Richard O’Brien return to Rocky Horror Show in West End will be streamed to cinemas in UK and Europe

There will be 11 special performances of The Rocky Horror Show at the Playhouse Theatre, London from 11–19 September 2015 starring the show’s creator Richard O’Brien – who will perform the role of The Narrator. It is the first time he has played the role in the UK for more than 20 years. Tickets go on sale today 9Friday 31 July). […]

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MAD Match – Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera cast members prepare for football battle

Former Chelsea and England footballer Dennis Wise has been giving cast members from Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera some footballing tips prior to their final fundraising showdown match on 2 August at Bromley Football Club. The match sees the two giants of the West End heading down to Bromley Arena, not for a singing showdown, but […]

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Interview – Matt Cardle – from X Factor to Memphis the Musical

X Factor winner, multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter MATT CARDLE has joined Beverley Knight in the cast of David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s Memphis the Musical. He took over the role of radio DJ Huey Calhoun from Killian Donnelly (opposite Knight as Felicia Farrell) on 6 July and will continue in the show until the end of its run […]

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Elaine Delmar – The Lady and Her Music – Crazy Coqs

Elaine Delmar – The Lady and Her Music continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 1 August. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Elaine Delmar, making a most welcome return to the Crazy Coqs, is one of Britain’s finest jazz vocalists. Her pedigree began with singing as a youngster with her father’s (Leslie […]

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Willemijn Verkaik to play one-off solo London concert in August

Dutch vocal powerhouse Willemijn Verkaik will play a one-off solo concert at the Ambassadors Theatre on Tuesday 25 August 2015. Accompanied by a live band and joined by some to-be-announced special guests, Verkaik will take a journey through some of the greatest classic and contemporary musicals of all time, as well as celebrating some of the […]

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Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse – last minute cast change

Just a few days before its first preview, there has been a last minute cast change for the new production of the Broadway musical Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse. The production will open for a six-week season this Friday, 31 July (press night is Wednesday 5 August). Grand Hotel is produced by Danielle Tarento and directed […]

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Interview – Robert J. Sherman reveals new musical Love Birds at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

ROBERT ‘ROBBIE’ J. SHERMAN is the son of Robert B. Sherman (1925–2012), one half of the Academy-Award-winning songwriting partnership (with brother Richard) responsible for the unforgettable numbers in classic movie musicals such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. His grandfather Al Sherman also enjoyed a successful […]

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Mark McGann brings John Lennon musical In My Life back to Liverpool

On 30 August 2015, actor, director, writer and musician Mark McGann brings his acclaimed show based on the life of John Lennon, In My Life, to the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. Part-concert, part-narration, In My Life bears the distinction of being the only theatrical work about Lennon which is endorsed by his immediate family. It was performed to a sell-out house at the Royal Court last […]

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New staging of Parade at London Theatre Workshop in September

For a strictly limited two-week run (1–13 September), a new revival of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade will play the intimate London Theatre Workshop with a cast of 13 actors in multiple roles. This ambitious new production stars Ross Barnes (Carousel, Opera North; Little Shop of Horrors, White Bear/Landor) as Leo Frank and Lily De-La-Haye as Lucille Frank. Daniel […]

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Theatre MAD presents West End Bares 2015 Take Off on 20 September

Theatre MAD (Make A Difference Trust) presents West End Bares 2015 ‘Take Off’ at the Café De Paris, London on Sunday 20 September 2015 at 9.30pm and midnight. Tickets are available from www.madtrust.org.uk. The Make A Difference Trust is a UK-based charity with a vision of a world free from HIV and AIDS. Building on the legacy of […]

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Madalena Alberto – Don’t Cry For Me – St James Studio

Madalena Alberto performed her show Don’t Cry For Me at the St James Studio, London. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Originally from Lisbon, Madalena Alberto moved to London to study performing arts and since graduating has developed a successful career in musical theatre. She has recently played Eva Peron in Evita both in […]

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The Spitfire Grill – Union Theatre

The Spitfire Grill continues at the Union Theatre, London until 15 August. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★  The seemingly relentless trend of adapting movies into stage musicals – viz Bend It Like Beckham, Billy Elliot, The Bodyguard and Back to the Future (if it ever happens), and that’s just a selection of the […]

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