Tag Archives | Darren Day

Grease – Palace Theatre, Manchester and Touring

Grease continues at the Palace Theatre, Manchester until 25 March and then tours until 31 December. Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ There are, of course, two versions of Grease. Firstly there’s Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s down and dirty original stage production, a paean to the oily quiffed, leather jacketed rock’n’roll […]

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Bumblescratch – Adelphi Theatre

Bumblescratch premiered in a one-off gala performance at the Adelphi Theatre, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Robert J Sherman took the bold – some might say ill-advised – step of effectively workshopping the latest incarnation of his new musical Bumblescratch in front of a large paying crowd at a charity […]

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Bumblescratch gala concert – Darren Day, Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin star

Darren Day will star alongside Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin in the special gala charity concert of Robert J. Sherman’s new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre. The performance is in aid of Variety, the children’s charity, and is staged as part of commemorations for the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East […]

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Darren Day joins cast of touring version of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Stage and TV personality Darren Day will join the cast of the touring version of the hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical for a number of performances early next year. Day, whose first major theatre role was in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will take over the role of Tick in […]

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White Christmas – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

White Christmas continues at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds until 17 January 2015. White Christmas seems to be everywhere right now. Even before 1 December it had been on TV at least twice and on this very website there is a recent review of a production at the Dominion Theatre. So what does the West Yorkshire Playhouse variant bring that is […]

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Darren Day and Oliver Tompsett lead White Christmas cast at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Casting has been revealed for the first major new UK production of White Christmas, produced by West Yorkshire Playhouse and directed by Nikolai Foster. Taking centrestage in the Quarry Theatre from 24 November 2014 to 17 January 2015, this original staging of Irving Berlin’s iconic musical brings together an ensemble of 17 led by Darren Day and Oliver Tompsett as entertainers Bob Wallace and Phil […]

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Touring

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was reviewed at the Harlow Playhouse  and continues its tour until 16 November. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss) was workshopped and developed at the Barrington Stage […]

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