Jack and the Beanstalk continues to play at the London Palladium until 15 January 2023. We take a look at what critics have been saying about the London Palladium’s latest pantomime.
‘A warm hug of perfect decision making’: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – London Palladium
Now this is how you do stunt casting! Linzi Hateley returns in glorious style to Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat after 30 years.
‘A night of numerous show-stopping moments’: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – London Palladium
When you book to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, you are guaranteed not only a joyful night out at the London Palladium but also a time-travel ticket to your childhood.
‘Succeeds both luridly & absolutely’: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – London Palladium
The 2019 summer revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returned to the London Palladium in a joyous, celebratory evening.
‘Filled with playfulness & joy’: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – London Palladium ★★★★
The lively return of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is filled with exuberant joy that makes it impossible to resist.
NEWS: Linzi Hateley returns as the Narrator in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at special performances
Linzi Hateley – who starred in the original London Palladium production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – will make a return to the musical during the show’s strictly limited season at the theatre.
Mark Shenton’s weekly chart of forthcoming theatrical comings & goings has some new entries
This weekly column keeps track of the shows that are coming back, or are newly being announced, as theatres prepare to re-open from next month onwards. It will be updated weekly until such time as it becomes a reality, and from then on will provide a weekly update to that week’s openings and future ones.
NEWS: Alexandra Burke cast as The Narrator in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium
Alexandra Burke will return to the West End this summer in the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running at the London Palladium from 1 July (gala night is 15 July) to 5 September 2021. Burke joins Jac Yarrow who is back in the title role and Jason Donovan who returns as Pharaoh.
Mind The Blog’s top five musical choices for 2020
If you’re struggling with all the choice, Mind The Blog has come up with her top five musicals you do not want to miss in 2020.
‘Quality-filled night out that keeps audiences coming back for more’: THE BODYGUARD – Touring ★★★★
Offering the right balance of romance, suspense, dance, humour and music, the award-winning musical The Bodyguard gives audiences everything they want wrapped up in a quality-filled ‘night out’ to keep them coming back for more.
NEWS: YouTuber & star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Todrick Hall will star as Billy Flynn in the West End’s Chicago
Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, American Idol and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall will star as Billy Flynn in Chicago from 19 November 2018 until the end of the show’s run at the Phoenix Theatre on 5 January 2019.
NEWS: Alexandra Burke & Duncan James will extend their runs in the West End production of Chicago
Due to popular demand, Alexandra Burke and Duncan James will extend their runs in Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre. Burke will play Roxie Hart until 10 November 2018 and James will play Billy Flynn until 17 November.
‘Always enjoyable to see women characters completely take centre stage’: CHICAGO – West End
Chicago must be praised for not pulling punches in exploring subtexts around gender politics and in integrating serious themes with a thoroughly entertaining show.
‘Feels as though it has a new lease of life about it’: CHICAGO – West End ★★★★
Thanks to the strong casting, there seems to be a new lease of life in this classic production of Ebb and Kander’s musical Chicago.
NEWS: Laura Tyrer secures Velma Kelly role in West End Chicago on new TV audition show
Laura Tyrer will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Velma Kelly from Monday 24 September through to Saturday 6 October 2018. Tyrer joins Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart, Duncan James as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton and Paul Rider as Amos Hart.
NEWS: Denise Van Outen will play Velma Kelly in the West End production of Chicago
Star of stage and screen Denise Van Outen will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Velma Kelly from 24 September 2018 through to 17 November 2018.
NEWS: Duncan James returns to the role of Billy Flynn in the West End cast of Chicago
From Monday 10 September 2018, Duncan James will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Billy Flynn, a role he originally played in 2008.
NEWS: Alexandra Burke returns to The Bodyguard on tour after Chicago in West End
Alexandra Burke will return to the starring role of ‘Rachel Marron’ in the forthcoming tour of THE BODYGUARD opening at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 3 December 2018. It follows her imminent West End turn as Roxie Hart in Chicago.
NEWS: Alexandra Burke joins the West End cast of Chicago as Roxie Hart
Alexandra Burke will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Roxie Hart from Monday 16 August through to Saturday 14 October 2018.
REVIEW ROUND UP: Chess at the London Coliseum
Chess is officially back in London, directed by Laurence Connor and starring Alexandra Burke, Michael Ball and Cassidy Janson. Here’s what the critics have been saying about it…
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