PREVIEW: The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Albert Hall

The Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production returns to the Royal Albert Hall from the 28th December. After a year without the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, it will be returning to the Royal Albert Hall from the 28th to the 31st December. We join Clara in the Victorian setting of her family home.… Read More

NEWS: Wicked Announces 2022 Cast

The production recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in the West End. It has been announced that Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible) and Gary Wilmot (The Wizard) will lead the new London cast at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from Tuesday 1st February 2022. They will join Helen Woolf, who returns from maternity leave to continue her acclaimed performance as Glinda, Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy… Read More

Interview With…Rose Mcphilemy

We chatted to Rose about starring in the Reading Rep’s production of A Christmas Carol. Hi Rose, how does it feel to be part of this production of A Christmas Carol? It feels great to be working in a theatre again after the COVID hiatus and especially to be working on such a classic festive… Read More

Interview With…Matthew Cottle

We chatted to Matthew about starring in Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Hi Matthew, for those who don’t know what Habeas Corpus is about – what can you tell us aboutit? Habeas Corpus is an Alan Bennett farce set in the 1970s. It’s central themes are sex and death.Trying to get… Read More

REVIEW: Old Bridge, Bush Theatre (Online)

Igor Memic’s thoughtful and sensitively written play may initially start off as a simple love story but builds into something much deeper and darker to mesmerising effect. Having won the 2020 Papatango New Writing Prize, Igor Memic’s Old Bridge is now getting a digital run following from a live audience run at the Bush Theatre… Read More

NEWS: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to Tour the UK

The stage adaption based on Deborah Moggach’s bestselling novel which inspired the BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated film will open at Richmond Theatre on Tuesday, 30th August 2022. Simon Friend Entertainment has announced that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has been adapted for the stage and will embark on a UK tour next year, directed by Lucy Bailey. After… Read More

First Look at…The Wiz, Hope Mill Theatre

The production is currently playing at the Manchester based theatre – with press night taking place this evening (Sunday 28th November). Now playing at the Hope Mill Theatre until the 16th January 2022, production images have been released for this revival of the musical directed by Matthew Xia (Into the Woods, Royal Exchange). Based on L.… Read More

NEWS: Giles Terera’s Song Cycle Black Matter Now Streaming on Broadway HD

Following a successful streaming run earlier this year, Giles’s Terera’s song cycle is now available to watch through Broadway HD. Written and performed by Terera, Black Matter was created during lockdown in the Summer 2020 as he watched London life in its new and quiet form. Each of the songs that make up the song… Read More

Review Round Up: The Drifters Girl, Garrick Theatre

We round up the reviews for the new musical which opens in London following a run in Newcastle. WhatsOnStage: **** “What raises The Drifters Girl is the imagination of Jonathan Church’s production, fluently designed by Anthony Ward and lit by Ben Cracknell with fluorescent tubes dividing simple panels into different spaces. Fay Fullerton’s costumes are beautifully attentive… Read More

Interview With…Isobel McArthur

We chatted to Isobel about the West End transfer of Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of) at the Criterion Theatre. Hi Isobel , could you explain what we can expect from Pride & Prejudice (sort of)? Pride & Prejudice* (sort of) is an affectionate, faithful re-telling of Austen’s iconic novel – only, told by the servants,… Read More