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Landor Theatre leaves Clapham base

Leading London fringe venue the Landor Theatre has been closed after over two decades operating above the Clapham pub from which it took its name. The theatre’s artistic director Robert McWhir released a statement claiming new restrictions on the space’s audience capacity meant the theatre was no longer financially viable. According to the press release, the […]

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Devilish! at the Landor Theatre – full casting details

Final casting details have been released for the new British musical comedy Devilish! which will be given its world premiere at London’s Landor Theatre on 4 May. Alex Green (Singin’ in the Rain) will head a cast that includes Gareth James, Victoria Hope, Katie Ann Dolling, Louie Westwood, George Longworth, Helen Ward-Jackson, Laura Hyde, Alice Baker […]

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New British musical comedy Devilish! has world premiere at Landor Theatre

New British musical comedy Devilish! will be given its world premiere at London’s Landor Theatre on 4 May. With music by BB Cooper (Bronte) and book and lyrics by Chris Burgess (Sleeping Arrangements), the Artfield presentation will play the Clapham venue until 29 May. Featuring 16 original songs and drawing inspiration from the words of […]

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The Clockmaker’s Daughter returns to London stage for one night only.

Following an acclaimed world premiere season at the Landor Theatre, the original cast and creative team of The Clockmaker’s Daughter, a new British musical by Michael Webbon and Daniel Finn, are to reunite for a special one-off concert version at St James Studio on Monday 2 November. The Clockmaker’s Daughter was praised by critics and the production was nominated for ten […]

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Romance, Romance – Landor Theatre

Romance, Romance continues at the Landor Theatre, London until 31 October. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Surprise, surprise… Romance, Romance which made little impact in its short 1997 run at the Gielgud, makes for a charming, tuneful evening in the intimate surroundings of the Landor’s North Clapham pub theatre much more […]

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Romance Romance opens at the Landor Theatre on 8 October

Full details of the cast of Theatrica Limited’s new production of Broadway musical Romance Romance, opening at the Landor Theatre on 8 October, have been revealed. Sex, love and money: what happens when you strike the wrong balance between these three? Romance Romance is a comedic look at the many twists and turns of any romantic relationship. Through […]

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Landor Theatre

Thoroughly Modern Millie continues at the Landor Theatre, London until 13 September. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Of all the wonderful old musicals out there, why pick this clunker of a show for a Fringe revival? It defies belief that Thoroughly Modern Millie won six Tonys on Broadway, where she ran for 903 performances in […]

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Personals – Landor Theatre

Personals continues at the Landor Theatre, London until 9 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ This isn’t a high-concept piece but it doesn’t try to be – more like a sitcom but with the form and tropes of a musical. And you can’t fault two hours of grinning, literal laughs out loud and light foot-tapping. […]

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Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Landor – casting news

A new production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, presented by SDWC Productions, at the Landor Theatre (Tuesday 18 August to Sunday 13 September, press night is Wednesday 26 August), marks the show’s return to London, 12 years after it was first seen at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Based on the original movie, the stage musical was originally […]

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The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Landor Theatre

The Clockmaker’s Daughter continues at the Landor Theatre, London until 4 July. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ The fairytale, we are told in the programme for The Clockmaker’s Daughter, is one of the oldest forms of fiction, stretching back to a time, before books, when stories were spoken aloud and passed down from generation to generation. Yet, […]

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New folk musical The Clockmaker’s Daughter at the Landor – casting revealed

The Clockmaker’s Daughter, a new musical from Daniel Finn and Michael Webborn, will be making its world premiere at London’s Landor Theatre this June (27 May to 4 July, press night is 1 June). The folk musical is set in the fictional Irish town of Spindelwood and tells a story built around prejudice, discrimination, animosity and […]

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She Loves Me – Landor Theatre

She Loves Me continues at the Landor Theatre, London until 7 March. Star rating: 4 stars **** It’s 20 years since She Loves Me won five Oliviers for the Savoy revival of this sweet, old-fashioned 1963 Bock and Harnick musical and one of those award-winners, Tracie Bennett, Best Supporting Actress as roving-eyed shopgirl Ilona Ritter, was at the Landor’s press […]

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London Fringe update – She Loves Me, Whistle Down the Wind, Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Whistle Down the Wind – Union Theatre (28 January to 21 February – press night is 30 January) Sasha Regan directs Whistle Down the Wind (adapted by Russell Labey and Richard Taylor with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor) at the Union Theatre. The time is the late 1950s, the place, a small village in Lancashire. Hurrying to a barn with three rescued kittens, Cathy, […]

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Jonathan D Ellis cast in Damn Yankees at Landor Theatre

Jonathan D Ellis (Les Misérables, Blood Brothers) will star in the Landor Theatre’s revival of Adler and Ross’ Damn Yankees as the Mephistophelean Applegate, the role popularised by Jerry Lewis in the 1990s Broadway and West End productions. The production runs from 1 October to 8 November (press night is 7 October). He will be […]

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Zanna, Don’t! – Landor Theatre

Zanna, Don’t! continues at the Landor Theatre, London until 29 June. I’m not sure if the title of Zanna, Don’t! is playing with the word Xanadu, but what I do know is that I had a better time seeing this new version of the science fiction musical than I did at its previous incarnation five years ago at Upstairs at […]

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Best of Friends – in conversation with writer Nick Fogarty

The Golden Voice, a musical exploring the trials and tribulations of two young musicians, was slated to open last summer at the Arts Theatre, with Darren Day in the lead role. The premiere was delayed due to financial problems before eventually being cancelled, with producer Rob Hewitt later being arrested on suspicion of fraud. Nick […]

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Golden Voice musical reworked as Best of Friends

Previously cancelled British musical Golden Voice, which has been reworked with a new title as Best of Friends (book, music and lyrics by Nick Fogarty), will get its world premiere at the Landor Theatre, London from 23 April to 10 May, directed by the venue’s artistic director, Robert McWhir. Music lovers Mike Chariot and Jim Ryan […]

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The Mistress Cycle – Landor Theatre

The Mistress Cycle continues at the Landor Theatre, London until 9 March. The From Page to Stage season continues at the Landor with the UK premiere of an all-woman tale of sacrifice, destruction and renewal that first took shape more than 14 years ago, and settled into something close to its current form at the […]

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Dave Willetts stars in new British musical The Man Inside

Actor and singer Dave Willetts will star in the world premiere of The Man Inside, a new British musical, which will play at London’s Landor Theatre from 12 March (press night is 13 March) to 29 March 2014, following previews at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham. The Man Inside has music by Tony Rees and book […]

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From Page to Stage’s Katy Lipson flies the flag for new musical theatre

Katy Lipson, producer of From Page to Stage at London’s Landor Theatre, talks about the future of musical theatre in the UK. Over the years, I have dedicated a lot of time and effort to new musical theatre. Primarily, this is because I love the genre – but also because in the material I see everything […]

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From Page to Stage season – West End performers onboard

Aria Entertainment has announced first casting for the second annual From Page to Stage festival, a season of new musical theatre at the Landor Theatre from 10 February–9 March 2014 – West End names onboard include Jon Robyns, Niamh Perry, Jodie Jacobs, Kim Criswell, Sophia Ragavelas and David Burt. Full casting is now confirmed for the […]

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No Way to Treat a Lady – Landor Theatre

No Way to Treat a Lady at the Landor Theatre, London continues until 9 February. Seen in London only once for a short run at the Arts Theatre back in 1998 with Donna McKechnie, Joanna Riding and Tim Flavin in the cast, Douglas J Cohen’s musical comedy thriller makes an overdue return at Clapham’s Landor […]

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Meet Me in St Louis – Landor Theatre

Meet Me in St Louis continues at the Landor Theatre, London until 18 January. A perennial favourite 1944 MGM movie starring a young Judy Garland, Meet Me in St Louis is filled with memorable musical numbers, whimsical family comedy and features the artistic direction of Vincente Minnelli, then making his mark in Hollywood. It is […]

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The Bakewell Bake Off arrives at the Landor

Following a sell-out run at London’s Waterloo East Theatre in August, new British musical The Bakewell Bake Off will transfer to the Landor Theatre on 8 October 2013 (officially opening on 10 October). The action throws the spotlight on seven eager contestants, three feuding judges and one bewildered hostess all taking part in a high-pressure […]

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Nunsense A-Men! – Landor Theatre

Nunsense A-Men! continues at the Landor Theatre, London until 28 July. Dan Goggin’s original Off-Broadway hit, Nunsense, is possibly the only musical ever to have started life as a series of comedy greeting cards. After it grew from a cabaret night into a full-blooded musical, the long-running Off-Broadway show spawned several sequels, before the original […]

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From Page to Stage 2014 – Landor

Following the success of this year’s inaugural season of new musical theatre, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Robert McWhir of the Landor Theatre have announced that applications are now open for the second From Page To Stage season from 11th February-8th March 2014 at the Landor in south London. From Page To Stage is a season of new musical theatre dedicated to the showcasing of work in development to an audience, […]

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Nunsense A-men! and title of show at the Landor

The musicals season at London’s Landor Theatre continues with Sister Mary McArthur (also known as performer Tim McArthur) making her musical theatre debut as the Mother Superior in Dan Goggin’s Nunsense A-men! (the musical) from 27th June-28th July. Nunsense A-men! begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has […]

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Next Thing You Know – Landor Theatre

Playing at the Landor Theatre, London until 8 June. It’s not always easy to recognise whether you’ve got the right ingredients to make a musical work, but despite writers Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham’s best efforts to just write theatre music without a story, Next Thing You Know truly hits the spot with its universal […]

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Sleeping Arrangements delivers humour and romance in spades

Running at the Landor, London until May 12. It was really only a matter of time before chick-lit, or to perhaps give it its official title of light romantic comedy, began to be considered for adaptation to the stage. Admittedly Helen Fielding’s hugely popular Bridget Jones’ Diary appears to be languishing in development hell at […]

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