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Evita at the Phoenix Theatre – exclusive production images

Musical Theatre Review’s official photographer Roy Tan has taken a selection of exclusive images of hit musical Evita which has returned to the West End. Presented by Bill Kenwright for a strictly limited 12-week season, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s multi award-winning musical continues at the Phoenix Theatre until 14 October. This year’s Eva is played […]

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Evita – Phoenix Theatre

Evita continues at the Phoenix Theatre, London until 14 October. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ After touring since January, the last and best Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice collaboration is settling in at the Phoenix for a strictly limited 12-week West End run and, like vintage wine, it improves with age. This […]

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Evita returns to the West End for limited season

Hit musical Evita is to make a return to visit to the West End to mark the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Peron next month. Presented by Bill Kenwright for a strictly limited 12-week season, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s multi award-winning musical will play the Phoenix Theatre from 28 July until […]

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The Girls – Phoenix Theatre

The Girls continues at the Phoenix Theatre, London. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Musical adaptations of films are nothing new. Nor are adaptations of plays. Adaptations of plays that were themselves based on plays are rarer – but having the film, play and now musical written by the same person is unique. […]

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The Girls – 67-year-old understudy makes West End debut in leading role

In spite of intensive medical treatment, Michele Dotrice, who has never missed a performance in her entire career, has been diagnosed with acute bronchitis and is therefore unable to perform for the time being. The part of Jessie in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new British musical The Girls will now be played by Judith […]

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The Girls dress rehearsal – nurses offered free seats

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth are offering nurses free seats to see the dress rehearsal of their new musical comedy The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre in London on Saturday 28 January at 2.30pm. Tickets will be available in person from the theatre box office at 10am on Saturday 28 January on a first-come-first-served basis, […]

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The Girls and Gary Barlow – see behind the scenes

Here’s a first look at rehearsal photos of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new British musical, The Girls. Based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, The Girls will open in London’s West End at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 28 January 2017. The West End premiere […]

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Dirty Dancing – Phoenix Theatre

Dirty Dancing continues at the Phoenix Theatre, London until 31 December. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Dirty Dancing has become one of the most loved dance musical romance films of all time; even those who have never seen the 1987 film know to not put Baby in a corner. The classic has now […]

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Dirty Dancing tour has Christmas season in the West End

Baby and Johnny will be having the time of their lives this Christmas when the new touring production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage moves into the West End for 30 performances. Re-conceived in an all-new production, the much-loved love story of dance instructor Johnny Castle and shy Baby Houseman features Lewis Griffiths […]

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The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre – Sophie-Louise Dann and Joanna Riding among cast

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new British musical, The Girls, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London’s West End at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 28 January 2017. The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre, Leeds and the […]

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London Guys and Dolls to close early

Producers of Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows’ Guys and Dolls at London’s Phoenix Theatre have confirmed that the show will close four months early, on 21 August 2016. The closure will coincide with the departure of award-winning actor Rebel Wilson (playing Miss Adelaide) who joined the West End cast for a strictly limited eight weeks only on 28 June. A […]

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Guys and Dolls – Phoenix Theatre

Guys and Dolls continues at the Phoenix Theatre, London. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Damon Runyon’s stories of 1950s New York, which form the basis of Frank Loesser’s musical Guys and Dolls, show a side of Broadway vastly at odds with the backstage antics and tap dancing mayhem of the usual […]

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Guys and Dolls – Simon Lipkin joins Rebel Wilson in West End cast

Simon Lipkin will take over the role of Nathan Detroit opposite Australian screen star Rebel Wilson’s Miss Adelaide in Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows’  Guys and Dolls at London’s Phoenix Theatre later this month. Lipkin who trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and then at Arts Ed, will join the West End cast […]

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Barlow and Firth’s The Girls opens in the West End January 2017

The Girls, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical version of The Calendar Girls story, is heading for the West End in January next year. Barlow’s take on the inspirational story of the Rylstone Women’s Institute members’ headline-grabbing fundraiser, has been co-written with his childhood friend, Firth, the writer of the original award-winning film and stage versions of The Calendar […]

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Nigel Lindsay joins Guys and Dolls at the Phoenix

Nigel Lindsay will be joining the West End cast of Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows’ Guys and Dolls for a limited time at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Nathan Detroit. Lindsay will take over from American star Richard Kind who will give his last performance as commitment-phobic gambler Detroit on 22 May. The […]

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Guys and Dolls – Phoenix Theatre

Guys and Dolls continues at the Phoenix Theatre, London until 30 October. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Frank Loesser’s iconic musical, reckoned by some to be the greatest of them all, is not only back in town after its nine-week run at the Savoy – it’s all over the place with […]

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Guys and Dolls extended run – Samantha Spiro, Richard Kind and Oliver Tompsett cast

Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls will be extending its run at the Phoenix Theatre from 19 March 2016. Casting for the West End extension includes multiple Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro (Hello, Dolly!) as Miss Adelaide, Richard Kind (Disney/Pixar’s BAFTA award-wining Inside Out) as […]

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Guys and Dolls transfers to Phoenix Theatre while also touring UK

Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls will transfer to the Phoenix Theatre (following the closure of Bend It Like Beckham) while simultaneously touring the UK from March 2016. The West End production opens 19 March and is booking until 30 October while the UK tour […]

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Bend It Like Beckham – Jamie Muscato joins cast

From 14 December 2015 Jamie Muscato joins the cast of Bend It Like Beckham The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre to play coach Joe alongside Natalie Dew as football crazy Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team. Sophie-Louise Dann plays the role of Paula with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess’ sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha […]

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Bend It Like Beckham – first look at production images

First production images have been released for the new British musical Bend It Like Beckham, currently in previews with opening night on 24 June 2015. Earlier this year a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale at the Phoenix Theatre, taking bookings to 24 October 2015. Pictures by Ellie Kurttz. Natalie Dew plays football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, […]

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Ronan Keating in Once the Musical – Phoenix Theatre

Once the Musical continues at the Phoenix Theatre, London until 21 March 2015, prior to a European tour. If my experience of chatting to a handful of theatregoers during the last few days is anything to go by, Once the Musical is something of a Marmite affair. Either you fall in love with the show and want […]

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