After what seems like an eternity of waiting, the much anticipated Matilda the Musical is in its new West End home at the Cambridge Theatre and last night, invited its first audiences over for its opening preview. Written by Dennis Kelly and with music/lyrics by Tim Minchin, Matilda was a mammoth success for the RSC in Stratford earlier this year, where it originally played before its West End transfer. Based on the popular children’s book by Roald Dahl, which has already spawned a film … [Read more...]
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Unfortunately, as a result of ongoing social distancing restrictions due to the Covid pandemic, performances at UK venues have been suspended until 17th May 2021.
After a successful run at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Crazy For You has made its West End transfer to the Novello Theatre, and quite frankly, who could ask for anything more? God bless such a musical that ensures every single patron sways their way out of the Novello, exiting as a youngster once again no matter what their age; simple, traditional magic at its best! Sure, it is evidently a musical plucked straight out of its time, the pre-Sondheim separation between song and dance is more … [Read more...]
In one of my blogs a few weeks back, I mentioned an incident that occurred during a trip to see Love Never Dies, in which a fellow theatre-goer criticized the fact that my young daughter was in attendance by remarking that ‘children shouldn’t be allowed at the theatre’. This man is hardly alone in his thinking; I have heard stories of other such incidents in other theatres. I find such small-mindedness truly unbelievable – where do these people think the next generation of theatre-goers are … [Read more...]
First London Theatre App Launched for iPhone and Android Mobile Phones This week launched the first London Theatre mobile phone App that can be used on iPhone and Android networks, from which theatregoers can book theatre tickets through a secure booking system and also read London theatre news, show reviews and cast interviews. This new mobile phone App, which is free to download from the iPhone store and the Android Market from anywhere in the world, is unique in that it is the only … [Read more...]
The tweets were flying yesterday morning as the new December cast for Wicked were announced. Taking over from Louise Dearman as Glinda is Gina Beck, currently in The Belle’s Stratagem at the Southwark Playhouse; the talented soprano has previously been in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera. Joining her in Wicked will be Lillie Flynn as Nessarose, Christopher Howell as Doctor Dillamond and Adam Pettigrew as Boq, with Desmond Barrit returning to the role of the Wizard. Last night, it also … [Read more...]