Tag Archives | Ria Jones

Danny Mac to star in Sunset Boulevard tour

Danny Mac is to star as Joe Gillis in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Curve’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard. Ria Jones is to play Norma Desmond and the show is to be directed by Nikolai Foster. Sunset Boulevard will open at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017 (press […]

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Sunset Boulevard UK and Ireland tour – details of dates

The UK and Ireland tour of the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard, starring Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and directed by Nikolai Foster, will open at Curve on 16 September 2017 (press night is 28 September) before touring the UK and Ireland. Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning show is based on Billy Wilder’s film, accompanied by Don […]

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Something for everybody at Live at Zédel

To launch its spring programme, Piccadilly cabaret room Live at Zédel gave us a taster of seven very different acts, drolly introduced by French comic/compere Marcel Lucont, who is very funny indeed, rather naughty, and will be well worth seeing during Zedel’s French Fest in March. From a musical theatre point of view the highlight […]

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Ria Jones to star in Sunset Boulevard at the Curve and on tour

It has been revealed that Ria Jones will star in a new homegrown production of Sunset Boulevard as part of Leicester Curve’s autumn/winter 2017 season. Actress and singer Jones stepped into the spotlight in April last year when she took over the leading role in Sunset Boulevard (after Glenn Close was too ill to perform) […]

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Double helping of 42nd Street – first stop Theatre du Chatelet in Paris

While London readies itself for a March revival of 42nd Street, the musical that propelled Catherine Zeta-Jones to stardom in 1984, Paris gets in first with a seven-week English-language run of the same show at the Theatre du Chatelet from 17 November to 8 January. Stephen Mear will be directing a Chatelet cast headed by […]

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42nd Street at Theatre du Chatelet – Ria Jones leads the cast

Ria Jones, the supersub who played Norma Desmond to rave reviews and standing ovations when Glenn Close went sick for a number of performances of Sunset Boulevard at the London Coliseum at the end of April, gets a starring role in her own right in Paris in November. Jones plays Dorothy Brock in the Theatre […]

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Alternate Norma Desmond Ria Jones wins over Sunset Boulevard audience

  Actress and singer Ria Jones stepped into the spotlight this week to take over the leading role in Sunset Boulevard and won over an audience angered by the news that award-winning actress Glenn Close was too ill to perform (Pictures: Kevin Wilson). Jones, who had ironically been involved in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s early workshops for […]

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Miss-Leading Ladies – St James Studio

Miss-Leading Ladies continues at St James Studio, London until 30 August. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Cabaret lovers are being spoilt for sibling revelry. It’s only a month since the Callaway sisters, Ann and Liz, flew over from New York to wow us at the Hippodrome and now Miss-Leading Ladies, with brother-and-sister act […]

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Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree bring Miss-Leading Ladies to St James Studio

Siblings Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree will star in this celebration of some of the greatest grande dames of stage and screen, adding their own unique family twist. From Ethel Merman to Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich to Danny La Rue, Miss-Leading Ladies will showcase them all, playing at the St James Studio Theatre from 5–30 August (press night […]

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Jerry’s Girls – Jermyn Street Theatre

Jerry’s Girls continues at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London until 31 May. Rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ There’s no doubt that Jerry Herman has earned his place as one of the 20th century’s greatest composers of musical theatre. From his early successes of Milk and Honey and Hello, Dolly!, to his 1983 smash hit La Cage Aux […]

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Jerry’s Girls transfers to Jermyn Street Theatre for three-week run

Following a sell-out run at St James Studio last month, musical revue Jerry’s Girls will transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre for a limited three-week run from Tuesday 12 to Sunday 31 May 2015, with a press night on Friday 15 May. Featuring songs from classic musicals including Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles, […]

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Jerry’s Girls – St James Studio

Jerry’s Girls continues at St James Studio, London until 15 March. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ It is only when you hear 28 of his show songs paraded one after the other in a sparkling revue staged so winningly by a hectically-involved cast of five under Kate Golledge’s imaginative direction that you realise the full extent of Broadway legend Jerry […]

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Jerry’s Girls London revival – meet the Girls

Full casting has been announced for musical revue Jerry’s Girls which, 30 years after it opened on Broadway, will be revived in a limited two-week run (3 to 15 March) at the St James Studio, London. Jerry’s Girls are Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones and Sarah-Louise Young. Anna-Jane Casey was recently seen starring in Forbidden Broadway at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Vaudeville Theatre. West End credits […]

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