NEWS: New Music Video Released of Carrie Hope Fletcher Singing ‘I Know I Have A Heart’

As rehearsals begin at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, a new music video has been released from new musical production of Cinderella. Set to open for performances at the theatre from the 14th July, if the government’s roadmap out of lockdown goes according to plan, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical features lyrics by David Zippel (City… Read More

NEWS: New Tour Dates Announced For Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Producer Mark Goucher has confirmed that the musical will be resuming its UK tour on the 23rd June. The UK touring production of Priscilla the Queen of the Desert, co-produced by Mark Goucher and Jason Donovan, is set to head back out to theatres across the UK in June – pending government advice and dependent… Read More

NEWS: New Tour Dates Announced for Hairspray

The musical is now set to open at the at the Plymouth Theatre Royal on the 24th June. Following on from the government stating that theatres should be able to reopen fully from the 21st June, producer Mark Goucher has announced new dates for the UK tour of Hairspray. The musical, which features music and… Read More

NEWS: New Poetry Competition Launched to Celebrate Key Workers

Titled Poetry For Good, the competition has been announced just ahead of World Poetry Day (21st March). Celebrating everyone who has worked hard during the pandemic including teachers delivery drivers, office cleaners and nurses, Poetry For Good wants to celebrate their contribution and raise the profile of their work through poetry. With this new competition… Read More

NEWS: Outdoor Show C-O-N-T-A-C-T Announces New Dates

The show has confirmed casting and new dates for runs in Salford and Manchester. Following a successful run in London, the outdoor show will be coming to Salford and Manchester for six weeks only from the 18th May until the 29th June. Produced by Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions, C-o-n-t-a-c-t  is an immersive two handed performance… Read More

NEWS: Charity Single I Dare You To be Released on the 16th March

Marking the one year anniversary since theatres were closed, a new charity single will be released to raise funds for the MAD Covid-19 Emergency relief Fund. The Make A Difference Trust have announced that the new West End charity single ‘I Dare You’ will be released next week, featuring a host of stars of the… Read More

REVIEW: A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago

This darkly intriguing book brings to life a scandal that shocked King and country in the 17th Century. As someone who enjoys historical fiction, I was immensely intrigued by the story behind Lucy Jago’s debut novel that follows two women right at the centre of the death of Thomas Overbury. Written in a grippingly vivid… Read More

NEWS: FIVER Cast Album Enter Soundtrack Chart at Number 1

The recording of Tom Lees and Alex James Ellison’s musical was released on Friday 5th March.   The newly released cast recording of FIVER the musical has claimed the number one spot on the iTunes Soundtrack Chart above Hamilton, Six and The Greatest Showman. First performed at the Southwark Playhouse in 2019, the musical created… Read More

Page to Stage Adaptations

There have been plenty of musicals adapted from films, but with the announcement that Audrey Niffenegger’s best selling novel The Time Traveller’s Wife is being transformed into a musical, we look at other books that have made a successful transition to the stage. The Color Purple by Alice Walker: it really is no wonder that… Read More

REVIEW: Birds and Bees, Theatre Centre (Online)

Exploring the complex nature of teenage relationships, Charlie Josephine’s play is thought provoking and a useful resource for young people to watch. To break down the complicated nature of teenager relationships with each other and social media effectively really takes some doing, but as Charlie Josephine’s play shows it can be done with great power… Read More