Miss Saigon set for the Prince Edward

Cameron Mackintosh has finally revealed that the Boublil and Schonberg musical Miss Saigon will return to the West End in May 2014 to the Prince Edward Theatre. He said: “I find it hard to believe that it is already 25 years since I first premiered Miss Saigon in London at Drury Lane Theatre before it went on to phenomenal success around the world. “Ten […]

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A Little Night Music – Yvonne Arnaud

Performed at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford. For a single night the one and only Desiree Armfeldt graced the stage of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre by courtesy of musical director Alex Parker, a man with a passion for staging concerts and musicals with large orchestras at the core of the entertainment. He is also able to conjure […]

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My Fair Lady – Kilworth House Theatre

Playing at the Kilworth House Theatre, near Lutterworth, Leicestershire until 14th July. Mitch Sebastian’s memorable staging of My Fair Lady is as well-chiselled as the astutely and beautifully designed environment of the Kilworth House Theatre in which the musical is performed, from the fine vocals of the cast to Cornelius Clarke’s black-smeared dustman, Alfred Doolittle, an old hack out of Ealing […]

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Payback the Musical – Riverside Studios

Playing at the Riverside Studios, London until June 30. Mining the world of daytime television for musical theatre material by necessity invites comparison with Jerry Springer: The Opera, but where Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee used the form to examine morality and religion, in Payback the Musical Paul Rayfield is content to stick with the heightened […]

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Patti LuPone – Leicester Square Theatre

Playing at the Leicester Square Theatre, London until 23rd June. It’s not often we get a real live Broadway musical theatre legend in the West End and fans, among them Adele, were out in force for Patti LuPone’s opening night at the Leicester Square Theatre. A belter in the Ethel Merman tradition and an actress […]

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Beverley Knight set for The Bodyguard

Award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight will make her West End debut when she joins the cast of The Bodyguard this September to play the leading role of Oscar-nominated star Rachel Marron. Also joining the line-up will be Tristan Gemmill as Rachel’s bodyguard Frank Farmer. The two performers replace Heather Headley and Lloyd Owen who originated the roles […]

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Nunsense A-men! and title of show at the Landor

The musicals season at London’s Landor Theatre continues with Sister Mary McArthur (also known as performer Tim McArthur) making her musical theatre debut as the Mother Superior in Dan Goggin’s Nunsense A-men! (the musical) from 27th June-28th July. Nunsense A-men! begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has […]

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Titanic musical cast revealed

Casting has been announced for the European premiere of a new chamber version of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Titanic. Directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento, the production of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s show will run for a six-week season at Southwark Playhouse from 26th July-31st August. The loss of the RMS Titanic […]

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Arts Ed – The 25th Annual Spelling Bee

Performed at the Arts Educational School, London. One of the pleasures to be had from supporting drama student productions is the opportunity to see musicals that one only knows from recordings, but have rarely been performed in this country. They also offer the chance to see revivals of old favourites or to catch up on […]

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Jersey Boys on the move in 2014

Jersey Boys, which recently celebrated its fifth London birthday at the Prince Edward Theatre, will be transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre in March 2014, with its last performance at the Prince Edward Theatre on Sunday 9 March. The Spice Girls musical Viva Forever!, which closes at the Piccadilly at the end of June, is followed by […]

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Mission Drift – The National Theatre Shed

Playing at The NT Shed, London until 28th June. Mission Drift exploded into the UK in 2011 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it blew critics and audiences away. So convincing was its force that those who hadn’t seen it – including me – fell upon the news of a London transfer like ready-made disciples. […]

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Tony Awards 2013

Kinky Boots danced away from the Tony Awards on Sunday night in New York with top honours, being celebrated as Best Musical of  the 2012-2013 Broadway season, alongside plaudits for Best Original Score (by pop queen Cyndi Lauper) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Billy Porter as the irresistible drag […]

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