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Interview – producer Katy Lipson makes her mark by taking musicals from page to stage

Hailing from Manchester and now living in London, young musical theatre producer KATY LIPSON is making waves with her production company Aria Entertainment.  Projects for 2017 include the From Page to Stage Summer Festival, Yank!, Hair, Toxic Avenger, Pippin, The Addams Family, and the year isn’t over yet. She also won producer of the year at the […]

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Interview – actor and singer Harry Kit Lee opens up about his latest solo show

HARRY KIT LEE is an actor and singer who has created So This Is Who I Am, an autobiographical show based on aspects of his life and the songs he has chosen to illustrate it.  Michael Darvell wonders if this is a true picture of the performer… Did you start singing from an early age, […]

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Hair at The Vaults extends until January 2018

The eagerly-anticipated London run of the new 50th anniversary production of the classic rock musical Hair has been extended into January 2018. Opening at The Vaults in October, Hair will now play the distinctive subterranean arts venue in London’s Waterloo until Sunday 14 January. Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, the new production of the cult show […]

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Hope Mill Theatre’s Hair transfers to The Vaults

The acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre production of the iconic rock musical Hair transfers to London in autumn 2017, celebrating its 50th anniversary year. Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, the show plays The Vaults from 4 October to 3 December (press night is 10 October). The production of Hair created a huge buzz in Manchester when it opened […]

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Hair – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Hair continues at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester until 3 December. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Viewed 49 years after it first blasted onto the Off-Broadway stage in a waft of illicit cigarette smoke and body parts, Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermot’s counterculture rallying cry is probably more significant for […]

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Hope Mill Theatre production of Hair – casting details

Casting has been revealed for Hope Mill Theatre’s second in-house musical theatre production, the classic rock musical Hair. The production, which is also the second show resulting from the partnership between the new Manchester theatre space and London arts producer Aria Entertainment, will play the venue from 12 November until 3 December. Directed by Jonathan […]

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Hair lined up as next in-house musical at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre

Classic rock musical Hair will be the second in-house musical theatre production at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester’s new independent theatre and event space. With a creative team led by director Jonathan O’Boyle (Four Play and Sense of an Ending at Theatre503, The Surplus at the Young Vic and associate director on Mack & Mabel, The Scottsboro Boys and The Judas Kiss) and […]

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In memory of Robert Stigwood – impresario extraordinaire

Robert Stigwood (16 April 1934–4 January 2016): Impresario Extraordinaire who promoted The Bee Gees, John Travolta and Lloyd Webber musicals. Impresario Robert Stigwood, who has died aged 81, was a unique example of a businessman with his own vision that saw him achieving success in many forms of public entertainment. Not one to stick to […]

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Elaine Paige in Conversation – The Oak Room at The Hospital Club

Elaine Paige was In Conversation at The Oak Room at The Hospital Club, London. Last night at The Hospital Club, Elaine Paige continued to entertain audiences with her charm, infectious laugh and stories from a fantastic career. As part of a celebration of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts’ 70th anniversary, three of the Academy’s associates […]

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Peter Straker – Crazy Coqs

Peter Straker’s cabaret Peter Straker Sings continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 15 January. Making his debut at this exciting cabaret venue, Peter Straker takes his audience on a rollercoaster ride with a well chosen programme that reflects his career, his favourite songs and above all his love of Jacques Brel. Making his entrance through […]

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Patti Boulaye – Crazy Coqs

Patti Boulaye performs at the Crazy Coqs, London, until 8 March. First of all, I have to declare an interest. Along with thousands of red-blooded males, I was totally smitten by Patti Boulaye when she won the 1978 edition of New Faces, the X Factor of its day, and many a good marriage was put […]

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Peter Straker’s Brel is his first album in 30 years

Paul Vale goes along to the launch of actor and singer Peter Straker’s new album, Peter Straker’s Brel. In the plush surroundings of the 1707 Wine Bar just off Piccadilly, actor and vocalist Peter Straker launched his new album Peter Straker’s Brel. Straker has been a familiar face and voice in the West End for […]

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