UKTW at 24

Thu, 14th Feb 19
Today, UK Theatre Web turns 24 years old.

It was 24 years ago today that we formally launched UK Theatre Web after a few months of running a web/gopher service on our employer's main server (with their permission). The initial experiment, to just list West End and Oxford, had proved so succesful during late-94/early-95 that we took out a huge loan, bought a massively expensive (and completely underpowered) laptop, server, printer, scanner, ISDN line and hosting package and set up our first site.

Here's what we looked like when te WayBackMachine first saw us late in 1996 but we pre-date that service, Google and pretty well all of the "big boys". We have survived bubbles and busts in the internet business world and are still here, plugging away at what we do best.

Our archive of listings and information grows daily and currently contains 122,461 works in 193,585 productions involving 198,399 people/companies giving 1,020,375 events in 3,327 venues. As "The Mousetrap" consists of one "event" in our terminology then you can see there is a lot of information - all searchable at the iUKTDb (internet UK theatre database!).

Still going strong!

 


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Latest News & Reviews

22nd Mar 19 :: Review: Betrayal
The Jamie Lloyd Company production at the Harold Pinter Theatre
5
22nd Mar 19 :: Review: Come From Away
The fabulous new musical about the Newfoundlander response during 911
5
20th Mar 19 :: Review: Annie
Touring show with Anita Dobson, seen in Bristol.
5
19th Mar 19 :: Frozen coming to UK
Disney's Frozen coming Autumn 2020
13th Mar 19 :: Review: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
The latest production seen on tour in Bristol.
5
8th Mar 19 :: Review: Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You
Ian McKellen's one man show, seen in London on the set of "Home, I'm Darling".
5
8th Mar 19 :: Review: Inside Bitch
Clean Break's look at women's prisons, by those who know
4
7th Mar 19 :: Review: Richard III
Touring production seen in Bristol.
5
27th Feb 19 :: Review: Kinky Boots
Seen on tour at the Bristol Hippodrome.
4
22nd Feb 19 :: Review: Tom Gates - Live on Stage
Tom Gates live on stage, touring show seen in Bristol
5
21st Feb 19 :: Review: [title of show]
A musical comedy about writing a musical comedy seen at Above the Stag.
4
15th Feb 19 :: Review: Princess & The Hustler
An Eclipse Theatre Company, Bristol Old Vic and Hull Truck Theatre co-production seen in Bristol.
3
14th Feb 19 :: UKTW at 24
Today, UK Theatre Web turns 24 years old.
13th Feb 19 :: Professor Green
Tour cancelled
13th Feb 19 :: Review: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Touring production seen in Bristol.
5
1st Feb 19 :: Review: The Ruffian on the Stair
Seen at The Hope Theatre.
2
30th Jan 19 :: Review: Rosenbaum's Rescue
World premiere seen at Park Theatre.
4
26th Jan 19 :: Review: Wise Children
Seen at the Bristol Old Vic.
4
21st Jan 19 :: To Kill a Mockingbird
Tour cancelled.
16th Jan 19 :: Review: Extra Virgin
Seen at Above the Stag.
4

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20th Mar 19 :: Review: Annie
Touring show with Anita Dobson, seen in Bristol.
19th Mar 19 :: Frozen coming to UK
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8th Mar 19 :: Review: Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You
Ian McKellen's one man show, seen in London on the set of "Home, I'm Darling".
22nd Feb 19 :: Review: Tom Gates - Live on Stage
Tom Gates live on stage, touring show seen in Bristol
27th Feb 19 :: Review: Kinky Boots
Seen on tour at the Bristol Hippodrome.
8th Mar 19 :: Review: Inside Bitch
Clean Break's look at women's prisons, by those who know
13th Mar 19 :: Review: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
The latest production seen on tour in Bristol.
21st Feb 19 :: Review: [title of show]
A musical comedy about writing a musical comedy seen at Above the Stag.
7th Mar 19 :: Review: Richard III
Touring production seen in Bristol.
14th Feb 19 :: UKTW at 24
Today, UK Theatre Web turns 24 years old.

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