Mamma Mia/Wicked star Louise Plowright looses battle with Cancer

West End performer Louise Plowright suddenly withdrew from the cast of the London production of Wicked back in 2013 (where she was playing Madame Morrible) after she was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Back in December 2015, the West End joined together for a A Merry Christmas Cabaret in aid of Louise Plowright and Pancreatic Cancer Research, […]

Mamma Mia! UK Tour cast announced

The UK tour of the smash hit jukebox musical MAMMA MIA heads out on a UK Tour next month, playing in seven major towns and cities until January 2017 (with further dates to be announced). Mamma Mia tells the story of Sophie – a 20 year old girl who has been brought up by her mother […]


For those who may not be familiar with your work, can you give me a little run down of some of your career highlights so far? I got my first job in musical theatre over 10 years ago in Mamma Mia when I was a wee nipper out of college and I’d only done a […]


Julie Atherton is a well know face on the West End theatre scene, although for the the last few years, she has been focusing her efforts on championing new musical theatre writing. “Mostly English songwriters, but don’t think I’m racist, they just don’t get as much attention as the Americans” she jokes at her debut […]

Wilma’s top Valentines Day theatre shows

This weekend is Valentine’s Day! Whether you are looking forward to seeing what your loved one has bought you, or trying to forget that the day exists, this is the perfect excuse to book tickets to see a show! Treat yourself, a friend, a loved one or a family member to a night out at […]

When good shows go bad – theatre disasters

This week, 78 year old actor Brian Blessed collapsed on stage with a suspected heart attack at the beginning of his performance of King Lear. He returned to the stage 20 minutes later, apologised for the interruption and performed the play. This got me thinking about some of those awful things that have happened on […]

Les Mis and Mamma Mia win joint 1st place at West End Eurovision

Last night saw celebrity-studded West End Eurovision return to the Dominion Theatre for its 7th and final year in support of The Make A Difference (MAD) Trust where Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables jointly won the Winners Trophy. Book of Mormon scooped the Technical Theatre Awards Ident Award. My favourite Ident was Mamma Mia but I did […]

Viva Forever

Wilma’s Rating [rating=3] As soon as the overture began, the audience went wild for the familiar sound of the Spice Girls songs. The story of Viva Forever is current and simple. Four girls on a TV talent show ‘Star Factor’ which makes no attempt to hide the fact it is based on UK TV show […]

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