Tag Archives | Aaron Clingham

Welsh premiere of My Land’s Shore – concert to raise funds

Casting has been announced for a special fundraising concert to support the eagerly-anticipated homecoming of historical Welsh musical My Land’s Shore. Featuring songs by British composers and hosted by Tim McArthur, the concert on Sunday 3 September will play London’s Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, the venue where the show received its world premiere […]

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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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Metropolis – All Star Productions to stage first London revival

The first London revival of the musical version of the Fritz Lang movie Metropolis will be the closing production in All Star Productions’ 2017 season. With music by Joe Brooks and a book and lyrics by Brooks and Dusty Hughes, Metropolis will play London’s Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre from 10-29 October. Continuing All […]

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Cream – Canal Cafe Theatre

Cream continues at the Canal Cafe Theatre, London every Sunday at 7pm until 23 July. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ So what makes a good musical? Whatever it is, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Matador and Lord of the Rings didn’t have it. This ingeniously engaging revue picks songs, some of them […]

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My Land’s Shore – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

My Land’s Shore continues at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, London until 26 February. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ This new musical by Christopher J Orton (music and lyrics) and Robert Gould (book and lyrics), based on a true story, is well-worth a visit. From the powerful opening number, ‘Burning’, […]

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Wonderful Town – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

Wonderful Town continues at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, London until 30 October. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Director Tim McArthur and MD Aaron Clingham reunite for an exuberant, action-packed revival (indeed, a miraculous resuscitation) in Walthamstow of Leonard Bernstein and Comden and Green’s 1953 musical Wonderful Town. Not quite a lost […]

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Wonderful Town – cast and creatives revealed for All Star production

Full casting and creatives have been announced for All Star Productions’ new chamber production of Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town. Based on the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, which was in turn inspired by the short stories by Ruth McKenney, Wonderful Town features a score by Bernstein with lyrics by Betty […]

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Bernstein’s Wonderful Town is final show in All Star Productions’ 2016 season

A new chamber production of Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town will be the final presentation in All Star Productions’ 2016 season. Following on from the company’s recent critically acclaimed Babes in Arms, Wonderful Town will play London’s Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre from 12-30 October. Based on the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields […]

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Babes in Arms – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

Babes in Arms continues at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, London until 7 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ All Star Productions once again digs deep into the bowels of musical theatre to find a lost show that – as you watch it – you realise isn’t actually all that lost. […]

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Babes in Arms at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre – more details

Cast and creative details have been revealed for All Star Productions’ Babes in Arms which opens at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre next month. The rarely performed Rodgers and Hart musical, which will play the Walthamstow venue from 20 July until 7 August, will feature Jack McCann (as Valentine LaMar), Ruth Betteridge (as […]

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Babes in Arms at Ye Olde Rose and Crown – first staging in 15 years

Rodgers and Hart’s original version of Babes in Arms will be given its first UK staging in nearly 15 years in London in July. Continuing All Star Productions’ commitment to producing revivals of rarely produced musicals, Babes in Arms will play London’s Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre from 20 July until 7 August. The 1930s show […]

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Out of this World – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

Out of this World continues at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, London until 30 April. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ The consistently reliable Rose and Crown in Walthamstow works its magic again, turning its attention to a little-known Cole Porter show and covering it with almost enough glitter and glitz to […]

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Out of This World at Ye Olde Rose and Crown – cast details

All Star Productions has revealed full details of the cast and creative team for the upcoming London stage premiere of Cole Porter’s Out of This World. The show, which opens at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre on 12 April, will star Cameron Bernard Jones, Rhiannon Moushall, Hugo Joss Catton, Ruth Betteridge, Megan Gilmartin, Adam Hepworth, […]

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Out of This World London stage premiere from All Star Productions

All Star Productions is continuing its commitment to producing revivals of rarely produced musicals with the London stage premiere of Cole Porter’s Out of This World. The musical comedy, loosely based on a comedy by Roman playwright Plautus, with music and lyrics by the legendary Porter and a book by Dwight Taylor and Reginald Lawrence, […]

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The Kissing Dance at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre – casting details

Casting has been announced for All Star Productions’ version of The Kissing Dance due to open at London’s Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre next month. Based on Oliver Goldsmith’s play She Stoops to Conquer, the show continues All Star’s commitment to reviving rarely produced musicals and is also the venue’s fourth show featuring music by Howard […]

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A Little Night Music – Ye Olde Rose and Crown

A Little Night Music continues at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, London until 31 October. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Every so often, a production of a classic show comes along that makes you think – why have I never seen it like this before? I’m a Sondheim [A Little Night Music’s […]

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A Little Night Music at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown – cast revealed

The cast has been revealed for All Star Productions’ A Little Night Music at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, London from 6 to 31 October (press night is 9 October). The show reunites the creative team behind last year’s critically acclaimed staging of Into the Woods. The line-up is as follows: Sarah Waddell (Desiree Armfeldt), Alexander McMorran (Fredrik Egerman), Jamie […]

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All Star Productions brings A Little Night Music to Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

The creative team behind last year’s critically acclaimed All Star Productions of Into the Woods are reuniting to bring Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music to Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, London from 6 to 31 October (press night is 9 October). Based on Ingmar Bergman’s comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, […]

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Face the Music – interviews with Samuel Haughton and Joanne Clifton

All Star Productions is presenting the first UK stage production of Irving Berlin and Moss Hart’s musical comedy Face the Music at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, Walthamstow until 3 July. In the cast are JOANNE CLIFTON (World and European Professional Ballroom Dancing Champion, Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer 2014) as the Street Walker and actor/singer SAMUEL HAUGHTON (Wind in the Willows, […]

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Irving Berlin’s Face the Music at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre – Strictly star cast

All Star Productions is presenting the first UK stage production of Irving Berlin and Moss Hart’s musical comedy Face the Music at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, Walthamstow from 9 June to 3 July (press night is 12 June). In the cast will be Joanne Clifton (World and European Professional Ballroom Dancing Champion, Strictly Come Dancing pro […]

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It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman – Leicester Square Theatre

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman continues at the Leicester Square Theatre, London until 21 February. Star rating: 4 stars **** Superman, the hero of the comic strip begun in 1939, has entertained adults and children in many guises for decades. In between that first appearance and the release of the Superman film starring Christopher […]

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Mark Turnbull Sings Sondheim – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

I’m Still Here: Mark Turnbull Sings Sondheim was performed at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, London. As a member of The Stephen Sondheim Society, I can’t think of a much better way to spend a dreary Sunday afternoon than listening to a cabaret of Sondheim songs, performed by a veteran of the West End, staged […]

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It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman – line-up revealed for transfer to Leicester Square Theatre

Casting has been revealed for the transfer of All Star Productions’ acclaimed production of It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman. The company presented the UK premiere of the show in March 2014 at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre on the London Fringe, and its success has meant the production will take up residence from 10-21 February 2015 at the Leicester Square […]

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Into the Woods – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

Into the Woods continues at continues at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, London until 31 October. All Star Productions – housed above Ye Olde Rose & Crown pub in Walthamstow, London – proves that fairytales are timeless by re-locating Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods to modern day Britain, complete with a cocaine-snorting […]

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The Apple Tree – Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre

The Apple Tree continues at Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre, London until 30 August. Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock bestrode the 1960s musical scene. Original productions of She Loves Me (302 Broadway performances) and Fiddler On the Roof (3,242 Broadway performances) broke box office records. A couple of years later came The Apple Tree, […]

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