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Jessica Martin cast as lead in Ballroom at Waterloo East Theatre

Versatile West End star Jessica Martin will take on the central role in the European premiere of Broadway musical Ballroom at Waterloo East Theatre next month. The actress who has starred in major productions of musical theatre classics including Me and My Girl, Mack and Mabel and South Pacific, will play the lonely widow at the […]

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Broadway musical Ballroom to receive its European debut at Waterloo East Theatre

Broadway musical Ballroom is to receive its European premiere at Waterloo East Theatre 38 years after it was last seen on stage. Developed by the Tony Award-winning co-creator of A Chorus Line Michael Bennett, who directed and choreographed the show’s only production in the late 1970s, Ballroom will play the South London venue from 12 […]

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Jest End – Waterloo East Theatre

Jest End continues at Waterloo East Theatre, London until 18 December. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Musical parody revue Jest End likes to think of itself as London’s answer to Forbidden Broadway, the perennial New York comedy show which has had several successful excursions over here. And there’s an element of […]

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Full cast for Jest End at the Waterloo East Theatre

Casting has been announced for satirical musical Jest End ahead of its return to Waterloo East Theatre on 29 November for a limited run. The 2016 cast includes Jemma Alexander (Bat Out of Hell, Manchester Opera House and London Coliseum, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Waterloo East Theatre); Bronte Barbe (Shrek the Musical, UK and […]

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From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads – Waterloo East Theatre and Touring

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads continues at the Waterloo East Theatre, London until 6 November, before touring. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ After the death of David Bowie early this year, the fear was that Theatreland would soon become awash with hastily put together, predictable productions attempting to pay some kind of tacky, […]

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Jest End is heading back to Waterloo East in November

Hit satirical musical Jest End will return to Waterloo East Theatre in late November for a limited run. Following on from a sell-out season at the London venue in 2015, the show that pokes fun at some of the West End’s biggest musical theatre productions opens on 29 November and runs until 18 December. Written […]

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[title of show] – Waterloo East Theatre

[title of show] continues at the Waterloo East Theatre, London until 25 September. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ The meta musical – the musical about a musical – is nothing new: 42nd Street, A Chorus Line and the multitudinous Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney “let’s do the show right here” shows from the […]

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The Great American Trailer Park Musical – Waterloo East Theatre

The Great American Trailer Park Musical continues at the Waterloo East Theatre, London until 5 June. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ The audience is going wild. The voices are huge, the band is pounding, Waterloo East theatre is throbbing with heat and noise, but we can’t for the life of us tell what’s […]

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Rosemary Ashe cast in The Great Trailer Park Musical UK premiere

Olivier nominee Rosemary Ashe (The Witches of Eastwick, Mary Poppins) will head the first UK cast for the London premiere of The Great American Trailer Park Musical next month. Ashe will be joined by Sabrina Aloueche (We Will Rock You), Jemma Alexander (The Sound of Music), Jodie Steele (The War of the Worlds), Michelle Bishop […]

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The Great American Trailer Park Musical has London premiere at Waterloo East

Lively Off-Broadway hit The Great American Trailer Park Musical will receive its London premiere at the Waterloo East Theatre this May. The two act musical comedy with music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso will play the venue from 11 May until 5 June. Focusing on the colourful lives of the […]

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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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Don’t Run – Waterloo East Theatre

Don’t Run continues at the Waterloo East Theatre, London until 7 November. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Diagnosed with terminal cancer, professional photographer Michael Thompson (Ryan Bennett) disappears. His distraught wife (Stephanie Stone) and three children search for him by trawling his lifelong portfolio of photographs for clues. The journey, which takes […]

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Leader of the Pack – the Ellie Greenwich Musical – Waterloo East Theatre

Leader of the Pack – the Ellie Greenwich Musical continues at the Waterloo East Theatre, London until 31 October. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Pigeonhole this production, at the compact but still quite charming Waterloo East Theatre, as just another jukebox musical and all those behind its creation and slick execution […]

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Flames – Waterloo East Theatre

Flames continues at the Waterloo East Theatre, London until 31 May. Star rating: 1 star ★ Musicals based on original material are something of a rarity, with more and more producers choosing to play safe with adaptations of existing material. Stephen Dolginoff’s original thriller Flames may be the reason why. Set in a spooky graveyard which seems to be […]

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The Bakewell Bake Off arrives at the Landor

Following a sell-out run at London’s Waterloo East Theatre in August, new British musical The Bakewell Bake Off will transfer to the Landor Theatre on 8 October 2013 (officially opening on 10 October). The action throws the spotlight on seven eager contestants, three feuding judges and one bewildered hostess all taking part in a high-pressure […]

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