West End Bares heads for the Novello

Burlesque-flavoured fundraiser West End Bares will play two shows at the Novello Theatre in September. Now in its seventh year, the show which is staged in aid of the Make a Difference Trust, the UK-based charity involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS, will play two performances on the evening of 25 September. Based on the […]

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Exposure the Musical world premiere – casting revealed

Former soap stars Natalie Anderson and Michael Greco are among the cast for Exposure the Musical – Life Through a Lens which will receive its world premiere at London’s St James Theatre in July. Ex-Emmerdale regular Anderson and one-time EastEnder Greco will join David Albury, Andy Barke, Rhiannon Duncan, Zeph Gould, Kurt Kansley, Stevie Mahoney, Niamh […]

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Rob Rokicki Back in London – The Pheasantry

Rob Rokicki Back in London at The Pheasantry, London. Rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ The New York singer-songwriter Rob Rokicki stopped off at The Pheasantry on his way to Berlin and delighted a Sunday sell-out audience with 25 compositions that are making him one of the more exciting new writers in musical […]

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The New York-London Rendezvous – Canal Café Theatre

The New York-London Rendezvous at the Canal Café Theatre, London. Rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Once a year, old friends Valerie and George reunite. Though one lives in New York, the other in London, their annual reunion is a chance to catch up, and to burst into song at every opportunity to […]

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Concert version of Ragtime to be staged at Bishopgate Institute

A staged concert version of the multi award-winning Ragtime – The Musical is to play six performances in the heart of the City of London. The amateur production from the Bishopgate Institute and Centre Stage London will feature the full, original Tony Award-winning score performed by 21 musicians and an onstage cast supported by an offstage choir. […]

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Palladium debut for Warwick Davis-produced musical

The Warwick Davis-produced new British musical Eugenius will premiere in concert form at the London Palladium next month. Harry Potter and Star Wars favourite Davis will also appear in the show alongside double Olivier Award winner David Bedella (In The Heights, Jerry Springer The Opera), Amy Lennox (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Samuel Holmes (Mrs Henderson Presents, Spamalot) and […]

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Miss Saigon – double screen treat for fans

Fans unable to catch a performance of Cameron Mackintosh’s most recent production of Boublil and Schönberg’s haunting musical Miss Saigon before it ended its run at the Prince Edward Theatre in February will soon be able to own a copy of a filmed version. Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance, which mixes footage from the last […]

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Barlow and Firth’s The Girls opens in the West End January 2017

The Girls, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical version of The Calendar Girls story, is heading for the West End in January next year. Barlow’s take on the inspirational story of the Rylstone Women’s Institute members’ headline-grabbing fundraiser, has been co-written with his childhood friend, Firth, the writer of the original award-winning film and stage versions of The Calendar […]

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Line-up For Kids Week 2016 revealed

Over 35 of London’s biggest shows have joined the line-up for this year’s popular Kids Week event in August. Now in its 19th year, the annual London theatre initiative – running for the entire month of August – has enlisted a wide range of major productions which will offer free tickets to performances. During the event […]

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Interview – Sweeney Todd writer Christopher Bond on his latest show, Romford Rose

CHRISTOPHER BOND is probably best known to theatregoers as the playwright of the 1970 version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street that pumped new blood into George Dibdin Pitt’s bloody melodrama (“It needed a heart transplant, not a facelift,” says Bond) and inspired Stephen Sondheim to create his musical magnum opus six […]

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Tuck Everlasting and American Psycho closing on Broadway

The casualties from the just-ended Broadway season are piling up, with both American Psycho and Tuck Everlasting saying abrupt farewells. Tuck Everlasting posted a 29 May closing notice, while American Psycho will wind things up on 5 June. Tuck, which opened officially on 26 April after 29 previews, will at its closing have chalked up […]

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Disney’s Aladdin extends booking period

The much-anticipated new Disney musical Aladdin has begun previewing in the West End ahead of its opening night on 15 June. With the booking period now extended into February 2017, the lavish show makes its UK debut tonight at the Prince Edward Theatre. Featuring Dean John-Wilson in the title role alongside former Sugababe Jade Ewen […]

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