Tag Archives | Simon Bailey

Whisper House – The Other Palace

Whisper House continues at The Other Palace, London until 27 May. Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ For its second major staging in its new rebranded guise as the home for new musical writing, The Other Palace has chosen curiously. Whisper House is a 2009 piece with music and lyrics by Duncan […]

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Sheik’s ghostly Whisper House to open at The Other Palace

Multi award-winning Duncan Sheik’s musical ghost story Whisper House will play The Other Palace from 6 April until 27 May. Based on the rock singer/songwriter’s 2009 concept album and conceived with 30 Rock actor Keith Powell, Whisper House features a book and lyrics by Obie award winner Kyle Jarrow. Following on from his critically-acclaimed Spring […]

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Stars line up to record composer Alexander S Bermange’s comic catalogue

Musical comedy composer Alexander S. Bermange has assembled a star-studded line-up of stage and screen favourites to record a double album of his songs. Whit & Whimsy features special performances of some of Bermange’s most popular comic creations by stars including Miriam Margolyes, Nigel Planer, Tracie Bennett and Ian Bartholomew. Produced by Mike Dixon, the […]

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Extra performance of Jersey Boys added before West End production closes

Due to overwhelming public demand, there will be an extra performance of the West End musical Jersey Boys in its final week at the Piccadilly Theatre on Thursday 23 March at 3pm. This week – commencing 13 February 2017 – the show has broken the house record for ticket sales in the history of the Piccadilly […]

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West End Jersey Boys to close in March 2017 – tour to follow

Jersey Boys will close at the Piccadilly Theatre on Sunday 26 March 2017, following nine years in London. The musical is currently the sixth longest musical running in the West End. A second national tour of the show will open in December 2017. Producer Michael David said: “When we brought Jersey Boys here nine years ago, we hoped it […]

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Four new Seasons join the cast of Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre

From Tuesday 15 March, there will be four new Seasons joining the cast of Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre ahead of its 8th anniversary on 18 March. This is the first time since the show opened in London that all four Seasons have changed. The musical has now been seen by more than 23 million people […]

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Jest End – Waterloo East Theatre

Jest End continues at the Waterloo East Theatre, London until 6 December. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Has it really been eight years since we were first treated to Garry Lake’s wicked sense of humour in Jest End at the Jermyn Street Theatre? Much may have changed in the West End […]

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Gatsby at the Arts Theatre – exclusive rehearsal images

Ruby in the Dust’s acclaimed musical reworking of The Great Gatsby returns to the London stage this month for a limited run at the Arts Theatre. Musical Theatre Review’s official photographer Roy Tan took some exclusive images behind the scenes. The exclusive showcase production of Gatsby opens on 26 October and runs on Monday nights until 16 November. Matilda Sturridge, who featured in the […]

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Interview – American actress Alexandra Silber back in the UK making her cabaret bow at Crazy Coqs

August has already been a big month for the American (but Scottish-trained) soprano ALEXANDRA SILBER as she’s just landed the part of Tzeitel in the Broadway revival of Fiddler On the Roof which opens on 12 November – eight years after she sang Hodel in the same show in the West End. And it’s going to get even […]

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Broadway performer Alexandra Silber to appear at Crazy Coqs with special guests

She’s a Grammy nominee, a Broadway star, a BBC Proms headliner… and she has just five shows in the UK this year (1–5 September at London’s Crazy Coqs). It’s ‘the fastest-rising soprano in musical theatre’, Alexandra Silber. Born in LA, growing up outside Detroit, Michigan, Silber trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow before being cast immediately […]

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Madalena Alberto – Don’t Cry For Me – St James Studio

Madalena Alberto performed her show Don’t Cry For Me at the St James Studio, London. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Originally from Lisbon, Madalena Alberto moved to London to study performing arts and since graduating has developed a successful career in musical theatre. She has recently played Eva Peron in Evita both in […]

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The Theory of Relativity – Drayton Arms Theatre

The Theory of Relativity continues at the Drayton Arms Theatre, London until 13 June. Star rating: 3 stars ★ ★ ★ Eight vibrant young talents give 100 per cent to some excellent ballads, amusing duets and even a wild-eyed monologue by an obsessive germaphobe in this very American chamber musical that first saw the light of day in Toronto two years ago. Written […]

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Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens staged in West End in aid of The Make a Difference Trust

Tickets are now on sale for a West End revival of the song cycle Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, taking place at the Criterion Theatre on Sunday 31 May 2015. More than 30 of the West End’s most talented performers will take to the stage for the special ‘one night only’ performance in aid […]

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Full casting revealed for Bat Boy: The Musical at Southwark Playhouse

Full casting has been announced for Bat Boy: The Musical which will be seen on the London stage in a brand new production at The Large, Southwark Playhouse from 9–31 January 2015. Rob Compton will take on the title role of Bat Boy, alongside Georgina Hagen as Shelley Parker, Russell Wilcox as Sheriff, Nolan Frederick as Bud, Simon Bailey as Reverend Hightower, Andy Rees as Rick, Pepper Harrison as Ruthie and Lindsay Scigliano as […]

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My Lifelong Love – An Evening With Georgia Stitt and Friends – Garrick Theatre

My Lifelong Love – An Evening With Georgia Stitt and Friends was performed at the Garrick Theatre, London. US composer and lyricist Georgia Stitt’s performance in My Lifelong Love at the Garrick Theatre marked her solo West End debut. The show featured songs from her three albums: This Ordinary Thursday, Alphabet City Cycle and My Lifelong Love, and also her shows […]

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Eva Noblezada and Cynthia Erivo star in Georgia Stitt show

US composer and lyricist Georgia Stitt is to make her West End debut at London’s Garrick Theatre on Sunday 26 October, in a return to London following her sell-out concerts at St Paul’s Church in 2007 and The Hippodrome in 2012. She will be joined by the cream of singers in the West End: Simon Bailey, Norman Bowman, […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses: the Jule Styne Songbook – Crazy Coqs

Everything’s Coming Up Roses: the Jule Styne Songbook continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 6 September. What a blast – short but very sweet… two dozen Jule Styne songs rattled off in a bare hour in a gorgeous start to the Crazy Coqs’ autumn season. Truly, everything’s coming up roses for London cabaret if this is the […]

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Marry Me a Little returns to St James Studio for extra week

Following a critically acclaimed sell-out run in August, Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little will return to St James Studio, London for an extra week of performances from 6–11 October 2014. Marry Me a Little pieces together a selection of songs by Stephen Sondheim to tell a tale of love, loneliness and survival as a modern singleton. […]

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Marry Me a Little – St James Studio Theatre

Marry Me a Little continues at the St James Studio Theatre, London until 10 August. The chemistry between extravagantly talented Laura Pitt-Pulford and the perfectly-pitched Simon Bailey in this slight but charming two-hander turns a reed-thin storyline of New York love and loss, ecstasy and regret, into a hypnotic Sondheim hour that passes all too quickly. […]

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Marry Me a Little – Simon Bailey and Laura Pitt-Pulford cast

When Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little returns to the London stage for the first time in 17 years in a brand new production at St James Studio, Simon Bailey will star as Man and Laura Pitt-Pulford will star as Woman (the production runs from 29 July to 10 August, press night is 31 July). Simon Bailey was most recently seen as Liam in […]

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