NEWS: Dreamgirls Announces Extension and New Cast

To mark its first birthday in the West End, Casey Nicholaw’s production of Dreamgirls has announced a brand new cast as well as an extension.  Sonia Friedman Productions has announced that the critically acclaimed production is now booking at the Savoy Theatre until the 2nd June 2018. It has also been announced that from the 20th… Read More

NEWS: Adult Casting for UK Tour of Matilda the Musical Announced

The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced adult casting for the upcoming UK and Ireland Tour of Matilda the Musical.  Launching at the Leicester Curve on the 5th March, Matilda the Musical will tour to Dublin, Sunderland, Milton Keynes Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff in 2018, with further dates and venues to be confirmed for 2019. It… Read More

REVIEW: Tryst, Tabard Theatre

This gripping drama has plenty of twists and turns that keep the audience enthralled from beginning to end.  Appearances can be deceptive as audiences find out in Karoline Leach’s slow burning thriller that keeps audiences guessing right until the horrific ending, beautifully built up in Phoebe Barran’s intimate production. Adelaide is a hardworking shop girl… Read More

REVIEW: Venus in Fur, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Natalie Dormer shines in this gripping and intense play by David Ives that examines power and desire.  Following a successful run on Broadway, David Ives’ play has now landed in the West End to offer an intriguing insight to relationships as well as our attitude to power and desire in a gripping production directed by… Read More

First Glimpse at…Venus in Fur, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Officially opening tonight, production images have been released of Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in Patrick Marber’s production.  Enigmatic actress Vanda Jordan appears unannounced for an audition with director Thomas Novachek. She’s determined to land the leading role in his new production – despite seeming wrong for the part. Over one evening in downtown Manhattan… Read More

Review Round Up: A Woman of No Importance, Vaudeville Theatre

Eve Best stars in Dominic Dromgoole’s production of Oscar Wilde’s play. But what have critics been saying about it?  An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siecle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long buried secret. Wilde’s marriage of… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for Bad Roads at the Royal Court Theatre

Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Natal’ya Vorozhbit’s play, playing at the theatre from the 15th November.  In the darkest recesses of Ukraine, a war is raging. A journalist takes a research trip to the front line. Teenage girls wait for soldiers on benches. A medic mourns her lover killed in action.… Read More

PREVIEW: Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland, National Gallery

The National Gallery will display all four versions of Gallen-Kallela’s Lake Keitele in a new exhibition on display from the 15th November.    From the 15th November, visitors to the National Gallery can discover a selection of paintings by the Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865–1931) in the first exhibition in the UK devoted to this artist. In this… Read More

Review Round Up: The Seagull, Lyric Hammersmith

Anton Chekhov’s play is brought to life once again in a new version by Simon Stephens directed by Sean Holmes. Here is what critics have been saying about it so far…. The Guardian: **** “The indefatigable Simon Stephens – definitely the same as Heisenberg’s author – has written an incisive 21st-century version of Chekhov. Sean Holmes, artistic director of… Read More