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Why is axe murderer Lizzie Borden a feminist icon? Podcast & pics from my post-show Q&A

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There was plenty to talk about for the post-show Q&A I hosted at LIZZIE, when I was joined on stage by the producers, the writers, director and the cast, with lots of input from a very enthusiastic audience. Why was Lizzie Borden acquitted when she seemed so clearly guilty?






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NEWS: Wicked star Eden Espinosa replaces Ciara Renee in Lizzie

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Eden Espinosa, well known for playing Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, will replace fellow Broadway star Ciara Renée in the UK premiere of American rock musical LIZZIE. Renee has had to withdraw due to a scheduling conflict. Following a run at Fredericia Teater, Denmark in January, LIZZIE runs at Greenwich Theatre from 22 February to 12 March 2017, with a press night on 24 February.






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NEWS: Samantha Womack, Carrie Hope Fletcher & Les Dennis lead Addams Family

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Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.  Further casting is to be announced. The UK …

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NEWS: Broadway’s Ciara Renee & Jodie Jacobs lead the cast of Lizzie

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Broadway star Ciara Renée, Brits Jodie Jacobs and Bleu Woodward and Dane Bjørg Gamst will star in the UK premiere of American rock musical LIZZIE, which runs at London’s Greenwich Theatre next year following a run at Fredericia Teater, Denmark in January 2017. LIZZIE runs at Greenwich Theatre from 22 February to 12 March 2017, with a press night on 24 February.






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NEWS: Full cast announced for Burt Bacharach’s Promises, Promises

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Final casting is today announced for the first London production in 20 years of the hit Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Neil Simon Broadway musical PROMISES, PROMISES, based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment, which runs at London’s Southwark Playhouse from 13 January to 18 February 2017, with a press night on 17 January.






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NEWS: Andrew Lloyd Webber relaunches St James as Other Palace, announces first season

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Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The inaugural season, under new artistic director Paul Taylor Mills, will feature a range of musicals including: Michael John LaChuisa’s The Wild Party and premieres of Duncan Sheik’s Whisper House and Fellini adaptation La Strada.