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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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All Star Productions to present 110 in the Shade

All Star Productions’ latest choice from the back catalogue of rarely-produced musicals will be 1960s western drama 110 in the Shade. Written by the songwriting team behind the world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, the rare London revival of the show which has only played the West End once (in 1967) […]

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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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My Land’s Shore premiere – cast and creatives revealed

Full casting and creatives have been announced for All Star Productions’ world premiere of the historical Welsh musical My Land’s Shore. Based on the true story of the tragic hero of the Merthyr Rising of 1831, when iron workers and coal miners were involved in bloody clashes with soldiers drafted in to protect industrialists, the […]

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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 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 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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A Little Night Music at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre – we chat to Sarah Waddell and Jamie Birkett

Actresses SARAH WADDELL and JAMIE BIRKETT are currently appearing in All Star Productions’ staging of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, London until 31 October. The show reunites the creative team behind last year’s critically acclaimed staging of Into the Woods. Theatre credits for Sarah Waddell, who plays Desiree Armfeldt, include: Into the Woods (Ye Olde […]

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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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Bye Bye Birdie – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

Bye Bye Birdie continues at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, London until 4 September. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This 1960 satire on fame, rock ‘n’ roll and teenage angst in small town America is rarely staged in London, perhaps now considered too twee and too saccharine for modern audiences. But […]

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Bye Bye Birdie at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre – casting revealed

Casting has been announced for All Star Productions’ next production, a rare professional staging of the classic Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, London. With music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams and a book by Michael Stewart, the production will run from 11 August to 4 September […]

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Actor Craig Berry talks It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman

All Star Productions originally presented the UK premiere of It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman 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 Theatre for a limited run of just ten performances. CRAIG BERRY plays Superman/Clark Kent […]

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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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It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman continues at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, Walthamstow, London until 22 March. Long before superheroes were the source of blockbuster movies and 35 years before the mega-musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark landed on Broadway, It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman opened on […]

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All Star Productions stages How to Succeed

All Star Productions is presenting a rare professional revival of the 1961 Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, Walthamstow from 6–24 May (press night is 9 May). The musical follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called […]

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Superman flies in to the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

All Star Productions’ staging of It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman (4–22 March, press night is 7 March) at North East London’s Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre is the first UK production of this musical comedy. With a score by Charles Strouse (Annie) and Lee Adams (Bye Bye Birdie), and a book by David Newman and […]

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