Tag Archives | Lotte Wakeham

The World Goes Round – The Best of Kander & Ebb – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The World Goes Round – The Best of Kander & Fred Ebb continues at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough until 3 September. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Staging musicals in-the-round is always a challenge. Just where, for example, should director Lotte Wakeham tell the the cast to focus for voice projection? The most successful at solving this […]

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The World Goes Round at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre – casting news

The line-up of performers cast in Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough’s forthcoming 25th anniversary production of The World Goes Round – The Songs of Kander & Ebb has been announced. Part of the venue’s 2016 Summer Festival, the show was conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson, to celebrate the work of the prolific partnership of composer […]

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Kander and Ebb revue part of Stephen Joseph Theatre summer festival

A 25th anniversary production of The World Goes Round –The Songs of Kander & Ebb will feature as part of the Stephen Joseph Theatre’s Summer Festival of entertainment in Scarborough. Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson, and directed by Lotte Wakeham, this show features much-loved showstoppers like ‘New York, New York’, ‘All That Jazz’, and ‘Money, Money’, alongside lesser-known […]

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Frank Wildhorn musical Wonderland tours the UK in 2017

The musical Wonderland, an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice stories, will receive its UK and European premiere next year at the Edinburgh Playhouse prior to a UK tour. Following sold out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland will be presented in a brand new British production. Produced […]

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Sweet Charity – National Youth Music Theatre – Curve Leicester

Sweet Charity was presented by the National Youth Music Theatre at Curve, Leicester. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ In a month other than August, this outstanding production by the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) could have graced the main stage at Curve, where it wouldn’t have been out of place against any of the high-profile musicals […]

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Guildford School of Acting – Snoopy: The Musical

Snoopy: The Musical was performed by MA Musical Theatre students from the Guildford School of Acting at the Ivy Arts Centre, Guildford. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ The world of Charles M. Schulz’s immortal Peanuts newspaper comic strip (and its subsequent iterations on television) presents itself as an obvious candidate for adaptation […]

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Spend Spend Spend – London School of Musical Theatre

Spend Spend Spend, performed by students from the London School of Musical Theatre at the Bridewell Theatre, London, continues until 3 May. Spend Spend Spend ran for nearly ten months in the West End in 1999-2000, the true life story of how Yorkshire lass Viv Nicholson blew the biggest ever football pools cheque of £152,319 in […]

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The Beautiful Game – Union Theatre

The Beautiful Game continues at the Union Theatre, London until 3 May. On its original West End run in 2000, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s musical The Beautiful Game attracted much scorn for attempting to address Northern Ireland’s Troubles of the late 1960s and early 1970s through the use of musical theatre. And while there is plenty to be […]

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Niamh Perry playing The Beautiful Game

It’s not every 23 year-old musical theatre actress who can plausibly first-name drop Lord Lloyd Webber. Niamh Perry is one. “It’s taken the best bits of both productions… it’s what it always should have been in Andrew’s eyes.” The musical in question is one of the Lord’s lesser known works, The Beautiful Game. The show, […]

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