Tag Archives | Benji Sperring

Heather Brothers musical Holy Crap to debut at the King’s Head

West End stars John Addison and Arvid Larsen will head the cast of new musical comedy Holy Crap when it opens at London’s King’s Head Theatre next month. The latest from The Heather Brothers, the writing partnership behind the award winning A Slice of Saturday Night, the show follows the arrival in the UK of […]

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The Toxic Avenger heads to the Arts Theatre for strictly limited season

Hit Off-Broadway rock musical The Toxic Avenger will follow its London debut at the Southwark Playhouse last year 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 classic sci-fi comedy film from genre filmmakers Troma Entertainment – will play […]

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The Stripper – St James Studio

The Stripper continues at the St James Studio, London until 13 August 2016. Rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ With The Rocky Horror Show, writing creators Richard Hartley (music) and Richard O’Brien (lyrics) paid homage to the cinema world of double features and tacky Gothic B-movies. The show took on a cult following, […]

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The Stripper at St James Studio – casting news

Casting has been announced for the revival of musical whodunnit The Stripper, will open at London’s St James Studio next month. Hannah Grover (The Toxic Avenger), Gloria Onitiri (The Bodyguard), Marc Pickering (The Toxic Avenger), Michael Steedon (Hairspray) and Sebastien Torkia (Travels With My Aunt) began rehearsals for the show this week. Based on the […]

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Rocky Horror team brings musical The Stripper to St James Studio

A revival of The Stripper, a musical whodunnit from the team behind The Rocky Horror Show will play the St James Studio this summer. Based on the pulp fiction story by Carter Brown, with music and lyrics by Rocky Horror creators Richard Hartley and Richard O’Brien, The Stripper will play the venue from 7 July […]

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Julie Atherton cast as Janet in Rocky Horror sequel Shock Treatment

Avenue Q star Julie Atherton is to play Janet in the highly anticipated Rocky Horror sequel, a role previously played by Jessica Harper in the film and made famous by Susan Sarandon in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The world premiere production will run at London’s King’s Head Theatre from 17 April to 6 June (press night is Tuesday […]

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Rocky Horror sequel Shock Treatment to be staged at the King’s Head

Nearly a quarter of a century after its film release, creator Richard O’Brien and composer Richard Hartley have collaborated with Tarquin Productions to bring Shock Treatment – the sequel to cult hit The Rocky Horror Picture Show – to the stage for the first time. The world premiere production will run at London’s King’s Head Theatre from 17 April to 6 […]

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Valley of Song – Finborough Theatre

Valley of Song continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 25 January. Valley of Song, Ivor Novello’s last and unfinished musical, receives its professional world premiere at the Finborough Theatre more than 60 years after the composer’s death. Presented as part of the Finborough’s ‘Celebrating British Music Theatre’ and ‘The Great War 100’ series, this […]

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