News, Reviews & Interviews February 2019

Here are some highlights from London’s West End, Off-West End, and regional theatre in the UK for February 2019:

West End Highlights:

  1. “Hamilton” at Victoria Palace Theatre:
    • Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical continued its sold-out run, bringing the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton to life with a dynamic and diverse score.
  2. “The Book of Mormon” at Prince of Wales Theatre:
    • This irreverent and hilarious musical by the creators of “South Park,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Robert Lopez, remained a favorite with audiences.
  3. “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” at Aldwych Theatre:
    • The musical continued to captivate audiences with the powerful life story and music of Tina Turner, featuring iconic songs like “Proud Mary” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”
  4. “Come From Away” at Phoenix Theatre:
    • The heartwarming musical based on the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers on 9/11 and the small Canadian town that welcomed them continued to receive acclaim for its uplifting and emotional narrative.
  5. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at Piccadilly Theatre:
    • The acclaimed adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel about a young boy with an extraordinary brain solving a neighborhood mystery continued its limited run in the West End.

Off-West End Highlights:

  1. “Shipwreck” at Almeida Theatre:
    • Anne Washburn’s play, directed by Rupert Goold, delved into contemporary political anxieties and the disintegration of the American dream, offering a thought-provoking and immersive experience.
  2. “Sweat” at Donmar Warehouse:
    • Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about factory workers facing economic and racial tensions in Reading, Pennsylvania, continued its critically acclaimed run.
  3. “A Hundred Words for Snow” at Trafalgar Studios:
    • Tatty Hennessy’s one-woman play, exploring themes of grief and adventure as a teenage girl journeys to the North Pole to scatter her father’s ashes, garnered positive reviews for its poignant storytelling and performance.

Regional Theatre Highlights:

  1. “Kinky Boots” at Manchester Opera House:
    • The feel-good musical, with music by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, continued its UK tour, delighting audiences with its story of acceptance and fabulous footwear.
  2. “Rain Man” at Theatre Royal, Glasgow:
    • The stage adaptation of the classic film, starring Mathew Horne and Ed Speleers, continued its tour, drawing audiences with its touching story of brotherhood and understanding.
  3. “Educating Rita” at Leeds Playhouse:
    • Willy Russell’s beloved play about a young working-class woman’s journey to self-discovery through education featured stellar performances and continued to resonate with audiences.
  4. “The Girl on the Train” at Churchill Theatre, Bromley:
    • The stage adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ best-selling thriller, starring Samantha Womack, embarked on its UK tour, offering suspense and intrigue to regional audiences.

These highlights from February 2019 reflect the diverse and vibrant theatre scene across the UK, with a mix of blockbuster musicals, critically acclaimed plays, and touring productions that captivated audiences.

News, Reviews & Interviews February 2019

I Would Like To Get To Know You at the Vault Festival
The Night Of The Iguana London Tickets Noël Coward Theatre
Velvet presented by Work.Theatre at The Vault Festival
Review of Fight Night at The Vault Festival
Rosmersholm London Theatre Tickets Duke of York’s Theatre
The Greatest Love of All launches a major UK tour
The Ruffian On The Stair at The Hope Theatre
Of Our Own Making at Tara Theatre | Review
A Super Happy Story at Vault Festival | Review
Network Theatre Company presents Ringmaster | Review
My Dad’s Gap Year by Tom Wright at Park Theatre | Review
West End Women at Cadogan Hall | Review
Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre: Jenna Russell with Seth Rudetsky
Salaam presented by Sara Aniqah Malik | Review
The Play That Goes Wrong new cast announced
Company post-show Q & A with Patti LuPone, Rosalie Craig & Marianne Elliott
Tina: Single and Music Video Released from Upcoming Cast Album
Connie Wookey: Denied Under Section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
Cost of Living at Hampstead Theatre | Review
Icarus at the Unicorn Theatre, London | Review
I Love You, Goodbye – HAU 1, Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Germany
Park Theatre announces new BAME initiative
Review of Cougar at the Orange Tree Theatre
Les Misérables Concert: Starring Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas
Interview with Tej Obano from the cast of The Jumper Factory
Di and Viv and Rose at the White Bear Theatre | Review
A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Bleach presented by Dan Ireland-Reeves at the Vault Festival
A Taste of Honey UK Tour starring Jodie Prenger | Book Tickets Now
Avenue Q at New Wimbledon Theatre | Review
Diaries of Madmen at the Cockpit Theatre | Review
School of Rock The Musical celebrates 1000th performance + new cast
Waitress: Fifi Christophers and Arabella Duffy will share the role of Lulu
The Half Moon Shania presented by Burnt Lemon Theatre | Review
Mancoin presented by Anna Fox & Felix Legge
Measure for Measure – Guildford Shakespeare Company | Review
Black is the Color of my Voice and Soul Sessions at Trafalgar Studios
Sweat by Lynn Nottage at London’s Gielgud Theatre
Th’Importance of Bein’ Earnest at Drayton Arms Theatre
Mandela: The Official Exhibition at 26 Leake Street
Dracula at The London Library
A Wake in Progress at the Vault Festival Cage | Review
How The Grinch Stole Christmas at New Wimbledon Theatre & UK Tour
Waitress The Musical in London’s West End | Adelphi Theatre
Tokens of Affection at Waterloo East Theatre
Guildhall presents Phoebe Eclair-Powell’s Fury
Review of Lazarus Theatre Company’s The Tempest
I Would Like To Get To Know You | Vault Festival
We’ve Got Each Other by Paul O’Donnell
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Relaxed Performance
Only Fools, The (Cushty) Dining Experience
Fisher Stevens in A Beautiful Noise | Review
The Rocky Horror Show at New Wimbledon Theatre
Calendar Girls the Musical Tour new cast announced
Where is Peter Rabbit? at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket
Headhog by Tom Jensen at Barons Court Theatre
Denise Van Outen & Katharine McPhee to host Waitress Karaoke Night
The Clockmaker’s Daughter Studio Cast Recording
Bizet’s Carmen at Kings Head Theatre | Review
Amélie The Musical UK Tour initial casting announced
Sean McLoughlin – Hail Mary – National Tour
The Lady from the Sea at the Print Room at the Coronet
The Tunnel at The Royal School of Speech and Drama | Review
Little Echoes by Tom Powell at The Hope Theatre
Curtains UK Tour starring Jason Manford – Tickets Booking Now
Rattled by Rachel Harper at the Old Red Lion Theatre | Review
Review of Jammie Dodger at the Vault Festival
Temporarily Misplaced Productions Presents Inspirit | Review
Can Can! The New Offenbach Musical | Review
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch – Since She – Dimitris Papaioannou
Agnes Colander: An Attempt at Life at Jermyn Street Theatre
Bodies by James Saunders at Southwark Playhouse | Review
Tobacco Road presented by Incognito Theatre Company | Review
[title of show] at Above The Stag Theatre | Review
Bad Girls: The Musical at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Prince Charming at Little Angel Theatre | Review
9 To 5 The Musical at The Savoy Theatre | Review
Towers at Milton Court Theatre | Review
Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre | Review
Berberian Sound Studio at Donmar Warehouse | Review
Gently Down The Stream at Park Theatre | Review
All in a Row at Southwark Playhouse | Review
The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington – Tower Theatre Company
Fame The Musical at New Wimbledon Theatre | Review
Timpson The Musical at the King’s Head Theatre
Rouse, Ye Women! at Greenwich Theatre | Review
Interview with Lorna Dallas as she returns to Crazy Coqs with her new show
Review of Orlando at the Vault Festival
Review of Leave a Message at the Vault Festival
Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at the Young Vic | Review
Warped presented by Russell Lucas at the Vault Festival
Preview: Man Of La Mancha at The London Coliseum
Laura Lexx: Trying at Soho Theatre | Review
SIX announces its first Sing Along West End performance!
Review of Digging Deep at VAULT Festival 2019
Review of Little Echoes at Hope Theatre, London
Tartuffe by Molière at the Lyttelton Theatre | Review
Celebrate presented by Fledgling Theatre | Review
Call Me Vicky at the Pleasance Theatre | Review
Cirque Éloize: Hotel at the Peacock Theatre | Review
Dinomania by Kandinsky at the New Diorama Theatre | Review
Bring Them Home at the Vault Festival | Review
Scary Bikers London Trafalgar Studios
Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds with Free Lunch
Full cast announced for West End transfer of Fiddler on the Roof
Floaters at the Old Red Lion Theatre | Review
Pirates of Penzance tonight at Wilton’s Music Hall | Review
The Grand Expedition from Gingerline | Review
Rock of Ages at New Wimbedon Theatre | Review
Cheating Death at The Cockpit Theatre | Review
Synergy Theatre Project with Theatre503 presents There is a Field
White Noise presented by New Public at the Vault Festival | Review
Smack That (A Conversation) at Ovalhouse | Review
Creative Team and Cast announced for HANSEL AND GRETEL
Equus at Theatre Royal Stratford East | Review


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