Queen for a day – SIX the musical writer steps in to save the day

Toby Marlow, one of the writers of smash-hit West End musical SIX, proved to be The Greatest Showman yesterday when he stepped in to save two performances of the show threatened by cast illness. With just a few hours notice, Toby stepped into high heels and leather hotpants to take on the role of the […]


The Rudolf Steiner Theatre is just a stones throw from 221B Baker Street, so it seems appropriate to stage this play by Greg Freeman here. The play stays true to the original characters of Holmes and Watson and does have a strikingly modern feel in its headstrong leading lady, Miss Grendle, concerned about being an […]

REVIEW: MOTOWN (Milton Keynes Theatre) ★★★

Following a 3-year stint in London’s West End, Motown hit the road in October 2018 and embarked on an extensive UK tour, which this week stopped off at Milton Keynes Theatre. One of the more commercially successful attempts in the ‘jukebox musical’ club in recent years, this song-packed stroll down memory lane tells the story […]

MAGIC MIKE LIVE extends London booking and announces new cast members

Due to overwhelming success in London, the booking period for Magic Mike Live has been extended to 26 April 2020. Two new cast members, Courtenay Brady from Derry, Northern Ireland and Kiel Ewen from Plaistow, East London, also join the show and begin performances from 30 July. Conceived and co-directed by Channing Tatum, Magic Mike […]

tick, tick, BOOM! gets a new London production at The Bridge House Theatre

The musical tick, tick… BOOM! by American composer Jonathan Larson, who won a Pulitzer and three Tony Awards for his later musical Rent, is to get a new London production. tick, tick… BOOM! directed by Guy Retallack, will run at The Bridge House Theatre SE20 from Monday 30 September – Sunday 27 October. tick, tick… […]

Michelle Collins to star in HOW LOVE IS SPELT at Southwark Playhouse

Michelle Collins will star as Marion in the first major revival of Chloë Moss’s play HOW LOVE IS SPELT, which opens at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 4th September and runs until Saturday 28th September, with a national press night on Friday 6th September. Also joining the cast are Nigel Boyle (Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders), […]

REVIEW: Chambers (Immersive Dining Experience From Gingerline) ★★★★

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a Londoner is forever in pursuit of new experiences. One would be hard pressed to find a quirkier way to enjoy a five-course dinner in the capital. The fourth instalment of the rebranded “Chambers_” has amassed a keen following – the first month’s worth of preview tickets sold out […]

Final adult casting announced for the West End return of MARY POPPINS

Final adult casting has been announced for the new production of Mary Poppins which begins rehearsals in September and returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019. Joining Zizi Strallen in the title role, Charlie Stemp as Bert, Joseph Millson as George Banks and Petula Clark as […]

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