Review Round Up: Pippin, Southwark Playhouse

Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Stephen Schwartz’s musical transfers to London from Manchester. Here’s a guide to what critics have had to say about the musical’s Southwark Playhouse run… WhatsOnStage: ***** “a gorgeous piece of theatre: endlessly inventive, the magic tricks are up close and real, William Whelton’s Fosse-style choreography is often breathtaking, Maeve Black’s garishly… Read More

NEWS: Wicked Extends West End Run to 2019

The hit London production will now book at the Apollo Victoria until May 2019.  Currently the 7th longest running show in the West End, it has been announced that Wicked will now extend its London run until 2019, booking until the 24th May. Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked:  The Life and Times of the… Read More

PREVIEW: Pippin, Southwark Playhouse

It has been confirmed that Stephen Schwartz’s Tony Award-winning musical will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 23rd February 2018.  Following on from a successful run at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, it has been confirmed that Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of the musical will come to London in 2018. A soul-searching exploration of one man’s journey to… Read More

NEWS: Full Cast Announced for UK Tour of Wicked

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of the hit musical Wicked .  Embarking on its brand new UK tour from the 31st January 2018, the hit Broadway and West End musical tells the untold story of the witches of Oz. It has been announced that joining the previously announced Aaron Sidwell… Read More

NEWS: EastEnders’ Aaron Sidwell Joins UK Tour of Wicked

It has been announced that the Eastenders actor will join the cast to play Fiyero in the upcoming UK tour of the hit musical.  Currently playing  Steven Beale in the serial drama, Aaron Sidwell has also appeared in many musicals previously including Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse), American Idiot (Arts Theatre, London) and the leading role of ‘Michael Dork’ in Loserville The… Read More

REVIEW: Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre

This long running West End production is still as dramatic and fun as it was when it first opened almost eleven years ago.  Putting a fascinating twist onto the original story The Wizard of Oz by  L. Frank Baum, Wicked is (as the poster proclaims) the untold story of the witches of Oz and is… Read More

Review Round Up: Working, Southwark Playhouse

Luke Sheppard directs this European premiere production at the Southwark Playhouse. Here is what critics have had to say about it:  WhatsOnStage: *** “the entire show is full of energy and never less than engaging.” The Stage: **** “The powerful achievement of Working is to tell ordinary stories in an extraordinary way.” The Times: ***… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of… Working, Southwark Playhouse

This European premiere production directed by Luke Sheppard arrives at the Southwark Playhouse from the 2nd June. Here is a glimpse of what has been happening in rehearsals… This highly original and universal portrait of the American workday is told from the perspective of those that the world so often overlooks – the schoolteacher, the housewife,… Read More

NEWS: Wicked the Musical to Fly Across the UK Once Again

It has been announced that the smash hit musical will be touring the UK once again in 2018, visiting 10 cities from February.  The West End and Broadway hit musical will be visiting Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, Dublin, Sunderland, Southampton, Cardiff and Manchester in a brand new UK tour which will run from the… Read More

NEWS: Stephen Schwartz’s Musical Working to Receive European Premiere

The Southwark Playhouse will present the European premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s musical Working from the 2nd June until the 8th July 2017 it has been confirmed.  Adapted from the book by Studs Terkel by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, Working A Musical is a portrait of a typical American workday, told from the perspective of those the world often forgets… Read More