So many female performers and creatives currently at the top of their game in a male-centric world. This makes The Cher Show an extra special, female empowering watch.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Zorro the Musical at the Charing Cross Theatre
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the first major London revival of The Gypsy Kings musical Zorro, now running at London’s Charing Cross Theatre until 28 May 2022.
‘A dynamic production packed full of colour, texture & noise’: ZORRO – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★★
Set to a legendary soundtrack by the Gipsy Kings, this sizzling show follows the mysterious masked vigilante El Zorro in his efforts to defend the Pueblo of Los Angeles from a ruthless autocratic leader.
‘A testament to resilience, chutzpah & sheer golden talent’: JEWISH HOLLYWOOD – Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Any study of the history of popular music would be a very slim tome indeed without the contribution of Jewish songwriters, and that’s doubly true when it comes to considering the greatest showbusiness hits.
‘Filled with imagination, love & heartbreak’: LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL – Park Theatre ★★★★
Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic Little Women has gone from book to music to film in the century and a half that it has been out.
‘A completely wholesome treat’: LITTLE WOMEN – Park Theatre ★★★★
Louisa May Alcott’s timeless 1886 classic has earned praise and adoration, especially after the recent film adaptation.
NEWS: Hope Mill’s Zorro The Musical transfers to London’s Charing Cross Theatre in March
Aria Entertainment’s reimagined revival of Zorro The Musical, which closed after just two previews at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre due to the pandemic in March 2020, will transfer to London in the new year.
‘This actor-musician staging is ingenious’: THE LAST FIVE YEARS – West End
There’s a line in The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown’s semi-autobiographical musical two-hander about a relationship breakdown, that gets me every time: “I will not lose because you cannot win.”
NEWS: New Park Theatre season will feature the London premiere of Little Women musical
The autumn-spring season at London’s Park Theatre will include the London premiere of new musical Little Women and a work in progress showing of Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] by Harry Hill and Steve Brown.
NEWS: West End showcase will feature 15 up & coming musical theatre writers
A concert to celebrate the Chamber Musical Project will take place on 4 October 2021 at London’s Garrick Theatre. The Chamber Musical Sessions concert will invite audiences to join the selected 15 writing teams from across the UK to hear an array of new songs from the chamber musicals that they are writing.
NEWS: The Last Five Years transfers to the West End
After a critically-acclaimed run at Southwark Playhouse and a successful worldwide stream via stream.theatre, Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning musical The Last Five Years will play a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre, running from 17 September to 13 October 2021.
NEWS: World premiere of Jack Holden’s new play Cruise will have a West End run at the Duchess Theatre
Aria Entertainment and Lambert Jackson have announced that the world premiere of Cruise will reopen the West End’s Duchess Theatre from 18 May to 13 June 2021 with a press night on 20 May. Written and performed by Jack Holden (War Horse, West End; Ink, Almeida Theatre) and directed by Bronagh Lagan, Cruise is an urgent, moving, and inspirational new play with live music and spoken word.
NEWS: New dates & casting for C-o-n-t-a-c-t’s Salford & Manchester shows
Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions have announced that the critically-acclaimed outdoor production of C-o-n-t-a-c-t will run for six weeks from 18 May to 29 June 2021.
NEWS: UK premiere of new murder mystery musical A Killer Party to be streamed in 9 episodes
The UK premiere of A Killer Party will be released as a series of nine episodes to watch on-demand, at home or on the go. This “side-splitting new musical”, fuelled by a contemporary pop score, will be available to watch on stream.theatre from 19 April to 16 May 2021.
NEWS: Jack Holden’s new one-man play Cruise has its world premiere online in April 2021
Aria Entertainment and Lambert Jackson Productions in association with Shoreditch Town Hall will present a filmed production of Cruise, a new one-man play with live music, written and performed by Jack Holden (War Horse, West End; Ink, Almeida Theatre), available to watch via Stream.Theatre from 15-25 April 2021.
NEWS: Six-week extension & new location announced for C-o-n-t-a-c-t show
Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions have announced a six-week extension for the UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t, the immersive outdoor performance featuring a captivating 3D sound design. Now playing until 22 November 2020, the producers have added St. Paul’s to the list of locations where the show can now be experienced.
NEWS: Molly Lynch & Oli Higginson reprise their roles in The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse
Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson will return to their roles of Cathy and Jamie in The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse from 1-31 October 2020 with a press night on 5 October 2020.
NEWS: Cast announced for UK premiere of socially distanced play C-o-n-t-a-c-t
Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions have announced full casting for the UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t, an immersive outdoor performance with a 3D sound design which audiences will listen to on their own headphones, opening on 31 August 2020.
NEWS: Giles Terera stars as Sammy Davis Jr in Leslie Bricusse musical, directed by Clarke Peters
Clarke Peters directs the premiere of Leslie Bricusse musical SAMMY, starring Giles Terera as Sammy Davis Jr, at London’s Lyric Hammersmith this summer.
‘If you see one Off-West End show, make it this one’: RAGS – Park Theatre ★★★★★
Directed by Bronagh Lagan, Rags embraces the true wonders of theatre, bringing to light the compelling story of some Jewish immigrants attempting to integrate into American society of the 1910s.