Mark Shenton

If there was a huge asteroid hurtling toward Earth threatening to destroy life as we know it and you could see one more show before you die, what would it be? It can be anything you want - a show you’ve seen before, one that you wish you’d seen, or something you’ve made up entirely. What would be YOUR Last Show on Earth? This is the podcast in which we ask a special guest the big, BIG question that nobody ever needed, or indeed, bothered to ask. 

Our guest this episode is Mark Shenton

A true champion and lover of theatre who has seen a billion shows (probably), Mark Shenton originally read Law at Cambridge University but has been a full-time freelance London-based theatre critic and journalist since 2002. He has variously (and sometimes simultaneously) been chief theatre critic for the Sunday Express, The Stage, WhatsOnStage, What’s On in London magazine and, and also written for The Guardian, The Observer, Time Out and the Independent on Sunday during this time. He has taught at ArtsEd London in Chiswick on musical theatre history since 2012, as well as on the BA Acting course. He was until recently President of the Critics’ Circle, and is also on the board of Mercury Musical Developments and the National Student Drama Festival (NSDF).


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Guys and Dolls (1982)

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