Tag Archives | Anna-Jane Casey

Ruffelle, Huntley and Kemp to play new Pizza Express live venue

Frances Ruffelle, Tyrone Huntley and Martin Kemp are among the latest additions to the star-studded launch season line-up at restaurant chain Pizza Express’ latest London entertainment venue. Tickets are already on sale for An Audience With Martin Kemp on 31 August, West End favourite Ruffelle’s solo show I Say Yeh-Yeh on 3 September and Evening […]

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Pizza Express to open new entertainment venue in London

Restaurant chain Pizza Express will open a new live entertainment venue at its newly designed restaurant in London’s High Holborn at the end of August. The intimate space in the basement will feature a wide range of music, cabaret, comedy, and ‘audience with’ Q&A sessions. Designed to allow the audience to get close to some […]

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Billy Elliot the Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Billy Elliot the Musical continues at the Milton Keynes Theatre until 17 June. The show’s next dates are at the Theater am Grossmarkt, Hamburg, Germany from 29 June to 23 July. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Milton Keynes Theatre is made for Billy Elliot. With its huge width and deep recesses, […]

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Stars line up to record composer Alexander S Bermange’s comic catalogue

Musical comedy composer Alexander S. Bermange has assembled a star-studded line-up of stage and screen favourites to record a double album of his songs. Whit & Whimsy features special performances of some of Bermange’s most popular comic creations by stars including Miriam Margolyes, Nigel Planer, Tracie Bennett and Ian Bartholomew. Produced by Mike Dixon, the […]

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Something for everybody at Live at Zédel

To launch its spring programme, Piccadilly cabaret room Live at Zédel gave us a taster of seven very different acts, drolly introduced by French comic/compere Marcel Lucont, who is very funny indeed, rather naughty, and will be well worth seeing during Zedel’s French Fest in March. From a musical theatre point of view the highlight […]

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Annie Get Your Gun – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Annie Get Your Gun continues at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield until 21 January 2017. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Most prestige venues now opt for Christmas shows that, while they may be ‘family entertainment’, avoid Santas, sleighs or slapstick. This year’s Crucible Theatre offering transports us instead to the Wild West […]

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Annie Get Your Gun at Sheffield Crucible extends run

Sheffield Theatres has announced that its major new revival of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun has extended its run for one week due to public demand, now closing on 21 January. The show opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo […]

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Anna-Jane Casey – A Life in the Day – Live at Zedel

Anna-Jane Casey: A Life in the Day at Live At Zedel, London. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ From Annie as a young child in Manchester to Annie Get Your Gun in two months’ time in Sheffield, with plenty of West End shows and national tours in between, the awesomely versatile and […]

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Annie Get Your Gun at Sheffield Crucible – Anna-Jane Casey and Ben Lewis lead cast

Sheffield Theatres has revealed the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, playing from 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and running until 14 January. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie […]

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More musical theatre stars lined up for new Live At Zédel

Further details have been announced of the musical theatre stars lined up to launch London’s new entertainment concept Live At Zédel. Artistic director in residence, American singer-songwriter Scott Alan, has added a number of acts to the autumn line-up alongside previously announced stars including Rachel Tucker, Shoshana Bean, Matt Cardle and Maria Friedman. Actress Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie), actress-turned-singer […]

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Interview – Clare Burt on Flowers for Mrs Harris and creating new work

Actress CLARE BURT (This is My Family, London Road) has returned to Sheffield Theatres to take on the title role in the world premiere of Flowers for Mrs Harris, Daniel Evans’ final production as artistic director at the venue (opening tonight, 23 May). The new musical by Richard Taylor (The Go-Between, Tom’s Midnight Garden) and Rachel Wagstaff (Birdsong, Moonshadow), based […]

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Mack & Mabel – Chichester Festival Theatre

Mack & Mabel continues at the Chichester Festival Theatre until 5 September, and then tours the UK and Ireland from 1 October–6 December. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical, telling of the early days of silent film-making and the relationship between film director Mack Sennett and his greatest star Mabel Normand, has […]

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Mack & Mabel at Chichester Festival Theatre – a gallery of new images

Chichester’s summer musical, Mack & Mabel, with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance in the title roles, opens tonight (playing until 5 September), before touring across the UK and Ireland. Here are a brand new set of production images from our official photographer Roy Tan. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, musical comedy Mack & Mabel, with music […]

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Royal Festival Hall

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★  Frank Loesser’s musical satire of self-help books and office politics enjoyed a one-night concert performance on London’s South Bank, courtesy of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and a truly stellar cast. The 1961 show – […]

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Mack and Mabel at Chichester Festival Theatre – full cast revealed

The full cast has been confirmed for Chichester’s forthcoming summer musical, Mack and Mabel, which will be led by Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance in the title roles. Following the Chichester run (13 July to 5 September), this major new production will tour across the UK and Ireland. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, […]

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Rebecca LaChance cast opposite Michael Ball in Mack and Mabel at Chichester

After an extensive search, American actress Rebecca LaChance has been confirmed to star as Mabel alongside Michael Ball in Chichester’s forthcoming summer musical, Mack and Mabel, at the Festival Theatre from 13 July to 5 September, and then touring across the UK and Ireland in the production. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, this […]

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Jerry’s Girls – St James Studio

Jerry’s Girls continues at St James Studio, London until 15 March. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ It is only when you hear 28 of his show songs paraded one after the other in a sparkling revue staged so winningly by a hectically-involved cast of five under Kate Golledge’s imaginative direction that you realise the full extent of Broadway legend Jerry […]

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The Follow Spot cabaret – Proud Cabaret City

The first in a season of Follow Spot cabaret evenings took place at London’s Proud Cabaret City (featuring Jess Robinson, Tim Newman, Laurence Owen and Anna-Jane Casey). The season continues until 26 April. Star rating: 4 stars **** Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Marilyn Monroe sang Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’? Or if Shirley Bassey sang ‘Rapper’s Delight’? […]

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Follow Spot cabaret season kicks off with Anna-Jane Casey

A spring season of The Follow Spot cabaret evenings, presented by West End On Sea Productions at London’s Proud Cabaret City, begins this Sunday (8 February) when actress and singer Anna-Jane Casey (who will soon be seen in Jerry’s Girls at the St James Theatre) will be appearing. Future nights also feature big names from the musical theatre world, up […]

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Jerry’s Girls London revival – meet the Girls

Full casting has been announced for musical revue Jerry’s Girls which, 30 years after it opened on Broadway, will be revived in a limited two-week run (3 to 15 March) at the St James Studio, London. Jerry’s Girls are Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones and Sarah-Louise Young. Anna-Jane Casey was recently seen starring in Forbidden Broadway at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Vaudeville Theatre. West End credits […]

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Interview – Anna-Jane Casey on Forbidden Broadway, Family Guy and girl power

Actress ANNA-JANE CASEY is currently starring in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Forbidden Broadway at London’s Vaudeville Theatre. She also appeared in the 2009 production of the long-running satirical reuve at the Menier. Having performed as a child in theatre, television and radio, Casey made her West End debut in the role of Rumpleteazer in Cats […]

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Forbidden Broadway – Vaudeville Theatre

Forbidden Broadway continues at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, until 24 November. Musical theatre fans who missed this hilarious mickey-take on their favourite and not-so-favourite shows in its sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory now have 11 weeks to catch it on The Strand and it is well worthy of its transfer to the West End. […]

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Menier’s Forbidden Broadway transfers to Vaudeville with Christina Bianco in cast

Following a sold out and critically acclaimed run, the Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of Forbidden Broadway will transfer to the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre from 9 September-22 November, with press night on 15 September. Joining the cast is YouTube sensation Christina Bianco who has played in Forbidden Broadway: Goes to Rehab in New York (Drama Desk nomination for […]

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Forbidden Broadway – Menier Chocolate Factory

Forbidden Broadway continues at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London until 16 August. First premiering in 1982, comedy revue Forbidden Broadway (conceived and written by Gerard Alessandrini, with additional material by Philip George, who also directs) has been poking fun at musical theatre staples ever since, renewing itself as old shows close and newer productions provide fresh pickings. Now back […]

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Casey and Dann return to Menier’s Forbidden Broadway

Anna-Jane Casey, Sophie-Louise Dann, Damian Humbley and Ben Lewis will star in New York’s longest-running comedy revue, Forbidden Broadway, which returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory, London from 19 June. This updated version of the satire showcases some of the best productions from both Broadway and the West End, including The Book of Mormon, Once, […]

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Billy Elliot – Victoria Palace Theatre

Billy Elliot continues at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London. Nine years on, five Olivier Awards and ten Tony Awards later, Billy Elliot is still the electrifying experience it was when first labelled ‘Best Musical in Town’. Then, Billy had everything, and having crossed Atlantic and Pacific, it still has now. Elton John, that master of […]

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