Friday, February 16, 2018

Cast Announced for Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre

Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall will be leading the cast of Chicago at London’s Phoenix Theatre. They will join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr who is s…

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Mary Stuart in 250 words

Take the story of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart. Make it relevant to a 21st Century audience. Flip a coin every night to decide who plays who. Currently at the Duke of York's theatre, Robe…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Girl from the North Country in 250 words

Girl From the North Country is the relentlessly melancholy story of a group of people living in America in the 1930s. The production (which feels like more of a play with music than a musica…

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Lesley Manville is a triumph

Writers, especially new writers, are often told write what you know, which must have been  Eugene O’Neill’s motto. The Irish-born American playwright of Long Day’s Jou…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Featured Musicals: February 2018

Do musicals hold a special place in your heart? You’re not the only one. We’ve put together a collection of musicals for you, some are classic and familiar and some are new and u…

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The Divide

Once, according to legend, there was a six-hour version of The Divide, Alan Ayckbourn’s belated entry, at 78, into the Young Adult dystopia genre. Some Edinburgh Festival attendees eve…

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All or Nothing – The Mod Musical: A high-energy explosion of talent

All or Nothing – the Mod Musical is based on the music and story of Small Faces, one of the most influential bands of the 60’s. I am not entirely sure why I feel such a connectio…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Motown the Musical Announces 2018 cast

Motown the Musical recently finished its 2nd year at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre. They also announced the new 2018 cast which will take the stage from March 6th.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mary Stuart "like a contemporary political psychological thriller"

Mary Stuart is an imaginative interpretation of her and Queen Elizabeth 1’s lives using a stripped back set and contemporary 21st-century clothing. The addition of spinning a coin at t…

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5 Reasons to See Girl from the North Country

There is always something exciting about the West End in the beginning of the year. With Christmas over and done with and there is a treat for all the lovers coming up very soon, something i…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Eurovision 2018: Q&A with Liam Tamne

Liam Tamne is known for his roles in iconic West End shows such as Les Miserables, Wicked, Hairspray and Phantom of the Opera. He came off the stage and into our living rooms as a contestant…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Concerts, Operas, One-offs: February 2018

The West End isn’t only about plays and musicals, there are also incredible concerts, opera, stand up comedy shows and other exciting one-off events every month. Here is a list of some…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Sharing Roles

Actors sharing roles is very common. They usually have an understudy or, in the case of Dreamgirls, multiple actresses sharing one demanding part, however in Mary Stuart Juliet Stevenson and…

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Eugenius!

Eugenius is the geek heart ballad you’ve been waiting for since Loserville. It’s difficult being the new musical on the block but it has nothing to worry about, as it’s the…

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Featured Plays: February 2018

With so much fabulous theatre coming and going in the West End deciding what to see can become daunting. Have no fear though, we’ve compiled a list of featured shows to help you make y…

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Jason Gardiner and Tracie Bennett to star in Ruthless! The Musical

Ruthless! The Musical previously announced its upcoming run at the Arts Theatre with previews beginning 16 March, and the run coming to an end 23 June. Jason Gardiner, Tracie Bennett, Lara D…

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TINA: the Tina Turner Musical extends booking

TINA: the Tina Turner musical, which is set to begin previews 21 March 2018, has already extended its booking period due to overwhelming demand. The show was originally set to close 16 June,…

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Mary Stuart

Heads.  In a snatched breath, Lia Williams casts her lot to play Elizabeth I for the evening.  A coin is tossed, screens around the auditorium zoom in and the audience leans forwar…

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Girl from the North Country

Girl from the North Country, a cleverly crafted musical, presents us with multi-layered interrelated stories about the lives of people renting rooms in a boarding house in 1934 Minnesota. Wr…

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All the Single Ladies, All the Couples, EVERYBODY!

I’m in the mood for love! Having recently returned to my single status, I have decided to spend that mid-February day in the presence of my one true love. London’s West End. I wi…

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Valentine's Theatre Date

January is slowly ticking by and come February the looming Valentine’s Day will be upon us. There are two predicaments here; you don’t have a someone to share the big day of roma…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Closing Shows: February 2018

February is just around the corner, and before you start to worry about what to do for Valentine’s Day take a look at which shows you need to see before they leave us.

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What's New in London Theatre? February 2018

February is just around the corner, and before you start to worry about what to do for Valentine’s Day take a look at what is new to the West End this month.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas "a night of pure fun"

When you think of the infamous West End, whether you’re visiting London or you’ve lived here all your life, you think of glamour and lights. Well, The Rat Pack offer you an insig…

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The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas

The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas showcases some of the nation's favourite entertainers from an era where sparkly costumes and dinner suites went hand-in-hand with incredibly tale…

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La Soirée

The Olivier Award winning circus cabaret La Soiré​e brings the weird and the wonderful to The Aldwych Theatre; with flipping duos, singing stand up and a spinning contortionist it i…

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42nd Street

I am still humming, singing and grinning after watching an epic performance of 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. This brilliant show brightens up these cold and dark days- and I&…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Your Theatre Cure to the January Blues

New Year, same old you? Except perhaps a little groggy and a few pounds heavier, thanks to the holiday season. Yeah, you’ve got January blues, but we’ve got just the thing to hel…

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Whiter Shade of Pale

Running strictly for a 12-week limited period and set in the atmospheric Charing Cross Theatre, The Woman in White is showing off its gothic side in a wonderfully intimate space. This is the…

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Rambert

Rambert needs no introduction. They are an institution in UK dance and a byword for innovative, imaginative and seminal work. This programme was no exception; with a trio of pieces which rev…

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Matilda as an adult

I saw Matilda: The Musical for the first time in previews and then I went and saw the show again back in September 2015 when the cast changed. When I saw the show for a second time, I posted…

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