Tag Archives | Southwark Playhouse

Xanadu musical receives UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse

The UK premiere of the Broadway musical comedy Xanadu, based on the 1980s classic cult movie starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, will arrive at Southwark Playhouse this autumn (16 October to 21 November, press night is 3 November). In this roller-skating musical adventure, Kira, the magical and beautiful Greek muse, descends from the heavens […]

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Titanic team revives Broadway musical Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse

A new production of the Broadway musical Grand Hotel will reunite the acclaimed producer and director team behind the multi award-winning production of Titanic. Grand Hotel, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland (the team has previously collaborated on Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel), will open for a six-week season at The […]

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Carrie – Southwark Playhouse

Carrie continues at the Southwark Playhouse, London until 30 May. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ There are parallels between Carrie, the musical adaptation of the 1976 screen version of the Stephen King horror story, and the story of its eponymous anti-heroine, Carrie White. Both started out as ostracised, belittled and laughed at: in the world […]

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Carrie: The Musical has London premiere at Southwark Playhouse

Carrie: The Musical will receive its long awaited London premiere in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from 1–30 May (press night is Wednesday 6 May). Twenty-seven years after first wreaking havoc, one of the world’s most talked about Broadway musicals is coming to London. Academy Award-winning Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore (Fame), and original screenplay writer […]

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Bat Boy: The Musical – Southwark Playhouse

Bat Boy: The Musical continues at the Southwark Playhouse, London until 31 January. 2 stars ** After a 2014 in which Southwark Playhouse played host to both In the Heights and Dogfight – two musicals that showed that the Fringe is capable of providing entertainment on a par with, if not better than, the West End – one could hope […]

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Bat Boy: The Musical has London revival at Southwark Playhouse in January 2015

Ten years after its last known sighting, Bat Boy: The Musical will return to the London stage in a brand new production in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from 9–31 January 2015, with Matthew White as Dr Parker and Lauren Ward playing Meredith Parker. A strange bat-child is discovered in a dank cave in deepest, darkest West Virginia. For […]

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Dogfight – Southwark Playhouse

Dogfight continues at the Southwark Playhouse, London until 13 September. It is November 1963 in San Francisco, and a group of young Marines are celebrating their last night before shipping out to Vietnam with a Jarhead tradition. The ‘dogfight’ which gives this musical, and the 1991 film upon which it is based, its name is […]

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Dogfight – Southwark Playhouse – casting revealed

Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s musical Dogfight, produced by Danielle Tarento, the award-winning producer of Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel, and directed by Matt Ryan, in The Large at Southwark Playhouse for a six-week season from Friday 8 August to Saturday 13 September (press night is Wednesday 13 August). […]

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Dogfight musical has European premiere at Southwark Playhouse

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s musical Dogfight will receive its European premiere, produced by Danielle Tarento – the award-winning producer of Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel – and directed by Matt Ryan, in The Large at Southwark Playhouse for a six-week season from 8 August to 13 September (press night is 13 August). Based on […]

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The A–Z of Mrs P – Southwark Playhouse

The A–Z of Mrs P continues at the Southwark Playhouse until 29 March. In the search for material for topics for new British musicals, some of the country’s greatest eccentrics can provide ample material. One such is Phyllis Pearsall, who created the London A-Z street atlas. The son of an immigrant Hungarian Jew and a flighty […]

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In the Heights has London premiere at Southwark Playhouse

Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights will receive its London premiere in a brand new production in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 9 May (press night is 15 May). Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, In the Heights is a journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan’s most vibrant […]

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