NEWS: New UK Tour of Legally Blonde the Musical Announced

It has been confirmed that the hit Broadway and West End musical will be embarking on a brand new UK tour from September.  The new touring production will be directed by Anthony Williams and is set to star Eastenders actress Rita Simons, Lucie Jones (representing the UK in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest) and Emmerdale’s Bill… Read More

NEWS: Killian Donnelly and Carly Stenson Join Cast of Les Miserables

From the 12th June, Killian Donnelly will star as Jean Valjean and Carly Stenson will join the cast to play Fantine in the hit long running musical.  Cameron Mackintosh has confirmed major cast changes for Les Miserables from the 12th June, including roles for Killian Donnelly and Carly Stenson. Killian Donnelly will join the cast… Read More

Review Round Up: Late Company, Finborough Theatre

This European premiere production of Jordan Tannahill’s play is now playing at the Finborough Theatre. Here is what critics have been saying about it:  The Stage: **** “an exquisitely weighted, socially engaged drama.” WhatsOnStage: **** “A dinner-party from hell, then, but a show that serves up plenty of food for thought.” The Times: **** “Dinner… Read More

A guide to Shows Need to Watch on… International Dance Day

If you love dance in either a musical or more traditional dance based show, here’s a few shows you need to either book for or visit today….  1. The Red Shoes, by Matthew Bourne and New Adventures:  Currently proving to be a sell-out success on its current UK tour, this latest Matthew Bourne and New… Read More

First glimpse at…. Angels in America: Part One – Millennium Approaches, National Theatre

As Angels in America begins previews at the National Theatre, new production images have been released for Part One Millennium Approaches…. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Directed by Olivier and Tony… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting for Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic Announced

The Old Vic theatre has today confirmed casting for the world premiere production of Conor McPherson’s Girl from the North Country which opens for previews on the 10th July.  Featuring music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, Girl from the North Country is set to star Sheila Atim as Marianne Laine, Ron Cook as Doctor Walker, Bronagh Gallagher as… Read More

NEWS: Full Cast Announced for Annie

Full casting for Annie, which arrives at the Piccadilly Theatre from the 23rd May, has been confirmed.  Joining the previously announced Miranda Hart, casting for Nikolai Foster’s production will include: Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster, Djalenga Scott as Lily, Keisha Atwell, Sophie Ayers, Bobby Delaney, Nic… Read More

In Rehearsals for…. Richard III at the Arcola Theatre

The first images of Greg Hicks and the cast of Richard III in rehearsals have been released before it opens for previews at the Arcola Theatre from the 11th May.  King Edward is on the throne, and England is at peace. But don’t worry – it won’t be that way for long.Gripping and outrageous, Shakespeare’s Richard… Read More

NEWS: Frantic Assembly Announce New UK Tour of Things I Know to be True

It has been announced that Frantic Assembly will once again tour its 2016 play Things I Know to be True from the 27th September.  Written by Andrew Bovell and co-directed by Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman, Things I Know to be True is a story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown… Read More

REVIEW: Three Sisters Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory offers up another fascinating novel that combines the stories of three very different Queens and the complicated relationship between them.  Told through the eyes of Margaret Tudor, Henry VIII’s sister, Philippa Gregory offers a richly detailed account of her life and struggles being Queen of Scotland. Meanwhile entwined with this are letters from… Read More