View Post

NEWS: Wicked star Eden Espinosa replaces Ciara Renee in Lizzie

In International, London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

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.

View Post

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

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

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 …

View Post

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

In International, London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

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.

View Post

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

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

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.

View Post

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

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases, Sticky by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

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.

View Post

NEWS: Bacharach’s Promises, Promises gets first London revival at Southwark Playhouse

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Promises, Promises, the hit Broadway musical based on the multi Oscar-winning 1960 film The Apartment, with music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and book by Neil Simon, is to get its first London production since its 1969 West End premiere. Promises, Promises – about a junior executive at an insurance company who sets out to climb the corporate ladder by allowing his apartment to be used by his married superiors for extra-marital affairs – will open at Southwark Playhouse in January 2016.

View Post

Manchester’s Menier is born: Look inside the new Hope Mill Theatre

In Features, London theatre, Manchester, Musicals, Opinion, Regional theatre by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Manchester’s theatre scene has long been something to celebrate, as there is such a range of diverse venues and productions. Fringe theatre is thriving alongside the usual ATG fare and something amazing has emerged 15 minutes away from Manchester Piccadilly. The Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats is currently home to director James Baker’s stunning production of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade.

View Post

PARADE – Manchester

In Manchester, Musicals, Opinion, Regional theatre, Reviews by Kristy StottLeave a Comment

The dimly lit, eerie walls of Manchester’s newest performance space, Hope Mill Theatre stand with pride to present the harrowing true story about the trial of Leo Frank. Frank was a Jewish pencil factory manager in Atlanta who was tried for raping and murdering Mary Phagan in 1913. The intimate performance space in the old cotton mill provides the perfect backdrop for this emotionally charged and troubling narrative driven by the murder of the thirteen-year-old girl in the factory where she worked.