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Thursday, February 23, 2017

REVIEW: The Girls, Phoenix Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo I left the theatre teared up with an almighty lump in my throat and the emotion of the show is still with me twenty fours later. The Girls is a superb night in the theatre. I…

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REVIEW: Alice Fearn, Where I’ve Been…Where I’m Going CD ✭✭✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Take a listen to Alice Fearn, listening to this album only confirms what I first suspected at that first performance of Shrek, Alice Fearn is a STAR! of this I have no doubt.…

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Honeymoon In Vegas Gets Concert Production at London Palladium by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The London Musical Theatre Orchestra will be staging a concert version of Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon In Vegas to the London Palladium as the first show of its 2017 season…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

REVIEW: Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Joe UK Cast Album ✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo At a time when the worries of the world are huge, Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is a wonderful way to escape for a few hours way, way back to many centuries a…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ball And Boe To Perform at Greenwich Music Time – On Sale 9am Today by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are to perform together Again as part of this year's Greenwich Music Time and would like to invite you to book during our presal…

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PHOTOS: Gala Night For The Girls by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Last night the great and the good gathered for the Bloodwise Gala Night of The Girls – a new musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth which opens in the West End tonight Tu…

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FLASH SALE: Stepping Out by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Stepping Out is a funny and heart-warming comedy which follows the lives of seven women and one man as they tap away the strains of their daily lives at a weekly tap-dancing …

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Monday, February 20, 2017

INTERVIEW: Frances Ruffelle Talks The Wild Party and New Musicals by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo We had a brief moment during rehearsals for The Wild Party to talk to British Musical Theatre star Frances Ruffelle about new musicals, The Wild Party and her attraction to n…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Extra Performance Added As Jersey Boys Nears End Of London Run by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo As Jersey Boys nears the end of its impressive run in London's West End, producers have announced that an extra performance of the show has been added on Thursday 23 March at…

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Hair 50th Anniversary Production To Play London’s Vaults by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Following its acclaimed season the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, Jonathan O'Boyle's 50th Anniversary production of Hair will transfer to The Vaults from Wednesday 4 Octobe…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Miranda Hart To Make West End Debut As Miss Hannigan In Annie by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Annie is headed back to London's West End, this time featuring multi award-winning comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart in her West End stage debut as the infamous Mi…

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Samuel French Closes London Theatre Bookshop by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo We were saddened to hear today that play publisher Samuel French will close their theatre bookshop in London in mid-April. Samuel French has been publishing plays in London f…

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

West End Weekly Round Up – 11 February 2017 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo It’s been a busy week in London’s West End this week. Here is this week’s West End Weekly Round Up. SHOWS ANNOUNCED To follow up his plays Jerusalem and The…

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FIRST LOOK: Anyone Can Whistle at the Union Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo We’re pleased to bring you these great first look production photos of Anyone Can Whistle which is now playing at London’s Union Theatre. This rare revival of Ste…

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Friday, February 10, 2017

REVIEW: The Glass Menagerie, Duke Of Yorks Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo I left the theatre, remembering just how much I loved The Glass Menagerie and thinking how lucky I was to have seen such an outstanding production of it. I’m sitting wr…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman Transfers to Gielgud Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Jez Buttwerworth’s new play The Ferryman has become the fastest selling play in the history of the Royal Court Theatre. As a result, it has been announced that the play…

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Do Standing Ovations mean anything anymore? by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Wikipedia defines a Standing Ovation as a form of applause where members of a seated audience stand up while applauding after extraordinary performances of particularly high …

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By Douglas Mayo Welcome to the February 2017 playlist. We thought it would be fun to share with you some of the tracks we are listening to at HQ as well…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Reaches Broadway Landmark With Sunset Opening by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo would like to congratulate Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, who tonight reaches a landmark on Broadway. Tonight Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close joins Lloyd Webb…

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Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein Comes To Garrick Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Following the success of Mel Brooks’ smash hit musical The Producers comes Young Frankenstein – a new musical comedy based on Brooks’ smash hit movie of the…

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REVIEW: Newsies Movie Event ✭✭✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo This will be the first time that Disney has bought one of their live shows to the screen but they have done so in epic style and the result is absolutely exhilarating! This p…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Peter Pan Comes To Blackpool This Christmas by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Peter Pan, the sensational swashbuckling adventure comes to The Winter Gardens Blackpool this Christmas. Join the boy who never grew up, Wendy, John and Michael as they take …

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46 Beacon Transfers To Trafalgar Studios 2 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Following a critically acclaimed season in 2015 at The Hope Theatre, Bill Rosenfield’s coming of age and coming out play 46 Beacon is to transfer to London’s Traf…

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Girl Power Musical Back At King’s Head Theatre By Popular Demand by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Following a season at the King’s Head Theatre in late 2016, 2 Become 1 returns by popular demand, and the girls have made the show even bigger and better, with new song…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

REVIEW: Dear Evan Hansen, Original Broadway Cast Recording ✭✭✭✭✭ by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Dear Evan Hansen doesn’t hide its heart and it’s that honesty that has me thinking about a trip to Broadway to see this most remarkable new show. This is a stunni…

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Disney’s Newsies To Hit Cinema Screens At End February 2017 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Following it’s Tony Award-winning run on Broadway and a cross country US Tour, the Disney musical Newsies will be presented in cinemas across the UK from Sunday 19 Febr…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

New Heist Drama Premieres At Trsitan Bates Theatre In April by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The heistess is back in town. In one week she has three jobs on her schedule. She’s good, but is she that good? We will find out in Sublime, a provocative new play by S…

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Audra McDonald Reschedules Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Following the postponement of Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill last year due to the joyous news of Audra McDonald’s Pregnancy, an announcement has been made th…

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

SHOW OF THE MONTH – Mamma Mia! – Save Up To 30% by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The world-wide blockbuster musical that is Mamma Mia! continues in London at the Novello Theatre and during February we have made Mamma Mia! our show of the month. You can sa…

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Taylor Swift Becomes Focus Of Modern Day Version Of Genet’s The Maids by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Swifties is a new play about Taylor Swift, Instagram and having no money. Tom Stenton’s play Swifties is a bold new adaptation of Jean genet’s play The Maids, exp…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sleepless The Musical Producer Postpones UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Producers have announced today that the forthcoming production of Sleepless The Musical which was to have starred Danny Mac, Carley Stenson Jenny Dale and Cory English has be…

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