REVIEW: Unexpected Joy, Southwark Playhouse

Bill Russell and Janet Hood’s musical is refreshing and appropriate for 2018 thanks to its four strong female characters and songs that hit the spot emotionally.  Filled with joy, conflict and a sharp sense of humour, Unexpected Joy is the perfect way to help break down barriers in terms of attitudes towards sexuality, race and… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Unexpected Joy

Casting for the upcoming European premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood’s new musical has been confirmed.  Playing at the Southwark Playhouse from the 5th September, the all-female casting for the European premiere of the musical is set to include: Janet Fullerlove (Fortune’s Fool, The Beggar’s Opera) as Joy; Jodie Jacobs (Myth, Rock of Ages) as Rachel; Melanie Marshall (Guys… Read More

PREVIEW: Unexpected Joy, Southwark Playhouse

It has been announced that award-winning producer, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment will partner with New York City based Tony winning theatre and film producer, Jim Kierstead to produce new and groundbreaking productions on both sides of the Atlantic in Off-Broadway/Off-West End-sized venues. The pair’s first co-production will be working on the new  Bill Russell (book and lyrics) and Janet Hood (Music) musical, Unexpected Joy  that will… Read More

Initial Casting Announced for Side Show

First casting for the UK premiere of Broadway musical Side Show, which will open at the Southwark Playhouse in October has been confirmed.  Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford will play conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, in the musical based on a true story about love, acceptance and celebrating the unique. The Hilton Sisters make… Read More