NEWS: Arlene Phillips to Make Panto Debut at New Wimbledon Theatre

The renowned choreographer will make her debut in the New Wimbledon Theatre’s Christmas pantomime as Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington.  Arlene Phillips joins the cast which includes Matthew Kelly (Sarah the Cook), Tim Vine (Idle Jack), in a production produced by First Family Entertainment. Talking about the news, Chief Executive of First Family Entertainment Kevin Wood said:… Read More

NEWS: New British Musical Muted to Play at The Bunker

The new musical, written by Sarah Henley and with music and lyrics by Tim Prottey-Jones and Tori Allen-Martin, will play at London’s newest Off-West End venue The Bunker from the 7th December until the 7th January 2017.  Muted tells the story of Michael Brookman, an exceptional young musician whose band was on the brink of stardom,… Read More

NEWS: Peter Wright’s Production of The Nutcracker to Return to Royal Opera House

The family festive favourite will return to the Royal Opera House next month, as the Royal Ballet perform Peter Wright’s production from the 23rd November until the 12th January.  The story follows Clara on an enchanting journey to the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Complete with a magical Christmas tree, memorable character dances and the dazzling… Read More

Review Round Up: Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre

Thom Southerland directs this new production of the Tony Award winning musical Ragtime. But does it still fit with the times or is it slightly dated? Here is what critics have been saying:  Broadway World: ***** “There might be a better night in the West End just now – but I doubt it.” The Stage:… Read More

NEWS: Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016 Longlist Announced

The newspaper has today confirmed the longlist for this year’s awards, with Billie Piper, James Norton and Ralph Fiennes among those nominated. Here is who has been nominated in some of the biggest categories – and predictions!  Shows which have been nominated for this year’s awards all opened between November 22nd 2015 and September 30th… Read More

NEWS: First Production Images for The Wind in the Willows Released

New production images for the musical adaptation of The Wind in the Willows have been released ahead of its opening night at the Theatre Royal Plymouth tonight (19th October).  This new musical continues to play at the Theatre Royal Plymouth until the 22nd October and will also visit the Lowry in Salford and Mayflower Theatre… Read More

Review Round Up: WALLS, Kings Of Leon

The Grammy Award winning band are back with their seventh album WALLS – but does it impress the critics?  The Guardian:*** “WALLS sounds pretty good, full of jewel-like detail and cogency.” The Telegraph: *** “For Kings of Leon to remain interesting and relevant, they need to stop trying to be the band the music business… Read More

NEWS: Charlotte Ritchie to Star in Ricky Whittington and His Cat

The actress, best known for her roles in Call the Midwife and and Fresh Meat, will star as the title role in this satirical pantomime playing at the New Diorama Theatre from the 12th December until the 7th January 2017.  Written by Daran Johnson (co-writer BBC’s Siblings, Flat TV, People Time) and Liam Williams (twice Edinburgh… Read More