NEWS: Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy

This new show will play for 19 performances only at the theatre. The Menier Chocolate Factory in association with Sonia Friedman Productions has announced the world premiere of Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy, which is set to celebrate the legacy of Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Stephen Sondheim. Maria Friedman performed with each of them on multiple occasions… Read More

REVIEW: Habeas Corpus, Menier Chocolate Factory

While there are flashes of humour to be found in this revival, this dated play feels uncomfortable to watch. I don’t mind comedy that pushes boundaries, that challenges and can occasionally make you wince – but Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus relies on the same joke (usually when it comes to women’s breasts or a character… 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 Round Up: Brian & Roger – A Highly Offensive Play, Menier Chocolate Factory

We round up the reviews for Harry Peacock and Dan Skinner’s play now playing in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s new space – The Mixing Room. WhatsOnStage: * “The result is a skit in search of a script, a seemingly endless and preposterous sketch that tests credulity as it strives for ever bigger laughs and wastes… Read More

Review Round Up: Indecent, Menier Chocolate Factory

We round up the reviews for the European premiere of Paula Vogel’s play now playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The Guardian: **** “Indecent is a brainy play staged with the panache of a musical.” British ***** “You can see why, and why it will hit the Oliviers lists. It’s a delight, seething with… Read More

Interview With…Molly Osborne

We chatted to Molly about starring in the European premiere of Paula Vogel’s play Indecent at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Hi Molly, how does it feel to be part of this production of Indecent? It is an incredible honour. I feel so lucky to have had this particular play and company shining a light at… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of…Indecent, Menier Chocolate Factory

The production will begin performances at the Menier Chocolate Factory from the 13th March. Rehearsal images have been released for the upcoming European premiere of Paula Vogel’s Tony award winning play at the Menier Chocolate Factory from March. Directed by Rebecca Taichman, the production is set to star: Cory English – The Middle (Male); Beverley… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Shows of 2019

Emma Clarendon selects her favourite theatre production of the year… 10. Soho Cinders, Charing Cross Theatre: warm, funny and genuinely good fun, this revival of Stiles and Drewe’s contemporary take on the classic fairytale Cinderella is immensely good fun from start to finish. 9. The Bridges of Madison County, Menier Chocolate Factory: while it may… Read More

Review Round Up: The Boy Friend, Menier Chocolate Factory

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for this revival of Sandy Wilson’s musical. The Guardian: **** “A special mention should go to Paul Farnsworth’s costumes that with their ostrich-plumed headdresses and organdie frocks ideally match Wilson’s exuberant period pastiche.” WhatsOnStage: *** “It all adds up to a perfectly marvellous Christmas evening, with lashings… Read More

First Look at…The Boy Friend, Menier Chocolate Factory

Production images for Matthew White’s revival of Sandy Wilson’s musical have been released. Now in previews at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend will officially open at the theatre on the 3rd December. Casting for Matthew White’s production includes: Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst),… Read More