Tag Archives | Martin Connor

La Cage Aux Folles – New Wimbledon Theatre and Touring

La Cage Aux Folles continues at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London until 18 March and then tours until 26 August. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The first-ever UK tour of Jerry Herman’s insanely entertaining 1983 Broadway hit – it picked up six Tonys and ran for four and a half years – is a […]

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The Sound of Music UK tour is extended

Bill Kenwright’s touring production of the classic The Sound of Music has been extended into the autumn. The staging of the much loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical which stars Will.i.am’s protege from last year’s The Voice, Lucy O’Byrne, in the iconic role of Maria opened in December last year. The tour will be back on […]

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The Sound of Music tour – latest cast details

The full cast of Bill Kenwright’s production of The Sound of Music has been revealed ahead of the opening of the tour on Wednesday 2 December at the Broadway Theatre in Peterborough. This production also plays a Christmas season for all the family at The Lowry, Salford Quays from Monday 14 December until Saturday 2 January. BBC1’s The Voice runner-up Lucy O’Byrne as Maria and award-winning […]

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The Sound of Music – Corrie’s Gray O’Brien makes musical theatre debut

Former Coronation Street villain Gray O’Brien will make his musical theatre debut as Captain Von Trapp opposite The Voice’s Lucy O’Byrne as Maria in Bill Kenwright’s new touring production of The Sound of Music in December. The Scottish actor, who was a double award winner for his performance as bad guy Tony Gordon in the […]

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama – Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls continues at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Silk Street Theatre, London until 15 July. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ You could transport this student production lock, stock and barrel a couple of miles to the West End, charge £65 for an uncomfortable seat instead of a fraction of that […]

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The Sound of Music – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield and Touring

The Sound of Music continues at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield until 14 February, and then tours until 1 August. Star rating: 3 stars *** The seven hills of Sheffield are alive to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music as Bill Kenwright’s new production comes to the Lyceum Theatre. It is billed as a new staging of the the musical, […]

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Grand Hotel – Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Grand Hotel, performed by students from Guildhall School of Music & Drama at Silk Street Theatre, London, continues until 16 July. Step into the Guildhall’s super-smart Silk Street Theatre beside the Barbican, take in the sumptuously opulent set representing the foyer of Europe’s grandest hotel in the Weimar Berlin of the late 1920s, and you just know […]

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