Opinion: Reaction to the WhatsOnStage Nominations

The nominations for the 2017 WhatsOnStage Awards have been announced – so who is up for what and who could potentially walk away with the awards?  Best Actor in a Play:  Ian Hallard (Boys in a Band), Ian McKellen (No Man’s Land), Ralph Fiennes (Richard III), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Kenneth… Read More

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Review Roundup…Sunset Boulevard @London Coliseum

This semi-staged production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical sees Glenn Close making her West End debut. But is it a successful revival?  The Guardian: **** Michael Billington wrote: “this semi-staged version seems closer to the Wilder film noir and boasts a breathtaking performance from Glenn Close.” A Younger Theatre: Samuel Sims commented: “This isn’t just… Read More

Celebrities On Stage: April 2016

The London stage has plenty of celebrities performing in a wide range of shows. So here is a guide to some of those you can spot on stage this month… 1. Gemma Arterton in Nell Gwynn, Apollo Theatre: starring as the title role in this West End transfer of Jessica Swale’s play, Gemma Arterton delivers a… Read More

Casting Announced for Sunset Boulevard at the ENO

Full details of those who will be joining Glenn Close in English National Opera’s semi-stage production of Sunset Boulevard have been revealed.  Running at the London Coliseum from the 1st April to the 7th May, Sunset Boulevard will see Glenn Close making her West End debut, playing Norma Desmond – a role she last played… Read More

PREVIEW:Sunset Boulevard @English National Opera

Multi-award winning actress Glenn Close will make her West End debut in this Andrew Lloyd Webber classic at the English National Opera. Listen to her talking about preparing for her role here:  Having won a Tony-award for her performance as Norma Desmond, which she last performed in the 1990’s in LA, she will be reprising… Read More