PREVIEW: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Cadogan Hall

Take Two Theatricals and Club 11 will present an all-star concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical take on the fairytale. Taking place on the 20th October, this semi-staged concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical is set to be directed by Jonathan O’Boyle and features songs such as “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s… Read More

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Review Round Up: The King and I, London Palladium

Bartlett Sher’s production brings the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to the West End. But what have critics had to say about it?  The Guardian: *** “Bartlett Sher’s much-lauded Lincoln Center production is handsomely mounted and boasts two star performances from Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe but, in addressing the musical’s dated premise, it creates further problems. Unicornsmiles.me: ****… Read More

NEWS: Further Casting and Extension Announced for The King and I

Due to popular demand, it has been confirmed that The King and I will now play at the London Palladium until September.  In addition to news of the extended run, further casting for the London run has also been confirmed. Joining the previously announced Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara will be Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann… Read More

PREVIEW: The King and I, London Palladium

The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will arrive in London from June 2018.  Bartlett Sher’s production of the musical will transfer to the London Palladium following a successful run at the Lincoln Center Theatre in New York in 2015. The production, which won four Tony Awards, will see Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe, who will both reprise… Read More

First Time Watching… State Fair (1945)

This second of three versions of the musical (1933/1962) is charmingly light entertainment – with of course a fantastic score.  Having already heard the score performed thanks to the London Musical Theatre Orchestra‘s wonderful performance at Cadogan Hall last year, I was instantly charmed by Rodgers and Hammerstein’s score and I was curious to see… Read More

Favourite Rodgers and Hammerstein Songs

Following an enchanting concert tribute to the work of Richard Rodgers at the Cadogan Hall the other evening, here is Love London Love Culture’s list of favourite Rodgers and Hammerstein songs:  1. The Lonely Goatherd, The Sound of Music: this quirky, playful and lilting song reflects the lighthearted nature of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s collaborations. Interestingly, in the… Read More

Review Round Up: Allegro, Southwark Playhouse

This forgotten Rodgers and Hammerstein musical has finally received its European premiere at the Southwark Playhouse – but is it worth bringing to the stage?  The Independent: **** Paul Taylor wrote: “A lovely heartfelt production that takes you into the soul of a lost gem.” Carn’s Theatre Passion: ***** “this show is full of life,… Read More