Tag Archives | Simon Lipkin

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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Wind in the Willows at the Palladium – full cast revealed

Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Simon Lipkin and Craig Mather will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the cast of The Wind in the Willows which will speed into the London Palladium in June. Announcing the new casting details, producer Jamie Hendry also revealed previews would begin ahead of schedule on Friday 16 June (opening […]

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Honeymoon in Vegas – Maxwell Caulfield and Simon Lipkin join cast

Maxwell Caulfield, Rosemary Ashe, Nicolas Colicos and Simon Lipkin have joined the principal cast for the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert staging of Honeymoon in Vegas at the London Palladium on 12 March. Caulfield (Guys and Dolls), Ashe (Sister Act), Colicos (Annie Get Your Gun) and Lipkin (Guys and Dolls) will join the previously announced […]

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WhatsOnStage Awards – Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone to host

Stage and screen favourites Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone will present the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards at the sold-out concert event at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 19 February. Lipkin and Stone will take charge of the popular awards concert which will feature performances from cast members of some of the West End’s biggest […]

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Disaster! – Charing Cross Theatre

Disaster! was performed at the Charing Cross Theatre, London. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It is perhaps appropriate that, in the first of two performances of Disaster!, Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick’s homage to 1970s disaster movies, should suffer a disaster of its own – as actors Oliver Tompsett and Mark […]

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Simon Lipkin joins cast of Disaster! London premiere this weekend

Guys and Dolls star Simon Lipkin joined the cast of Broadway spoof musical Disaster! as rehearsals began this week ahead of the show’s London premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre this weekend. The two gala concert performances of the show, which takes its inspiration from the star-studded disaster movie genre which dominated cinema screens in […]

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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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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change to return to London

The critically acclaimed revival of long-running off-Broadway musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is returning for two performances in London in August. Reuniting the cast that helped the production win a nomination for Best Revival in last year’s Broadway World Awards, the show will play an afternoon and evening performance at the Arts […]

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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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Oliver! – Grange Park Opera

Oliver! continues at the Grange Park Opera at The Grange, Northington, Hampshire until 2 July. Rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Getting to the latest revival of Lionel Bart’s 1960 masterpiece in deepest Hampshire is quite a schlepp. Just when you think you’ve cracked it, there’s yet another narrow, windy country lane to […]

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Oliver! at Grange Park Opera – Jodie Jacobs and Simon Lipkin star

The classic musical Oliver! will be the first of the four productions that will make up this year’s Grange Park Opera Festival at The Grange in Hampshire. This year’s Swansong Festival begins on 2 June with the company’s version of Lionel Bart’s timeless re-working of Oliver Twist performed in the picturesque grounds of one of […]

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Miss Atomic Bomb – St James Theatre

Miss Atomic Bomb continues at St James Theatre, London until 9 April. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Hurrah! A new British musical and one that is original. It’s not been adapted from a classic novel nor does it rely on music hall knees-ups. Its originality derives from the British sense of […]

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – Above the Arts Theatre

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change continues at Above the Arts Theatre, London until 18 July. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ These days Joe DiPietro is best known for Broadway and West End musical Memphis, for which he wrote the book and, with composer David Bryan, co-wrote the lyrics. But the smaller scale […]

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change revived – Julie Atherton and Simon Lipkin star

This June, Hartshorn – Hook Productions are proud to present a revival of the American revue I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change for a strictly limited run in the new studio space Above the Arts. The production will be the first musical venture for the space that officially opened its doors in March. The […]

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Interview – Carly Bawden and Simon Lipkin on Sondheim’s Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory

When asked to name his favourite self-penned musical, Stephen Sondheim’s response, if he deigns to answer such a trite question, is often Assassins, the show he wrote with book writer John Weidman. “I wouldn’t change a thing,” he says of this 1990 revue-style musical about the people who’ve made attempts on the lives of American […]

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