Tag Archives | Jessica Martin

Elf the Musical is back for Christmas with Ben Forster returning to title role

Ben Forster will be back in green this Christmas when he returns to the role of Buddy in Elf the Musical. The actor who shot to fame when he won Andrew Lloyd Webber’s television talent search for his leading actor in the stadium tour of Jesus Christ Superstar is currently winning acclaim for his performance in […]

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Ballroom – Waterloo East Theatre

Ballroom continues at the Waterloo East Theatre, London, until 4 June. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Waterloo East has dug up this almost-forgotten 1978 Broadway musical and given it a modest UK premiere almost 40 years on at its 100-seater theatre just a short waltz from Waterloo Station. Ballroom’s main claim […]

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Jessica Martin cast as lead in Ballroom at Waterloo East Theatre

Versatile West End star Jessica Martin will take on the central role in the European premiere of Broadway musical Ballroom at Waterloo East Theatre next month. The actress who has starred in major productions of musical theatre classics including Me and My Girl, Mack and Mabel and South Pacific, will play the lonely widow at the […]

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Big the Musical – European premiere opens at Theatre Royal Plymouth

The musical based on the hit body swap movie Big has made its European debut ahead of a potential West End opening next year. Big the Musical is playing the Theatre Royal Plymouth until Saturday (12 November) before transferring to Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for a Christmas run from 7 December until 7 January […]

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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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Elf the Musical – Dominion Theatre

Elf the Musical continues at the Dominion Theatre, London until 2 January 2016. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Before it opened at the Dominion, Elf – based on the 2003 comedy movie starring Will Ferrell – was already making headlines, albeit for the wrong reasons. Its top price tickets, advertised at a whopping £267.50, are […]

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Elf London premiere – new and exclusive production images

The London premiere of the musical ELF has a strictly limited ten-week season, playing at the Dominion Theatre until 2 January 2016. The Gala Opening Night, taking place this week on Thursday 5 November, will be in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Check out these new and exclusive production images from Musical Theatre Review’s official photographer Roy Tan. The company is led by Ben […]

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Limited number of ELF tickets to be released at affordable prices following public demand

In an unprecedented move, the producers of the musical ELF, opening at the newly refurbished Dominion Theatre, have bowed to overwhelming public and social media demand to introduce a more affordable ticket price to broaden the demographic the show is attracting. The new price brand of £30 for a limited number of tickets through the […]

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Elf London premiere – details of full cast

The full cast for the London premiere of the musical ELF has been announced. The company is led by Ben Forster as Buddy, Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin as Emily Hobbs, with Jennie Dale as Deb, Mark McKerracher as Santa and Graham Lappin as Store Manager. Also in […]

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Sunday At the Musicals – female stars queue up for EABF fundraiser

Paul Burton and Paul Burton Productions are producing a special one-night charity concert in aid of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund. Entitled Sunday At the Musicals, the concert, which will feature 20 female singers, is being staged in the Cabaret & Music Theatre at London’s Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square on Sunday 14 June at 8pm. The production is being directed by Carole […]

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Kimberley Walsh and Ben Forster cast in Elf musical

Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin will star in the London premiere of Elf, the hit musical at the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2015 for a strictly limited ten-week season, ending on 2 January 2016, with a press night on Thursday 5 November. Forster, McGann and Martin all starred in the sold-out […]

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