Glenn Close makes an unexpected return to Sunset Boulevard – but was it too soon?

After missing four performances as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard last week, fans waited with baited breath yesterday to hear if Glenn Close would be well enough to perform at last nights show. At 1.47pm the news came from the English National Opera Twitter account to say “We’re sorry to announce Glenn Close is still […]

REVIEW: DOCTOR FAUSTUS (Duke Of Yorks Theatre)

I have never watched Game Of Thrones and until recently I thought John Show was a newsreader (I’m pretty sure he still is). So I wasn’t fangirling all over the place at the thought of going to see Kit Harrington in Doctor Faustus. But I was curious to see what it was all about so […]

REVIEW: THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL (Evelyn Hoskins live at Battersea Barge)

  West End Wilma’s 2015 Rising Star award winner Evelyn Hoskins has been living up to her title in the past year, being critically acclaimed for playing the title role in Carrie the Musical at Southwark Playhouse, appearing in The Sound of Music Live on ITV and now in her one woman show ‘There Was […]

REVIEW: BORIS: WORLD KING (Trafalgar Studios 2)

Following a sold-out run at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, the satirical comedy Boris: World King arrives in London. As his days as Mayor of London are coming to an end, Boris Johnson thinks starring in a West End show might just be the ticket for his next career move, which is not necessarily Prime Minister […]


From modest beginnings on the Fringe Theatre scene, to its West End (and soon to be Broadway) stardom, Mischief Theatre has kept us giggling. ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ followed a small amateur dramatic group that couldn’t seem to get anything right. ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ was the teams second outing, providing a similar idea […]

REVIEW: CLOSER (Udderbelly Festival)

Spring time in London sees the return of the upside down purple cow on Londons Southbank. The latest acrobatic ensemble out of Australia is CLOSER by Circa. Circa picks up some of the most talented circus performers and encourages them to tumble, twist, pivot, pull and ultimately, entertain. And entertain they do. Here, the usual […]

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS confirms West End run at Dominion Theatre from March 2017

An American in Paris bursts into life on the West End stage for the first time when Christopher Wheeldon’s multi award-winning new Broadway musical comes to London’s Dominion Theatre next spring. Inspired by the Oscar® winning film and featuring the timeless music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin with book by Craig Lucas, […]

Claire Sweeney joins the cast of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG on its UK&I Tour

Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse’s production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, from Wednesday 3 August 2016. The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production […]

BLOG: The show must go on… with (or without) the star performer

Last night there was uproar in the West End, when 69 year old Glenn Close was ill and unable to perform in Sunset Boulevard at the English National Opera. Audience members demanded a refund for their tickets which they had bought specifically to see the star. But did they pay up to £150 to see Glenn Close […]

Political drama THIS HOUSE transfers to The Garrick Theatre this November

‘This country is being kept alive on aspirin when what it needs is electric bloody shock therapy.’ James Graham’s critically acclaimed political drama This House will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre. Having originally played two sell-out seasons at the National Theatre, and again directed by Headlong Artistic […]

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