HIV Positive.

Steve Furst (Little Britain, The Wright Stuff, Matilda, Orange Cinema Ads, Toast of London) will be presenting his new one-man-show, Steve Furst – In Character at the Museum of Comedy, 5 – 7 October for only three performances. Steve Furst – In Character is a series of five different characters from waltzer-owner Ernie Vas, to   Read More …

Andrew will be directing Howard Goodall’s musical Girlfriends with students at the Cumbria Institute of the Arts this November 2016, with performances at the Stanwix Theatre 10 – 12 November 2016. This will be the third time Andrew will be directing a musical by Howard Goodall, with previous productions including The Hired Man (Landor Theatre), which won Best Musical Revival   Read More …

This September, Arion Productions presents the world premiere of new British musical The White Feather at the Union Theatre. It tells the story of Georgina Briggs whose brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won’t accept the shame and she won’t let it lie. But   Read More …

This feature is by James Waygood of GrumpyGayCritic.co.uk   On Monday 15 June 2015, I went to the ACT UP London rally. What I discovered is gay men living with HIV is only a part of a much wider discussion. Caveat: As I run Grumpy Gay Critic purely as a solo effort I do not have   Read More …

This feature is by Rachel St John and was originally published for AYoungerTheatre.com As Is is a play that is currently on its three week run (from July 8-30) at Trafalgar Studios. It was written by William M. Hoffman and first shown in 1985 to educate people about HIV. When I asked Director of this project,   Read More …

HIV stigma, fear linger in UK as infection rates continue to rise By Kieran Guilbert LONDON, July 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rich paces the cramped, dimly-lit living room in despair, fearful of losing his friends, family and career as he struggles with the realisation that he has HIV. “Maybe I ought to put a   Read More …

BOOK NOW After a sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre in 2013, William M. Hoffman’s As Is now transfers to Trafalgar Studios with a stunning new cast and design. Using humour and sensitivity, As Is shatters the apathy and ignorance surrounding AIDS in the 1980s. Celebrating its 30th anniversary since first opening in New York,   Read More …

New audience-voted theatre awards launched by original creators of WhatsOnStage Awards – including UK’s first award for Musical Direction Leading theatre commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock have teamed up to launch a new audience-voted, industry accolade. Last week, the Laurence Olivier shortlists honoured some of the biggest names and shows of 2014. This week, the   Read More …

Over six months ago. After meeting with David Pendlebury and the MAD Trust. I found myself in the wings of the Dominion Theatre holding a collection of cue cards to share that I was HIV+ with my friends, family and the industry that I passionately love and work in. My heart was racing and my mouth was dry. I was   Read More …

Andrew has written to WhatsOnStage requesting they recognise musical direction in their awards programme. Below is the letter he has sent. Please do comment below so responses can be forwarded to WhatsOnStage. 5 November 2014 Dear Laura Norman, c/o WhatsOnStage Awards I hope this e-mail finds you well. Firstly, may I take the time to   Read More …

This October 2014, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opens at the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited six-week run. Directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates, the production features an all-star cast of Daniel Boys (Avenue Q, Spamalot, Love Story – also well-known from BBC’s Any Dream Will Do, 2007), David Burt   Read More …

Cynthia Erivo (I Can’t Sing!, The Color Purple) returns to the West End alongside Cassidy Janson (Avenue Q, Wicked, Candide) in the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Dessa Rose. Also starring in this exciting and vibrant musical drama are: John Addison (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Little Night Music), Edward   Read More …

This July, the European premiere of the uniquely stirring musical drama Dessa Rose is coming to London’s West End.  Dessa Rose is based on the book by Sherley Anne Williams with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical and Rocky The Musical) who have won Tony Awards,   Read More …

Last night saw West End Eurovision return to the Dominion Theatre for its 7th and final year in support of The Make A Difference (MAD) Trust where Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables won the West End Eurovision Winners Champions Trophy (sponsored by Haagen Dazs), The Book of Mormon won the Best Video Ident Award (sponsored   Read More …

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