Wilma Awards host Tim McArthur to star in Brecht’s CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Lazarus Theatre Company are proud to announce that Tim McArthur makes his Lazarus debut playing the role of Azdak the Judge. “I am delighted to be appearing in The Caucasian Chalk Circle for Ricky Dukes and Lazarus Theatre Company having been a fan of their work for many years. It’s such a honour and a […]

Andrew Lloyd Webber searches the UK for kids to join the cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical School of Rock, with book by Julian Fellowes, based on the 2003 Jack Black movie, has broken the house record at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, grossing more than US$1.5 million dollars, in a standing room only sell out during Christmas week. This smashes the previous record of US$1.36 million held […]


Other than a pantomime there is no other piece of theatre that is so quintessentially Christmas as The Nutcracker. The Imperial Ice Stars have taken this ballet and given it a spectacular revamp with the elegance and thrills of an ice show. The majority of the cast, on top of having stunning ice skating skills […]

REVIEW: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (West Yorkshire Playhouse)

I’m a little ashamed to say that I’d never seen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang until this week. So whilst going up and down the country to do the obligatory Christmas family visits, I decided to stop off in Leeds and go to the famous West Yorkshire Playhouse to check out the new production that will […]

Cast announced for the UK tour of The MouseTrap

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will continue its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour into 2016. The beloved murder mystery will begin the 2016 leg of its tour at Nottingham Theatre Royal, where it originally opened in 1952, on 19 January before visiting more than 25 further venues across the UK. The cast for the 2016 […]

First casting announced for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are delighted to announce that Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron. J.K. Rowling said:  “I’m so excited with the choice of casting for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  I can’t wait to see Jamie, Noma and Paul bring […]


If you’re looking for a stagey album (that doesn’t feature Josh Groban) this Christmas, then look no further. Richard Woodford’s album ‘Because of You’ provides a wonderfully varied list of musical theatre classics as well as a few newer treats thrown in. Woodford’s voice adapts beautifully to several different musical styles, from Phantom to Saturday […]

REVIEW: ROBIN HOOD (Theatre Royal Stratford East)

I tried to explain panto to an Italian friend the other day. Her polite, bemused expression said, “Yeah, no idea. I’ll just keep smiling until you stop talking,” Men dressed as women, women as men, two people disguised as a cow, double meanings and audience participation… “Well, it’s just Commedia dell’arte, innit?” I should have […]


For much of Les Liaisons Dangereuses it feels like watching an oil painting come to life. Tom Scutt’s design is exquisite, with a grand backdrop of artwork and elaborate coving that reflects the opulent stately homes of 18th Century Paris in which the play is set. Yet it’s distressed and crumbling like the morals of […]

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