Saturday, March 28, 2020

West End’s Waitress diner closes its doors

There are some theatre productions, both big and small, that aren’t going to make it through the current shutdown and we’re sad to report that when London Theatreland gets back to some k…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Get ready to celebrate the Olivier Awards’ Greatest Moments on ITV & Magic Radio

The Olivier Awards are a big highlight of the theatre calendar so it was disappointing, though understandable, when the event was cancelled. Now, there’s a chance to celebrate all the cere…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Wicked choice: Victoria Hamilton-Barritt is cast as the Stepmother in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella musical

It’s hard to imagine the West End getting back to normal at the moment, but preparations are still being made for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s brand new version of Cinderella, opening at London…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

West End Live 2020 is cancelled

It perhaps doesn’t come as any surprise, but it’s still sad to hear to that West End LIVE 2020, planned for 20 and 21 June 2020, has been cancelled due to the recent guidance from the Go…

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West End stars line up for Leave A Light On live streamed concerts

Check out the line-up for Lambert Jackson Productions and Theatre Café’s first week of their Leave A Light On series, beginning today (23 March 2020). The series of intimate, piano vocal …

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Watch: We revisit five Sondheim concerts to wish the great composer Happy 90th Birthday

We are taking a moment to step away from all the current stories of theatre closures to seek some distraction in celebrating legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday. S…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

The record-breaking West End production of Thriller Live has closed

In amidst all the theatre closures taking place due to the coronavirus crisis, Thriller Live performed its last Moonwalk at London’s Lyric Theatre on 15 March 2020, just three shows away f…

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Hope Mill Theatre cancels UK theatrical premiere of the Broadway version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Sad news, and the kind of story that we are likely to see more off in the months to come: Due to uncertainty over the current Covid-19 outbreak, the decision has been made to put the Hope Mi…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Following a stream of theatre closures the Olivier Awards 2020 have been cancelled

It’s normally a major highlight in the theatre calendar but the fallout of the coronavirus emergency has now extended to the Olivier Awards ceremony, planned for 5 April 2020 at the Royal …

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Lambert Jackson & Theatre Café launch series of live streamed concerts in reaction to theatre shutdown

Theatres across the country are shutting due to the coronavirus pandemic and the latest government guidelines but companies like Lambert Jackson Productions and the Theatre Café are offerin…

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‘We’re all in this together’: An update on theatre closures in the West End & UK

Following Boris Johnson’s statement regarding the coronavirus pandemic, advising the public that they should avoid non-essential contact including going to the theatre, it was announced on…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Post-show Q&A: Join Faves founder Terri on 15 Jun for Indecent Proposal

The latest date announced for Faves founder Terri Paddock's musical theatre post-show talks series will take place at London's Southwark Playhouse on 15 June 2020 talking to cast and creati…

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WATCH THIS: Let Jak Malone & Joe McNeice tell you more about Diva: Live From Hell

"If you like seeing somebody torture themselves for 75 minutes, this is the show for you!" Star Jak Malone and director Joe McNeice take us behind the scenes at rehearsals for Diva: Live fro…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Critics are raving about... Once Upon a Mattress at Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Did you know that a fairytale kingdom has popped up in Highgate? Classic Broadway musical Once Upon a Mattress has just opened at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, and critics have fallen in love w…

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First Night Takeover: Pretty Woman The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of Pretty Woman The Musical at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Perry lives the dream, enjoying every minute …

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Surprise, surprise: Sheridan Smith will return to her award-winning portrayal of Cilla Black in Bill Kenwright’s touring musical

There’s going to be a lorra lorra laughs & maybe a few tears along the way when popular actress Sheridan Smith once again plays Cilla Black, a role which brought her much acclaim in Je…

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Ready to cheer? Bring It On The Musical announces London season and full casting

Bring It On The Musical will play a London season at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall from 9 December 2020 to 10 January 2021, following a UK and Ireland tour which opens at the…

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Musical theatre winners at the Offies 2020 include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Amour and Thrill Me

What a range of winners there were at the 10th anniversary Offies 2020 presented by Off West End with Best Musical Production going to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at the Union Theatre and Amour…

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Maiya Quansah-Breed, Sabrina Aloueche, Andrew Patrick-Walker & Adrian Hansel bring new musical CASES to The Other Palace

Following sell-out performances at the Phoenix Arts Club, Dominic Powell's musical Cases is getting an extended runs at The Other Palace, with a cast including Maiya Quansah-Breed, Sabrina A…

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber announces delay in the West End opening of his new musical version of Cinderella

In light of the ‘current global circumstances’ in relation to the coronavirus, the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella, starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, has b…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Getting their Sunday best ready for the London production of Hello, Dolly are Tyrone Huntley, Clare Halse & Harry Hepple

It only takes a moment to check out the latest casting for the new West End production of Jerry Herman’s Hello, Dolly at the Adelphi Theatre, opening in August 2020. So welcome Clare Halse…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Diva: Live From Hell receives European premiere at the Jack Studio Theatre

Award-winning one-man musical Diva: Live from Hell will receive its European premiere later this month, when it plays a two-week season at the Jack Studio Theatre. Book your tickets now!

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First Night Takeover: The Prince Of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of The Prince Of Egypt at London’s Dominion Theatre. In the same week that the run of this epic productio…

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'Once is not enough' video series: A trip to the pub

In the final instalment of our "Once is not enough" video series, we have to take another look at the official show trailer. ONCE is like the best pub lock-in ever - and this captures the mo…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

& Juliet tops the Olivier Awards 2020 noms quickly followed by Fiddler on the Roof, Dear Evan Hansen & Mary Poppins

A Doctor and a Queen, namely Waitress’ Gavin Creel and Six The Musical’s Alexia McIntosh, were on hand today to announce the 2020 Olivier Awards nominations, just a month before the cere…

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It’s all coming back to them now: Sharon Sexton & Rob Fowler return in new Bat Out Of Hell Tour

Fans of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical are likely to be just a little bit excited to hear that Sharon Sexton and Rob Fowler will be back as Sloane and Falco in a new UK tour of Jim Steinman…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

'Once is not enough' video series: The actor-musician cast in performance

We continue our "Once is not enough" video series with this sampling of ONCE's 16-strong actor-musician cast in glorious all-playing, all-singing action onstage at the Queen's Theatre, Hornc…

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

'Once is not enough' video series: "Say It to Me Now"

We continue our "Once is not enough" video series with this recently released version of Dan Healy's Irish street busker Guy from ONCE imploring listeners "Say It to Me Now". There's much we…

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Ben Forster, Melanie La Barrie & Celinde Schoenmaker join The Secret Garden

As if we weren't excited enough about the initial casting of Lucie Jones, Ramin Karimloo and Jac Yarrow, the full cast of StageFaves taking part in The Secret Garden concerts at the London P…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Waitress' post-West End tour launches from Dublin in November

Don't be too sad about WAITRESS finishing its run at the Adelphi Theatre in July. Producers have announced an extensive schedule for the musical's first-ever UK and Ireland tour, opening in …

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

'Once is not enough' video series: "If You Want Me"

We continue our "Once is not enough" video series with this recently released version of the haunting "If You Want Me" from ONCE, sung by acclaimed Guy and Girl, Daniel Healy and Emma Lucia.…

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