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Footloose the Musical – Richmond Theatre and Touring

Footloose the Musical continues at the Richmond Theatre until 20 May and then tours until 30 September. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Inevitably the 2017 national tour of Footloose the Musical will delight audiences throughout the country.  It is without doubt a high energy show and the cast members must be […]

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New Adam and Eve musical Heaven On Earth launches with arena tour – Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard cast

The story of Adam and Eve is the subject of a major new musical which will be touring arenas across the UK from December. Starring West End favourites Kerry Ellis and Hugh Maynard, and featuring the voice of Russell Watson, Heaven On Earth will focus on the Biblical story of the first man and woman […]

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Footloose the Musical tour – full cast revealed

Joshua Dowen (Dogfight, Cool Rider) will step into the starring role of dance-hungry Ren McCormack in the new touring production of hit show Footloose the Musical. Launching at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 21 April, the production will feature Hannah Price as Ariel, the role she previously played on last year’s tour. Also joining the […]

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Milton Keynes Theatre and Touring

Thoroughly Modern Millie continues at Milton Keynes Theatre until 28 January before touring until 24 June. Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ It’s ironic really that at the core of Thoroughly Modern Millie is a character who lives for being a ‘modern’ and keeping up with current trends, and yet the show is so […]

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Michelle Collins to join Modern Millie UK tour

Former soap star Michelle Collins will join Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton in next year’s UK touring production of the musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Millie which is due to open in January 2017. Collins, who starred in both Coronation Street and EastEnders before returning to the stage in hit shows including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang […]

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Vanities – The Musical – Trafalgar Studios

Vanities – The Musical continues at Trafalgar Studios, London until 1 October. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Trafalgar Studios hosts a brilliant trio of women giving new life to Jack Heifner’s award-winning play Vanities. Premiering in New York in the late 1970s, the play became an international success, only avoiding the London stages because […]

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Vanities musical has European debut at Trafalgar Studios

This autumn, Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham, BBC’s Over the Rainbow, Grease), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked, Cool Rider) and Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Xanadu) star in the European debut of Vanities. The brand new production, which plays at London’s Trafalgar Studios from 1 September to 1 October) features never before seen material with all […]

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Newton Faulkner joins the cast of American Idiot UK tour

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day’s Tony Award-winning musical American Idiot on its UK tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford. One of […]

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Footloose tour – Maureen Nolan joins Gareth Gates in cast

Full casting has been announced today for hit musical Footloose – The Musical which will be back in 2016, touring the UK from January. Joining the previously announced Gareth Gates as Willard will be Maureen Nolan as Vi Moore. Maureen Nolan has been singing with her sisters since she was nine years old, when they became one of […]

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Footloose starring Gareth Gates begins touring in January 2016

TV and stage star Gareth Gates is the first key cast member to be confirmed for the new production of  Footloose the Musical which will begin touring the UK in January next year. Gates shot to fame in the original Pop Idol TV talent show before enjoying stage success in hit shows including Les Misérables, Legally Blonde […]

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American Idiot starring Amelia Lily to tour following West End run

Green Day’s Tony Award–winning Broadway musical American Idiot will now embark on a national tour from 19 March 2016, following on from its successful West End run, which is currently running at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square until 22 November 2015. American Idiot will begin its UK tour from 19 March 2016, commencing at the Curve Theatre, Leicester, directed and […]

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Amelia Lily from American Idiot, at the Arts Theatre from 17 July. Picture Roy Tan

American Idiot extends run to 22 November due to popular demand

Following on from its successful opening in July and due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed production of Green Day’s award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot will be extending its run at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square and is now booking until 22 November 2015.  The entire cast, including X Factor’s Amelia Lily (Whatsername), Steve Rushton (Will) and Aaron Sidwell (Johnny) will all continue in their […]

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American Idiot – Arts Theatre

American Idiot continues at the Arts Theatre, London until 27 September. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ As a fan of neither Green Day nor most rock/pop musicals, I’m maybe not the best person to review this 90-minute sung-through show, which is based on the US band’s 2004 concept album of the same […]

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Cougar the Musical – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Cougar the Musical continues at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry until 6 June. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★  Creator Donna Moore was doing stand-up comedy in New York City when she first heard the term ‘Cougar’ used to describe a woman who is dating a younger man, promptly realising that men don’t get given a similarly […]

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Cougar the Musical makes UK premiere at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre

The UK premiere of Cougar the Musical will take place at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry from Saturday 16 May to Saturday 6 June (press night is 19 May). The show has been described as ‘a hilarious, raunchy and insightful new musical about three women of a certain age saying yes to life and learning that true happiness lies within. Soulful, sassy, poignant […]

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American Idiot West End premiere – Amelia Lily stars

Former X Factor contestant Amelia Lily (playing Whatshername) will star in Green Day’s award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, as it arrives in the UK for its West End premiere from 17 July at the Arts Theatre. Running until 27 September 2015, with press night on 22 July, American Idiot – The Musical features the music […]

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