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The Blues Brothers – Summer Special – London Hippodrome

The Blues Brothers – Summer Special continues at the London Hippodrome until 26 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ The Blues Brothers are one of, if not, the most recognisable comedy duos of the modern era. The original film which graced our screens in 1980 – starring Dan Aykroyd and the […]

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Smash star Megan Hilty to play London solo shows

Stage and screen star Megan Hilty is heading for London to play four nights at The Hippodrome in Leicester Square this September. The singer and actress who is best known for her role in the musical theatre-themed US television show Smash will play five shows at the London venue from Tuesday 6 September until Saturday […]

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Hippodrome concert to celebrate Alexander Bermange’s Wit & Whimsy

Musical theatre favourites will take to the stage at London’s Hippodrome on Sunday (30 April) to celebrate the work of musical comedy composer Alexander S. Bermange. Celebrating the launch of Whit & Whimsy, a double album of the writer’s songs recorded by a star-studded line-up of stage and screen favourites, the live show will feature performances […]

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Matthew Morrison to play London concerts

Glee favourite and Broadway star Matthew Morrison will play three concerts in the heart of London next month. Presented by Club 11 London and The Hippodrome, the shows on Tuesday 16 May (at 8pm and 11pm) and Wednesday 17 May will feature the multi award-winning actor/singer and a top-flight jazz band. Billed as an ‘intimate […]

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Blues in the Night at the London Hippodrome – casting revealed

Casting has been announced for the 3oth anniversary performances of Sheldon Epps’ musical revue Blues in the Night at The Hippodrome Casino in June. Ian Carlyle (We Will Rock You, Show Boat) will join Enyonam Gbesemete (Disney’s The Lion King, Show Boat), Bleu Woodward (Kinky Boots, South Pacific) and Cleopatra Higgins (Thriller Live, pictured) for […]

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Hannah Waddingham to play concert at London Hippodrome

Stage and screen favourite Hannah Waddingham will play a one night only show at London’s Hippodrome Casino next month. Presented by Club 11 London and The Hippodrome, the performance on Thursday 27 April will feature the actress who has just finished filming a recurring role in US cult hit series 12 Monkeys, with her ‘Mini […]

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Stars line up to record composer Alexander S Bermange’s comic catalogue

Musical comedy composer Alexander S. Bermange has assembled a star-studded line-up of stage and screen favourites to record a double album of his songs. Whit & Whimsy features special performances of some of Bermange’s most popular comic creations by stars including Miriam Margolyes, Nigel Planer, Tracie Bennett and Ian Bartholomew. Produced by Mike Dixon, the […]

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Collabro releases third album – Home – read our review

Musical theatre group Collabro releases their much-anticipated third album Home today (3 March) following on from a live launch show at the London Hippodrome. The first release on the group’s own record label, Peak Productions, marks the Britain’s Got Talent winners’ debut as a quartet exactly 1,000 days after they first shot to fame on the TV […]

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Interview – songwriters Daniel and Laura Curtis on latest album Overture

Award-winning composers and lyricists Daniel and Laura Curtis have assembled 25 leading artists from both the US and UK to record the largest-ever Broadway and West End collaboration album, Overture. Best-known for their debut album Love On 42nd Street, the duo’s work has been performed by leading musical theatre performers including Lea Salonga, Sierra Boggess and Ramin […]

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Blues in the Night to return for London shows

Nearly three decades after its London debut, Sheldon Epps’ musical revue Blues in the Night will return to the capital for two concert performances next year. Conceived by American stage and television director Epps, the celebration of the songs and singers most intrinsically linked with classic blues, will be performed at The Hippodrome Casino on […]

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The Wedding Singer cast set to give London audiences a one-off preview in January 2017

The cast of the 2017 UK and Ireland tour of The Wedding Singer are set to take to the Hippodrome stage in London for an exclusive concert – An Audience With the Cast of The Wedding Singer – on Tuesday 10 January at 8pm. The company will give audiences a sneak peek of the forthcoming tour, with […]

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Kerry Ellis and Sharon D Clarke play solo shows at Hippodrome Casino

Popular We Will Rock You leading ladies Sharon D Clarke and Kerry Ellis have been lined up to play concert dates at London’s Hippodrome Casino nightspot. Ellis, who created the role of Meat in the Queen musical, and the show’s original Killer Queen, Clarke will both bring their distinctive vocal talents to the popular cabaret […]

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West End Wilma Awards charity single raises money for relaxed theatre performances

One of the nominees for this year’s West End Wilma Award for Best Understudy, Kieran Brown (The Phantom of the Opera) will debut this year’s awards charity single at the ceremony at the Hippodrome Casino today (Friday 4 November). ‘No Awards For You’ (a song for bad losers everywhere) is Brown’s tongue-in-cheek look at what […]

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Jeremy Jordan to make UK cabaret debut

American singer and actor Jeremy Jordan will make his UK cabaret debut at the London Hippodrome later this month. The Broadway star who won a Theatre World award for his debut as Clyde Barrow in Bonnie & Clyde and was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Disney’s Newsies, will play the London Hippodrome […]

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Joanna Strand and Friends set for MAD fundraiser at London Hippodrome

West End favourite Joanna Strand will be joined by a host of musical theatre stars for a special fundraiser at the London Hippodrome next month. A ‘one night only’ cabaret show, Joanna Strand and Friends will raise cash for the Make A Difference (MAD) Trust on 14 July. A regular on the West End stage in […]

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Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Burgess to play London shows

One of the stars of the cult TV series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tituss Burgess will play three concerts in London for the first time in September. A veteran stage performer, Burgess who played Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the 2009 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls, will make his London stage debut with shows at Club 11 at […]

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Broadway actress Rachel Potter plays first London concert at Hippodrome

Broadway star and former US X Factor finalist Rachel Potter will play her first London concert date on 11 July. The New Orleans-born singer, who has starred on Broadway in Wicked and The Addams Family, will play the intimate 180-seat cabaret theatre Club 11 at London’s Hippodrome. The singer-songwriter who began her career as a […]

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Star of Jersey Boys movie Erich Bergen makes London concert debut

Stage and screen star Erich Bergen will make his solo concert debut at The Hippodrome Casino, Club 11 London on Monday 27 June 2016. Best known for his performance as Bob Gaudio in the Clint Eastwood film Jersey Boys (reprising the role he played on US stages for over three years) and co-starring in the hit television drama Madam Secretary (recently renewed for its third […]

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Still time to vote in the Wilma Awards 2015

After the successful launch of the Wilma Awards in 2014, theatre blogger West End Wilma has announced that the awards will take place again this year on Friday 30 October at The Hippodrome Casino. West End Wilma is everyone’s favourite nana in Theatreland – running around the West End interviewing stars and reviewing as many shows […]

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Beverley Knight and Matt Cardle lead Live From Memphis fundraiser concert for Terrence Higgins Trust

Beverley Knight, Matt Cardle and their co-stars from the West End musical Memphis are to raise funds for the Terrence Higgins Trust with a special late night concert at the Hippodrome Casino at 11pm on Thursday 24 September. Live From Memphis will be an up close and personal evening featuring a live band and a variety […]

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Sibling Revelry – London Hippodrome

Sibling Revelry continues at the London Hippodrome until 11 July. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ If you were expecting an unbiased review of anything involving the remarkable Ann Hampton Callaway, dream on. I have been in love with her superabundant talent, and in awe of it too, since Pizza On the Park days in […]

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Sibling Revelry: an Exclusive interview with the Callaway sisters

EXCLUSIVE! Sibling Revelry: An interview with ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY and sister LIZ. Seventeen years after bring their Sibling Revelry show over from New York to form part of the Divas At the Donmar series, the Callaway sisters, Ann Hampton and Liz, are back in London from 7–11 July with an updated version at the Hippodrome. […]

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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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Hugh Maynard – Something Inside So Strong – London Hippodrome

Hugh Maynard launched his debut album Something Inside So Strong at the London Hippodrome. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ What a night! Something indeed was inspirationally strong at Hugh Maynard’s late-night launch for his debut solo album at the London Hippodrome. Currently starring as John in Miss Saigon, Maynard sang with such magnificence, power, emotion and nuance. It was an absolute […]

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Interview – Miss Saigon’s Hugh Maynard chats about his new solo album

Actor, singer and musician HUGH MAYNARD made his West End debut in Jesus Christ Superstar (the actor and singer was studying at Arts Ed when he got the call) and has gone on to play Simba in The Lion King as well as performing in the casts of Notre-Dame De Paris, Follies, Dancing in the Streets and […]

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Miss Saigon’s Hugh Maynard marks solo album with gig at London Hippodrome

Hugh Maynard, currently starring as John in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre, is to mark the release of his eagerly awaited solo debut album Hugh Maynard – Something Inside So Strong, with an intimate concert supported by a four-piece band. As well as performing songs from the album, a vibrant collection of rock, soul and musical theatre numbers, […]

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Party of One – Christina Bianco – London Hippodrome

Christina Bianco performed her show Party of One at the London Hippodrome Matcham Rooms. “I’ll be your host… and also your guest list,” quips Christina Bianco at the start of her solo show at the Hippodrome’s Matcham Rooms. Bianco has gained a formidable reputation as an impressionist of female singers, but her show Party of One indicates that impressionism […]

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Sapphire Soul – London Hippodrome

Sapphire Soul performed at the London Hippodrome. Deciding on a set list for their recent inaugural performance at Leicester Square’s Hippodrome Casino, fiery female vocal trio, Sapphire Soul and Black Sapphire Productions must have had quite a creative quandary before plumping for what was a pretty interesting mix of ballads, up-tempo numbers, and of course, a […]

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The Great British Musicals in Concert – London Hippodrome

The Great British Musicals in Concert was performed at the Matcham Room at the London Hippodrome. Who better to host an evening dedicated to the best of British musical theatre than Nicholas Parsons, himself a performer in some of the featured shows more than 50 years ago? “Do I know these shows?” he asked. “I was […]

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Stephen Rahman-Hughes – London Hippodrome

Stephen Rahman-Hughes performed at the Matcham Rooms at the London Hippodrome. The audience at the Hippodrome’s Matcham Rooms was not quite as packed for Stephen Rahman-Hughes’ cabaret gig on Saturday night as it has been for other, perhaps better known, faces from the world of musical theatre. But for anybody who stayed away, it was their loss, for they missed […]

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Ivor Novello – The Great British Musical – London Hippodrome

Ivor Novello – The Great British Musical at the Matcham Room, London Hippodrome. Nostalgia, romance and pride in our fair land were the order of the day with Ivor Novello – The Great British Musical at a packed Matcham Room in a show that has been revisited and revised since the Welshman’s fan club first […]

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