Tag Archives | Andrew Lloyd Webber

Tell Me On a Sunday – St James Theatre

Tell Me On a Sunday continues at the St James Theatre, London until 12 January before transferring to the Duchess Theatre for two weeks from 18 February–1 March. It’s nostalgia time at the St James with Marti Webb bravely re-creating the one-woman Tell Me On a Sunday show of almost 32 years ago that took […]

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Tell Me On a Sunday transfers to the Duchess

Tell Me On a Sunday has always commanded a loyal following as the 1979 collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Don Black produced a number of still-popular songs, not least the title number and the even bigger hit ‘Take That Look Off Your Face’. Even so, the news that, due to public demand, this […]

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Stephen Ward the Musical – Aldwych Theatre

Stephen Ward the Musical opened at the Aldwych Theatre, London on 19 December. Set in the swinging 1960s, Stephen Ward the Musical is a biographical piece describing the rise and fall of the society playboy who fell foul of the ruling classes. Known eternally as the lynchpin to the Profumo affair –a sexual scandal that precipitated […]

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Stephen Ward at the Royal Variety Performance

Last night at the London Palladium, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber introduced Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward) and Charlotte Spencer (Christine Keeler) performing The Side of the Sky at the Royal Variety Performance, from the forthcoming West End production of Stephen Ward. At the end of the evening, Lloyd Webber, Hanson and Spencer were greeted by Prince Charles. The Royal […]

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Michael Feinstein and Friends – Palace Theatre

Michael Feinstein and Friends at the Palace Theatre, London. Small, dapper and a ridiculously young-looking 57, Michael Feinstein bounded on to the Palace stage and gave us a two-hour trawl through the Great American Songbook with brief assistance from Elaine Paige and Julian Ovenden in this flagship event of the first London Festival of Cabaret. […]

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Wimbledon/Touring

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London until 2 November and then continues its tour. Playing during the school half-term, this colourful and fun production of the long-running Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical collaboration was perfect pre-Xmas fare for all the family. Indeed for much of the […]

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Ian ‘H’ Watkins lives the Joseph dream again

Cameron Smith catches up with Welsh singer, dancer and stage actor Ian ‘H’ Watkins, well-known for being a member of pop group Steps, but also now a musical theatre regular. He is currently playing the lead role in the touring production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. Ian ‘H’ Watkins, best-known as a member of the pop band […]

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Jesus Christ Superstar – NIA Birmingham

Jesus Christ Superstar was performed at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham as part of a tour which continues until 15 October. There are those, I among them, who opined that Godspell was a more sophisticated 1970s musical about Jesus than Jesus Christ Superstar. So what a pleasure to encounter the much-heralded tour of Tim Rice and Lloyd […]

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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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Liz Robertson Sings Her Favourite Songs

Reviewed at The Crazy Coqs, London. Forty years on from making her showbiz bow as a cabaret dancer at the nearby Savoy Hotel, the ageless Liz Robertson is back in cabaret mode for her one-woman show at The Crazy Coqs, the new go-to Piccadilly nightspot for lovers of the genre which becomes ever more polished […]

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