Tag Archives | Bill Deamer

Follies at the National Theatre – more cast details

More details have been revealed for the National Theatre’s much-anticipated production of the 1970s Broadway show Follies which is due to begin previewing in August. Starring the multi award-winning trio of Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton, the Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman musical will play the Olivier Theatre from 22 August until 4 November with […]

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La Cage Aux Folles – New Wimbledon Theatre and Touring

La Cage Aux Folles continues at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London until 18 March and then tours until 26 August. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The first-ever UK tour of Jerry Herman’s insanely entertaining 1983 Broadway hit – it picked up six Tonys and ran for four and a half years – is a […]

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La Cage Aux Folles – first nationwide tour stars John Partridge and Adrian Zmed

Much-loved musical La Cage Aux Folles embarks on its first ever nationwide tour with John Partridge as ‘Albin’ and Adrian Zmed as ‘Georges’, opening at the New Oxford Theatre on 5 January. John Partridge will play ‘Albin’ who moonlights as star drag act Zaza at the infamous La Cage aux Folles nightclub. Partridge’s extensive theatre credits include the West End productions of A Chorus Line at […]

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The Glenn Miller Story is back on tour in August

Tommy Steele’s The Glenn Miller Story is heading back on the road this August for a third UK tour which will run into the autumn. The brainchild of the veteran entertainer and his friend producer Bill Kenwright, The Glenn Miller Story features the exuberant Steele along with a 16-piece orchestra and a full company of performers. The show […]

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Miss Atomic Bomb – St James Theatre

Miss Atomic Bomb continues at St James Theatre, London until 9 April. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Hurrah! A new British musical and one that is original. It’s not been adapted from a classic novel nor does it rely on music hall knees-ups. Its originality derives from the British sense of […]

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The Sound of Music UK tour is extended

Bill Kenwright’s touring production of the classic The Sound of Music has been extended into the autumn. The staging of the much loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical which stars Will.i.am’s protege from last year’s The Voice, Lucy O’Byrne, in the iconic role of Maria opened in December last year. The tour will be back on […]

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New musical Miss Atomic Bomb – Catherine Tate and Dean John-Wilson join line-up

Award-winning star of TV and theatre, Catherine Tate (Assassins, The Catherine Tate Show, The Vote, Doctor Who) and Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin, Here Lies Love), who takes the leading role in Disney’s Aladdin this summer, will lead the cast in the new musical comedy Miss Atomic Bomb, alongside musical theatre performer Florence Andrews (A Little Night Music, Annie Get Your Gun), Simon Lipkin (The Lorax, Assassins, Rock of […]

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The Sound of Music tour – latest cast details

The full cast of Bill Kenwright’s production of The Sound of Music has been revealed ahead of the opening of the tour on Wednesday 2 December at the Broadway Theatre in Peterborough. This production also plays a Christmas season for all the family at The Lowry, Salford Quays from Monday 14 December until Saturday 2 January. BBC1’s The Voice runner-up Lucy O’Byrne as Maria and award-winning […]

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The Sound of Music – Corrie’s Gray O’Brien makes musical theatre debut

Former Coronation Street villain Gray O’Brien will make his musical theatre debut as Captain Von Trapp opposite The Voice’s Lucy O’Byrne as Maria in Bill Kenwright’s new touring production of The Sound of Music in December. The Scottish actor, who was a double award winner for his performance as bad guy Tony Gordon in the […]

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Hey, Old Friends! – An 85th Birthday Tribute to Stephen Sondheim – Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Hey, Old Friends! – An 85th Birthday Tribute to Stephen Sondheim at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Galas such as this one to celebrate composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday are notoriously difficult to pull off. Everything from the tricky issue of performers’ availability to limited […]

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama – Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls continues at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Silk Street Theatre, London until 15 July. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ You could transport this student production lock, stock and barrel a couple of miles to the West End, charge £65 for an uncomfortable seat instead of a fraction of that […]

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The Sound of Music tour – Steven Houghton cast as Captain von Trapp

Joining Danielle Hope as Maria von Trapp in a major national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music – opening on 15 January 2015 at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley – will be stage and television performer Steven Houghton, playing Captain von Trapp. Well-known for his longstanding television roles in Coronation Street and London’s Burning, Olivier-Award nominated actor Houghton has taken on leading roles in Spend […]

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Danielle Hope plays Maria in The Sound of Music tour

Actress and singer Danielle Hope will play the iconic role of Maria von Trapp in a new production of The Sound of Music which opens on Thursday 15 January at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley and then moves to the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton to commence a major national tour. Hope won BBC Television’s Over the Rainbow talent show and as a result […]

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Tommy Steele to star in The Glenn Miller Story in autumn 2015

Tommy Steele is going to take to the stage to narrate the extraordinary tale of the world’s most famous big band leader in The Glenn Miller Story, accompanied by a live 16-piece orchestra and a full supporting company of singers, dancers and actors. Autumn 2015 tour dates are to be announced. It’s been 70 years since Glenn […]

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Top Hat – New Wimbledon Theatre and Touring

Top Hat plays at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London until 23 August, before continuing its tour until July 2015. Triple Olivier Award-winner Top Hat is old hat in the nicest possible way – thrilling dancing, glitz and glamour, designer frocks, corny jokes, all ‘Cheek to Cheek’ with Irving Berlin’s ageless words and music in a nostalgic, easy-watching piece of nonsense that’s the […]

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Grand Hotel – Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Grand Hotel, performed by students from Guildhall School of Music & Drama at Silk Street Theatre, London, continues until 16 July. Step into the Guildhall’s super-smart Silk Street Theatre beside the Barbican, take in the sumptuously opulent set representing the foyer of Europe’s grandest hotel in the Weimar Berlin of the late 1920s, and you just know […]

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Top Hat UK tour – Alan Burkitt and Charlotte Gooch cast

Casting has been revealed for the UK tour of the Olivier Award-winning production of Top Hat, beginning its 47-week stint on the road (visiting 24 theatres nationwide) at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 12 August 2014. The production tours until 25 July 2015. Stepping into the shoes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, in the […]

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