My Land’s Shore to debut in Wales

Historical Welsh musical My Land’s Shore is heading home for its Welsh premiere at Theatr Soar in Merthyr Tydfil early next year. Following on from the well-received world premiere run at London’s Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in February, the show’s Welsh premiere run will begin on 20 February 2018. Based on the true […]

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Me the People: The Trump America Musical – The Triad Theatre, New York

Me the People: The Trump America Musical continues at The Triad Theatre, New York. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Political comedy has reached new levels of brazenness with the ascension of real estate mogul Donald Trump to President of the United States. The new satirical revue, Me the People: The Trump […]

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Yank! – Charing Cross Theatre

Yank! continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 19 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ A half century before the US military service policy ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’, relationships between gay men in the US Armed Forces were, if not exactly tolerated, tacitly acknowledged. In the mix of adrenaline and […]

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Toxic Avenger – full cast revealed for transfer

Mark Anderson [pictured] will return to the central role in the hit Off-Broadway rock musical The Toxic Avenger which will follow its sold-out London debut at the Southwark Playhouse with a transfer to the Arts Theatre this autumn. Directed by Benji Sperring, the European premiere production of the show – based on a 1980s cult […]

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Titanic The Musical to sail into Belfast as part of debut national tour

The eagerly anticipated UK and Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical will make an early stop at Belfast, the city where the doomed ship was built. As previously announced, Thom Southerland’s critically-acclaimed production of the multi award-winning Broadway will begin its first tour in Southampton, the city where the RMS Titanic began its fateful maiden […]

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He Shoots! He Scores! – A Musical With Balls – Above The Stag

He Shoots! He Scores! – A Musical With Balls continues at Above The Stag, London until 20 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Whatever you may think of the sport, football is probably the game that’s most often been tackled in musical theatre. There’s Lloyd Webber’s Beautiful Game of course and […]

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Drawing the line – why Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt has got his priorities right

Musical Theatre Review editor Lisa Martland writes… I am not a stranger to fandom, I vividly recall having posters of 1980s pop stars on my bedroom walls. And as my passion for theatre, and musicals in particular, grew, I wasn’t a complete stranger to the Stage Door after a performance – shyly standing in a […]

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Natalie Anderson signs up for Fat Friends The Musical

Former Emmerdale star Natalie Anderson is the latest addition to the cast for the UK tour of Fat Friends The Musical. The actress, whose stage roles since leaving the ITV soap have included Nessarose in the West End production of Wicked, will play Lauren the role originated on screen by her Emmerdale co-star Gaynor Faye. […]

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James Dreyfus joins LMTO’s Candide in concert

Screen and stage actor James Dreyfus has stepped up to take on the role of Pangloss in the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s upcoming concert presentation of Leonard Bernstein and Hugh Wheeler’s Candide. The star of hit TV shows Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and The Thin Blue Line will return to the role of outrageously optimistic Pangloss […]

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Arlene Phillips unites dance world to raise money for Grenfell fire victims

Award-winning choreographer and TV personality Arlene Phillips will gather together some of the biggest names in dance for a gala performance to raise funds for the survivors of the Grenfell House fire. The Gala For Grenfell at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 30 July will unite dancers from across the world in a fundraiser for […]

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What the Ladybird Heard – Lyric Theatre

What the Ladybird Heard continues at the Lyric Theatre, London until 10 September. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ If you go a-burgling in your stripy top with your swag bag you will get caught and sent to prison. That’s the lightly presented moral message of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ immensely […]

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The Wind in the Willows at the London Palladium – exclusive new images

Adapted for the stage by the team of Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the major new musical theatre adaptation of the family classic The Wind in the Willows has sped into the London Palladium. Here is a selection of brand new exclusive images from Musical Theatre Review’s official photographer Roy Tan. Rufus Hound […]

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