NEWS: John Akomfrah Named Winner of Artes Mundi 7 Prize

It was announced today that contemporary-artist John Akomfrah OBE has been selected from a shortlist of 6 of the world’s most important artists to win the UK’s leading prize for international contemporary art.  Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, made the announcement awarding the artist  with a prize sum of £40,000, at a ceremony… Read More

NEWS: Curious Duke Gallery to Relaunch 2nd March

When this  gallery was first opened in 2011 by Eleni Duke, it was originally only supposed to be a pop-up venture, but her unique concept approach has meant that the gallery has become a permanent ‘anti-gallery’ – now it is set to relaunch bigger in size and ambition.  Relaunching on the 2nd March, the gallery… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for The Understudy at the Canal Café Theatre

Casting for the Canal Café Theatre’s production of The Understudy by Theresa Rebeck has been confirmed.  Running at the theatre from the 21st February, the cast for the production will include Leonard Sillevis (Cowboy Mouth, Kings Head; King John, The Union Theatre), Emma Taylor (NewsRevue, Canal Café; The Birds, Leicester Square Theatre; The Nanny, Soho Theatre) and… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Confirmed for the UK Premiere of The Life at the Southwark Playhouse

Full casting for the UK premiere of the Broadway musical the Life, playing at the Southwark Playhouse from the 25th March, has been announced.  Directed by two time Tony award winner Michael Blakemore and joining the previously announced Sharon D. Clarke and Cornell S.John, The Life will star John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha… Read More

Review Round Up: Hacksaw Ridge

Can Mel Gibson deliver in this new war film starring Andrew Garfield? Find out what critics have been saying about it here:  The Guardian:*** “Hacksaw Ridge is an old-fashioned war film, melded with a kind of new-fashioned explicitly violent drama.” Radio Times: **** “This respect and understanding for sheer human willpower is what Gibson does… Read More

REVIEW: La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

If you haven’t seen the film yet, then putting the songs into the context of the film is difficult – but it is still a soundtrack that will delight and soothe your troubles away.  From beginning to end this is a soundtrack that oozes class, elegance and consistently beautiful music that is a delight to… Read More

NEWS: Initial Casting for London Production of Hamilton Announced

Ahead of general sale tickets going on sale on Monday 30th January, initial casting for the London production of the hit Broadway show has been announced.  Producers Cameron Mackintosh and Jeffrey Seller have today confirmed  the first cast members for the eagerly anticipated West End premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical which opens for previews… Read More

NEWS: Dusty the New Musical to Premiere to Have UK Premiere in 2018

It has been announced that a new musical charting the life of Dusty Springfield will hit the London stage next year.  Directed by Maria Friedman, this new musical originates from the the notes and memoirs of the late singer’s close friend and manager Vicki Wickham. It has been written by Jonathan Harvey, who is telling the… Read More