Casting for A Spoonful of Sherman at Live At Zédel

West End favourites Helena Blackman and Daniel Boys will star alongside Robert J. Sherman in A Spoonful of Sherman at London entertainment hub Live At Zédel in August. Following two sold-out runs, the celebration of the work of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, returns to London to play Live At Zédel from 7-20 […]

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Cast for Joybubbles – the next Work In Progress at The Other Palace

Rehearsals have begun for Joybubbles, the third production in The Other Palace’s Work In Progress series. With Jonathan Slinger (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) in the title role, the cast also features Evelyn Hoskins (Spring Awakening) as Little Joe, supported by Esh Alladi, Emma Thornett, Ben Fox, Ceri-Lyn Cissone, Terence Frisch, Julie LeGrand and Stuart […]

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Bella: An American Tall Tale – Playwrights Horizon, New York

Bella: An American Tall Tale continues at Playwrights Horizon, New York until 2 July. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ In Bella: An American Tall Tale, the multi-talented Kristin Childs has concocted a gloriously overstuffed fantasia. Her work is an unabashed celebration of the full-figured African-American woman, more specifically her large posterior. Or as the play’s heroine, […]

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The Who’s Tommy – Theatre Royal Stratford East and Touring

The Who’s Tommy continues at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London until 17 June, then tours until 1 July. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ This ambitious inclusive take on The Who’s 1969 rock musical is vibrant, energetic and showcases some exciting talent. In fact it’s theatrically so busy that you’d probably need to see it half a dozen […]

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LMTO presents Candide with Rob Houchen in title role

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra will return to Cadogan Hall next month with Leonard Bernstein and Hugh Wheeler’s Candide. Previewing next year’s Bernstein centenary celebrations, the LMTO’s concert presentation of Candide will feature Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, Titanic) in the title role. Candide follows on from the LMTO’s critically-acclaimed concert versions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s […]

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Ordinary Days – London Theatre Workshop

Ordinary Days continues at London Theatre Workshop until 17 June. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Streetlights, People! Productions brings Adam Gwon’s musical Ordinary Days to London Theatre Workshop. One of the Streetlights, People! goals is to create work that is ‘entertaining, relatable and thought provoking’, and in a time in which […]

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Kiss Me, Kate – Kilworth House Theatre

Kiss Me, Kate continues at Kilworth House Theatre, Leicestershire until 16 July. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Once again, amongst the trees, under the canopy of the Kilworth House Theatre, another gem of a production delights in the form of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate. You know the story – amongst the […]

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Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year – Stiles + Drewe Prize – Noel Coward Theatre

The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year/Stiles + Drewe Prize at the Noel Coward Theatre, London. There’s no stopping those girls! Scots lass Izuka Hoyle made it four in a row for female contenders by winning the prestigious Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition by following Corrine Priest, Erin Doherty and […]

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Tony Awards 2017 – Dear Evan Hansen tops the field with six – Dolly takes four

Dear Evan Hansen, an emotion-clutching musical about teenage outsiders, grabbed the spotlight at the 2017 Tony Awards. It won a half-dozen trophies, including Best Musical, while its 23-year-old star Ben Platt took home honours for Leading Actor in a Musical. On the distaff side, Bette Midler, as was generally predicted, won Best Actress in a […]

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Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize – meet the winners

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announced the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize.  The winners were revealed at the West End gala held at the Noёl Coward Theatre which was hosted by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe. Izuka Hoyle won the Stephen Sondheim Society […]

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Interview – Audrey Brisson on La Strada, hedgehog costumes and being ‘slightly odd’

Actress, singer, and acrobat French-Canadian AUDREY BRISSON is currently playing the wide-eyed Gelsomina in the musical stage adaptation of Federico Fellini’s 1954 film La Strada (‘The Road’). Having spent the early years of her career within the Cirque du Soleil’s embrace, she has carved out a career at the forefront of collaborative theatre, working with […]

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Guildford School of Acting – The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz was performed by Guildford School of Acting musical theatre third years at the Ivy Arts Centre, Guildford. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Here is a real curio – the European premiere of a show originally written and rejected by the public more than 30 years ago, […]

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