NEWS: Cast Confirmed for The Best of… Rock Musicals

Further casting has been confirmed for the two concerts of The Best of…Rock Musicals taking place at the Eventim Apollo on the 12th May. Taking place for the benefit of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, the two concert performances is set to star Adam Pascal (Rent); Europe’s Adrianna Hicks (The Color Purple), Kristina Love (Tina) and David Michael Johnson (Jesus Christ Superstar); and London’s Kerry Ellis (Wicked)together with a host of Broadway and West End talent, the West End Chorus, the City of London… Read More

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NEWS: A Star is Born Tops the Official Film Chart

The Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper film has debuted in  the number one spot on this week’s Official Film chart. The hit musical drama which is nominated for eight Oscars has hit the charts in the number one position and in doing so matches the height of the Motion Picture Cast Recording for the film which reached Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart and has so far spent a total of 15… Read More

Review Round Up: 9 to 5, Savoy Theatre

Dolly Parton’s musical based on the popular film  has officially opened at the Savoy Theatre. Here’s what  critics have been saying about it… London Theatre.co.uk: **** “Director Jeff Calhoun and choreographer Lisa Stevens keep the show bubbling with a sparkling, propulsive effervescence.” Time Out: *** “If her whole brand rests on the sincere heart beating under her fake rhinestone-studded costumes, ‘9 to 5’ is all about her often overlooked feminist… Read More

Interview With… Kira Malou, Michael O’Reilly and Simone Covele

The trio chatted to Simon Button about taking the production based on the classic film Dirty Dancing out on tour.  How does it feel taking on such iconic roles? Michael: Once you get over the fact that it’s quite a daunting role to take on because it’s so well-known it’s just really exciting. Everyone is so familiar with the show and they’re so familiar with the characters that you’re just excited to do it… Read More

REVIEW: The Band, New Victoria Theatre

Tim Firth’s warmhearted musical about friendship is a joy from  start to finish.  Ah 1993 – the year in which Bill Clinton was sworn in as President of the United States, Unforgiven won the Best Picture award at the Oscars – but also the year that Take That went to number one in the charts with the song ‘Pray’. Tim Firth’s nostalgic and genuinely heartwarming new… Read More

REVIEW: Gently Down the Stream, Park Theatre

Martin Sherman’s beautifully thoughtful and  poignant examination of relationships through the eyes  of two different generations  is mesmerising from start to finish.  Making its UK debut, this remarkably tender and perceptive play from Martin Sherman has plenty to keep the audience thoroughly engaged throughout as the two central characters Beau and Rufus find their way through their relationship. Set in a cosy but modern apartment, Gently Down the Stream focuses in particular on… Read More

REVIEW: Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre

This musical based on a remarkable true story is a celebration of  humanity at its best.   September 11th 2001. We all remember exactly where we were and what we were doing on that horrific day when terrorists crashed into the twin towers in New York. But what many people may not remember or know about is the story of 7000 people on planes also flying on that day… Read More

NEWS: Further Casting Announced for The Light in the Piazza

The musical will play for a limited run at the Royal Festival Hall  from the 14th June. Joining the previously announced Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron, the production directed by  Olivier award-winner, Daniel Evans is also set to star: Rob Houchen,Celinde Schoenmaker, Liam Tamne, Marie McLaughlin and Malcolm Sinclair. Casting for the role of Signor Naccarelli, Fabrizio’s father has yet to be announced. Meanwhile, the company will also include  Matthew Woodyatt,… Read More

Review Round Up: Rip it Up, Garrick Theatre

Bringing the 1960’s to life, find out what critics made of Rip it Up  now playing at the Garrick Theatre.  The Stage: *** “The real live wire in this quartet however is Merrygold, late of JLS and by far the most accomplished all-rounder. His several musical interludes including a gently soaring Whiter Shade of Pale showed a deep emotional connection to the music, while the intensity of his dance, accompanied by an equally… Read More

REVIEW: Carmen, King’s Head Theatre

Intimate, romantic and passionate – This modern take on Bizet’s Carmen is an opera you’ll feel you can relate to. When I heard about a modernisation of the classic opera, Carmen, I was a little sceptical. How on earth could the passion of an unruly woman in Spain be translated into modern British culture? British… Read More