Tag Archives | The Pajama Game

Jonathan Church and Alan Finch to leave Chichester Festival Theatre at end of September 2016

Artistic director Jonathan Church and executive director Alan Finch announced today that they are to step down from their respective roles at Chichester Festival Theatre at the end of September 2016, following Festival 2016. Both Church and Finch joined Chichester Festival Theatre in 2005, overseeing the organisation’s 50th anniversary in 2012 and the recent £22 million […]

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An Afternoon with the Sondheim Society – Alex Parker & Friends

An Afternoon with the Sondheim Society and… Alex Parker & Friends at the Leicester Square Theatre, London. For a young man of 23, multi-talented Alex Parker has packed plenty into his burgeoning career. But you ain’t heard nothing yet. This fiercely ambitious musical director-pianist-composer’s credits already include a concert version of A Little Night Music, […]

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Choreographer Stephen Mear reveals all about Gypsy at Chichester

Tonight is an important date in Olivier Award-winning choreographer STEPHEN MEAR’s diary – it’s the hotly anticipated official opening of Gypsy at the Chichester Festival Theatre, one of a line-up of shows he has collaborated on at the venue where he is an associate. In true Billy Elliot style, Mear began dancing at the age […]

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Seth Rudetsky deconstructs our questions in run up to London show

Having heard that Seth Rudetsky was returning to Leicester Square Theatre for one night only on Sunday 10 August with his one-man show Seth Rudetsky Deconstructing Broadway, our contributor Michael Darvell couldn’t wait to ask him a few questions. But Rudetsky hasn’t answered them in the old-fashioned way of dropping us an email. Oh no, he has […]

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The Pajama Game – Gary Wilmot joins cast at Shaftesbury Theatre

The Pajama Game continues at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London until 13 September. There was a little bit of musical chairs going on in the casting department last week at The Pajama Game. While the evening was all about actor Gary Wilmot taking over the role of Vernon Hines (the Sleep-Tite pajama factory’s time and motion […]

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The Pajama Game – Shaftesbury Theatre

The Pajama Game continues at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, until 13 September. A musical about union trouble at a pajama factory in a small Midwest town in 1950s America doesn’t immediately appeal as something worth dragging yourself away from the MasterChef final for. But then neither did one based on a book of twee TS […]

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Damn Yankees – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

Damn Yankees continues at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, London until 14 April. As 1950s musical comedies go, Damn Yankees has struggled in the UK – its West End revival in 1997 closing after just a couple of months. Maybe that’s down to British audiences’ unfamiliarity with baseball, the sporting subject at the musical’s heart. If so, that […]

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The Pajama Game – listen to Xavier and Riding in action

For all those looking forward to the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre’s staging of The Pajama Game, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 13 May, there is now a song from the production available to listen to for the first time. ‘Hey There’, sung by the show’s co-stars Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier […]

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Polycarpou and Wilmot confirmed for The Pajama Game

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton join the cast of the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre. Polycarpou and Stinton reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler, with Wilmot taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. They join the previously […]

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From Here to Eternity closes at the end of March

It has been announced that From Here to Eternity, Tim Rice’s new musical, will close on 29 March 2014, after a run of six months in the West End. The date is a month earlier than previously expected. Composed by Stuart Brayson, with lyrics by Rice and a book by Bill Oakes, the musical – […]

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Chichester Pajama Game hits West End in May 2014

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre, transfers to the West End on 1 May (press night is 13 May), playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 13 September 2014. The musical will move in when the current show residing there – From Here to Eternity – closes. In 1950s America, […]

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