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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Elaine Paige THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION Special Edition 2CD Set

‘THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION’ CD, Digital Download and Special Edition 2CD Set release date 12th May 2014 by Rhino UK. As an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster, Elaine Paige OBE has made a major contribution to the modern musical that ensures her own chapter in the entertainment world and justifies the title “The First Lady of Musical Theatre”. Elaine Paige is currently celebrating her 50th anniversary in a career which… Read More »

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The Show Off’s Late Night Improvised Comedy Show

A brand new improvised comedy show performed by a troupe of highly skilled professional actors and musicians in which the whole show is suggested by you! “THINK ‘WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY’ MEETS EVERY MUSICAL AND PLAY YOU’VE EVER SEEN” Cast: Fleur Poad, Tim Gutterridge, Ben Thornton, Liam Mansfield, Richard Butler, Charlotte Bloomsbury Band: Strings – Kieran Stallard, Keys – Leigh Stevenson, Reeds – Tracey Mendham Director: Luke Coldham The… Read More »

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The World Premiere of Braz Dos Santos’ Brazouka

BRAZOUKA – sensational dance from the toughest streets of Brazil at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 Pamela Stephenson Connolly, Arlene Phillips and Burn The Floor‘s Founder Harley Medcalf, present the world premiere of BRAZ DOS SANTOS’ BRAZOUKA. Directed by Arlene Phillips and written by Pamela Stephenson. The sensational dance story from the toughest streets of Brazil, taking the streets of Edinburgh by storm in 2014! A journey of intense passion,… Read More »

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Good People at Noel Coward Theatre opens 15th April 2014

Led by Imelda Staunton (Margaret) and Lloyd Owen (Mike), the full cast of Good People at the Noёl Coward Theatre includes Lorraine Ashbourne (Jean), Matthew Barker (Stevie), Susan Brown (Dottie) and Angel Coulby (Kate). Presented in the west end by Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions, Jonathan Kent’s production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s award-winning play received universal praise when it made its UK premiere at Hampstead Theatre on March 5th.… Read More »

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