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New adaptation of Kiss Of The Spider Woman to play Menier Chocolate Factory

by Douglas Mayo @ British Theatre

By Douglas Mayo

A major new production of Manuel Puig’s ground-breaking novel Kiss Of The Spider Woman is to be presented at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21 March to 5 May 2018.

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The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre – review round-up

by Fergus Morgan @ The Stage

Happy birthday to The Birthday Party. Harold Pinter’s classic play turns 60 this year, and to mark the occasion the West End

Review: ★★★★ EAST, King's Head Theatre

Review: ★★★★ EAST, King's Head Theatre

by Olivia Mackrill @ Upper Circle

Back at the King’s Head Theatre for the first time since 1975, heightened tension, sound, colour, and movement collide onstage to create Steven Berkoff’s EAST. It’s a physical and emotional carnival, with characters that exude so much life it’s almost overwhelming. The play is situated in London’s East End and invites us to plunge deep into the world of five characters that reflect the brutality, violence, and comedy of the 1970’s. Without a fixed timeline, we become witnesses to a jumble of moments and memories, overlaid by almost Shakespearean sounding verse. The fluidity of the language, and electric performances create extraordinary scenes onstage.

The first ten minutes of the play are a complete whirlwind and slightly confusing to start. However, with no previous insight into Berkoff’s work or the background to the play, it takes time getting know the characters. James Craze (Mick), Jack Condon (Les) and Boadicea Ricketts (Sylv) manage to keep up with the incredible ferocity and pace of the show, as they explore the passions and frustrations of their characters. At the beginning of the play, it felt as if their performances were too loud and overly animated, however, as the play progresses it becomes apparent that a real intensity is needed in order to play these characters. Each actor delivers a monologue that leaves them drenched in sweat and shouting at the top of their lungs, revealing to us the startling boldness of the personalities that these actors have to embody.

With minimal props, and in such an intimate space, the audience becomes hyper-aware of every moment. In one particular scene, with no room for set changes, the five actors have to clear the stage themselves- after the breakfast table comes crashing down centre stage. Because each performance is so detailed and intriguing, watching the five of them clean baked beans off the floor actually becomes incredibly entertaining. There is an intense physicality to the play, as the actors spill onstage fights break out, props are hurled across the room and bodies are thrown against each other. At one point Jack Condon adopts the role of a Harley Davidson, sound effects and all. In the tightly packed space, energy bubbles to the surface, and the audience are dragged into this richly depicted and imagined world.

The use of mime, accompanied by a live piano, is one of the shining features of the play. Moments play out in the form of silent films, with the actors adopting Chaplin style movements. The whole play starts to feel like a series of short black and white films or photographs. Its as if these moments in time have been captured, and are being explored from five different points of view. Whilst Debra Penny (‘Mum’) and Russell Barnett’s (‘Dad’) character’s reminisce about the past, no matter how awful, the younger generation confront the realities of the present.

Comedy is infused throughout the production yet the text has a seriousness about it, and is a wonderful combination of poetry and profanity. The production doesn't shy away from exploring the darker and more incongruous parts of London, which makes both the language and play vivid and powerful. The play incorporates, songs, live music, dancing, swearing and a mix of traditional and modern verse. The downside to this is that it can feel incredibly confusing, at times, trying to understand what you’re actually watching. However, just being part of the energy that fills such a tiny space is truly wonderful.

 

Reviewed by Olivia Mackrill 


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MISS SAIGON Tour – Further Touring Dates Announced

MISS SAIGON Tour – Further Touring Dates Announced


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Cameron Mackintosh has announced further touring dates for his acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON. Further to the previously announced dates, MISS SAIGON will now also play Bradford Alhambra (19 September – 20 October 2018), Sunderland Empire (24...

Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle Tickets London West End

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Marianne Elliott has teamed up with producer Chris Harper to create an exciting new theatre company, Elliott & Harper Productions. For their first production, Marianne Elliott reunites with playwright Simon Stephens, and the creative team from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for the UK premiere of […]

The Selfish Giant Tickets London | Vaudeville Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

A Classic Spring Theatre Company and Royal and Derngate, Northampton co-production. The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won’t let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves. The Giant looks over his garden from his tall window. What will he do? Don’t miss this limited run of a […]

Sprint Festival Returns to Camden People’s Theatre

by Theatre Weekly @ Theatre Weekly

In another intense hit of creativity, Sprint festival is back for 2018 with three weeks of shows by surprising theatre-makers you’ve yet to meet. Camden People’s Theatre throws open its doors to a brilliant and diverse array of performers and a startling mix of shows. Returning to CPT following an early performance

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Autumn in London – Our Top Picks

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

There’s no place we’d rather be this Autumn, and we’ve got 6 great reasons why! THE SLIDE AT ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Whizz down the UK’s tallest public artwork with a 40-second ride on the tallest and longest tunnel slide in the world. Twist and turn your way down the sculpture at speeds […]

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Review: ★★★★ The Dark Room, Theatre 503

Review: ★★★★ The Dark Room, Theatre 503

by Emma Betty @ Upper Circle

The Dark Room by Angela Betzien, focusses on social issues and mostly how they affect our personal problems and relationships.

The Lion King Musical London Tickets | Lyceum Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

The Lion King musical is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning West End and Broadway musical based on the Disney animated film (1994). Directed by Julie Taymor, The Lion King includes actors and actresses in animal costumes, as well as with the use of puppetry. Once the Lion Prince Simba is born, his evil uncle Scar […]

Review – The Wizard of Oz, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 6th January 2018

Review – The Wizard of Oz, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 6th January 2018

by therealchrisparkle @ The Real Chrisparkle

It has become our habit over a number of years now to go up to Sheffield for the first weekend of January to enjoy whatever is their Christmas show and also the Lyceum panto all on the same day. Tradition also has it that we are accompanied by Lord and Lady Prosecco as their main […]

Online This Autumn

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

As we wave goodbye to Summer, get cosy in front of the TV this Autumn with our top streaming picks on Netflix and Amazon. From new blockbuster releases, highly anticipated second seasons and classic TV marathons you can’t afford to miss… Stranger Things Season 1 & 2 – Netflix Back on our screens for a […]

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REVIEW: East, King’s Head Theatre ✭✭✭✭

by Mark Ludmon @ British Theatre

By Mark Ludmon

Tightly directed by Jessica Lazar with movement director Yvan Karlsson, this is an electrifying journey through East End life, as exciting as a rollercoaster ride on Southend Pier.

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Motown The Musical announces UK Tour

by WestEndTheatre @ London theatre tickets

The Tony nominated musical kicks off the tour in Birmingham

Casting announced for Miss Saigon tour

Casting announced for Miss Saigon tour


The Sweet London Life

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical …

Fenn Treasure: The World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

…or the wildest of wild goose chases. Forrest Fenn, multi-millionaire art collector and author, claims to have hidden a 10x10x5 inch bronze box weighing 42 lbs and filled with gold treasure worth over $1 million somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. The avid elderly explorer says he will return for the treasure when it is worth […]

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Wicked London Tickets | Wicked London Musical Tickets

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

WICKED, the award-winning West End musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz. Winner of 90 international awards, Wicked has cast its magical spell over audiences of all ages across the world for a decade and Wicked Musical London continues to be a record-breaking hit at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where, as of 2013, it […]

Long Day’s Journey Into Night Tickets | London Wyndham’s Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic’s 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. The Tyrones’ summer home, August 1912. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of […]

Red Tickets Wyndham’s Theatre London

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Based on the original Donmar Warehouse production, this new production of Red by John Logan is the first ever UK revival since Grandage originated the premiere at the Donmar in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play. Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance […]

Woman Before a Glass – 4 Stars

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Woman Before a Glass Jermyn Street Theatre Reviewed – 19th January 2018 ★★★★ “beautifully delivered as a one woman tour de force by a brilliant Judy Rosenblatt”   Jermyn Street Theatre is a tiny but perfect venue that I must have wandered past for years before I knew it existed. Once I did, I was … Continue reading Woman Before a Glass – 4 Stars

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Tina The Musical Tickets London Aldwych Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

TINA The Musical – based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, opens at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. The Tina Turner Musical London performances will begin on 21st March 2018 with press night on 17th April 2018. TINA is initially booking to 16th June 2018. Tina Turner said: “I am so excited to […]

Interview with Miss Saigon’s Chuck Marbella

Interview with Miss Saigon’s Chuck Marbella


Theater Fans Manila

Christian Rey ‘Chuck’ Marbella will once again be playing the role of the Engineer in the forthcoming Miss Saigon UK Tour in 2017, alternating with Red Concepcion.

Cast announced for the London return of TRAINSPOTTING LIVE

by West End Wilma @ West End Wilma

The final cast is announced for the 2018 UK tour and London season of Trainspotting Live, the acclaimed no-holds-barred immersive, in-ye-face theatre staging of Irvine Read more

THE GOOD DOCTOR IS PICKED UP BY SKY ATLANTIC

by Shepherd Management @ Shepherd Management

US medical drama THE GOOD DOCTOR has been picked up in the UK by Sky Atlantic. Chuku Modu plays ‘Doctor Jared Unger’ in the latest series by creators David Shore and Daniel Dae Kim. The series follows the story of a young surgeon, Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore), who has autism and savant syndrome, and relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues. The release date is TBC. Check out the trailer here!

Manchester Theatre Awards Nominations Announced

by Theatre M @ Carl Woodward

Nominations have been announced for the forthcoming Manchester Theatre Awards, to be held at The Lowry’s Quays Theatre on Friday 9 March, hosted by actor and comedian Justin Moorhouse. The annual awards – the most important theatrical prize-giving outside London – has been a major fixture of the North West cultural calendar since 1981 and will honour […]

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C S Lewis helps West Yorkshire Playhouse break box office records

by Douglas Mayo @ British Theatre

By Douglas Mayo

West Yorkshire Playhouse’s production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is set to break all existing box office records, becoming West Yorkshire Playhouse’s most popular production ever.

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Meet The Maggots! Child casting for the UK and Ireland tour of Matilda announced!

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

The Royal Shakespeare Company has today announced child casting for the Matilda The Musical 2018/19 UK and Ireland Tour. The title role will be shared by Annalise Bradbury, Lara Cohen, Poppy Jones and Nicola Turner. The multi-award winning musical will visit Birmingham Hippodrome from Tue 3 Jul – Sat 8 Sep. Winner of over 85 international awards, including […]

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Woman Before a Glass review at Jermyn Street Theatre, London – ‘an impressive performance’

by Julia Rank @ The Stage

The painterly title Woman Before a Glass is suggestive of the male gaze. This one-woman play by Lanie Robertson – author of

WONDER RELEASED IN UK CINEMAS 1 DECEMBER

by Shepherd Management @ Shepherd Management

WONDER is released in the UK on 1 December 2017 after making it to #3 in the US Box Offices! Check out the trailer here: Noah Jupe appears in feature film WONDER, alongside Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. WONDER is based on the hugely successful R.J.Palacio YA novel and follows the story of Auggie, a young boy born with a facial deformity, who is entering mainstream school for the first time. Noah will play Auggie’s best friend. The feature is directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and produced by Lionsgate.  

20th Century Boy Returns to The Stage with UK Tour

by Theatre Weekly @ Theatre Weekly

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, returns to the stage on a UK-wide tour to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death. Opening on 8 March at G-Live in Guildford, the production will enjoy a 20-week tour, visiting 27 theatres

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Experience world-class theatre up close in the Patrick Studio this Spring

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Offering an alternative to large-scale productions on the Main Stage, our Patrick Centre studio programme continues to expand, bringing audiences closer to world-renowned performers from across the globe through its distinctive programme of immersive drama and dance. Opening this season’s programme, multi award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum return to Birmingham with their hit show, Translunar Paradise […]

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What’s On Birmingham

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

As we say a fond farewell to Summer for yet another year, there’s plenty to look forward to in Birmingham this Autumn. INDEPENDENT BIRMINGHAM FESTIVAL Aston Hall, 17th Sept The Independent Birmingham Festival will take place on Sunday 17 September (12pm – 7pm) at the iconic Aston Hall. Showcasing the best of Birmingham’s independent businesses, […]

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Casting Announced for Absolute Hell at the National Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Bomb-blasted London. A Soho den in the hangover from World War II, where members drink into the darkness, night after night. Lying, fighting and seducing, these lost souls and bruised lovers struggle from the rubble of war towards an unknown future. Rodney Ackland’s extraordinarily provocative play was condemned as ‘a libel on the British people’ […]

Miss Saigon – Curve, Leicester

Miss Saigon – Curve, Leicester


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Book and Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jr and Alain Boublil with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler Director: Laurence Connor Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Everything about this …

Madama Butterfly review at Grand Theatre, Leeds – ‘new resonance’

by Mark Shenton @ The Stage

Puccini’s meltingly beautiful and bracing score for Madama Butterfly has acquired a new bitterness after the last few months of #MeToo revelations.

All-black cast announced for OTHELLO at the Unicorn Theatre

by West End Wilma @ West End Wilma

IS BEING YOURSELF ENOUGH? Ian Nicholson directs an all-black cast in Ignace Cornelissen’s cleverly distilled new version of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Othello in a translation Read more

First Look: The York Realist in Rehearsal at Donmar Warehouse

by Theatre Weekly @ Theatre Weekly

Donmar Associate Director and Sheffield Theatres Artistic Director Robert Hastie’s new revival of Peter Gill’s modern masterpiece The York Realist is in rehearsal ahead of a run at The Donmar Warehouse. Jonathan Bailey plays as John, opposite Ben Batt who will play George. Full casting also includes Lucy Black, Brian Fletcher, Lesley

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Full Casting Announced on Othello at the Unicorn

by Theatre M @ Carl Woodward

IS BEING YOURSELF ENOUGH? Ian Nicholson directs an all-black cast in Ignace Cornelissen’s cleverly distilled new version of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Othello in a translation by Purni Morell. The full cast is Okorie Chukwu as Othello, Lawrence Walker as Iago, Ricky Fearon as Brabantio, Ronald Nsubuga as Cassio and Ayoola Smart as Desdemona. Othello, the bold, brash, confident solider, and Desdemona, the Senator’s daughter, are truly in love […]

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Thriller Live Tickets London | Lyric Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Moonwalking into the West End after three UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, Thriller Live is a spectacular show celebrating the career of the brilliant Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5. Thriller Live is fully backed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK, marking the first Jackson’s dedicated live theatrical experience! Bringing to stage the […]

Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award 2018 Launched

by Theatre Weekly @ Theatre Weekly

Following the success of the 2017 Kenneth Branagh New Drama Writing Awards which was won by 'Fade Out' written by Lyndsey Honour and directed by Linda Miller, the Windsor Fringe are delighted to announce that entries for the 2018 competition are now open. Fringe Chairperson Karen Darville says ‘We are delighted to

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iVisit.... Miss Saigon @ Birmingham Hippodrome

iVisit.... Miss Saigon @ Birmingham Hippodrome


iVisit England

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON – a recent smash hit in the West End – is embarking on a major UK Tour. https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/miss-saigon/

Miss Saigon confirms UK tour dates

Miss Saigon confirms UK tour dates


London theatre tickets

Cameron Mackintosh's show will tour from July 2017

MAMA Revue 2018

by Thom Dibdin @ All Edinburgh Theatre.com

MAMA celebrates with world tour: MAMA is looking to beat the January blues with a world tour at the Brunton from Thursday 18, including a treat of party tunes and pop hits from the last 70 years in Celebration its annual revue.

Feature: All Eyes on Guggenheim

by Sibylla Archdale Kalid @

Anyone who’s ever picked up a travel guide to Venice will at least have heard of Peggy Guggenheim through the art gallery named after her on the city’s Grand Canal. The gallery, which contains works by Picasso and Magritte, amongst other giants of modern art, and is one of the most visited attractions in Venice.... Read more →

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Dear Sky: Air Koryo

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

rthur Mebius’ book, Dear Sky, is an intriguing insight into the Air Koryo, the state-owned national airline of North Korea… Air Koryo is the state-owned national airline of North Korea. International sanctions and environmental restrictions have reduced the airline’s international destinations with only China and Vladivostok remaining. The old Antonovs, Ilyushins and Tupolevs rarely fly […]

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Danny Strong commissioned to write book for new Frank Sinatra musical

by Theatre M @ Carl Woodward

The Ambassador Theatre Group, Stewart Till and Frank Sinatra Enterprises, along with Edward Walson, have announced that Emmy Award-winning writer Danny Strong has been commissioned to write the book for the highly anticipated new musical based on the life of the legendary singer and actor Frank Sinatra. The show, which is planned to open in […]

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Site specific audition

by Thom Dibdin @ All Edinburgh Theatre.com

Neon Eye's open casting call: Young Edinburgh-based film company Neon Eye is moving into theatre with a one-act site-specific piece, The Things I Don't Say and has issued an open casting call for auditions this week.

Blog: Split: The Power of Exploring Teenage Friendship from a Female Perspective

by Emma Pritchard @

Everything that could have gone wrong for me as a teenager did. I turned up to prom in the same dress as the scariest person in the year. I had an allergic reaction to Veet trying to experiment with my bikini line before a beach party. I bled on so many friends’ beds at sleepovers... Read more →

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Enjoy a feast of culture at your fingertips for just £30 this Spring

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham’s leading contemporary arts organisations have joined forces to create the second Culture Feast menu: a joint ticket that gives access to seven theatre, dance, music, film and art events all for £30 total. With a single purchase, art fans will get tickets for an exclusive launch event at Grand Union with a guided tour of […]

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Further Casting and Extra Dates Announced for The Simon & Garfunkel Story

by Theatre Weekly @ Theatre Weekly

Philip Murray Warson (Million Dollar Quartet, One Man Two Guvnors) is to join The Simon & Garfunkel Story as it extends its acclaimed West End run. Starring as Paul Simon alongside previously announced Charles Blyth as Art Garfunkel, The Simon & Garfunkel Story continues to take audiences through the incredible highs and

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Miss Saigon - Birmingham Hippodrome

Miss Saigon - Birmingham Hippodrome


Birmingham Hippodrome

The OFFICIAL ticket seller for Miss Saigon! Now on until Sat 23 Sep.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore Tickets London Noel Coward Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Who knocked Mad Padraic’s cat over on a lonely road on the island of Inishmore and was it an accident? He’ll want to know when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland: he loves that cat more than life itself. The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh receives […]

The Phantom of the Opera London Tickets | Her Majesty’s Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s incredible masterpiece The Phantom of The Opera, continues its unprecedented West End run. The Phantom of The Opera (in French Le Fantome de l’Opera) founded on Gaston Leroux’s gothic novel, is a haunting story of seduction and despair. Synopsis The Phantom of the Opera is set in the Paris Opera House during the […]

Review: The Claim, Royal Exchange

by Charlotte Maxwell @

A chair, a box of tissues, six stark beams of light and the kind of classical-feeling music that gets played down the phone when you’re placed on hold. Serge is on hold. Waiting. Tim Cowbury’s The Claim takes us into a waiting zone, a space in which Serge experiences what is commonly referred to as... Read more →

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Nightfall at the Bridge Theatre

by WestEndTheatre @ London theatre tickets

Laurie Sansom directs the World Premiere of Barney Norris' Nightfall at the Bridge Theatre

Review: ★★★★ Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre

Review: ★★★★ Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre

by Emma Grimsley @ Upper Circle

his musical is the definition of feel-good, it has upbeat pop songs combined with an uplifting storyline and energetic dance numbers.

The Heat is On! Miss Saigon Revival Will Bow on Broadway in 2017

The Heat is On! Miss Saigon Revival Will Bow on Broadway in 2017


Broadway.com

After much speculation, it has been confirmed that the London revival of Miss Saigon will land on Broadway in spring 2017. Directed by School ...

Review: ★★★★ Once Upon A Snowflake, Chelsea Theatre

Review: ★★★★ Once Upon A Snowflake, Chelsea Theatre

by Beth Pratt @ Upper Circle

Once Upon a Snowflake brings out the best in Christmas, like some kind of magical antidote to tacky consumerism.

SURANNE JONES TO STAR IN THE WEST END’S FROZEN

by Shepherd Management @ Shepherd Management

Suranne Jones will star in a new West End production of the Tony-nominated play FROZEN by Bryony Lavery. The psychological thriller is being directed by Jonathan Munby and will also star Jason Watkins and Nina Sosanya.  There will be a strictly limited twelve-week run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 9 February 2018. The psychological thriller, which was nominated for four Tony Awards upon its initial run, is about a mother whose child goes missing. A play tells the story of a mother whose child goes missing. It explores the interwoven lives of three strangers as they try to make sense of the unimaginable.

Kirsty Bushell to star in Michael Boyd’s The Cherry Orchard

by Luke Dillon @ London theatre tickets

Full casting announced for Bristol Old Vic and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production

Miss Saigon’s Final Flight

Miss Saigon’s Final Flight

by thatmusicaltheatrenerd @ miss saigon – that musical theatre nerd

Tonight Miss Saigon will take its final flight in the West End before heading off to Broadway (which the Engineer will no doubt be thrilled about… fulfilling the American Dream and all that). Often thought of as Les Miserables’ lesser known sibling, Boublil and Schonberg’s ‘other’ musical will finish its run after nearly two years […]

Miss Saigon (Musical) Plot & Characters | StageAgent

Miss Saigon (Musical) Plot & Characters | StageAgent


StageAgent

Miss Saigon plot summary, character breakdowns, context and analysis, and performance video clips.

News: David Thaxton to play Javert in Les Miserables

News: David Thaxton to play Javert in Les Miserables

by Emma Betty @ Upper Circle

From Monday 22 January 2018, David Thaxton will return to the cast of “LES MISÉRABLES” at the Queen’s Theatre

Kinky Boots the Musical, London Cast | Jon Reynolds

Kinky Boots the Musical, London Cast | Jon Reynolds


Kinky Boots

The Olivier Award winning hit musical, Kinky Boots. Jon Reynolds - Angel. Biography.

Review: ★★★★ Thirty Christmases, New Diorama Theatre

Review: ★★★★ Thirty Christmases, New Diorama Theatre

by Olivia Mackrill @ Upper Circle

From inside the eighty seat theatre that is the New Diorama, comes a light-hearted comedy that encapsulates the warmth and festivities of Christmas

What To Watch Out For in 2018 – Paul T Davies

by Paul T Davies @ British Theatre

By Paul T Davies

To talk about every show I’m looking forward to in 2018 would extend this column beyond your patience, so I thought I would focus on three different aspects-and throw in a few more! THE DIRECTOR. One of my favourite directors is Emma Rice, who got me back into the Globe theatre after feeling that it […]

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Lady Windermere’s Fan | Tickets for West End Shows from £18.00

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and groundbreaking work of proscenium playwrights in the architecture for which they wrote. Its first offering is an Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, revolving around his four great Victorian plays, which shocked […]

The Lost Boy Peter Pan to play at the Pleasance Theatre

The Lost Boy Peter Pan to play at the Pleasance Theatre

by Emma Betty @ Upper Circle

Based on the most famous children’s story of all time, this magical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale of fairies, pirates and the little boy who flew through the window is the perfect alternative to Pantomime.

Theatremaker Kirsty Housley: ‘I’ve got this weird niche – the best work is often quite blurry’

by Lyn Gardner @ The Stage

Kirsty Housley navigates the fault line between devised work and playwriting. She tells Lyn Gardner about the industry divide, why she doesn’t

Full Casting Revealed for UK Tour of James Graham’s This House

by Theatre Weekly @ Theatre Weekly

Rehearsals began today for the first UK tour of This House, which opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 23 February. The cast – who play a colourful host of MPs and Whips - includes Ian Barritt, William Chubb, Giles Cooper, Stephen Critchlow, James Gaddas, Natalie Grady, Ian Houghton, David Hounslow and Marcus

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FAT FRIENDS – THE MUSICAL ANNOUNCES CAST

by Shepherd Management @ Shepherd Management

Clients Chlöe Hart and Ellie Leah will be joining the all-star cast of Kay Mellor’s FAT FRIENDS – THE MUSICAL with Nicholas Lloyd Webber penning the music and Brette Gerecke designing. Fat Friends, the award winning TV drama has been adapted for the stage by its creator and one of the UK’s most prolific writers, Kay Mellor, whose extensive television credits include hit series of Band of Gold, The Chase, The Syndicate, In the Club and whose stage credits include A Passionate Woman. It will open at Leeds Grand Theatre in November ahead of an extensive UK tour, visiting Bromley, Newcastle, Hull, Southampton, Sheffield, Southend, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Dartford, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast, Bradford, Aberdeen and Blackpool.    

Miss Saigon

by Martin Gray @ All Edinburgh Theatre.com

★★★★★     Triumphant tragedy: Miss Saigon, a musical tale of love, longing and sacrifice, lands at the Festival Theatre this week in a rather impressive chopper.

Birmingham Weekender | 22-24th Sep

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

Birmingham’s largest arts festival, Birmingham Weekender features an awe-inspiring programme of free events from hundreds of world-class West Midlands and international artists and companies…. We are delighted to see the return of this ever-popular family-friendly festival, which this year again celebrates all things Birmingham – its diversity, its communities and its artists; welcomes international performers […]

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Review of Woman Before a Glass at Jermyn Street Theatre

by Alan Fitter @ London Theatre 1

Peggy Guggenheim was an extraordinary woman. Her father, Benjamin Guggenheim drowned when the Titanic sank, and Peggy mourned his loss for the rest of her life. As she states early in Lanie Robertson’s play Woman Before A Glass, Benjamin was just a millionaire, unlike his six brothers who were billionaires, but she didn’t let that […]

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich – 3 Stars

by thespyinthestalls @ thespyinthestalls.com

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich Jack Studio Theatre Reviewed – 18th January 2018 ★★★ “the fussy details and the gentility of the acting make this production thought-provoking but lacking impact”   It is a rarity to find Brecht performed in a pub in South London but it is here where director Rachael Bellis … Continue reading Fear and Misery of the Third Reich – 3 Stars

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Miss Saigon | Dublin.ie

Miss Saigon | Dublin.ie


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Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON — a recent smash hit in the West End — comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of a major UK…

Rose Theatre Kingston announces full cast for Stephen Bill’s Curtains

by Theatre M @ Carl Woodward

As part of their 10th anniversary season Rose Theatre Kingston today announced the full cast for Stephen Bill’s award-winning play Curtains. Lindsay Posner directs Leo Bill (Michael), Caroline Catz (Susan), Jonathan Coy (Geoffrey), Tim Dutton (Douglas), Wendy Nottingham (Margaret), Saskia Reeves (Katherine), Sandra Voe (Ida) and Marjorie Yates (Mrs Jackson). The production opens on Wednesday 28 February, with previews from Thursday 22 February, and runs until Saturday 17 March. Ida’s family is throwing her a birthday tea for her eighty-sixth birthday. […]

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Miss Saigon at Mayflower Theatre

Miss Saigon at Mayflower Theatre


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Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON – a recent smash hit in the West End –...

Review – Miss Saigon, Curve Theatre, Leicester, 8th July 2017

Review – Miss Saigon, Curve Theatre, Leicester, 8th July 2017


The Real Chrisparkle

You might find it hard to believe, gentle reader, but we’ve never seen Miss Saigon before. How on earth could you possibly have missed it out, you might ask? I think it’s because we weren’t overly …

Why I Love… Self Indulgent Ballad

Why I Love… Self Indulgent Ballad

by thatmusicaltheatrenerd @ miss saigon – that musical theatre nerd

I think that anyone who loves musical theatre is also able to appreciate the art form being made fun of, be it through song parodies, sketches, or musicals themselves (see The Drowsy Chaperone!). This is why I absolutely love the Scott Garnham’s song: Self Indulgent Ballad, which was released nearly two years ago and basically […]

My favourite male musical theatre performers

My favourite male musical theatre performers

by thatmusicaltheatrenerd @ miss saigon – that musical theatre nerd

Following on from my top 5 female performers, I wanted to complete my choices by listing my favourite male actors that I have had the pleasure of seeing live on stage: John Owen Jones JOJ was the first Phantom I saw (during the UK tour in 2012), when I knew next to nothing about musicals. […]

‘That show shouldn’t be closing’

‘That show shouldn’t be closing’

by thatmusicaltheatrenerd @ miss saigon – that musical theatre nerd

The West End is in a constant state of change. With the exception of a few hugely successful long running musicals (I’m looking at you, Phantom and Les Mis), London’s theatres are frequently welcoming different shows to their stages. And while this high show turnover brings variety to the theatre industry, especially through transfers from […]

REVIEW: The War Has Not Yet Started, Southwark Playhouse ✭✭✭✭

by Mark Ludmon @ British Theatre

By Mark Ludmon

Mark Ludmon reviews Mikhail Durnenkov’s strange tale The War Has Not Yet Started at Southwark Playhouse

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Miss Saigon UK Tour

Miss Saigon UK Tour


British Theatre

Cameron Mackintosh has announced that the mega-musical Miss Saigon will tour the UK in 2017-18. The tour will open in July 2017 at the Curve Leicester.

Miss Saigon at Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South | What's On Edinburgh

Miss Saigon at Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South | What's On Edinburgh


What's On Edinburgh

The West End smash-hit musical, Miss Saigon, is coming to Edinburgh Festival Theatre January 2018.

Review: The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter Theatre

by Olivia Lunn @

Director Ian Rickson brings Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party to the stage, with a gaze that penetrates below the skin. First staged in 1957, Pinter’s play was met with a dismally stale response; 60 years on, we have learnt to digest the absurd psychological realism of Pinter’s genius. Rickson rigidly commits the play to its... Read more →

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Miss Saigon UK Tour

Miss Saigon UK Tour


Theatre Weekly

Miss Saigon to embark on Major UK Tour Cameron Mackintosh announced today that his acclaimed new production legendary musical MISS SAIGON – a recent smash hit in the West End - will embark on a major UK tour opening at Curve Leicester from Monday 3 July – Saturday 22 July 2017 before

REVIEW: The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

by Paul T Davies @ British Theatre

By Paul T Davies

the Birthday Party is funny and fascinating. This excellent production of a true twentieth century classic will haunt you for days, maybe forever.

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Emmy Award-winning Danny Strong to write book for ATG Frank Sinatra musical

by Douglas Mayo @ British Theatre

By Douglas Mayo

Emmy Award-winning writer Danny Strong has been commissioned to write the book for a highly anticipated new musical based on the life of legendary actor and singer Frank Sinatra.

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Graeae Theatre and Selina Thompson to feature in First World War Centenary season

by Giverny Masso @ The Stage

Works from Graeae Theatre Company and performer Selina Thompson will feature in a season of work responding to the centenary of the

Casting announced for Miss Saigon coming to Mayflower Theatre in Feb 2018 | Carl Woodward

Casting announced for Miss Saigon coming to Mayflower Theatre in Feb 2018 | Carl Woodward


Carl Woodward

Cameron Mackintosh has announced the  principal casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s

My top 5 theatres

My top 5 theatres

by thatmusicaltheatrenerd @ miss saigon – that musical theatre nerd

Having watched many, many productions throughout my life, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in, and have therefore grown rather attached to, several theatres. So here are my 5 favourite theatres, including some regional ones and some in the West End. Prince Edward Theatre, London I’ve visited this theatre twice – both times to […]

Cast recordings and becoming obsessed with them

Cast recordings and becoming obsessed with them

by thatmusicaltheatrenerd @ miss saigon – that musical theatre nerd

As I’m frequently reminded, theatre going is an extremely expensive hobby, and consequently I spend far more time listening to cast recordings than I do attending actual shows. So that involves seeing anywhere between 1 and 5 shows in a month, compared to listening to cast recordings on every journey I go on, as well […]

CLASSICS ON STAGE | Miss Saigon UK Tour | xameliax

CLASSICS ON STAGE | Miss Saigon UK Tour | xameliax


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Miss Saigon is making its way around the country on a UK Tour - The Heat Is On | UK Luxury Lifestyle Blogger xameliax | THEATRE

We’ve broken our Relaxed Performance record!

by Nichole Cooper @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome will have staged the most Relaxed Performances in the theatre’s history this year, after our recent performance of The Snow Dragon in the Patrick Centre Studio on Thursday 21 December. The Relaxed Performance programme also includes an extended pantomime offering over the festive period with two relaxed performances on Wednesday 24 January. The […]

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Review: Bunny, Tristan Bates

by Jessica Handscomb @

Directed by Lucy Curtis, Bunny is a coming-of-age tale about a self-conscious sixth-former named Katie (Catherine Lamb) from Luton. She somehow ends up on the wrong side of town with her 24-year-old boyfriend Abe, who we are carefully informed is black, and his friends Asif, who is Asian, and Jake, who is white and “looks... Read more →

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West End Transfer for Good Girl

by Theatre Weekly @ Theatre Weekly

Naomi Sheldon’s award-winning debut play Good Girl will preview at VAULT Festival from 28th February to 4th March prior to transferring to Trafalgar Studios 2 from 5th to 31st March. A bold, provocative and darkly comic coming-of-age tale that interrogates the experience of a young girl growing up in the 90s, Good

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Review – Oslo, Harold Pinter Theatre, 27th December 2017

Review – Oslo, Harold Pinter Theatre, 27th December 2017

by therealchrisparkle @ The Real Chrisparkle

Here’s another production that’s now closed, so there’s nothing I can say to influence your buying or not buying a ticket. Having booked for the obviously crowd-pleasing Everybody’s Talking About Jamie for the Wednesday matinee, I faced a different challenge for the evening. “What are we going to see?” asked Mrs Chrisparkle. “A play called […]

Argentine Wine

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

With the highest vineyards in the world and wines which match the breathtaking landscape, now is the time to discover Argentina… There can be few greater success stories in the world of wine than Argentina. The industry has helped to drag the country out of recession since 2001, driven mainly by the success of one […]

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Review: Woman Before a Glass, Jeremy Street Theatre

by Venetia Byles @

Austin Pendleton’s one-woman show, Woman Before a Glass, is an ambitious, unapologetic portrayal of Peggy Guggenheim, the controversial collector made enfant terrible of the twentieth century art world. The show begins with a flurry of feminine frivolity as Guggenheim, played by Judy Rosenblatt, flounces onto the stage, brandishing a brocade of designer dresses, declaring she... Read more →

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The Importance of Being Earnest Tickets Vaudeville Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and groundbreaking work of proscenium playwrights in the architecture for which they wrote. ‘Launched with a flourish’ (The Sunday Times), Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde Season promises to cast new light on Wilde’s ground-breaking work, […]

EAST to play at the King's Head Theatre

EAST to play at the King's Head Theatre

by Emma Betty @ Upper Circle

In an exciting new revival from the winners of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award 2016 (Life According to Saki), Steven Berkoff’s masterpiece East opens 2018 at the King’s Head Theatre, where it made its London debut in 1975.

Superstars wanted

by Thom Dibdin @ All Edinburgh Theatre.com

Captivate secures Jesus Christ Superstar: Edinburgh amateur company Captivate Theatre has secured the rights to stage Jesus Christ Superstar at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and has posted an open casting call for the show.

The Birthday Party Tickets London Harold Pinter Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Stanley Webber (Toby Jones) is the only lodger at Meg (Zoë Wanamaker) and Petey Boles’ sleepy seaside boarding house. The unsettling arrival of enigmatic strangers Goldberg (Stephen Mangan) and McCann disrupt the humdrum lives of the inhabitants and their friend Lulu, and mundanity soon becomes menace when a seemingly innocent birthday party turns into a disturbing […]

Top 5 shows of 2018

by socialcentrewmc @ wmc blog

With our fair share of dazzling shows set to grace the stage of the Donald Gordon Theatre in 2018, there’s plenty to get excited about. Here’s our pick of legendary shows coming to Wales Millennium Centre that you can book now. Sunset Boulevard, 26 February – 3 March Leave the cold, dismal weather of February […]

Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, review: 'superbly slick'

Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, review: 'superbly slick'


Telegraph.co.uk

This revival of 'Miss Saigon' is powerfully acted and splendidly sung, says Charles Spencer, but also easier to admire than to love

Competition: Win 2 Tickets to Bunny at The Tristan Bates Theatre

by Shaun Evelyn @

Win 2 x tickets to see Jack Thorne’s acclaimed coming-of-age BUNNY at The Tristan Bates Theatre next week! Don’t miss your chance to catch Fabricate Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of BUNNY by Olivier award-winning writer Jack Thorne at the Tristan Bates Theatre in its final week. A summer of love. A fight. A car chase.... Read more →

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The Exorcist Tickets London Phoenix Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience directed by Sean Mathias and adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier. The Exorcist will play a strictly limited run at the Phoenix […]

Fame tours to King’s in 2018

by Thom Dibdin @ All Edinburgh Theatre.com

Autumn dates for Fame: the Musical: Fame: the Musical will fly, high, into the Edinburgh King's in October 2018 as part of Selladoor's 30th anniversary tour of the musical based on the 1980 movie, Fame.

Review – The Ferryman, Gielgud Theatre, 28th December 2017

Review – The Ferryman, Gielgud Theatre, 28th December 2017

by therealchrisparkle @ The Real Chrisparkle

The third of our theatrical treats between Christmas and the New Year was this extraordinary production of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, which had transferred from the Royal Court earlier in the year for a limited period. Such is the demand for seats that the production has already been extended twice. If you go to see […]

Cast announced for UK Tour of TURN OF THE SCREW

by West End Wilma @ West End Wilma

This spring sees the world premiere of a dynamic new adaptation of Turn of the Screw embark on a UK tour, starring Carli Norris (Pygmalion, Read more

Preview: The Thing That Came to Dinner at VAULT Festival

by Theatre Weekly @ Theatre Weekly

The Thing That Came To Dinner is a play about the monsters you find around your own dinner table. And from space. It’s a genre mash-up of 80s cult horror and comedy of manners farce. Having retreated to a rural manor house for a weekend in the country, the guests expect no

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Miss Saigon confirms UK tour dates

Miss Saigon confirms UK tour dates


WhatsOnStage.com

Cameron Mackintosh's show will embark on a tour from July 2017

“Thank you” from our #VIPIbiza Winner

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

In July, we ran our biggest ever competition – #VIPIbiza! Up for grabs was the holiday of a lifetime and the chance to experience Ibiza like a true VIP. As well as a luxury 3-night round-trip and a boutique hotel stay in the party capital of the world, the prize also included: a chauffeur to the airport […]

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie London Tickets | Apollo Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Nica Burns presents the Sheffield Theatres production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie A New Musical. Music by Dan Gillespie Sells Book and Lyrics by Tom MacRae From an idea by Jonathan Butterell Directed by Jonathan Butterell Design by Anna Fleischle Choreography by Kate Prince Lighting design by Lucy Carter Sound design by Paul Groothuis Musical […]

Arlene Phillips to direct new rock musical

by Luke Dillon @ London theatre tickets

Myth: The Rise and Fall of Orpheus will run at The Other Palace Theatre

Jon Jon Briones: ‘I didn’t even know who Cameron Mackintosh was’ | Interviews | The Stage

Jon Jon Briones: ‘I didn’t even know who Cameron Mackintosh was’ | Interviews | The Stage


The Stage

“I can write my life story with Miss Saigon as its foundation,” says Jon Jon Briones, the 49-year-old actor for whom that show has occupied the foremost an

Red Concepcion, Gerald Santos, Joreen Bautista join Miss Saigon UK cast

Red Concepcion, Gerald Santos, Joreen Bautista join Miss Saigon UK cast


GMA News Online

Three Filipino actors on Tuesday were officially announced as part of the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of the acclaimed musical Miss Saigon. Current Philippine trending info on popular art, culture, society, movie, music reviews, travel destinations, food, classic literature, bestseller book lists, modern, retro design, health, wellness, exercise, fitness, people, events, beauty, makeup tips, latest fashion, clothing, fads.

Miss Saigon - UK Tour Casting News | thespyinthestalls.com

Miss Saigon - UK Tour Casting News | thespyinthestalls.com


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PRINCIPAL CASTING AND FURTHER DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE FORTHCOMING UK AND IRELAND TOUR OF CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION OF BOUBLIL AND SCHÖNBERG’S LEGENDARY MUSICAL   OPENING AT CURVE LEICESTER ON 1 JULY 2017 FOLLOWING ITS RECORD-BREAKING LONDON RUN AND BRILLIANT BROADWAY OPENING   Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates … Continue reading Miss Saigon – UK Tour Casting News →

Motown The Musical London Tickets | Shaftesbury Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown The Musical uncovers the story of […]

Review: The War Has Not Yet Started at Southwark Playhouse

by Greg Stewart @ Theatre Weekly

Greg Stewart Buy Tickets It often feels as though conflict is all around us, from workplace squabbles, to the far more serious rhetoric of foreign superpowers. Mikhail Durnenkov’s The War Has Not Yet Started, combines many of these forms of hostility into a series of thought provoking vignettes, which are

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6 ways to buy the gift of Theatre this Christmas

6 ways to buy the gift of Theatre this Christmas

by Emma Betty @ Upper Circle

It's the most wonderful time of the year - and here is how you can make absolutely certain that you're buying something that will be loved. 

Young Frankenstein Tickets London | Garrick Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN – the new comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie – will open in the West End on Thursday 28 September at the Garrick Theatre (Press Night: Tuesday 10th October). The production will open for a pre-West End season at the Theatre Royal Newcastle from Saturday 26th August to […]

Full cast for The Union Theatre’s production of CARMEN

by West End Wilma @ West End Wilma

A New Musical Theatre Adaptation of Carmen, based on the Opera Score by George Bizet, Libretto by Ludovic Halévy & Henri Meilhac and the Original Read more

REVIEW: Girl From The North Country, Noel Coward Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

by Mark Ludmon @ British Theatre

By Mark Ludmon

The cast and production Of Girl From The North Country are flawless, with orchestrations that transform Dylan’s songs into a rich multi-layered score that will haunt you with its beauty and sadness.

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REVIEW: EDWARD II (Greenwich Theatre) ★★★★

by West End Wilma @ West End Wilma

After the success of Lazarus Theatre’s production of Edward II at the Tristan Bates Theatre last year, the company decided to kick off their yearlong Read more

See Atomic Blonde in VIP style – just £65 per couple

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to […]

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Review – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, 27th December 2017

Review – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, 27th December 2017

by therealchrisparkle @ The Real Chrisparkle

As has become traditional, Mrs Chrisparkle and I took ourselves off for a few days break in London between Christmas and New Year to see some shows (makes a change), have some nice meals (makes a change), and treat ourselves to something in the sales. I got three shirts and she got a jacket and […]

Ruthless! The Musical receives its UK première at the Arts Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s award-winning all female character camp killer cult classic Ruthless! The Musical receives its UK première at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 14 week run. The musical has played Off Broadway to critical acclaim over the past 25 years. This brand new production, directed by Richard Fitch, opens on […]

Review: ★★★ A Woman Of No Importance, Vaudeville Theatre

Review: ★★★ A Woman Of No Importance, Vaudeville Theatre

by Emma Grimsley @ Upper Circle

Part of the Vaudeville’s Oscar Wilde season, this is a play about misunderstandings and hidden pasts.

From Engineering Student to "The Engineer": Jon Jon Briones' Journey With Miss Saigon

From Engineering Student to "The Engineer": Jon Jon Briones' Journey With Miss Saigon


TheaterMania.com

Briones makes his Broadway debut in an iconic musical-theater role — one that he's been playing since 1994.

Dance Hub Birmingham announces second round of funding opportunities

by Nichole Cooper @ Birmingham Hippodrome

A further 4 Developing Practice Grants offered across the dance sector aimed at developing individual’s practice. Artistic Commissioning opportunities to invest in work created in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Both opportunities support Dance Hub Birmingham in amplifying and further developing the region’s position as an international centre of excellence for dance. Following the success […]

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January Spotlight

by socialcentrewmc @ wmc blog

Happy New Year everyone – and have we got a 2018 for you. To kick start the year we’re bringing you the internationally loved music of Take That, laughs from comedian Sean Lock and the unmissable sound of the Welsh National Orchestra. This is sure to be a January line up you’ll Never Forget! The […]

Break Mission receive £10K prize and are bringing free hip-hop classes to Brum ahead of B-Side

by Amy Stutz @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Hip-hop returns to Birmingham Hippodrome as we are working with Break Mission to help young people aged 14-25 increase their fitness and develop their break dance skills at AeroBreaks. Funded by Sport England, AeroBreaks offers free, weekly break dance lessons to young people to explore their interest in hip-hop culture. Professional artists from Break Mission […]

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Legendary musical Miss Saigon comes to Cardiff

Legendary musical Miss Saigon comes to Cardiff


wmc blog

The lights are dim and I am sat in excited anticipation for the curtain to lift at the packed out Birmingham Hippodrome. Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s leg…

Kinky Boots celebrates 1000th West End performance

by WestEndTheatre @ London theatre tickets

Kinky Boots is now booking into June 2018 at the Adelphi Theatre.

Dark Comedy Dead and Breathing to play Liverpool and London

by Douglas Mayo @ British Theatre

By Douglas Mayo

Lizan Mitchell and Kim Tatum aka Mzz Kimberley will star in Dead and Breathing, the acclaimed US social satire by Chisa Hutchinson which will play at Unity (Liverpool) and then The Albany (London).

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Miss Saigon comes to Birmingham in 2017

Miss Saigon comes to Birmingham in 2017


BLOC magazine

This thrilling new production spills out beyond theatre and speaks directly to the times we live in. Magnificent performances" - Daily Telegraph

Watch This Space – George Mann discusses bringing Translunar Paradise to The Patrick Studio

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Later this month, Theatre Ad Infinitum’s wordless tale of life, death and enduring love will visit Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio on its first tour of the UK in seven years. Ahead of the show, we caught up with Writer/Director George Mann to find out more about the show’s origins and its enduring appeal… What inspired […]

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Principality Stadium Tour

by Jamie Harris @ Visit Cardiff

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See ‘England Is Mine’ in VIP style – just £65 per couple

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

In 1970’s Manchester, Steven Morrissey, an introverted, uncompromising teenager, finds himself frustrated with his working-class existence. With dreams of a successful music career being dampened by his run-of-the-mill job at the local tax office, Steven finds solace in the city’s underground gig scene where he meets Linder Sterling (Jessica Brown Findlay) – an intelligent, self-assured […]

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The Woman In Black Tickets London | Phoenix Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

The Woman In Black opened in the West End in 1989. It is one of the most intriguing, absorbing and successful theatrical performances events ever staged. Widely heralded by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel combines the intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality embraced by the world of film […]

Ruthie Ann Miles Joins cast of King and I as show extends

by Douglas Mayo @ British Theatre

By Douglas Mayo

Ruthie Ann Miles will reprise her Tony Award-winning, critically acclaimed performance as Lady Thiang in the West End Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I when it opens at the London Palladium on 21 June 2018.

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Hayden Thomas meets Jon Jon Briones

Hayden Thomas meets Jon Jon Briones


London Theatre Guide

Hayden Thomas (Twitter: @WestEndReporter)

Theatre: Miss Saigon at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Irish Sign Language interpreted performance)  |  Arts & Disability Ireland

Theatre: Miss Saigon at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Irish Sign Language interpreted performance) | Arts & Disability Ireland


Arts & Disability Ireland

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon — a recent smash hit in the West End — comes to

Review: ★★★ The Claim, Shoreditch Town Hall

Review: ★★★ The Claim, Shoreditch Town Hall

by Beth Pratt @ Upper Circle

The doors shut. The lights shift ever so subtly and a man in a rain coat walks to the front of the audience. He pauses and the silence stretches for what seems like hours, and so begins a very stressful seventy five minutes.

The Claim is an exploration of the process of seeking refuge in the UK, taking place inside an interview to determine whether an asylum seeker will be allowed to stay or be sent back to the DRC. The man in the raincoat swiftly becomes Serge, an immensely likeable, eloquent young man whose desperation to tell his story is only matched in intensity by the incompetence, hostility and suspicion of the bureaucrats he is attempting to tell it to.

The interview starts light-heartedly, as Serge and interrogator A attempt to reminisce about childhood favourite novels and share gummy snakes, but even here the gulf between them is obvious and misunderstandings abound. The entry of cold, detached interrogator B forces the interview into more serious territory and as it unfolds, Serge’s words are increasingly mangled with dire consequences.

The actors are excellent. Nick Blakeley and Yursa Warsama are very convincing as the two interrogators, with Blakeley in particular bringing many moments of humour to what would otherwise be an overwhelmingly tense production. However, it is Ncuti Gatwa as Serge who gives the standout performance, full of warmth and intelligence - the audience is firmly on his side within minutes.

Unfortunately the script itself is a little dense, and at times moves at a rather slow pace. Given that watching the interview unfold is painful, incredibly frustrating viewing, this threatened in places to tip the balance towards unbearable; and certain interludes between the two interrogators felt unnecessarily long. The sound design could also be a little intrusive at times; the ominous music of the scene changes trying to overplay a tension that, believe me, the audience was already feeling.

All in all though, The Claim is an imaginative and linguistically clever response to the stories of asylum seekers in the UK. It’s mission to provoke outrage and frustration at the bureaucratic system is very effective, and the fate of Serge and others like him is sure to be on your mind long after the play is over.


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Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre

by WestEndTheatre @ London theatre tickets

Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre starring Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, David Calder and David Morrissey.

Cast Announced for Miss Saigon UK Tour

Cast Announced for Miss Saigon UK Tour


Upper Circle

Cameron Mackintosh has today announced principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of legendary musical Miss Saigon.

Preview: The Game of Love and Chai at Tara Theatre

by Theatre Weekly @ Theatre Weekly

Actor, comedian, novelist and playwright Nigel Planer (The Young Ones, Filthy Rich & Catflap) is to team up with Tara Arts’ artistic director Jatinder Verma in a brand-new adaptation of Marivaux’s classic French farce. Transporting the story of a betrothal in 1730s France to twenty-first century England, The Game of Love and

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The gift that keeps on giving

by Nichole Cooper @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Thanks to a generous donation from two of Birmingham Hippodrome’s regular supporters, the theatre now has a compact folding mobile hoist, allowing it to welcome even more visitors with accessibility needs. Birmingham Hippodrome has been working with fellow charity Acorns Children’s Hospice to provide children with life limiting or life threatening conditions access to theatre […]

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Review: Amadeus, The National Theatre

by Olivia Lunn @

Director Michael Longhurst stages an exuberant and poignant revival of playwright Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, who died in June last year. Originally staged in 1976 and brought to acclaim by the likes of Paul Scofield and Ian McKellen, Longhurst has big shoes to fill. Ingeniously taking on Mozart’s subversive sense of liberation, the orchestra are not... Read more →

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Review: ★★★★ Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre

Review: ★★★★ Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre

by Emma Betty @ Upper Circle

It’s been twenty-five years since the animated comedy Disney’s Aladdin was released onto the big screen, making it an instant masterpiece.

The Mousetrap Theatre Tickets | St Martin’s Theatre London

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

The Mousetrap first opened in 1952 at The Ambassador’s Theatre London and has been running continuously since then. It transferred to St Martin’s Theatre on 25th March, 1974. The Mousetrap is well known as the world’s longest-running play. Tickets have been bought for Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap for over 50 years. The reputation of this […]

ABSENTIA GETS PICKED UP BY AMAZON

by Shepherd Management @ Shepherd Management

Amazon has picked up crime thriller drama ABSENTIA, which features Richard Brake in the role of ‘Conrad Harlow’. Prime Video will be the exclusive home to the series in many international countries, including the UK and US. ABSENTIA centres on FBI agent Emily Byrne (played by Stana Katic) who disappears after hunting down one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. Six years later, Emily is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders. The series is set for a 2018 premiere.

Review: Girl From The North Country, Noel Coward

by Samuel Sims @

With many jukebox musicals that have plonked themselves noisily in London’s theatreland, it’s usually helpful and ultimately more enjoyable to be familiar with the catalogue of work. Take We Will Rock You, as an example. The thrill of watching is to experience Queen’s iconic pop music as a concert of sorts while gleefully and perhaps manically shouting... Read more →

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Deafinitely Theatre Receive Ace Catalyst Funding

by Theatre M @ Carl Woodward

Deafinitely Theatre today announced that they are to receive ACE Catalyst funding of £28,090. This fund supports organisations to build fundraising capacity to enable them to attract more private giving to arts and culture. This is one of the measures ACE is putting in place to help create a more sustainable and resilient art and culture sector. […]

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Review – Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, 22/10/15

Review – Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, 22/10/15

by thatmusicaltheatrenerd @ miss saigon – that musical theatre nerd

When I heard that the West End production of Miss Saigon would be closing in February 2016, I frantically booked a ticket to see it for the second time. However, the night before I was due to attend the performance, the show had to be cancelled due to a power cut! I was so worried […]

Matilda The Musical Tickets London | Cambridge Theatre

by Admin @ London Theatre 1

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With Book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, […]

Review – Mother Goose, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, 6th January 2018

Review – Mother Goose, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, 6th January 2018

by therealchrisparkle @ The Real Chrisparkle

For the second show of our Sheffield weekend we made our annual pilgrimage to the Lyceum Theatre for the unmissable Lyceum panto. This year, Mother Goose; and – as every year for the last ten years – it starred Damian Williams. Mr Williams’ tenth anniversary as the city’s favourite dame did not go uncelebrated; and […]

News: Casting for Miss Saigon UK Tour Announced

News: Casting for Miss Saigon UK Tour Announced


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Principal casting and further tour dates have been announced for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Miss Saigon, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s class…

6 Shows I'm looking forward to seeing in 2018

6 Shows I'm looking forward to seeing in 2018

by Emma Betty @ Upper Circle

I really just need to go and see The Book Of Mormon. 

I know, I know. I still haven't seen The Book Of Mormon. I think it's one of those things where I just don't really have any sense of urgency because I don't think it's going to leave the west end any time soon. I would like to make it my mission to see it in 2018, though. I think it's time. 

Alice Fearn in Wicked

Yes I've seen it a few times already. Yes I know the story. Yes I know the music. No I have not seen Alice Fearn and I would really really like to. I have plans. 

Young Frankenstein

The amount of praise this show has had means I would really love to see it as soon as possible. With such a well known, talented cast it does look like a real spectacle. 

Company

Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig in one cast. That is all. 

Fun Home

Fun Home is coming to the Young Vic this year. Having been beautifully developed for Broadway and based on a true story, it is almost sure to be a hit. I bought my ticket in a flurry of excitement on TodayTix when they went on presale a little while ago, but I'll make sure to update how to get your hands on a ticket, for this one! 

Bring It On

I think we can all agree that anything that Lin Manuel Miranda has anything to do with is probably worth a visit.  

What else should I be adding to my 'must see' list, and what are you hoping to see this year? 


Review: So Many Reasons, Camden People’s Theatre

by Roberta Wiafe @

The centrepiece of the feminist theatre festival Calm Down Dear is Racheal Ofori’s So Many Reasons, the hilarious quintessential guide to life has a British Ghanaian woman in the millennial age. What really makes this piece stand out is its sensitive and nuanced treatment of the central character’s relationships with her Christian faith, her culture, her sexuality... Read more →

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