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The Woman in White – revival to be staged at Charing Cross Theatre

Acclaimed director Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White. A tempestuous tale of love, betrayal and greed, adapted from Wilkie Collins’ haunting Victorian thriller, this is the premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel’s […]

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Yank! at the Charing Cross Theatre – exclusive new images

Off-Broadway musical Yank! has transferred to London’s Charing Cross Theatre this summer just months after its acclaimed UK premiere run at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre. Here’s a look at Musical Theatre Review official photographer Roy Tan’s exclusive production images. Second World War gay love story Yank! continues at the Charing Cross Theatre until Saturday 19 August. The musical has a book […]

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Yank! – Charing Cross Theatre

Yank! continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 19 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ A half century before the US military service policy ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’, relationships between gay men in the US Armed Forces were, if not exactly tolerated, tacitly acknowledged. In the mix of adrenaline and […]

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Interview – Scott Hunter on telling the ‘beautifully human’ story of Yank! at the Charing Cross Theatre

Off-Broadway musical Yank! will transfer to London’s Charing Cross Theatre this summer for a seven-week season from 3 July to 19 August, just months after its acclaimed UK premiere run at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre. SCOTT HUNTER will reprise his role as Stu in this poignant love story based on the true, hidden history of gay […]

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The Braille Legacy at the Charing Cross Theatre – exclusive gallery of images

The world premiere production of new musical The Braille Legacy, based on the inspirational story of Louis Braille, stars Olivier Award nominee Jérôme Pradon (UK premiere of the musical Women On the Verge Of a Nervous Breakdown, Miss Saigon and Les Misérables). Here is a new gallery of production images from Musical Theatre Review photographer Roy Tan. The production, directed by Thom Southerland, […]

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Hope Mill Theatre’s Yank! to receive London transfer

Off-Broadway musical Yank! will transfer to London this summer just months after its acclaimed UK premiere run at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre. The Second World War gay love story will play the Charing Cross Theatre from Monday 3 July until Saturday 19 August with a press night on Monday 10 July. Yank! has a book and lyrics […]

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The Braille Legacy – Charing Cross Theatre

The Braille Legacy continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 24 June. Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ A musical which tells the true story of the inventor of Braille initially seems worth a trip – it’s a story you expect to be inspiring and enlightening. But despite being staged by critically-acclaimed director […]

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The Braille Legacy at Charing Cross Theatre – full casting

Final casting has been announced for the world premiere production of a major new musical based on the inspirational story of Louis Braille. Announced on World Braille Day on 4 January, The Braille Legacy will star Olivier Award nominee Jérôme Pradon (UK premiere of the musical Women On the Verge Of a Nervous Breakdown, Miss Saigon and […]

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Death Takes a Holiday – James Gant takes over from Chris Peluso

Death will have a new face from today (13 February) when James Gant will take over from Chris Peluso in the European premiere run of Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre. Gant (Titanic), whose previous role in the production as the manservant Fidele will now be played by Ken Christiansen […]

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Death Takes a Holiday – Charing Cross Theatre

Death Takes a Holiday continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 4 March. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Thom Southerland and Danielle Tarento once again give Maury Yeston the five-star treatment, with the European premiere of the composer/lyricist’s 2011 musical Death Takes a Holiday. Based on Alberto Casella’s play La […]

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Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre – exclusive images

Thanks to Musical Theatre Review’s official photographer Roy Tan, here are exclusive production images of the European premiere of the musical Death Takes a Holiday, continuing at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 4 March (press night is on 23 January). Zoë Doano, Chris Peluso and Mark Inscoe head the cast of the much-anticipated staging of Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a […]

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Death Takes a Holiday – Mark Inscoe replaces Maxwell Caulfield

Maxwell Caulfield has withdrawn from the European premiere of the musical Death Takes a Holiday due to unforeseen circumstances and the role of Duke Vittorio Lamberti will now be played by Mark Inscoe. Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso also head the cast of the much-anticipated staging of Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre this month. […]

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World premiere of The Braille Legacy – Thom Southerland to direct at Charing Cross Theatre

Critically acclaimed director Thom Southerland will follow his highly successful first season as artistic director at the Charing Cross Theatre with the world premiere production of a major new musical based on the inspirational story of Louis Braille. Announced on World Braille Day on 4 January, The Braille Legacy will star Olivier Award nominee Jérôme […]

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Christina Bianco – O Come All Ye Divas – Charing Cross Theatre

Christina Bianco – O Come All Ye Divas continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 7 January 2017. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Christina Bianco has made a name for herself as a comedy impressionist of some renown, specialising in mimicking a range of larger-than-life singers. In this new Christmas […]

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Death Takes a Holiday Euro premiere – Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso cast

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso will head the cast of the much-anticipated European premiere of Maury Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross Theatre next month. The third production in Thom Southerland’s first season as artistic director, following on from the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime (which has just received a […]

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Disaster! – Charing Cross Theatre

Disaster! was performed at the Charing Cross Theatre, London. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It is perhaps appropriate that, in the first of two performances of Disaster!, Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick’s homage to 1970s disaster movies, should suffer a disaster of its own – as actors Oliver Tompsett and Mark […]

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Simon Lipkin joins cast of Disaster! London premiere this weekend

Guys and Dolls star Simon Lipkin joined the cast of Broadway spoof musical Disaster! as rehearsals began this week ahead of the show’s London premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre this weekend. The two gala concert performances of the show, which takes its inspiration from the star-studded disaster movie genre which dominated cinema screens in […]

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Christina Bianco to debut Christmas Show in London

Off-Broadway and YouTube star Christina Bianco will be premiering her new festive show O Come, All Ye Divas at the Charing Cross Theatre in December. The American vocal impressionist billed as ‘the girl of a thousand voices’ will be bringing her own mix of music and comedy back to the capital for 15 performances from […]

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Ragtime – Charing Cross Theatre

Ragtime continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until Saturday 10 December. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Director Thom Southerland has something of a reputation for tackling epic shows in intimate settings (Titanic, for one) – shifting the focus away from grand theatrical gestures and placing the focus on storytelling and […]

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Ragtime at Charing Cross Theatre – new gallery of images

  Pictures: Roy Tan West End and Broadway stars Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe are heading the cast of Thom Southerland’s new actor-musician production of the multi-award winning Ragtime. Carpenter, whose theatre credits include playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End and on Broadway, joins Combe (Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre) in […]

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Disaster! London debut – Jennifer Simard re-creates her Tony nominated role

When Broadway spoof musical Disaster! debuts in London next month with two gala concert performances at the Charing Cross Theatre, its creator Seth Rudetsky will be joined by actress Jennifer Simard, re-creating her Tony nominated role as the gambling addicted nun Sister Mary Downy. The show, which takes its inspiration from the star-studded disaster movie genre which dominated cinema screens […]

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Broadway musical Disaster! has London premiere in charity concert version

Disaster!, the Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, is to premiere in London for two gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 20 November. Starring its creator, Seth Rudetsky, Disaster! will also feature a cast of West End […]

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Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens – exclusive images

  The British Theatre Academy presented a concert of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 4 September. Funds raised went towards giving young people opportunities to train and perform for free in professional theatres. Heading the cast of students and professionals were Jaymi Hensley (Union J), Anton Stephans (X Factor), […]

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Ragtime at Charing Cross – Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe star

West End and Broadway stars Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe will head the cast of Thom Southerland’s new actor-musician production of the multi-award winning Ragtime. Carpenter, whose theatre credits include playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End and on Broadway, will join Combe (Gypsy at the Savoy […]

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Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens – fundraiser for British Theatre Academy

The British Theatre Academy is presenting a concert of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 4 September. Funds raised will go towards giving young people opportunities to train and perform for free in professional theatres. Heading the cast of students and professionals are Jaymi Hensley (Union J), Anton […]

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Charing Cross Theatre’s Radio Times production postponed

The Charing Cross Theatre’s production of Radio Times has been postponed a month before it was due to debut as part of Thom Southerland’s first season as artistic director. In a statement the producers of the revival, which was due to run from 20 August until 1 October, announced: “Sadly, due to artist non-availability, we are […]

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Titanic run extended at Charing Cross Theatre

Thom Southerland’s critically acclaimed production of the multi award-winning Broadway musical Titanic is to stay anchored for an extra week at the Charing Cross Theatre. The record-breaking musical, which launched Southerland’s first season as artistic director at the London venue, will now end its planned ten-week run on Saturday 13 August. To give other West […]

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Titanic – Charing Cross Theatre

Titanic continues at Charing Cross Theatre, London, until 6 August. Rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The gods have not always been kind to the Charing Cross Theatre, which has had its share of shipwrecks in its time, but this maiden voyage under new artistic director Thom Southerland and his co-producer Danielle Tarento must […]

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Titanic at the Charing Cross Theatre – brand new production images

First seen at the Southwark Playhouse in 2013, the award-winning production of Titanic which marked the London premiere of the hit show has returned to the capital with director Thom Southerland again at the helm. View a gallery of brand new production images from Musical Theatre Review’s official photographer Roy Tan. Based on the tragic […]

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Sneak preview of Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre

  Theatre fans are being given a sneak preview of the multi-award winning Broadway musical Titanic which sails back into London for a ten-week season at the Charing Cross Theatre at the end of this week. The short video features rehearsal footage and on-camera interviews with director Thom Southerland and choreographer Cressida Carré. First seen at […]

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Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre – final casting

Final casting has been announced today for the return of the multi award-winning production of the Broadway musical Titanic, first seen at Southwark Playhouse, which is coming back to London with director Thom Southerland once again at the helm. Titanic will set sail for a ten-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from 28 May to 6 August […]

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Thom Southerland appointed artistic director of Charing Cross Theatre

Thom Southerland has been appointed artistic director of London’s Charing Cross Theatre. The rising star director has programmed an opening season of major musicals, including the return of his acclaimed multi award-winning Titanic and the European premiere of Death Takes a Holiday. Titanic was originally produced at Southwark Playhouse in 2013 by Danielle Tarento. Tarento […]

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Titanic sails back to London and a season at the Charing Cross Theatre

The Broadway musical Titanic is sailing back into London for a ten-week season at the Charing Cross Theatre from 28 May. First seen at the Southwark Playhouse in 2013, the award-winning production – which marked the London premiere of the hit show – will return to the capital with director Thom Southerland once again at […]

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Piaf – Charing Cross Theatre

Piaf continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 2 January 2016. Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ This month sees the centenary of Edith Piaf’s birth. Born Edith Gassion, the name by which she is best known derives from her nickname of ‘La Môme Piaf’ or ‘The Little Sparrow’. The diminutive […]

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New production of Piaf transfers to Charing Cross Theatre

Following acclaimed runs at both the Brighton Fringe and at the Bridewell Theatre, Pam Gems’ Piaf is to transfer to the Charing Cross Theatre for a five-week season from Tuesday 1 December (press night is 4 December). This new production of the celebrated play features Edith Piaf’s most famous songs, including ‘La Vie En Rose’, ‘Milord’ and […]

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Dusty musical ends run at Charing Cross Theatre on 21 November

The world premiere production of Dusty, the new British musical about the rise to fame of 1960s superstar Dusty Springfield, will end its run at Charing Cross Theatre on 21 November 2015, as planned. The show will have played 187 performances over six months. Further productions are now planned for Australia and the US as well […]

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Dusty – Charing Cross Theatre

Dusty continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 21 November. Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ When you’re asked to review a show which has been running in preview for months, has had well publicised major cast and directorial changes not to mention rumours of disagreements, it behoves you to go with an […]

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Alison Arnopp is cast as new Dusty at the Charing Cross Theatre

Following the departure of a number of cast members and a change around of creative staff, Alison Arnopp will take over the title role in the world premiere of Dusty, a new British musical about the rise to fame of 1960s superstar Dusty Springfield, currently previewing at London’s Charing Cross Theatre. When previews began on 25 May 2015, […]

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Dusty – casting revealed for multi-media show at the Charing Cross Theatre

Full casting has been announced for Dusty, a new multi-media show celebrating the musical icon Dusty Springfield, which will receive its world premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre next month, with previews beginning 25 May 2015 and press night on 3 June. The cast comprises: Ellie Ann-Lowe (Mary O’Brien), Francesca Jackson (Nancy), Stewart McCheyne (DJ Dave Dean), Ben Tolley (Johnny Franz), Leo Elso (Dion O’Brien/Tom Springfield), Joe Vetch (Douggie Reece), Joan Walker (Kay […]

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Dusty Springfield multi-media show has world premiere at Charing Cross Theatre

Dusty, a unique new multi-media show celebrating the music of 1960s pop icon Dusty Springfield, will receive its world premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre next month with previews beginning 25 May 2015 and press night on 3 June. Tickets go on sale for this 13-week run today, 3 April, with booking to 22 August 2015. With original music by […]

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Finian’s Rainbow – Charing Cross Theatre

Finian’s Rainbow continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 10 May. Originally subtitled ‘A Musical (Satire) in Two Acts’, Finian’s Rainbow may well have raised a few eyebrows at its Broadway premiere in January 1947, dealing as it does with racial intolerance and political injustice. EY Harburg and Burton Lane’s gentle but pointed invective certainly […]

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Lost Boy – Charing Cross Theatre

Lost Boy continues at the Charing Cross Theatre, London until 15 February. The story of Peter Pan, the boy who refuses to grow up, continues to be re-interpreted by a number of theatre writers and directors. In the past, productions such as Finding Neverland, Peter and the Starcatcher and Peter and Alice have adapted the […]

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New musical Lost Boy has season at two theatres

As part of the Finborough Theatre’s Celebrating British Music Theatre and The Great War 100 series, a new British musical from Phil Willmott – Lost Boy – receives its world premiere, playing a season at two London theatres. The piece opens at the Finborough, where it will now play for two weeks, premiering on 31 December 2013 (press […]

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Singular Sensations – Janie Dee – Charing Cross Theatre

Singular Sensations – Janie Dee in conversation with Edward Seckerson at the Charing Cross Theatre, London. This was the third in the series in which music journalist (and one-time actor and singer) Edward Seckerson talks to musical performers about aspects of their lives and work. Kerry Ellis and Howard Goodall were the first two guests […]

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In conversation with Janie Dee

Barrie Jerram catches up with Olivier Award-winning actress and singer Janie Dee. This weekend versatile actress Janie Dee is the latest guest of Edward Seckerson in his Singular Sensations series at London’s Charing Cross Theatre. These shows have an ‘in conversation with…’ format as the writer and presenter encourages his guests to talk about their […]

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