Singin’ in the Rain – Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Singin’ in the Rain continues at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London until 25 January. Although everybody remembers Gene Kelly’s magical dancing-in-rain, splashing-in-puddles, getting-soaked routine from the timeless 1952 Hollywood movie, it was London that eventually translated Betty Comden and Adolph Green’s screenplay into a stage musical when Tommy Steele directed and starred in it at the Palladium in the […]

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Jerry Herman revue Jerry’s Girls opens at St James Studio in 2015

Thirty years after it opened on Broadway, musical revue Jerry’s Girls will be revived in a limited two-week run at the St James Studio, London from 3 to 15 March 2015. Jerry’s Girls brings together an all-female cast to honour the legacy of the multi Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of some of the greatest Broadway […]

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Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical premieres on Broadway

School of Rock – The Musical will have its world premiere on Broadway, with previews beginning on 2 November 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for 6 December. Based on the hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock will feature music from the movie, as well as new music written by […]

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The Sound of Music tour – Steven Houghton cast as Captain von Trapp

Joining Danielle Hope as Maria von Trapp in a major national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music – opening on 15 January 2015 at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley – will be stage and television performer Steven Houghton, playing Captain von Trapp. Well-known for his longstanding television roles in Coronation Street and London’s Burning, Olivier-Award nominated actor Houghton has taken on leading roles in Spend […]

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Jersey Boys – further tour dates added

The producers of the current UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys have announced the addition of further dates to the tour schedule. The newly announced dates are the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (28 April to 9 May), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (21 July to 1 August), Sunderland Empire (8 to 19 September), […]

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The Commitments extends run for second time

Due to popular demand, The Commitments is to extend its current booking period for the second time to 13 September 2015 (the show originally opened at the Palace Theatre in September 2013). On announcing the further extension, producer Phil McIntyre said: “We’re extremely happy to announce that The Commitments has extended its current booking period for […]

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Rose Theatre, Kingston

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe continues at Rose Theatre, Kingston until 4 January 2015. It’s stretching it to call the Rose’s Christmas offering a musical, but there’s no doubt that Eamonn O’Dwyer’s sumptuous score adds considerably to the charm of CS Lewis’ enduring classic that first saw light of day 64 years ago […]

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Imelda Staunton leads West End transfer of Chichester’s Gypsy

Imelda Staunton will star as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent’s sell-out Chichester Festival Theatre production of Gypsy, the first to be seen in London for 40 years. This strictly limited season opens at the Savoy Theatre on 15 April 2015 with previews from 28 March 2015. Further casting for Gypsy, which goes on sale today […]

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ends West End run in March before tour

After a successful year in London at the Savoy Theatre, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be moving on to pastures new with international productions in Australia, South Korea and Germany and on a two-year national UK tour. London theatregoers have until 7 March to book tickets. Starting at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre on 5 May, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels […]

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The Goodbye Girl musical revived at the Gatehouse in Feb 2015

For the first time in 18 years, Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl will be re-introduced to the UK in a brand new production at London’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse. It will be directed by Adam Lenson (associate director on the Olivier Award-winning production of Merrily We Roll Along), with musical direction by Richard Bates (Broadway […]

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Gary Williams – A Swingin’ Christmas – Crazy Coqs

Gary Williams’ show A Swingin’ Christmas continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 24 December. Returning to this venue after a sell-out run last year, Gary Williams gets the audience to join him an old-fashioned Christmas. And what a party he creates. He provides a veritable potpourri with seasonable songs – not just old chestnuts but some […]

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Into the Woods – the movie – our verdict

Into the Woods opens in UK cinemas on 9 January 2015. As a longtime Sondheim fan and particular admirer of Into the Woods, the “be careful what you wish for” fantasy musical which the great man teased out of James Lapine’s clever book in 1986, it would be great to be wrong but where’s the […]

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