Cast announced for Alan Bennett’s ALLELUJAH! at Bridge Theatre

As rehearsals begin, casting is announced for the world premiere of Nicholas Hytner’s production of Alan Bennett’s Allelujah! at the Bridge Theatre. The cast comprises Samuel Barnett, Sam Bond, Jacqueline Chan, Jacqueline Clarke, Sacha Dhawan, Rosie Ede, Patricia England, Deborah Findlay, Peter Forbes, Julia Foster, Manish Gandhi, Colin Haigh, Richard Hart, Nadine Higgin, Nicola Hughes, […]

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE being made in to a film!

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good new musical sensation, is to be made into a major film completing the fairy-tale journey from a 16-year-old approaching a documentary maker to hit West End Show and now the big screen. Once upon a time there was a 16-year-old boy who had a secret he wanted […]

A first look at some of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows

It’s that time of year when inboxes are being flooded with press releases about shows that are heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. Here are a look at just a few of the shows I have been reading about that sound like they might be interesting! Ken – Pleasance Dome (Ace Dome) 1-27 […]

REVIEW: CONFIDENCE (Southwark Playhouse) ★

The old stunt casting debate reared its head again earlier this year when it was announced that Youtuber Tanya Burr had been cast in the revival of Judy Upton‘s Confidence at Southwark Playhouse. But can anyone blame the marketing team from Boundless Theatre, who pride themselves on bringing in a younger new audience? With over […]

REVIEW: PETER PAN (Open Air Theatre) ★★★★★

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is restaging their Olivier-Award nominated Peter Pan until June 15 2018, making it easier than ever to head to the second star on the right and straight on till morning. J.M. Barrie’s muses, the Llewelyn Davies brothers, were cruelly confronted with World War I. Suitably, with 2018 being the end of […]

REVIEW: Katie Piper – What’s In My Head (Duchess Theatre) ★★★★

A glamorous figure walks on to the stage, smiling broadly and waving at the audience, thanking us with genuine appreciation for attending the evening. This is Katie Piper: philanthropist, motivational-speaker, charity-owner, wife, mother – and the survivor of a horrific chemical attack in March 2008. Over the past decade, Katie has endured hundreds of operations […]

REVIEW: HAIRSPRAY (Wycombe Swan) ★★★★

I have always avoided Hairspray the musical. The edgy, hilarious 1988 Jon Walters film was a particular favourite of mine as a teenager and when I heard it had been remade as a musical with John Travolta taking the role made famous by the indescribable Divine, I was horrified. The current touring cast of Hairspray […]

REVIEW: BEAUTIFUL (New Wimbledon Theatre) ★★★

Ever since ‘Jersey Boys’ scored a hit on Broadway (and around the world) in 2005, producers have seen the documentary-style jukebox musical as a surefire path to success. All you need is an artist or group with a great back catalogue, a good creative team and kerr-ching, you’re in the money. From Tina Turner to […]

Line-up announced for WEST END LIVE

The full list of shows for West End LIVE 2018 has been released. A packed schedule of productions will be performing on 16-17 June 2018, featuring popular crowd-pleasers Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom Of The Opera, Disney’s Aladdin, Dreamgirls, Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, Kinky Boots, Matilda The […]

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