Interview With…Dean Johnson

The director chats to Emma Clarendon about creating digital theatre and directing a digital production First Date, set to star Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin. First of all thank you so much for talking to me. How does it feel to be directing under these circumstances? I think ultimately, I’m feeling very fortunate to be working… Read More

NEWS: Lambert Jackson Productions Announce Virtual Production of First Date

Lambert Jackson Productions and Crazy Coqs have confirmed details of a virtual production of Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner‘s musical. Streaming between the 22nd to the 24th October, First Date will be filmed at Crazy Coqs, directed by Dean Johnson. This production of the Broadway musical is set to star Samantha Barks (Casey), Oscar Conlon-Morrey (Man #2), Rufus Kampa (Young Aaron), Simon Lipkin (Aaron), Nicholas… Read More

REVIEW: Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse

The British Theatre Academy completes their Summer season at the Southwark Playhouse with a heartfelt production of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s musical. Based on the 1991 film which starred River Phoenix, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s musical is a story of two clear halves – one that initially has no redeeming features in terms… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for Semi-Staged Concert of Godspell

Casting has been confirmed for Dean Johnson’s semi-staged concert performance of Godspell, taking place at Cadogan Hall on the 29th June. It has been announced that Laura Baldwin, Luke Bayer, Max Bowden, Rachel John and Ramin Karimloo are set to star alongside students from the British Theatre Academy in a semi-staged concert performance of Stephen… Read More

REVIEW: Spring Awakening, Stockwell Playhouse

Dean Johnson’s production of this sombre musical draws out mature performances from its cast – but you are left wondering if the story in fact makes for a good musical… (c) Eliza Wilmot. It is always a slight concern of mine seeing a bit of a detailed explanation of what a show is about in… Read More

West End Stars Lead Godspell Gala

Kerry Ellis, Preeya Kalidas and Ramin Karimloo are to headline a concert performance of Stephen Schwartz’s musical Godspell at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden on the 30th and 31st August.  The musical theatre stars will lead a cast of new young performers to launch The British Theatre Academy, through a concert show of Godspell’s timeless… Read More