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Mark recaps last week: Ruthie Ann Miles, Ian McKellen, Moulin Rouge, big openings & best reviews

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

From news headlines and Twitter gems to must-read columns and the biggest openings in London, New York and Edinburgh, Mark Shenton – currently resident in Provincetown, Massachusetts for the summer – rounds up the most interesting theatre goings-on that made his finely tuned radar. Ian McKellen, Rosemary Harris, Laura Wade, Mark Rylance, Dominic Dromgoole and desperate EdFringe review pleas all feature this week…

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‘Strallen & Labey are what this show is all about’: STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL — West End ★★★

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The book and songs here may be dire, but the entertainment shines through in Strictly Ballroom’s dazzling dance. Drew McOnie choreographs the piece (he also directs, though thankfully with a book this shallow it is hard to blame him too much for the show’s cheesy tedium) and works his usual magic.

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NEWS: Jonny Labey, WillYoung & Zizi Strallen star in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom in West End, TICKETS ON SALE

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Will Young, Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen will lead the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical when it makes its West End debut in 2018. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s classic film that inspired the world to dance, Strictly Ballroom The Musical begins performances at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on Friday 16 March 2018, with a press night on Wednesday 11 April. Will …

NEWS: Jonny Labey, WillYoung & Zizi Strallen star in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom in West End, TICKETS ON SALE

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Will Young, Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen will lead the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical when it makes its West End debut in 2018. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s classic film that inspired the world to dance, Strictly Ballroom The Musical begins performances at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on Friday 16 March 2018, with a press night on Wednesday 11 April. Will …

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NEWS: Gemma Sutton & Broadway’s Sam Lips star in Strictly Ballroom, Full cast

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The full cast has been announced for STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, with an international company coming together ahead of the first UK staging of the musical, which is to premiere on Wednesday 30 November at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. West End star Gemma Sutton and Broadway’s Sam Lips, making his UK debut, take on the iconic lead roles of Fran and Scott.