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Bat out of Hell – London Coliseum

Bat Out of Hell continues at the London Coliseum until 22 August. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ In what has to be one of the crazier pairings in the history of musical theatre, the London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera, plays host to Jim Steinman’s dystopian rock opera Bat […]

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Bat Out of Hell – The Musical – final extension takes run to 22 August

The producers of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical have announced a further extension to the run at the London Coliseum this summer. The production officially opened in London’s West End last night (Tuesday), and, due to overwhelming public demand, a further two weeks of extra performances have been added.  This will […]

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Bat Out of Hell – London Coliseum season extended

The much-anticipated London Coliseum season of Jim Steinman’s rock classic Bat Out of Hell is to run for an extra two weeks due to exceptional public demand. Tickets have already gone on sale for the extra dates which will extend the limited season beyond the original end date of 22 July to the new final […]

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Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate to play London Coliseum in 2018

Opera North’s award-winning production of Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me, Kate will make its debut in the capital at the London Coliseum in June next year. Bringing together top talent from the worlds of opera and the West End stage, and featuring the full-scale orchestra and chorus of Opera North, the London run of the […]

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Carousel – London Coliseum

Carousel continues at the London Coliseum until 13 May. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ When the Michaels Linnit and Grade collaborated with the ENO and brought Sweeney Todd (starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel) to the London Coliseum in 2015, they appeared to have come up with a pretty successful formula: pick […]

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Carousel at the ENO – first rehearsal images

Rehearsal images have been released of the cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, the third production in the partnership between The GradeLinnit Company and English National Opera (ENO). The cast features Katherine Jenkins (Julie Jordan), Alfie Boe (Billy Bigelow), Nicholas Lyndhurst (Star Keeper), Derek Hagen (Jigger Craigin), Alex Young (Carrie Pipperidge), Brenda Edwards (Nettie Fowler), […]

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Nicholas Lyndhurst joins ENO Carousel

Small screen favourite Nicholas Lyndhurst will return to the West End stage for the first time since 2011 to join the previously announced Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins in the much-anticipated Carousel at the London Coliseum in April. Last seen in on the London stage in Trevor Nunn’s 2011 production of The Tempest, the much-loved […]

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Bat Out of Hell The Musical – first look at rehearsal images

Here’s a first look at rehearsal images for the long-awaited world premiere of the theatrical incarnation of Jim Steinman’s rock classic Bat Out of Hell which is due to land in the UK this year. With a preview run at the Manchester Opera House from 17 February until 8 April, the show will receive its official opening night at the London Coliseum […]

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Carousel at the ENO – Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins star

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star for the first time together in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, the third production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO)and the GradeLinnit Company. Lonny Price will direct the strictly limited run of 41 performances at ENO’s London Coliseum. Beginning on 7 April 2017, with press night on 11 April, the final […]

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Bat Out of Hell – full details of cast and creatives

Tickets have gone on sale for the long-awaited world premiere of the theatrical incarnation of Jim Steinman’s rock classic Bat Out of Hell which is due to land in the UK next year. With a preview run at the Manchester Opera House from 17 February until 8 April 2017, the show will receive its official […]

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Bat Out of Hell – Christina Bennington and Andrew Polec cast

The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye has reported that Belfast-born Christina Bennington (recently seen in Show Boat at the New London Theatre) will play Raven, ‘the teen willing to risk everything to be with Strat – the boy from the wrong side of the tracks’ in the long-awaited theatrical incarnation of Jim Steinman’s rock classic Bat Out […]

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Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell heading to UK stage

The long-awaited theatrical incarnation of Jim Steinman’s rock classic Bat Out of Hell will land in the UK early next year. One of the biggest-selling albums of all time, the turbo-charged 1977 collaboration between songwriter Steinman and vocalist Meat Loaf, will now form the basis for a major stage show. Opening at the Manchester Opera […]

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Alternate Norma Desmond Ria Jones wins over Sunset Boulevard audience

  Actress and singer Ria Jones stepped into the spotlight this week to take over the leading role in Sunset Boulevard and won over an audience angered by the news that award-winning actress Glenn Close was too ill to perform (Pictures: Kevin Wilson). Jones, who had ironically been involved in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s early workshops for […]

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Sunset Boulevard – London Coliseum

Sunset Boulevard continues at the London Coliseum until 7 May. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ The golden age of Hollywood, when silent pictures gave way to ‘talkies’, has been a fertile ground for storytelling in the past. Singin’ in the Rain gave us a comedic take on the screen starlet who […]

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Sunset Boulevard at ENO – Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson join Glenn Close in cast

Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson will join Glenn Close in Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s Sunset Boulevard, the second production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. Lonny Price will direct the strictly limited run of 43 performances at ENO’s London Coliseum which begins on 1 April 2016 with press night on 4 April, with the final performance on 7 May. The full ENO […]

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Sweeney Todd at the ENO – production images released

Here’s a first look at images of Lonny Price’s staging of Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller, the first production in a major new long term partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. Pictures are by Tristram Kenton. Joining Terfel and Thompson who will lead the cast as Sweeney Todd and […]

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Sweeney Todd at London Coliseum – full cast revealed

Due to unprecedented public demand, an extra performance has been scheduled on Sunday 5 April at 3pm for Lonny Price’s production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller at the London Coliseum. Tickets for the 5 April performance, including 300 seats at £10 each, will go on sale today (3 March […]

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