Tag Archives | Ray Rackham

Judy! – Arts Theatre

Judy! continues at the Arts Theatre, London until 17 June. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Last year, Southwark Playhouse played host to Through the Mill, a loving warts-and-all tribute to the life of Judy Garland told through re-creations of her life at three crucial points. There are few Fringe productions for […]

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Judy! to play West End season

Judy!, Ray Rackham’s play about the tempestuous life of the legendary Judy Garland, will play a five-week season at the London’s Arts Theatre from 16 May. Following on from its world premiere at the London Theatre Workshop in December 2015 and a successful run at the Southwark Playhouse last summer, the show which was previously titled Through […]

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Through the Mill – Southwark Playhouse

Through the Mill continues at the Southwark Playhouse, London until 30 July. Rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ It is 1963. Legendary performer Judy Garland has signed with TV station CBS to host a weekly variety series, a contract which will help pay off the debts she already faces, but which are growing […]

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Interview – meet the talented actor-musicians of Through the Mill at the Southwark Playhouse

Through the Mill, the backstage dreamscape featuring pivotal moments in the life of legendary actress and singer Judy Garland, transfers from London Theatre Workshop to the Southwark Playhouse this July. Transferring with the production are the actor-musicians who originated their roles in the acclaimed premiere production last December. Between them, they play more than 20 separate […]

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Through the Mill at Southwark Playhouse – full casting details

  The full cast has been announced for the Southwark Playhouse transfer of Through the Mill, Ray Rackham’s play about the tempestuous life of the legendary Judy Garland. The show, which was given its world premiere at the London Theatre Workshop in December last year, will play the Southwark Playhouse from 6 to 30 July. […]

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Through the Mill transfers to Southwark Playhouse

Through the Mill, Ray Rackham’s play about the tempestuous life of the legendary Judy Garland, is to transfer to the Southwark Playhouse this summer. The show, which was given its world premiere at the London Theatre Workshop in December last year, will play the Southwark Playhouse from 6 to 30 July. Written by Rackham, the […]

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Through the Mill – London Theatre Workshop

Through the Mill continues at London Theatre Workshop, Fulham until 19 December. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Three different actresses play showbiz legend Judy Garland at three stages of her turbulent, drink-and-drug-fuelled, suicide-inclined career in Ray Rackham’s new play which has its world premiere this month at the bijou pub theatre he […]

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Three Judy Garland roles cast in new play at the London Theatre Workshop

Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston and Lucy Penrose have been cast to play Judy Garland in three different stages of her life in Through the Mill, a new play featuring a hit list of Garland greatest standards, by Ray Rackham. Through the Mill will get its world premiere in a three-week season at London Theatre Workshop […]

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Apartment 40c – St James Studio

Apartment 40c continues at St James Studio, London until 12 April. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ This Manhattan-set musical, written by two Brits, the co-artistic directors of London Theatre Workshop, Ray Rackham and Tom Lees, had decent reviews when it premiered at their Fulham HQ before Christmas but this is a bigger, better version. Expanded […]

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Apartment 40C – London Theatre Workshop

Apartment 40C continues at the London Theatre Workshop, Fulham until 20 December. Anyone who recalls the sublime 1960 black and white Billy Wilder film The Apartment, starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, doesn’t need reminding of how much drama, comedy and human emotion can be wrung out within just four walls. The compact and bijou […]

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A Catered Affair – London Theatre Workshop

A Catered Affair continues at London Theatre Workshop, Fulham, until 20 June. Almost a year to the day since the Royal Academy of Music graduates introduced many of us to A Catered Affair comes the professional UK premiere of this thought-provoking piece at the go-ahead London Theatre Workshop. More a play with music than a musical, […]

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Just Another Love Story – London Theatre Workshop

Just Another Love Story continues at the London Theatre Workshop, London, until 24 May. We have had a rash of Stephen Sondheim compilations, concerts and revues in London recently, one or two of which it is just as well the great man did not see. But he would be well pleased with an evening celebrating […]

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Ordinary Days – London Theatre Workshop

Ordinary Days at the London Theatre Workshop, London, continues until 29 March. London Theatre Workshop, a new-kid-on-the-block 65-seater boutique theatre in the bowels of Fulham, launches with a chamber musical about New York life and the ‘ordinary days’ of four of its young inhabitants trying to find their way in that concrete jungle. Artistic director […]

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