Tag Archives | Tim McArthur

Curtain Up Show hosts Olivier Awards preview special

Resonance FM’s The Curtain Up Show will return to the heart of the West End on Friday 7 April from 3.30pm until 5pm for a live Olivier Awards preview special. Presented in association with innovative app service TodayTix, the show – which will be broadcast just 48 hours before the prestigious ceremony – will feature […]

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Curtain Up album awards – winners revealed

The original London cast of Kinky Boots, the Broadway stars of Waitress and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda were crowned the winners of The Curtain Up radio show’s second musical theatre album awards. The original cast recording of the multi award-winning Kinky Boots was chosen as the Album of the Year – Best UK Cast Best Original […]

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The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2016 – nominees announced

Nominees have been announced for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2016 in association with TodayTix. This year, three categories (each with six nominees) are open to the public vote. Voting closes at 5pm on Wednesday 4 January 2017, and winners will be announced live on Resonance FM at 4pm on Friday 6 January 2017. To […]

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Curtain Up Show – nominees for album awards to be announced

The nominees for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2016 in association with TodayTix will be revealed live on Resonance FM this Friday (2 December) at 4pm. The second set of musical theatre album awards will allow the public to vote in three categories (each with six nominees). Voting will open half an […]

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Wonderful Town – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

Wonderful Town continues at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, London until 30 October. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Director Tim McArthur and MD Aaron Clingham reunite for an exuberant, action-packed revival (indeed, a miraculous resuscitation) in Walthamstow of Leonard Bernstein and Comden and Green’s 1953 musical Wonderful Town. Not quite a lost […]

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Tim McArthur presents new show at St James Studio

Cabaret performer Tim McArthur celebrates his 25-year stage career with a brand new show on 1 October at London’s St James Studio. Accompanied by a four-piece band, McArthur’s first solo cabaret performance in two years, Mountains, is a celebration of songs from the musical theatre world. Apart from the show’s title song ‘Mountains’ (Mrs Henderson Presents), McArthur […]

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Wonderful Town – cast and creatives revealed for All Star production

Full casting and creatives have been announced for All Star Productions’ new chamber production of Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town. Based on the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, which was in turn inspired by the short stories by Ruth McKenney, Wonderful Town features a score by Bernstein with lyrics by Betty […]

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Bernstein’s Wonderful Town is final show in All Star Productions’ 2016 season

A new chamber production of Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town will be the final presentation in All Star Productions’ 2016 season. Following on from the company’s recent critically acclaimed Babes in Arms, Wonderful Town will play London’s Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre from 12-30 October. Based on the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields […]

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St James Studio autumn season – 16 new shows

London’s St James Studio has announced a diverse mix of 16 new shows for a packed autumn season that also includes the previously announced EFG London Jazz Festival. Tickets are on sale this week for the line-up that begins with audience favourite Eve Ferret accompanied by musical partner and guitarist Roddy Matthews in Eve Ferret: […]

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The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… – Phoenix Artist Club

The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… at the Phoenix Artist Club, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Emcee Tim McArthur and his first set of guests, Valerie Cutko, Corrine Priest and Martin Milnes, opened the first of a series of The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents…, a cabaret dedicated to a mix of […]

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The Stephen Sondheim Society presents a monthly cabaret series

The Stephen Sondheim Society is to host a monthly cabaret series at The Phoenix Artist Club in London’s West End, starting next Monday 11 April. The series, The Stephen Sondheim Society Presents… will be hosted by actor, singer, director and presenter Tim McArthur and will feature a mix of Sondheim numbers, new musical theatre writing and classics […]

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Curtain Up album awards – Bend It Like Beckham, Cynthia Erivo, Oliver Tompsett and Scott Alan are winners

The original London cast of Bend It Like Beckham and Cynthia Erivo, Oliver Tompsett and Scott Alan were crowned the winners of The Curtain Up radio show’s first musical theatre album awards today. Bend It Like Beckham was chosen as the Best Cast Recording while Cynthia Erivo and Oliver Tompsett Sing Scott Alan took home the […]

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A Little Night Music at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre – we chat to Sarah Waddell and Jamie Birkett

Actresses SARAH WADDELL and JAMIE BIRKETT are currently appearing in All Star Productions’ staging of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, London until 31 October. The show reunites the creative team behind last year’s critically acclaimed staging of Into the Woods. Theatre credits for Sarah Waddell, who plays Desiree Armfeldt, include: Into the Woods (Ye Olde […]

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A Little Night Music – Ye Olde Rose and Crown

A Little Night Music continues at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, London until 31 October. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Every so often, a production of a classic show comes along that makes you think – why have I never seen it like this before? I’m a Sondheim [A Little Night Music’s […]

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The Curtain Up Show is back with guests including Kerry Ellis and Louise Dearman

The Curtain Up Show has returned to London’s arts radio station, Resonance 104.4fm, for a brand new series. Tim McArthur and Nathan Matthews will be joined live in the studio at 4pm on Friday 18 September by Cassie Compton and Sarah Ingram from the cast of See What I Wanna See at the Jermyn Street Theatre, and […]

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A Little Night Music at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown – cast revealed

The cast has been revealed for All Star Productions’ A Little Night Music at the Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, London from 6 to 31 October (press night is 9 October). The show reunites the creative team behind last year’s critically acclaimed staging of Into the Woods. The line-up is as follows: Sarah Waddell (Desiree Armfeldt), Alexander McMorran (Fredrik Egerman), Jamie […]

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Still time to vote in the Wilma Awards 2015

After the successful launch of the Wilma Awards in 2014, theatre blogger West End Wilma has announced that the awards will take place again this year on Friday 30 October at The Hippodrome Casino. West End Wilma is everyone’s favourite nana in Theatreland – running around the West End interviewing stars and reviewing as many shows […]

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All Star Productions brings A Little Night Music to Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

The creative team behind last year’s critically acclaimed All Star Productions of Into the Woods are reuniting to bring Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music to Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, London from 6 to 31 October (press night is 9 October). Based on Ingmar Bergman’s comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, […]

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West End stars line up for The Curtain Up Show Olivier Awards special at The Theatre Cafe

Olivier Award winner Stephen Ashfield, currently starring in The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre, and Miss Saigon stars Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada, complete the line-up of guests on The Curtain Up Show’s Olivier Awards special, which broadcasts live on Resonance 104.4 FM from The Theatre Cafe on Shaftesbury Avenue this Friday (10 April) from […]

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Bathhouse the Musical – Above the Stag Theatre

Bathhouse the Musical continues at the Above the Stag Theatre, London until 29 March. Star rating: 3 stars ★ ★ ★ Written by Tim Evanicki and Esther Daack, Bathhouse the Musical returns to the Above The Stag Theatre for what will undoubtedly be another sell-out season. The UK’s only full-time LGBT theatre fell in love with the piece […]

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West End Wilma Awards – Miss Saigon and Urinetown among the winners

The first ever Wilma Awards, in association with Freedom Bar Soho, took place at an exclusive invitation-only ceremony, hosted by actor/director Tim McArthur. Guests were treated to Afternoon Tea with Wilma (courtesy of www.thefullenglishfoodcompany.ltd.uk) while they watched the winners be revealed and listened to a special live performance of an original song from actor, singer and current Phantom of the […]

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Into the Woods – Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

Into the Woods continues at continues at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, London until 31 October. All Star Productions – housed above Ye Olde Rose & Crown pub in Walthamstow, London – proves that fairytales are timeless by re-locating Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods to modern day Britain, complete with a cocaine-snorting […]

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First-ever West End Wilma Awards to take place in November

The first ever Wilma Awards, in association with Freedom Bar Soho, will take place on Friday afternoon, 7 November at an exclusive invitation-only ceremony, hosted by actor/director Tim McArthur. Guests will be treated to Afternoon Tea with Wilma (courtesy of www.thefullenglishfoodcompany.ltd.uk) while they watch the winners be revealed and listen to some special live performances. […]

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Bathhouse: the Musical! – Above the Stag Theatre

Bathhouse: The Musical! continues at the Above the Stag Theatre, London until 9 August. The newest offering from London’s premiere LGBT theatre space is a camp musical comedy that exposes the ins and outs of the gay sauna, as viewed through the dewy eyes of a first-time visitor. A world away from the intense Orton that ran […]

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Orton – Above the Stag Theatre

Orton continues at the Above the Stag Theatre, London until 4 May. I wonder what Joe Orton would have made of a stage musical with him as the central figure. Judging from the character presented to us in Sean J Hume and Richard Silver’s new musical, I suspect he’d be amused or at least bemused by the […]

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Tim McArthur – on new musical Orton and supporting new writers

Actor, director and presenter Tim McArthur is directing Richard Silver and Sean J Hume’s Orton, a new British musical, playing at Above the Stag Theatre, London until 4 May‏. He is associate director at Above the Stag, and although this is the first production he has staged at the venue in Vauxhall, credits at the […]

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Nunsense A-Men! – Landor Theatre

Nunsense A-Men! continues at the Landor Theatre, London until 28 July. Dan Goggin’s original Off-Broadway hit, Nunsense, is possibly the only musical ever to have started life as a series of comedy greeting cards. After it grew from a cabaret night into a full-blooded musical, the long-running Off-Broadway show spawned several sequels, before the original […]

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Nunsense A-men! and title of show at the Landor

The musicals season at London’s Landor Theatre continues with Sister Mary McArthur (also known as performer Tim McArthur) making her musical theatre debut as the Mother Superior in Dan Goggin’s Nunsense A-men! (the musical) from 27th June-28th July. Nunsense A-men! begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has […]

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