January 20th marks the 3rd anniversary of Unrestricted Theatre.

Who would have thought that two-thirds of its lifespan would be during a global pandemic that shut theatres down for the longest period in their history.

I would just like to thank all of you “wonderful people out there in the web” (to paraphrase Norma Desmond) for continuing to visit, for your emails when you enjoy reading an article, and for your continued support of the theatre (and theatres) that we all love and enjoy. There’s never been a time when they’ve needed your support more.

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Any oversights/inaccuracies are unintentional and I am happy to correct any misunderstandings by any reasonable means. E&OE. In the first instance please contact me at the below address and I will be happy to adjust information/details as necessary upon clarification and attachment of any appropriate verification/proof. Thank You for your help in making this blog as accurate as is possible.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at hello@unrestrictedtheatre.co.uk

About this blog

You may be interested to know about how this blog is conducted. If so, this is for you.

This blog is an eclectic look at what I think might interest you, who have an interest in all aspects of theatre but don’t have the time to read widely on the subject. If it catches my eye, then perhaps it might interest you too. More Off-West End than West End, this blog hopes to give more exposure to those shows which may not have the budget or team to make that happen. For that reason, we will focus less on big West End shows and delve into more interesting, but less celebrated theatre works.

Furthermore, I know that you are interested in the people who make theatre, not just the big stars. Behind them is an army of dedicated passionate people who are every bit as interesting as those who walk our stages every night. My hope is to introduce you to some of these fine people and to remind younger readers that there are great careers to be had in the creative worlds.

This blog is proud to be truly Independent. I pay for every theatre seat I occupy, and this allows me to share with you my honest and UNRESTRICTED thoughts about what works…. and what doesn’t.

About Me


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy treating yourself to a little time indulging your interest in theatre.

My name is Gary and I have created Unrestricted Theatre for people like you who have an interest in theatre. There are many good theatre blogs being written. My intention is to add one more to the list. And my main aim is to encourage you and your friends to get out and see a show more often, through sharing with you my passion for the vast amount of great theatre we have in the UK.

Hard work has gone into thinking about how you might want to visit and what you might like to hear about. I hope that it shows.

All the opinions expressed are purely my own and come from decades of having experienced theatre in a number of exciting ways.

In my theatre life so far I have worked as a……

West End Theatre Manager


Graphic Designer

Marketing Manager

Box Office staff


……..and as a judge of the Perrier Award for Cabaret and Comedy (now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award)

I am not an academic or a box office. I am just someone who is passionate about all things theatre, and loves to share that enthusiasm with like-minded people, like you!

If I can encourage just one person to go to one show that they wouldn’t otherwise have known about or thought about, then I will consider my time working on this blog well-spent.

Enjoy the show!

Please Note A lot of the imagery used comes from other websites, so if there is anything that I have not attributed correctly or you wish me to remove (as it your property and you object to its usage) then please let me know -by contacting this blog -and I will be pleased to put things right. I will sometimes use links to other websites to locate material which I think will be of interest to you, as it relates to the items I am discussing. This means that it is important that I let you know that I cannot accept any responsibility for material from external sites and any rights or infringements arising are the responsibility of the primary publisher of the material upon the site within which the material was found. I shall always do my best to ensure that any such links offered are valid and from secure sites at time of referencing. This blog intends to consistently operate in a reputable and honest fashion and any help you can give will be much appreciated and encouraged. Thank You.

Guest Contributors Guest contributors’ items and articles will naturally express their own ideas and opinions, which may not necessarily always be shared by the blog owner.