London’s new Phantom Ben Lewis has Tea With Wilma

Ben Lewis is London’s new Phantom in The Phantom Of The Opera, having played the role of Phantom in the Australian production of Love Never Dies. I saw down with Ben to chat about the show and how it feels to play the same character twice. Book tickets to see The Phantom Of The Opera […]

REVIEW: SUNSET BOULEVARD (Curve Leicester) ★★★★★

Sunset Boulevard is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s tragic story of the once brilliant Norma Desmond (Ria Jones), a faded star of the silent screen, and Joe Gillis (Danny Mac), a struggling young screenwriter trying desperately to make it in tinsel town. Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, this show is an epic triumph. Andrew Lloyd […]

Cast Announced For The Menier Chocolate Factory Production Of BARNUM

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announce casting for their forthcoming production of Barnum. Marcus Brigstocke (P.T. Barnum) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (Charity Barnum) lead the company, with Tupele Dorgu (Joice Heth), Harry Francis (Tom Thumb) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Jenny Lind) and Danny Collins, Eamonn Cox, Rosie Fletcher, Ainsley Hall Ricketts, Courtney Hows, Bethany Huckle, Philip Marriott, […]

Cast Announced For The Kathy Burke Directed Play THE RETREAT

Casting is announced today for the World Premiere of new comedy drama The Retreat, the first play by BAFTA award-winning writer Sam Bain, directed by Kathy Burke, which will play at Park Theatre from Thursday 2 November to Saturday 2 December 2017. Adam Deacon will play Tony, Samuel Anderson will play Luke and Yasmine Akram […]

Lily Allen Among High-Profile Ambassadors Announced for Anti-Cyber Bullying Initiative

The world premiere of Emily Jenkins’ pioneering new play Cookies is being supported by Lily Allen, Ted Reilly, Maddy Hill and Lady Viola Grosvenor, who will act as Ambassadors to the Cyberscene Project – a venture which uses theatre to tackle cyber bullying. Cyberscene is an inspirational theatre initiative which supports the health and wellbeing […]

Last Chance To Vote For The Wilma Awards 2017

Voting for the fourth annual West End Wilma Awards (this year in association with Free@Last TV Ltd), closes tomorrow, Saturday 30 September 2017. The ceremony will take place on Friday 3 November, 2pm at London’s Delfont Room (Prince of Wales Theatre) and will once again be hosted by Tim McArthur. There ceremony will feature musical performances (to be announced). is the mother/son […]

GRAHAM NORTON returns to host WEST END BARES 2017

The Make A Difference Trust is delighted to announce that following two triumphant years, Graham Norton will return as host of this year’s WEST END BARES: RUBY STRIPPERS at the Novello Theatre on Sunday 29 October at 7.00pm and 9.30pm. The Make A Difference Trust is also thrilled to announce the first of Graham’s star […]

REVIEW: THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Woking Theatre) ★★★

TV’s spookiest family gets their stage debut as The Addams Family at Woking Theatre. For a musical largely aimed at taking fans on a nostalgia trip through the “Adams Family” Films and TV Series, it certainly delivers. For those of us not such die-hard fans, maybe not quite the same experience was to be had. […]

REVIEW: The Band (Manchester Opera House) ★★★★★

When it was announced that Gary Barlow would launch a TV talent search to find five young men to play a fictional boy band in a new musical using the music of Take That, the first question on many lips was “Do we need another Take That Musical?”. The answer is yes. As jukebox musicals […]

REVIEW: You Forgot The Mince (Courtyard Theatre) ★★★★

Imagine If’s latest production You forgot The Mince tells the story of a modern day abusive relationship. It’s a bleak reality for all too many, but the show is shot through with a warmth that belies the subject matter. The hour long drama begins at a house in Leeds, where nineteen year old Rosa lives […]

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