Arcola Theatre presents The World Premiere of BETWEEN US

Arcola Theatre is delighted to present the World Premiere of Between Us, a new play by Sarah Daniels commissioned by Arcola Theatre, opening for a limited 4 week run in Studio 2 from Wednesday 28 May 2014 (press night Friday 30 May at 7.30pm). On sale now. “…I’m okay, you’re okay, they’re okay, we’re all okay and in this together.” What do stand-up, being a proud father, therapy and adoption… Read More »

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Casting announced for Shakespeare in Love at Noel Coward Theatre

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. Ian Bartholomew will play Tilney, Tony Bell will play Ralph, Anna Carteret will play Queen Elizabeth, Paul Chahidi will play Henslowe, David Ganley will play Burbage, Richard Howard will play Sir Robert De Lesseps, Harry Jardine will play Sam, Abigail… Read More »

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Elio Pace performs The Billy Joel Songbook 2014 Tour

In September 2013 Elio was invited to ‘fill Billy Joel’s shoes’ starring in two very special reunion concerts in New York and Philadelphia with Joel’s original 1971-1972 touring band, recreating the historic Sigma Sounds live recordings. Following from this Elio Pace delivers this sensational UK tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel.  Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life, as well as… Read More »

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City Stories returning to St James Studio 1st to 2nd May

City Stories is returning to the St. James Studio for two performances on 1st and 2nd May 2014, before a residency from the autumn. City Stories is a new type of cabaret drama, a sequence of interwoven love stories and a love letter to London. Written and directed by award winning playwright James Phillips (The Rubenstein Kiss, Hidden in the Sand) and with original music composed by singer-songwriter Rosabella Gregory… Read More »

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Miss Saigon London West End Prince Edward Theatre from 3rd May 2014

For many, it has been far too long, but the wait is nearly over, as Miss Saigon returns to London’s West End, with performances commencing 3rd May 2014. Miss Saigon premiered in the West End at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 20th September 1989 and closed on 30th October 1999, after 4,264 performances. On Broadway, Miss Saigon made its debut at the Broadway Theatre on 11th April 1991 and… Read More »

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John Owen-Jones and Anna O’Byrne to sing at The Bolshoi Theatre

John Owen-Jones and Anna O’Byrne will be performing ‘Phantom of The Opera‘ at The Golden Mask Awards Ceremony at The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, on 18th April, 2014. In addition to singing, John and Anna will be presenting the award for Best Musical. Golden Mask is the National Theatre Award established in 1993 by the Theatre Union of Russian Federation. The Golden Mask Award is the most prestigious award that… Read More »

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Review of Othello at Leicester Square Theatre

It doesn’t get much more intimate than the litle 70-seat studio space two flights down from street level at the Leicester Square Theatre. Come in late and you risk running straight into the back of Iago, who will break off briefly from what he’s doing and show you to your seat with disturbing courtesy. With a stage surrounded by spectators as close as a garment, this is a regular crucible… Read More »

THERESE RAQUIN Transfers: Finborough Theatre to Park Theatre

Following a sell-out run at Finborough Theatre, where it continues until Saturday 19 April, a new musical adaptation of Émile Zola’s classic French novel Thérèse Raquin will transfer to Park200 at Park Theatre for a limited 4 week run from Wednesday 30 July 2014 (press night Tuesday 5 August at 7pm) it was announced today. A story of paralysing passion… 19th Century Paris. Behind the counter of a small dusty… Read More »

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FATHERS AND SONS by Brian Friel at Donmar Warehouse

Today the Donmar Warehouse announced the full cast of Fathers and Sons, by Brian Friel, after the novel by Ivan Turgenev. Directed by Olivier Award-winner Lyndsey Turner – who returns to the Donmar having previously directed Friel’s Philadelphia, Here I Come! in 2012 – Turgenev’s masterpiece reveals a new world in conflict with the old, the uneasiness of clashing generations and the difficulty of staying radical as you move through… Read More »

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We Will Rock You Musical Sequel in the Works

The creative team behind the West End musical We Will Rock You have sown the seed for a sequel to the production using songs of the rock band Queen for its score. Writing on his blog earlier this week, Brian May wrote the following. Yes, the news is leakily out there. We did it ! We workshopped the SEEK !! WWRY II – TSMGO !!! To great acclaim in a… Read More »

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