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Half a Sixpence – booking extended into September

For the second time booking has been extended for the critically acclaimed West End transfer of the Chichester Festival Theatre and Cameron Mackintosh production of Half a Sixpence. Tickets for show at the Noel Coward Theatre are now available until 2 September. An extra midweek matinee performance on Thursdays at 2.30pm will also be added from […]

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Paperless ticketing for Hamilton in West End

Priority booking for the much-anticipated London debut of the multi-award winning Broadway hit Hamilton will open at noon tomorrow (16 January). In a bid to beat the touts the team behind the show’s debut in the capital are operating ‘paperless ticketing’ which means they will not be issuing any physical tickets in advance. Powered by […]

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Mary Poppins cast revealed for Zurich and Dubai tour dates

Lisa O’Hare and Zizi Strallen will take flight in the title role of Mary Poppins in 2017 when Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s multi award-winning musical plays Switzerland and United Arab Emirates. O’Hare, who has previously played Mary Poppins in the West End, on the UK tour and in Australia, will return to the role in […]

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Les Misérables – London cast update

The latest cast changes have been announced for Cameron Mackintosh’s record-breaking Les Misérables at London’s the Queen’s Theatre. From Monday 5 December Simon Gleeson will return to the role of Jean Valjean, a part he has already played in Manila, Singapore and on the show’s Australian tour. He will be joined by Lucy O’Byrne who […]

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Hamilton in London – on sale dates confirmed

As previously announced, Hamilton, the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Broadway musical will open at the end of 2017 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London which is currently undergoing an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment. Tickets for the London production will go on sale in January 2017. Previews commence in November 2017. Full details of prices, booking […]

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Cameron Mackintosh surprised on 70th birthday by cast of Half a Sixpence

Cameron Mackintosh’s 70th birthday began with a ‘Flash Bang Wallop’ as the cast of Half a Sixpence surprised him with an impromptu performance as he inspected works at the Noel Coward Theatre, ahead of their first performance later this month. Pictures: Vivienne Vincent Readers may also be interested in: Chichester Half a Sixpence transfers to Noel Coward Theatre […]

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Hamilton to hold open auditions In London

Singers who rap and hip-hop dancers are being invited to open auditions for the much-anticipated London debut of the multi award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton. The auditions in London next month will search for artists available for rehearsals starting in August next year, ahead of the show’s debut in the capital in October 2017. Earmarked by […]

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Miss Saigon – 25th anniversary performance in cinemas – Review

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cameron Mackintosh’s most recent production of Boublil and Schönberg’s haunting musical, Miss Saigon – 25th Anniversary Performance will be screened at cinemas across the UK today (16 October). The film mixes footage from the last night at the Prince Edward Theatre in February, along with selections from the 2014 gala show. Featuring the […]

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Interview – original Chris, Simon Bowman on Miss Saigon 25th anniversary film

The role of Chris in Miss Saigon made SIMON BOWMAN a West End star when the show debuted to rave reviews at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1989. After playing the American soldier whose doomed romance with Vietnamese bargirl Kim is the subject of the smash hit musical for around 1,000 performances, Bowman went […]

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The Phantom of the Opera – images from 30th anniversary celebrations

On Monday 10 October the West End production of the iconic musical The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special charity gala performance in aid of The Music in Secondary Schools Trust. To celebrate this milestone, the current cast including Ben Forster as The Phantom, Celinde Schoenmaker as Christine Daae and Nadim Naaman as Raoul were […]

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Chichester Half a Sixpence transfers to Noel Coward Theatre in October

Following a record-breaking run in Chichester, Half a Sixpence – which Cameron Mackintosh co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre – will transfer to the Noël Coward Theatre from 29 October 2016, with press night on 17 November 2016. The first booking period is on sale until 11 February 2017. The entire Chichester cast will transfer to […]

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Miss Saigon begins UK tour in July 2017

The acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Miss Saigon– a recent hit in the West End – will embark on a major UK tour, opening at Curve Leicester on 3 July 2017. Cameron Mackintosh said: “It’s hard to believe that it has been over 25 years since Miss Saigon first opened, but if anything, the tragic love story of […]

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Miss Saigon 25th anniversary film to debut in cinemas

The filmed version of Cameron Mackintosh’s most recent production of Boublil and Schönberg’s haunting musical Miss Saigon will be screened at cinemas across the UK on 16 October. Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance, which mixes footage from the last night at the Prince Edward Theatre in February with selections from the 2014 gala show, will […]

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Half a Sixpence – Chichester Festival Theatre

Half a Sixpence continues at Chichester Festival Theatre until 3 September. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The revival of this 1960s hit musical has not just been given a facelift, but major surgery. Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes has gone back to HG Wells’ original novel and radically reconstructed the show’s book, while George Stiles […]

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Moby Dick! The Musical sails into the new Union Theatre

Moby Dick! The Musical is to be revived at London’s new Union Theatre this autumn. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh in 1992, Moby Dick! The Musical has a book by Robert Longden with music and lyrics by Longden and Hereward Kaye. The new production, which will be directed and choreographed by double Olivier Award nominee Andrew […]

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Hamilton West End premiere confirmed

Cameron Mackintosh has confirmed recent reports that the multi award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton will have its London premiere in October 2017. Just hours after Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop flavoured show collected 11 Tony Awards, Mackintosh confirmed he had earmarked Hamilton as the production to launch his multi-million-pound refurbishment of the Victoria Palace Theatre. Revealing details of […]

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Award winner Hamilton heading for the West End

Cameron Mackintosh is reportedly moving forward with his plans to bring the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway hit Hamilton to the West End next year. The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye has confirmed earlier rumours that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop flavoured show about one of America’s founding fathers will make its UK debut in October 2017. Working with one […]

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Miss Saigon – double screen treat for fans

Fans unable to catch a performance of Cameron Mackintosh’s most recent production of Boublil and Schönberg’s haunting musical Miss Saigon before it ended its run at the Prince Edward Theatre in February will soon be able to own a copy of a filmed version. Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance, which mixes footage from the last […]

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Cast changes for West End’s Les Misérables

Cast changes have been announced for the Queen’s Theatre production of Cameron Mackintosh’s record-breaking Les Misérables. On 13 June David Langham (Wendy & Peter Pan) will take over the role of Thénardier and Chris Cowley (The Last Five Years) will play Enjolras. The pair will join current cast Peter Lockyer (Jean Valjean), Jeremy Secomb (Javert), […]

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Half a Sixpence at Chichester – two young actors introduced as leads

Chichester Festival Theatre and Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Half a Sixpence will introduce two young actors – Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps* and Devon-Elise Johnson as Ann Pornick – alongside actor Ian Bartholomew as Chitterlow, actress Emma Williams as Helen Walsingham and Vivien Parry as Mrs Walsingham. Playing in the Festival Theatre from 14 July […]

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My Fair Lady – West End stars celebrate 60th anniversary

A host of West End Stars will gather at the iconic St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, the location of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins’ memorable first encounter, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the original Broadway production of one of the greatest musicals ever written, My Fair Lady. Directed by Alastair Knights (Putting It Together at […]

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Chichester Festival Theatre season features Stiles and Drewe double bill

There will be a George Stiles and Anthony Drewe double bill as part of Jonathan Church and Alan Finch’s Chichester Festival Theatre 2016 season – the last under their leadership as artistic director and executive director. The two British musicals will see Rachel Kavanaugh direct a new stage version of Half a Sixpence with book […]

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New Stiles and Drewe award will support original musical theatre writing in the UK

Olivier Award-winning writing duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe are to offer an annual award to help support and develop new musical theatre writing in the UK. For its first three years, the award will be fully funded by the world’s leading theatrical licensing agency Music Theatre International (MTI), to coincide with the opening of […]

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Mary Poppins – Bristol Hippodrome and Touring

Mary Poppins continues at the Bristol Hippodrome until 28 November and is on tour in the UK and Ireland until October 2016. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ may well no longer be politically correct, with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver bullying the Prime Minister for months now over the […]

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Les Misérables returns to Singapore in 2016 for the first time in 20 years

Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables is celebrating another milestone with the news that its latest production will open in Singapore next year two decades after it first played in the country. The acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical will open at Singapore’s Esplanade Theatre in May 2016 with tickets going on sale from today (Monday […]

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Disney’s Aladdin has West End premiere in June 2016

Disney has revealed that the Tony Award-winning new musical Aladdin will hold its West End premiere on Thursday 9 June 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre, with previews from Friday 27 May. Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas will make his London stage debut as Genie. “In 1992, Howard Ashman, Alan Menken and Tim Rice’s reimagining of the Aladdin […]

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Matthew Bourne honoured by The Stage at UK Theatre Awards 2015

Matthew Bourne will receive The Stage Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre at the UK Theatre Awards 2015 on Sunday 18 October at London’s historic Guildhall. Bourne is widely hailed as one of the UK’s most popular and successful choreographers and directors. A five-time Olivier Award winner and the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production, […]

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Casts past and present celebrate Les Misérables 30th anniversary

Stars from the original production of Les Misérables will join members of the current cast in a special charity performance to mark the show’s 30th anniversary on 8 October. Colm Wilkinson, Roger Allam, Frances Ruffelle, Alfie Boe, John Owen-Jones and Gerónimo Rauch will join the cast for a special finale at the Queen’s Theatre in aid of Save the Children […]

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Broadway Imperial Theatre lights to be dimmed in memory of Les Mis actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste

Marquee lights will be dimmed at the Imperial Theatre, the current Broadway home of Les Misérables, today at 10.15pm in memory of late cast member, Kyle Jean-Baptiste. Kyle Jean-Baptiste died tragically at the age of 21 on 29 August, little more than one month after making history by debuting as the youngest and first African-American performer to […]

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Mary Poppins UK and Ireland tour – full casting revealed

The full cast has been announced for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins, opening at Leicester Curve on 12 October 2015. Joining the previously announced Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Matt Lee as Bert will be Milo Twomey as George Banks; Rebecca Lock as Winifred Banks; Penelope Woodman as Miss Andrew; Wendy Ferguson as Mrs Brill; Grainne Renihan as Bird Woman and Blair Anderson as Robertson Ay. […]

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Interview – George Stiles and Anthony Drewe on being partners in rhyme

This summer has seen the opening of The 3 Little Pigs, the brand new family musical from multi award-winning British songwriting duo GEORGE STILES and ANTHONY DREWE. Stiles (music) and Drewe (book and lyrics) have put their own musical twist on the retelling of this classic fairy tale which will play at the Palace Theatre until Sunday 6 September […]

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Miss Saigon – final London flight in February 2016

Cameron Mackintosh announced today that Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Miss Saigon will make its final London flight at the Prince Edward Theatre on Saturday 27 February 2016. Cameron Mackintosh said today: “I’m delighted to announce a final extension of my hugely successful new production of Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre. This record-breaking and award-winning production is […]

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Interview – Luke Sheppard brings a new dimension to Oliver! at the Watermill Theatre

LUKE SHEPPARD, a young director with a varied – and critically lauded – handful of shows under his (relatively) newly-donned belt, talks to Musical Theatre Review’s Oliver Beatson about his latest production, the Watermill Theatre’s up-and-coming production of Oliver! In what looks to be Oliver! with a twist – the production (playing at the Newbury venue from 31 July to 19 September) will offer the theatre’s signature integrated-musician […]

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Zizi Strallen and Matt Lee star in Mary Poppins tour

Zizi Strallen will play Mary Poppins and Matt Lee will play Bert in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins, opening at Leicester Curve on 12 October 2015. Full casting will be announced shortly. Zizi Strallen is currently starring as Lana in Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man. She was most recently seen in the West End […]

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Les Misérables new cast includes Rachelle Ann Go, Phil Daniels and Jeremy Secomb

New casting has been revealed for Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as Thénardier, Jeremy Secomb as Javert, Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine; Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier and Zoë Doano as Cosette. Peter Lockyer will continue to star as Jean Valjean, Rob Houchen as Marius and Carrie Hope Fletcher as Eponine. Bradley Jaden, who is currently in the ensemble, will play Enjolras. From 15 […]

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Oliver! is Curve Theatre Leicester’s Christmas musical, directed by Paul Kerryson

Curve Theatre, Leicester has announced its Christmas musical for 2015 will be a new production of Lionel Bart’s masterpiece Oliver! Opening on 2 December 2015, with previews from 27 November, the production also sees Paul Kerryson return as director. Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, Bart’s award-winning musical opened in the West End in 1960, ahead of its Broadway […]

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Mary Poppins begins UK and Ireland tour at Leicester Curve in October

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have revealed that their multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins will embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland, opening at Leicester Curve on 13 October 2015. Mackintosh said today: “It’s hard to believe that it is already 11 years since Mary Poppins first landed on the London stage. My goodness… time flies even faster than our beloved Nanny! I’m […]

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Miss Saigon sweeps the board at WhatsOnStage Awards

Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Miss Saigon won a record-breaking nine WhatsOnStage Awards at a star-studded ceremony last night at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre. The 15th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, voted for by the theatre-going public, were hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Steve Furst (the latter is currently appearing in Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi […]

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Tooting Arts Club Sweeney Todd staged in pop-up pie shop on Shaftesbury Avenue

By special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh, Tooting Arts Club’s acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd is to move to a new home on Shaftesbury Avenue this spring whilst Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop undergoes refurbishment. The pop-up pie shop success story started last October when Tooting Arts offered up lovelorn Mrs Lovett’s infamous pies in a grisly, site-specific […]

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Barnum – Bristol Hippodrome and touring

Barnum continues at the Bristol Hippodrome until 27 September and then on national tour until August 2015. When Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of the circus musical Barnum played at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year (appropriately enough in a grand marquee as the main house was being refurbished), it was greeted with a clutch of unfavourable reviews. […]

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Tickets for Miss Saigon gala will sell at original 1989 prices

Cameron Mackintosh has revealed that there will be a Gala Performance of Boublil & Schönberg’s Miss Saigon on Monday 22 September 2014 to celebrate 25 years since the musical originally premiered. The new production opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in May this year. The original production opened on 20 September 1989 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane […]

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Miss Saigon – Prince Edward Theatre

Miss Saigon continues at the Prince Edward Theatre, London (booking until 25 April, 2015). The familiar heart-thudding beats of a helicopter herald the dramatic opening of a new production of Miss Saigon that is every bit as powerful and thrilling as the original show was 25 years ago. The Prince Edward Theatre, now beautifully refurbished, […]

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Phantom – Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess lead Broadway casting

On 12 May, Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis, who most recently triumphed in the role of Porgy in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, will return to Broadway in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera, alongside Broadway and West End actress Sierra Boggess as Christine Daaé (Boggess won acclaim as Christine in both the musical’s London 25th […]

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Les Misérables – Imperial Theatre, New York

Les Misérables continues at the Imperial Theatre, New York, in an open-ended run. All those hard-living, hard-suffering, hard-singing people of 19th century France, known collectively as Les Misérables, are back on Broadway, and as the French would say, they are still tres formidable. This giant-sized pop opera, based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel, first hit […]

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Gok Wan hosts You’ll Never Walk Alone benefit concert

Award-winning TV personality and fashion guru Gok Wan will host the special one-night-only concert You’ll Never Walk Alone at the Queen’s Theatre on Sunday 2 March in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal. Wan said today: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting You’ll Never Walk Alone, the West End’s response to the recent disaster in […]

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Kwang-Ho Hong joins Miss Saigon London cast

Cameron Mackintosh has revealed that Korean star Kwang-Ho Hong will play Thuy in his forthcoming new production of Boublil and Schonberg’s Miss Saigon. This now completes the casting for the show which makes its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical’s 25th anniversary […]

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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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Jennings and Le Prevost reprise My Fair Lady in Paris

Alex Jennings is reprising the Professor Higgins role that won him a 2003 Olivier Best Actor in a Musical Award in a revival of My Fair Lady at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris next month. Jennings took over the Higgins part from Jonathan Pryce at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane in a show that hit […]

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Mackintosh reveals Miss Saigon 2014 cast

Cameron Mackintosh has announced principal casting for his forthcoming new production of Miss Saigon. Assembled from around the world, the cast includes Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer, Eva Noblezada as Kim, Alistair Brammer as Chris, Tamsin Carroll as Ellen, Hugh Maynard as John and Rachelle Ann Go as Gigi. Miss Saigon returns to the […]

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Miss Saigon – public booking opens

Public booking for Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical Miss Saigon will open at 10am on Monday, 9 September 2013. Miss Saigon will return to the West End on 3 May, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre in the musical’s 25th anniversary year, booking for performances through to 25 October. […]

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