NEWS: Cast Confirmed for Arcola Theatre’s Production of Richard III

Casting for Mehmet Ergen’s production opening at the theatre the 11th May has been confirmed.  Joining the previously announced Greg Hicks as Richard III, the cast will include: Jane Bertish (Margaret),Jim Bywater (King Edward/Lord Mayor), Jamie de Courcey (Keeper/Richmond),Femi Elufowoju Jr (Rivers) ,Annie Firbank (Duchess of York), Peter Guinness (Buckingham), Mark Jax (Hastings/Ratcliffe), Paul Kemp (Clarence/Stanley),Sara… Read More

Review Round Up: The Philanthropist, Trafalgar Studios

Simon Callow directs Matt Berry, Simon Bird, Lily Cole, Charlotte Ritchie, Tom Rosenthal in this revival of Christopher Hampton’s play. But what have critics been making of the production?  The Stage: * “The actors struggle to connect with one another in any meaningful way, and, despite their backgrounds in television comedy, they drain the play of its… Read More

PREVIEW: Full Circle, Theatre N16

Following its successful run at the Arts Theatre in 2015, Full Circle arrives once more in London at Theatre N16 between the 9th-11th and 21st-24th May.  Four of the most notorious women in Greek mythology – Phaedra, Helen, Medea, and Clytemnestra – have been removed from the blood-stained pages of their tragedies and brought together… Read More

NEWS: Casting for Young Frankenstein Musical Confirmed

Casting for the West End production of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein has been announced. The production heads to the Garrick Theatre from the 28th September.  Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the production is based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy, which originally starred Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman. It has been confirmed that Hadley Fraser… Read More

NEWS: Pop Up Opera to Perform Rarely Seen Cimarosa Opera

This Summer, Pop Up Opera will return with a brand new production of Cimarosa’s rarely performed  Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage).  Running from the 18th May, the production will see Pop Up Opera once again visiting a number of unusual places to present this late 18th century opera composed by Domenico Cimarosa. Il Matrimonio Segreto… Read More

REVIEW: Carousel, London Coliseum

Lonny Price’s latest production to head to the London Coliseum is less semi-staged than a full-scale production that warmly embraces the music rather than the characters.  Following on from Lonny Price’s previous successes with Sweeney Todd and of course last year’s Sunset Boulevard,  his production of Carousel truly celebrates the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s… Read More