Sixty years after Tommy Steele made his theatre debut in 1958 starring in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the London Coliseum, he will return there to salute his idol Glenn Miller in a new musical celebration, running for seven weeks from 6 July to August 2018.
Don’t expect to be scared witless by The Case of the Frightened Lady, but if you like a good old-fashioned whodunnit then this is definitely a show for you.
Reliable performances by a host of crowd-pleasing big TV names cannot quite redeem the disappointing script of The Case of the Frightened Lady.
It may be a cliché, but Edinburgh is definitely “alive with the Sound of Music” once again as the classic musical returns to the Playhouse.
Martin Shaw stars in the West End premiere of Gore Vidal’s sharp political drama The Best Man, coming tothe Playhouse Theatre in February, with a cast that also features Maureen Lipman, Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, Honeysuckle Weeks and Glynis Barber.
Set against the surrounding political unrest in Argentina in the 1940s-50s, many topics, such as sexism, objectification of women, social division and corruption are touched upon, and no doubt hold current relevance for a modern audience.
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber have written some truly captivating, catchy musicals and Evita is of course iconic and no exception to this. An ever popular rags-to-riches type of story based on the life and demise of Eva Peron, wife of Argentine president, Juan Peron.
Following in the footsteps of likeable household-name ‘Josephs’ spanning four decades, Joe McElderry (of X-Factor) has stepped into Joseph’s Dreamcoat and seemed to be thoroughly enjoying it.
Mersey hard to beat: Step inside, love, and see the triumphs and tragedies on the way to Cilla Black becoming an entertainment legend.
Jenny Seagrove, Peter Bowles, Adam Garcia and Clare Louise Connolly reprise their performances in the West End transfer of The Exorcist.
Joe McElderry as Joseph has plenty of charm and stage presence – particularly during his heartfelt and poignant performance of ‘Close Every Door’. His enthusiasm and joy really bursts through in every scene.
It has been announced that Andrew Lancel and Carl Au will join the cast of the world premiere of the new Cilla Black bio-musical, which opens at the Liverpool Empire on 7 September 2017.
Jeff Fahey, Jack Shepherd, Glynis Barber, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Powell and Gemma Jones join Martin Shaw in the first major UK production of Gore Vidal’s political drama The Best Man.
The final collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice returns to the West End, showcasing beautiful music in a production that needs a bit of a lift. Even just reading about Eva Perón’s life in the programme, this is a story that deserved to be told on stage, her life was so extraordinary that leaves you… Read More
“What’s new, Buenos Aires?”As the ‘new’ is ushered out of the Phoenix, set to tour the UK from next summer, there’s a return to the tried and tested, the old if you will, as Evita returns to the West End.
La Cage Aux Folles is a total joy from beginning to end – sharp witted, fantastic performances from all of the cast and so flamboyant that you can’t help but wish that the performance went on from longer.
The first thing to say about the tour of La Cage Aux Folles is it has to be Bill Kenwright’s most generous production to date: no expense has been spared in beautifully detailed sets – some stunning cut-metal and mirror work in Gary McCann’s design…
It’s nearly 50 years old but Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat doesn’t need to be mothballed.
High kicks and high camp dominate La Cage Aux Folles, at the Playhouse, as it explodes in a glorious melange of sequins, feathers and a timely political message wrapped up in an over-sugared package.
Carolyn Maitland and Andy Moss star in this reimagining of the classic 90’s film. Does it bring the love story to life?