REVIEW: Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre

This glitter filled and entertaining production might rely slightly too much on Will Young but is fun to watch unfold.  Based Baz Luhrmann’s 1992 film, Strictly Ballroom the Musical is corny, entertaining fun with (of course) some classy dancing that really captures the attention of the audience as well as leaving them with the urge… Read More

First Look at…Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Production images for the latest musical to hit the West End have been released as it begins previews at the Piccadilly Theatre.  Based on Baz Luhrmann’s hit film, Strictly Ballroom the Musical is directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, bringing to life the heart, comedy and drama of the story for new audiences. Strictly Ballroom tells… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of.. Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Image of the cast in rehearsal for the production have been released ahead of the show’s first performance at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 29th March. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…  Drew McOnie and Will Young. (c) Johan Persson. Making its West End debut at the Piccadilly Theatre later this month, Strictly… Read More

Five Reasons to book to see…Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Piccadilly Theatre

The musical officially launched at the Cafe de Paris in London, ahead of previews at the Piccadilly Theatre from the 29th March. Here’s why Love London Love Culture is excited… 1. There is going to be plenty of dancing to be enjoyed: the launch showcased some of the fantastic dancing for audiences to enjoy – much… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for West End Transfer of Strictly Ballroom

Casting for the upcoming West End transfer of Strictly Ballroom the musical has been announced.  Playing at the Piccadilly Theatre from the 16th March 2018, casting for Baz Luhrmann’s musical has been announced. Directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, the production is set to star  Zizi Strallen and Jonny Labey as and Fran and Scott,… Read More

NEWS: Strictly Ballroom to Transfer to the West End in 2018

It has been announced that Baz Luhrmann’s musical will transfer to London’s Piccadilly Theatre in 2018.  Following a successful run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2016, it has been announced that the musical based on  Luhrmann’s 1992 film will transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre from the 16th March 2018. Directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, Strictly… Read More

Sneak Peek at… Hairspray the Musical, UK Tour

New images of the new UK tour of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s hit musical have been released as the show heads off on tour.  Now touring the UK until June 2018, the brand new touring production of the beloved musical stars Norman Pace as Wilbur Turnblad, Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle, Layton Williams as Seaweed, Matt Rixon returns to the role of Edna Turnblad… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of… Hairspray

Rehearsal images have been released for Hairspray ahead of its UK tour opening at Wales Millennium Centre on 16th August 2017.  The new UK tour of Paul Kerryson’s production of the musical, featuring choreography by Drew McOnie, will visit more than 30 venues across the length of the UK and Ireland until early summer 2018. It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for the UK Tour of Hairspray

The new UK tour of the musical will begin at the Wales Millennium Centre in August.  The cast for the new tour is set to include Norman Pace (ITV1’s The Hale and Pace Show) as Wilbur Turnblad, Matt Nixon (The Ladykillers, Around the World in 80 Days) as Edna Turnblad, Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You ), Layton… Read More

Review Round Up: On the Town, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Discover what critics have been saying about Drew McOnie‘s production of the musical starring Danny Mac and Maggie Steed…  The Independent: **** “this deserves to be a helluva hit” The Guardian : **** “this breezy, joyful navy lark is a helluva lot of fun.” The Telegraph: *** “Very charming, all told, then, but not irresistibly so.” WhatsOnStage:… Read More