Soho Cinders, a contemporary twist of the fairytale Cinderella, is filled with charm and personality – performed with great gusto by all of the cast.
The Show People Podcast is back and in this episode host Andrew Keates is joined by world renowned and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear.
Petula Clark and Joseph Millson play the Bird Woman and George Banks in the new production of Mary Poppins which returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019 to 29 March 2020.
What a great week the Barn Theatre had last week. After the final production in its inaugural year, Kirk Jameson’s actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe’s family musical Just So, opened to another batch of rave reviews, the Barn was celebrating a nomination for Fringe Theatre of the Year in the prestigious Stage Awards. Check out our round-up of review highlights below. Time to get booking!
The Barn Theatre’s much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe’s 1984 family musical Just So officially opened in Cirencester last night (10 December 2018). Check out our gallery of first-look production shots for proof that this really is #theatreworthtravellingfor – not to mention the video of audience reactions. Time to get booking!
Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories, a collection of short stories about the origins of different animals, was first published in 1902. Director Kirk Jameson, now reviving Stiles & Drewe’s musical Just So, explains why they still resonate. Time to get booking!
We’re counting down to the opening of the Barn Theatre’s much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe’s 1984 family musical Just So. After early rehearsals in London, the ensemble cast have now moved into their new home in Cirencester. Sneak and peek into how they’ve been getting on – and then get booking!
In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates was joined by producer Jamie Chapman Dixon all about his life and career, including being the in-house executive producer of the Barn Theatre, Cirencester and their productions of The Hound of the Baskervilles and Just So.
Rehearsals are well underway for the Barn Theatre’s much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe’s 1984 family musical Just So. As part of his preparations, director Kirk Jameson paid a visit to legendary lyricist Anthony Drewe. Watch below – and then get booking!
Now officially open at the London Palladium, this new musical based on the beloved classic British story is perfect viewing over the summer months – here’s Love London Love Culture’s top five reasons to see this new production.
Following the antics of Mr Toad of Toad Hall, The Wind in the Willows is a story about friendship and loyalty – seeing Rat, Mole and Badger standing with the boisterous Toad despite everything he does and all his crazes including motorcars.
3. The Choreography: Andrew Wright’s wonderfully energetic and elegant choreography not only captures the era in which the musical is set perfect, but also the spirit and joyfulness of the musical as a whole.
Previewing at the London Palladium from the 16th June before officially opening on the 29th June, The Wind in the Willows is a brand new musical featuring music by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe as well as a book by Julian Fellowes.
Rachel Kavanaugh has created a delightfully light footed production that leaves the audience beaming for joy. This wonderfully perky musical is a classic rags to riches story that shows that money really doesn’t buy happiness, wonderfully told through the story of Arthur Kipps an orphan who works as a drapers assistant until he unexpectedly comes into the money.
It’s rare to watch a West End musical that is so wonderfully British – and Half a Sixpence really is just that, in so many ways. The direction, choreography and music of the piece frame the energy wonderfully.
Ok, so there is something you all need to know about me. I have a bird phobia – which makes being in London surrounded by pigeons occasionally difficult – so you would be right in questioning my wisdom in going to see a musical about birds.
It is springtime and in a rural farm, the feathered inhabitants are getting ready to meet the new generation. For Ida (Ellie Nunn) this means sitting for hours on end on the nest while her partner Drake (Leon Scott) wanders about enjoying himself.
From Chichester to Charing Cross, the Globe, Southampton, Menier Chocolate Factory, the Union and the RSC – for those of you who’ve already read our roundup of our favourite performances from 2016, some of our picks will come as no surprise, but here are the shows we’re still talking about.
Shifting London’s Old Compton Street south of the river, the run up to Xmas sees the Union present Stiles & Drewe’s newish Soho Cinders, their Cinderella for the 21st Century, as a festive offering. Elliot Davis co-writes the book with Drewe and together they offer a bold attempt at re-defining the classic fairy tale.
The musical Half a Sixpence bounds into the West End from Chichester, newly adapted by Julian Fellowes, with a spring in its step and an infectious grin. The story of Arthur Kipps, a lowly haberdashers’ assistant who comes into money but ultimately questions what happiness it brings, is brought to life in a visually beautiful production directed by Rachel Kavanaugh.
- Page 1 of 2