Groundhog Day – August Wilson Theatre, New York

Groundhog Day continues at the August Wilson Theatre, New York. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Groundhog Day has ambled onto Broadway, sporting the triumphs of its world premiere in London, including Olivier Awards for Best Musical and Best Actor in a Musical, Andy Karl. The show made more news when Karl […]

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Dirty Dancing – Milton Keynes Theatre and Touring

Dirty Dancing continues at the Milton Keynes Theatre until 29 April, then tours until 23 September. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Based on the hit 1987 movie of the same name and featuring music by Eric Carmen and The Ronettes, Dirty Dancing comes to the Milton Keynes Theatre as the 14th stop on its nationwide tour. […]

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The Braille Legacy – Charing Cross Theatre

The Braille Legacy continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 24 June. Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ A musical which tells the true story of the inventor of Braille initially seems worth a trip – it’s a story you expect to be inspiring and enlightening. But despite being staged by critically-acclaimed director […]

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Joe McElderry to bring Joseph back home at Christmas

Joe McElderry will be heading home for Christmas in Bill Kenwright’s touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. A special limited run of the show which is currently in the middle of its 2017 UK tour will play Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena from 19-31 December. Commenting on the news of his special festive […]

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Annie in the West End – cast joining Miranda Hart revealed

Rehearsals began today (24 April 2017) for the West End production of Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre. Joining the previously announced Miranda Hart who will play Miss Hannigan are Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. The title role of Annie will be shared by Madeleine Haynes, 13 years old from Hadley Wood, Barnet; Lola Moxom, 12 years old […]

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Cat The Play – Gerard McCarthy stars in West End premiere

Showbiz satire Cat – (The Play!!!) is to make its West End debut this week, following on from successful runs across Ireland and at Leicester Curve. Featuring The Fall and Hollyoaks’ actor Gerard McCarthy, the tongue-in-cheek homage to musical theatre centres on the sacking of Dave The Cat from the musical Cats just minutes before curtain-up on opening […]

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Blondel original London cast recording to be released on CD

The original London cast recording of Tim Rice and Stephen Oliver’s musical Blondel will be released on CD next month nearly 20 years after the double LP version went out of print. Rice’s first musical outside of his partnership with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Blondel follows the fortunes of an ambitious minstrel in the court of […]

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London-Paris-Roam! – Tristan Bates Theatre

London-Paris-Roam! was reviewed at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London. The show is currently on a spring tour. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ After spending 20 years living in Paris, Sarah Tullamore, a self-confessed woman of a certain age, is packing her bags, clearing her clutter and moving on. With one hand clasping […]

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War Paint – Nederlander Theatre, New York

War Paint continues at the Nederlander Theatre, New York. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ It has a great title, a great concept and two great female stars of Broadway theatre heading a talented company. There’s also a bounty of handsome costumes and sets, but beyond all this, things about War Paint […]

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The Wicker Husband – The Other Palace

A showcase performance of The Wicker Husband took place at The Other Palace, London. The Wicker Husband, with a book by Rhys Jennings and music and lyrics by Darren Clark, is based on a short story of the same name by Ursula Willis-Jones. It tells the story of The Ugly Girl, a hardworking fisher woman […]

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Southerland’s staging of Titanic The Musical to launch tour in Southampton

Thom Southerland’s critically-acclaimed production of the multi award-winning Broadway musical Titanic The Musical is to sail into the city where the RMS Titanic began its doomed maiden voyage at the start of its first tour. Opening at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre on 12 April 2018 in the week of the Titanic’s 106th anniversary, the production which […]

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Young Frankenstein cast – Lesley Joseph, Hadley Fraser and Ross Noble join line-up

Comedian Ross Noble will take a break from his successful stand-up career to play Igor in Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein which will receive its West End premiere at London’s Garrick Theatre in the autumn. Prior to the announcement of his casting, the popular and award-winning comedian revealed on his Twitter feed that his ‘new […]

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