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Adding Machine – A Musical – Finborough Theatre

Adding Machine continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 22 October. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Based on the highly expressionistic 1923 play by Elmer Rice (1892-1967), Adding Machine: A Musical is an intense, heady roller-coaster ride through the life, death, afterlife and rebirth of a tragic anti-hero everyman named Mr […]

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Adding Machine: A Musical at the Finborough – latest cast details

Full casting has been revealed for the UK premiere of the multi award-winning Off-Broadway hit Adding Machine: A Musical. Joseph Alessi (The Play Wot I Wrote UK tour) will take on the central role of Mr Zero alongside Kate Milner-Evans (The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre) as Mrs Zero. The cast also includes […]

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Adding Machine: A Musical to receive UK premiere

Award-winning Off-Broadway hit Adding Machine: A Musical is to receive its UK premiere in London this September. The winner of a number of awards including the prestigious Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, the show is based on Elmer Rice’s 1923 play Adding Machine. The musical adaptation is composed by Joshua Schmidt with the libretto […]

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It is Easy to Be Dead – Finborough Theatre

It is Easy to Be Dead continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 9 July. Rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Neil McPherson’s exploration of a young poet fatally caught up in the First World War could not arrive at a better time. Not only do centenary events continue to commemorate the conflict, but we face the uncertainty of our […]

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Princess Caraboo – Finborough Theatre, London

Princess Caraboo continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 22 April. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Two hundred years ago, a woman who appeared to speak no English appeared in Devonshire. Initially believed to be a vagrant, a Portuguese sailor helped convince the locals that she was Caraboo, a princess from […]

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New musical Princess Caraboo has world premiere at Finborough Theatre

Major new British musical Princess Caraboo will receive its world premiere at London’s Finborough Theatre on 30 March. Originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights in 2010, and commissioned and developed by the Bristol Old Vic, the musical recounts the strange true story of a beautiful […]

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Andy Capp The Musical – Finborough Theatre

Andy Capp The Musical continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 23 February. Rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Reg Smythe’s Daily Mirror cartoon Andy Capp must have seemed like the most unlikely of sources for a musical. Unlike Little Orphan Annie, there is no long-running narrative; unlike Peanuts, there is no large […]

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Andy Capp The Musical – first professional UK revival for three decades

Classic British show Andy Capp The Musical is to have its first professional UK revival for more than three decades. The latest offering from London’s Finborough Theatre’s Celebrating British Musical Theatre series, the new production will open at the venue on 7 February and will play Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees until 23 February. The […]

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Stony Broke in No Man’s Land – Finborough Theatre, London

Stony Broke in No Man’s Land continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 26 January. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Returning to the Finborough following a successful run last Summer is playwright John Burrows’ captivating and at times moving tale of comradeship, love and loss during and just after the First World […]

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3 Guys Naked From the Waist Down – Finborough Theatre

3 Guys Naked From the Waist Down continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 15 December. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ This 1985 piece hasn’t been seen in London since 1989. And, interesting as it is, it isn’t difficult to see why, even with Jerry Colker’s often entertaining words and Michael […]

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Princess Ida – Finborough Theatre

Princess Ida continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 18 April. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★   This is only the fourth time I’ve seen Princess Ida in a lifetime of Gilbert and Sullivan-going which has included many dozens of productions of The Mikado, HMS Pinafore and so on. And it’s more than 20 years since the last professional London production. A […]

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The Grand Tour – Finborough Theatre

The Grand Tour continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 21 February. 3 stars *** The Grand Tour used to be known as a traditional trip around Europe taken by young men of means as an educational rite of passage. Jerry Herman, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble’s long neglected musical of the same name is based on […]

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Valley of Song CD launch – Finborough Theatre

Following a successful run of Ivor Novello’s last musical show Valley of Song, the cast of the Finborough Theatre production have recorded the songs for the first-ever CD of the score. Michael Darvell reports… Many London fringe theatres have a policy of producing new work, none more so than the tiny Finborough Theatre above what was […]

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Thérèse Raquin – Finborough Theatre

Thérèse Raquin continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 19 April. The French do seem to love their misery porn. With its tale of suffocating marriage, torrid passions, and murderous intent, Emile Zola’s novel makes Les Misérables looks like Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday. Hardly an automatic choice for musical theatre, perhaps, but Nona Shepphard’s adaptation of Thérèse […]

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Julie Atherton stars in musical version of Thérèse Raquin at the Finborough Theatre

The world premiere of a new musical adaptation of Émile Zola’s classic French novel Thérèse Raquin opens at the award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four-week run, opening Tuesday 25 March (press night is 27 March), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. The piece, with music by Craig Adams and book and lyrics by […]

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Valley of Song – Finborough Theatre

Valley of Song continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 25 January. Valley of Song, Ivor Novello’s last and unfinished musical, receives its professional world premiere at the Finborough Theatre more than 60 years after the composer’s death. Presented as part of the Finborough’s ‘Celebrating British Music Theatre’ and ‘The Great War 100’ series, this […]

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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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