Janie Dee to star in new musical Mrs Henderson Presents at Theatre Royal Bath

Janie Dee will star in the world premiere of Mrs Henderson Presents, the brand new musical based on the film starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins. The show is part of Theatre Royal Bath’s summer season 2015 (15 August–5 September, press night is 26 August), prior to a West End run. The cast also includes actress Emma Williams […]

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The Jewish Legends – Upstairs at the Gatehouse

The Jewish Legends continues at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London, until 15 March. Star rating: 3 stars ★ ★ ★ Where to start with The Jewish Legends? There are so darn many of them this idea for a show, the great Jewish talents who have graced showbusiness down the years, could run longer than EastEnders. Part One gives us […]

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Romeo and Juliet – Peacock Theatre

Romeo and Juliet continues at the Peacock Theatre, London until 29 March. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Following a successful world tour of dance sensation Rock the Ballet which played at Sadler’s Wells last year, choreographer and dancer extraordinaire Adrienne Canterna and artistic director Rasta Thomas have chosen to give their new show a storyline […]

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Janie Dee performed at the St James Theatre Studio as part of the London Festival of Cabaret

Interview – New Mrs Henderson Janie Dee on returning to cabaret at the Crazy Coqs

Double Olivier Award-winner JANIE DEE is currently in the news for being cast in the title role of the new musical version of Mrs Henderson Presents at Theatre Royal Bath later this year. Below, the actress and singer talks to Barrie Jerram as she prepares to return to the world of cabaret at the Crazy Coqs: […]

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Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For a New World revived at St James Theatre

Celebrating 20 years since its first performance Off-Broadway, an all-new London production of triple-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown’s first musical, Songs For a New World will run at the St James Theatre for three weeks only (22 July–8 August), directed by Adam Lenson. Songs For a New World weaves characters, locations and time periods together in […]

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Show Boat is Sheffield Theatres’ Christmas musical

This Christmas Sheffield Theatres artistic director Daniel Evans will direct Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s timeless masterpiece Show Boat on the Crucible stage. The musical will run from 10 December 2015–16 January 2016 (press night is 16 December). Evans said: “I’m thrilled to announce our autumn season. I’m looking forward to directing a seminal work of American musical theatre, Show Boat, our most ambitious Christmas production to […]

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London Festival of Cabaret – Kerry Ellis, Janie Dee, Cynthia Erivo and Scott Alan join line-up

The third London Festival of Cabaret (LFoC) runs from 28 April–11 May and in addition to a spectacular list of artists, three prestigious new venues have joined the roster. The Delfont Room, the Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe and Wilton’s Music Hall join the Crazy Coqs, The Pheasantry, St James Studio and Jermyn Street Theatre in offering […]

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Jerry’s Girls – St James Studio

Jerry’s Girls continues at St James Studio, London until 15 March. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ It is only when you hear 28 of his show songs paraded one after the other in a sparkling revue staged so winningly by a hectically-involved cast of five under Kate Golledge’s imaginative direction that you realise the full extent of Broadway legend Jerry […]

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James McAvoy and Lesley Manville to reveal Olivier nominations

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard will be announced by actors Lesley Manville and James McAvoy on Monday 9 March at Rosewood London, and simultaneously live streamed to audiences worldwide at 12:00 GMT (08:00 USA EDT) at www.olivierawards.com. Lesley Manville, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2014 for her […]

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New Hairspray tour – Tony Maudsley and Claire Sweeney lead cast

A new production of Hairspray will embark on a major UK tour in 2015/16. The musical comedy will begin its UK tour at Leicester Curve on 9 September 2015 and will then tour to more than 25 venues across the UK, including a Christmas residency at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre in December 2015. Tony Maudsley (well known for his long-running […]

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Little Shop of Horrors at Salisbury Playhouse – casting news

Full casting has been announced for a major new production of Little Shop of Horrors opening at Salisbury Playhouse on Thursday 23 April (press night is Tuesday 28 April). Ben Stott (Wicked, West End and Sweeney Todd, West Yorkshire Playhouse) will play Seymour, the down and out shop worker who becomes an overnight sensation when he grows […]

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Interview – Tiffany Graves having a gigglefest on tour with The Producers

Actress and singer TIFFANY GRAVES is playing Ulla in the uuurand new UK tour of The Producers (based on Mel Brooks’ beloved movie), alongside comedian Jason Manford, as timid accountant Leo Bloom, and Cory English (reprising his role as Max Bialystock). Also in a high profile cast are David Bedella, Louie Spence, Ross Noble and Phill Jupitus (the latter two share a role […]

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