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Caroline Sheen – Feeling Lucky – Live At Zedel

Caroline Sheen – Feeling Lucky at Live At Zedel, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Feeling Lucky weren’t exactly the words used by the golden-voiced Caroline Sheen when she arrived at Live At Zedel with laddered tights and no spare pair, but by the end of a great-value, fun-filled set it was her […]

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Charlotte Wakefield and Jos Vantyler join cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Charlotte Wakefield and Jos Vantyler will join the the UK and Ireland touring production of classic Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang this October. Wakefield, who previously starred as Laurey in last year’s tour of Oklahoma!, will take over the role of Truly Scrumptious in the Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse production […]

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Interview – Jon Robyns is playing Emmett in Legally Blonde at Curve Leicester

JON ROBYNS is perhaps best known as Princeton/Rod from the original West End cast of Avenue Q, but his career to date boasts a varied and prolific journey through the West End and beyond, and is by no means slowing down. Musical Theatre Review’s Aura Simon caught up with him at the Curve Leicester, where he’s playing leading […]

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour – Claire Sweeney replaces Michelle Collins

Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse’s production of the Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, from Wednesday 3 August 2016. The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on 30 […]

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Matt Gillett named as new Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour

Matt Gillett will move from ensemble player to centrestage in May when he takes over as The Childcatcher in the UK and Ireland touring production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The actor who won the iconic role after impressing the show’s producers (Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Productions) as understudy for current Childcatcher […]

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour – Carrie Hope Fletcher and Shaun Williamson cast

West End star Carrie Hope Fletcher and ex EastEnder Shaun Williamson are to join the cast of the UK and Ireland touring production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Hope Fletcher (The War of the Worlds, Les Misérables) will take over the role of Truly Scrumptious from 4 May until 2 October. The actress appeared in the original cast of […]

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang UK and Ireland tour – first look at rehearsal images

Here’s a first look at rehearsal photos of the UK and Ireland tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, starring Jason Manford (Caractacus Potts), Martin Kemp (the Childcatcher), Michelle Collins (Baroness Bomburst) and Phill Jupitus (Baron Bomburst). The Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical starts its 2016-17 […]

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Interview – West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director James Brining on flying cars and telling stories

Since returning to his hometown of Leeds and becoming artistic director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse, James Brining has directed The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Crucible, Enjoy, Talking Heads and Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He recently re-created Sweeney Todd for Welsh National Opera at the Wales Millennium […]

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds and Touring

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang continues at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds until 30 January 2016, prior to a new cast starting the UK and Ireland tour. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It has to be live. Driving along, listening to a soundtrack recording, there are always tracks you fast forward. They are are the […]

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour – Jason Manford and Lee Mead share lead role

Casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016. Caractacus Potts will be played by Jason Manford (The Producers, Sweeney Todd) from 10 February […]

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at West Yorkshire Playhouse – Jon Robyns and Amy Griffiths head up cast

Casting has been announced for the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Music & Lyrics Limited production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, opening at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds on 2 December, with a national press night on Thursday 10 December, for a nine-week season finishing on 30 January 2016. Jon Robyns (Memphis, […]

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Interview – Robert J. Sherman reveals new musical Love Birds at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

ROBERT ‘ROBBIE’ J. SHERMAN is the son of Robert B. Sherman (1925–2012), one half of the Academy-Award-winning songwriting partnership (with brother Richard) responsible for the unforgettable numbers in classic movie musicals such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. His grandfather Al Sherman also enjoyed a successful […]

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A Spoonful of Sherman – St James Theatre Studio

A Spoonful of Sherman continues at St James Theatre Studio, London, until 22 April. This polished, classy and very well-sung revue is an action-replay of the pilot show that ran for two Mondays in January at the St James Studio and has returned to Victoria for nine more outings principally to celebrate the Oscar-winning music of […]

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A Spoonful of Sherman will return to St James Theatre

A Spoonful of Sherman, a cabaret celebrating the work of the late, great Hollywood songwriter Robert B Sherman (and of course his brother Richard) – the most successful songwriting partnership in the history of Hollywood – sold out all its perfomances at London’s St James Theatre in January. Now the show returns to the venue for a […]

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Ian ‘H’ Watkins lives the Joseph dream again

Cameron Smith catches up with Welsh singer, dancer and stage actor Ian ‘H’ Watkins, well-known for being a member of pop group Steps, but also now a musical theatre regular. He is currently playing the lead role in the touring production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. Ian ‘H’ Watkins, best-known as a member of the pop band […]

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