REVIEW: PROMISES, PROMISES (Southwark Playhouse) ★★★

After the success of Close To You some years back, it’s easy hear how timeless Burt Bacharach’s music can be put in any sort of context or arrangement, from full-blown out big band to a solo acoustic guitar. Promises, Promises at the Southwark Playhouse reminds you of this. Based on the 1960 film The Apartment, […]

THE CARDINAL set to play at the Southwark Playhouse

James Shirley’s tragic masterpiece, The Cardinal, comes to Southwark Playhouse in 2017, in a new production starring Stephen Boxer and directed by Justin Audibert “All great men know, the soul of life is fame.” The state of Navarre is in crisis. An unscrupulous Cardinal has the ear of the King and is hungry for power. […]

Casting announced for Southwark Playhouse’s THE TEMPEST

Casting announced for Southwark Playhouse’s THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Amy Draper will give out 1,500 free tickets to schools across its three-week run. Southwark Playhouse’s annual Shakespeare production for younger audiences returns in 2017 with his magical final play. Usurped as Duke of Milan and abandoned with his daughter to die on a […]

European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz musical WORKING to open at Southwark Playhouse

The European Premiere of WORKING will open at Southwark Playhouse on 7 June 2017, with previews from 2 June, for a strictly limited season ending 8 July 2017. WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: […]

Cast announced for PROMISES PROMISES at the Southwark Playhouse

Final casting has been announced for the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical Promises, Promises, based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment. A triumph of 1960s sexual work-place politics, with a quick witted script and unforgettable songs including Knowing When To Leave, Promises, Promises, Say […]

REVIEW: SIDE SHOW (Southwark Playhouse) ★★★★

SIDE SHOW is the true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins from the early 1900’s who’s mother sold them to a woman who took them on a traveling freak show around the world, exploiting them for money. When Vaudeville producers saw the duo singing, they helped them fight the courts to free themselves […]

Check out these images of Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford in SIDE SHOW

First images are released today for Broadway musical Side Show, which receives its UK premiere in a new production at Southwark Playhouse, opening tomorrow, Wednesday 26 October. The cast features Louise Dearman (Wicked) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Regent’s Park) as conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, with Haydn Oakley (An American […]

Full cast announced for SIDE SHOW at Southwark Playhouse

Full casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which will receive its UK Premiere in a brand new production at Southwark Playhouse, opening on Wednesday 26 October with previews from Friday 21 October. Joining the previously announced Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford as conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, are Haydn Oakley as […]

Check out these pictures of the UK première of punkplay at Southwark Playhouse

Gregory S. Moss’s punkplay is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack, a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not-fitting-in – all on rollerskates! Staged in the US by Steppenwolf Theatre Company, punkplay, directed in the UK by Tom Hughes, punkplay will open for a 4-week season at Southwark […]

REVIEW: ALLEGRO (Southwark Playhouse) ★★★★

Allegro has yet to be seen in London, essentially meaning it’s been a 69 year long wait from its original Broadway production. With the show following the success of Oklahoma! (1943), and Carousel (1945), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s third collaboration didn’t quite make the splash they had planned in New York, but this new production at […]

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