Full Casting Announced for Nell Gwynn at the Apollo Theatre

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale’s new play Nell Gwynn, opening for previews at the Apollo Theatre from the 4th February.  Directed by Christopher Luscombe, the production will star Gemma Arterton in the title role with the full cast including Paige Carter, Michele Dotrice, Matthew Durkan, Michael Garner,… Read More

NEWS: Britain’s Got Talent’s Lucy Kay Joins Joseph McElderry in UK Tour of Joseph

It has been announced that Lucy Kay, runner up on Britain’s Got Talent 2014 will be starring alongside Joe McElderry in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from the 26th January.  Bill Kenwright’s production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice classic musical will be heading off on tour from the 26th January. Starring… Read More

Shaun Williamson to Join Cast of The Railway Children

Former Eastenders star Shaun Williamson will join the cast of The Railway Children  at the Kings Cross Theatre from the 16th January it has been announced.  As the show prepares to celebrate its first anniversary at the King’s Cross Theatre in London, Shaun Williamson will be playing Mr Perks from Saturday the 16th January. Also joining… Read More

Review Roundup… Grey Gardens @Southwark Playhouse

Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell have impressed critics in this European premiere based on the 1975 documentary. But what have critics thought of the production as a whole?  British Theatre.com: ***** Doug Mayo wrote: “You will be hard pressed to see a better production of this musical. The casting of Grey Gardens is near perfect.”… Read More

St James Theatre to Present A conversation with Dame Diana Rigg

The evening will be led by Edward Seckerson, who will talk to Dame Diana Rigg about her life and career at St James Theatre on Sunday 7th February.  As one of Britain’s most distinguished actresses, Dame Diana Rigg has had a varied career on stage, film and screen and will be discussing her career from… Read More

Music Licensing Company PPL Release List of Most Played David Bowie Songs

To mark the life and career of David Bowie, the music licensing company PPL has released an official chart of the most played David Bowie tracks of the 21st century.  The list has been comprised by using PPL’s UK exclusive airplay data, which collates the songs by Bowie that have been played in public or… Read More

BOOK REVIEW: Marilyn – The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner

When you hear the name Marilyn Monroe, you instantly think of the beautiful blonde with a great sense of humour. But as Lois Banner reveals, she was also surrounded by tragedy and sadness in her life.  Best known for her sexy and confident persona on screen, behind the scenes Monroe was filled with deep insecurities… Read More