Friday, February 21, 2020

Indecent Proposal gets a #MeToo musical makeover at Southwark Playhouse

A new musical based on the original 1988 novel INDECENT PROPOSAL, rather than the 1993 Hollywood film, will reimagine the story for the #MeToo era under the direction of Charlotte Westenra. …

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New 1150-seat theatre will be built to house Soldier of Orange musical experience

Planning permission has been granted for a 1,150-seat theatre to be purpose-built in London’s Royal Docks to house the UK premiere of the Dutch, World War II-set theatre experience Soldier…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Critics are raving about... Once on tour

It's won Tony, Olivier and scores of other awards around the globe. Has it also been winning the hearts of critics on its first-ever major UK tour? Short answer: yes! We've rounded up the re…

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Jay McGuinness & Kimberley Walsh star in Sleepless, full cast announced

Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh and Daniel Casey will star as Sam, Annie and Walter respectively in SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle. Who el…

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UK Theatre Award winner Standing at the Sky’s Edge transfers to National in 2021

After the success of its transfer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, still running in the West End, Sheffield Crucible will bring another award-winning musical premiere to London next yea…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New Bob Marley musical Get Up, Stand Up! will have its West End debut starring Arinzé Kene

Just the titles ‘No Woman No Cry’, ‘Exodus’ and ‘3 Little Birds’ will remind you of the iconic artist Bob Marley and it is his musical genius that will be celebrated in new show …

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WATCH: Carol Burnett, Sarah Jessica Parker & Zooey Deschanel in Once Upon a Mattress

In the upcoming revival of classic Broadway fairytale Once Upon a Mattress, Beth Burrows stars as Princess Winnifred. It's a role that's famously been played by American comedy legend Carol …

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Do actor-musos name their instruments? Watch Terri's post-show Q&A with the cast of Once

I first fell in love with Once after seeing the original 2007 independent Irish film. Then again when I the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation had its West End premiere in 2013. And now a…

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Love, lechery & a legume: Who's bringing Broadway fairytale Once Upon a Mattress to life?

Have you seen who's starring in the new production of Mary Rodgers’ rarely seen, 1959 Broadway fairy-tale Once Upon a Mattress? Love, lechery, a legume... and a ten-strong cast of #StageFa…

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella musical will star Carrie Hope Fletcher in the title role

It’s the traditional fairy tale with a modern twist and a very modern Cinderella as played by Carrie Hope Fletcher in Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel’s new musical, based on an orig…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Rufus Hound & Katy Brand are Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s new cast members in the West End

Check out the new faces joining the West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at London’s Apollo Theatre in March 2020. Rufus Hound is preparing to strut his way into the ever-pop…

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Guilty or not? What's your verdict? Watch Terri's post-show Q&A at The Jury

You only have three more chances to see new British musical drama THE JURY in its London premiere run at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, where it must finish this Sunday 16 February 2020. Have yo…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Kinky Boots The Musical cinema release struts to £1.2 million at the box office

Everybody obviously did say ‘yeah’ when invited along to More2Screen’s cinema release of Kinky Boots The Musical because the screenings have so far brought in £1.2 million at the box …

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Come From Away, Jamie Lloyd & Dear Evan Hansen’s Sam Tutty are all honoured at the Critics’ Circle Awards

So who were the musical theatre winners at one of the best loved events in the theatre awards calendar, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards? Step forward the much loved West End production …

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Post-show Q&A: Join Faves founder Terri on 12 Feb for Once The Musical on tour

Here's theatre worth travelling for! In the latest in Faves founder Terri Paddock's musical theatre post-show talks, she heads to Woking's New Victoria Theatre to catch up with the cast of m…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Emma Rice’s Malory Towers will be back with a national tour & summer dates at the Southbank Centre

New term dates are in the calendar for Wise Children’s musical adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers, now in a co-production with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, where the tour will op…

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

RSC’s musical offering for the winter season is an adaptation of bestselling book The Magician’s Elephant

Building on a successful tradition of new work created by the RSC for family audiences at Christmas, the company will present The Magician’s Elephant, a musical adaptation of Kate DiCamill…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Full casting is announced for new immersive production of Zorro The Musical

There’s quite a line-up for the new spectacular production of Zorro The Musical, running at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre from 14 March to 18 April 2020, with Antony Costa, Alex Gibson-…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

The children’s cast is announced for the West End production of The Prince of Egypt

We’ve heard a lot about the grown-ups appearing in the London production of The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre, based on the celebrated DreamWorks Animation film, but now it’s t…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Tyrone Huntley, Louise Dearman & Clive Rowe are among the West End stars lined up for MT Fest UK 2020

Following the previously announced season of new musicals for MTFestUK 2020 at London’s Turbine Theatre, the full casts have been revealed for the shows and the line-up of talented perform…

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Post-show Q&A: Join Faves founder Terri on 6 Feb for The Jury's London premiere

The latest in Faves founder Terri Paddock's series of musical theatre post-show talks takes place on the official opening night of THE JURY, a brand-new original British musical making its L…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Molly Lynch & Oli Higginson are cast in the new production of The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse

Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson will star as Cathy and Jamie in Jonathan O’Boyle’s new production of Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award-winning musical The Last Five Years when it pla…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

9 videos that trace the Kinky Boots journey from stage back to screen

As we count down to KINKY BOOTS sashaying into 650+ cinema screens via More2Screen in February, have a look at the official cinema trailer - and eight other unmissable videos that trace the …

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Comedian Paul Merton will be Wilbur to Michael Ball’s Edna in the new West End musical of Hairspray

Have we got news for you. Paul Merton will make his West End musical debut as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray at the London Coliseum from 23 April to 30 August 2020, as full casting is announce…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Michael D. Xavier, Emma Williams & Peter Polycarpou reunite for 10th anniversary concert of Love Story

It’s hard to believe but a decade has passed since Stephen Clark and Howard Goodall’s musical adaptation of Erich Segal’s novel Love Story premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre befo…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Courtroom musical drama The Jury gets London premiere at Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Tense new courtroom musical drama THE JURY gets its London premiere next month in a limited season at Highgate's Upstairs at the Gatehouse. It runs from 4 to 16 February 2020, with a press n…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A year in the West End & Six success continues with booking extended once again

It began on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 & now Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ ‘her-story’ has just opened in Sydney, has its Broadway debut in February, is currently touring t…

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Sneak peek: Terri attended the private screening for Kinky Boots at the cinema

Two weeks from today (21 January 2020), KINKY BOOTS sashays back into cinema as Kinky Boots The Musical gets its cinematic release. Faves founder Terri Paddock got a sneak-peek at an advance…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

What can you learn from a Broadway legend like Stephen Schwartz? Watch Terri’s post-show Q&A at Rags The Musical

After acclaim last year at Manchester's mighty Hope Mill Theatre, RAGS The Musical has transferred to the Park Theatre. It's a Broadway musical with a long, chequered history and is premieri…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Jason Manford makes it a triple as he returns to host the Olivier Awards 2020

Watch as Jason Manford announces the news that he will be back at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 5 April 2020 to host the prestigious Olivier Awards. It’s a triple whammy for Jason as it…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Louise Redknapp & Brian Conley return to the West End production of 9 To 5 The Musical

Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley are West End bound as they return to play Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jnr respectively in Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical at London’s Savoy Theat…

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