Interview – actor and MD Ben Stock presents his one-man show at the Crazy Coqs

West End and UK theatre actor BEN STOCK presents his new show And There Was Music, a celebration of the songs and music that have influenced his career and life to date, this week at London’s Crazy Coqs (26 to 28 May). His debut solo album with SimG Records, also entitled And There Was None, is released on 1 June. From […]

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The Milestones Project – Theater Akzent, Vienna and Touring

The Milestones Project – Theater Akzent, Vienna and Touring. Star rating: 3 stars ★ ★ ★ Andreas Luketa and Markus Tüpker for Sound of Music concerts premiered their newest concert programme in Oberhausen earlier this month before embarking on a tour. For The Milestones Project, the three renowned musical theatre leading men Jan Ammann, Andreas Bieber and Mark Seibert, together […]

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Bend It Like Beckham – first look at production images

First production images have been released for the new British musical Bend It Like Beckham, currently in previews with opening night on 24 June 2015. Earlier this year a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale at the Phoenix Theatre, taking bookings to 24 October 2015. Pictures by Ellie Kurttz. Natalie Dew plays football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, […]

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Jodie Prenger stars in Tell Me On a Sunday tour

A national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s musical Tell Me On a Sunday, starring Jodie Prenger, will begin on Wednesday 2 March 2016, following a season at the Watermill Theatre from Thursday 28 January to Saturday 20 February 2016. Tell Me On a Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in […]

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Sophia Ragavelas joins touring cast of Calamity Jane

Sophia Ragavelas will be joining the touring production of Calamity Jane as Katie Brown from Tuesday 26 May. Ragavelas’ many West End credits include playing Eponine and Fantine in Les Misérables, Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Chloe in Never Forget and Marcy in The Witches of Eastwick. She most recently played Grizabella in the national tour of Cats. Sophia […]

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Stiles and Drewe new musical The Three Little Pigs – Simon Webbe and Gareth Gate star

Simon Webbe (Blue, Strictly Come Dancing, Sister Act), Gareth Gates (Pop Idol, Dancing On Ice, Les Misérables), Leanne Jones (Hairspray) and Taofique Folarin (The Lion King, Avenue Q) will star in The Three Little Pigs, the brand new family musical from multi-award winning songwriting duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Stiles (music) and Drewe (book and lyrics) put their own […]

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There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis – Upstairs at the Gatehouse

There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis continues at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London until 28 June. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ A nostalgic, funny but quite hard-hitting evening among the warm theatrical Gatehouse community sees a long-held idea of Ovation’s director John Plews brought gutsily to life by close […]

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The Commitments closes in November, UK and Ireland tour planned for 2017

West End musical The Commitments is to close on Sunday 1 November 2015, after a successful run at the Palace Theatre. The London run will be followed by an extensive 2017 UK and Ireland tour, further details will be announced soon. Since opening on 8 October 2013, The Commitments – adapted for the stage by Booker Prize-winning […]

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Royal Festival Hall

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★  Frank Loesser’s musical satire of self-help books and office politics enjoyed a one-night concert performance on London’s South Bank, courtesy of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and a truly stellar cast. The 1961 show – […]

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Lee Mead – Some Enchanted Evening tour kicks off in July

Singer and actor Lee Mead (Joseph, Wicked, Legally Blonde, BBC1’s Casualty) has announced his return to the live arena this year with Some Enchanted Evening, a ten-date concert tour which kicks off in July and concludes in December with a special Christmas themed show at London’s Garrick Theatre. On this, his fourth UK live outing, Mead will turn back the musical […]

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The House of Mirrors and Hearts – Gillian Kirkpatrick and Graham Bickley cast

Casting has been revealed for the world premiere of The House of Mirrors and Hearts, a new British chamber musical by Eamonn O’Dwyer and Robert Gilbert which will open the summer/autumn season at Arcola Theatre from Thursday 2 July to Saturday 1 August, with a press night on Tuesday 7 July. The cast features Gillian Kirkpatrick […]

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Mack and Mabel at Chichester Festival Theatre – full cast revealed

The full cast has been confirmed for Chichester’s forthcoming summer musical, Mack and Mabel, which will be led by Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance in the title roles. Following the Chichester run (13 July to 5 September), this major new production will tour across the UK and Ireland. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, […]

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