It’s difficult to know exactly what the West End might look like when it finally returns: already there’s been some shape-shifting.
Whilst A Christmas Carol may not pass muster as high theatre, there are some genuinely wonderful moments to be found at its strongest points, and as a jovial, energetic pantomime spectacle, it’s a triumph.
From his first experience of Martin Luther King to why a telephone plays such an important role in his play, writer and performer Christopher Tajah tells us about his hit one-man Martin Luther King drama, Dream of A King. Read his fascinating interview, then book your tickets!
Hit Martin Luther King play Dream of a King is about to head off on a mini-tour of London before taking this insightful tale to the Brighton Fringe. Take a look at writer/performer Christopher Tajah taking on the role of the iconic civil rights leader, then book your tickets!
Following a successful run at The Playground Theatre in January, Christopher Tajah’s hit one-man play about Martin Luther King, Dream of a King, returns to the stage this spring. A tour of London in February and March will take it to Drayton Arms Theatre (26 February-2 March 2019), Waterloo East Theatre (12, 13, 19 & 20 March) and Bridge House Theatre (21-24 March), before it heads to the Brighton Fringe from 20-22 May.
This year, for the first time in decades, I decided that I’d choose my own Christmas shows and arrange to review them rather than waiting for editors to impose them on me. And I’m having a lovely December so far.
The twist in Plaid Tidings at London’s Bridge House Theatre is, of course, that the stars are dead, killed in a car crash. But when has a trivial mishap like that ever stopped a group from still making it big?
Excellently sung vintage tunes by great singers deliver plenty of camp Christmas cheer in Plaid Tidings at the Bridge House Theatre.
Love London Love Culture has been to see lots of high quality productions this year – here’s the top 20 picks.
The emphasis is on Off-West End musicals I’ve seen recently, all of which have things to recommend them – Miracle on 34th Street and The Little Match Girl to get you into the Christmas spirit, The Woman in White to re-evaluate this overlooked Andrew Lloyd Webber and Barnum to see the Menier transformed and mourn the loss of the American circus institution.
With so many festive themed shows on this month, here is Love London Love Culture’s top shows to book for if you are struggling to decide.
Miracle on 34th Street is a sparkling, joyful and heartwarming spectacle. For a very merry Christmas, this is just the ticket.
This cosy festive treat is enough to convince even the most cynical to believe in Father Christmas.
Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast, this production, directed by Guy Retallack, is staged as a live radio broadcast which is extremely interesting to watch.
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After an acclaimed run in San Diego, the UK premiere of Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play comes to The Bridge House Theatre this Christmas in a production directed by Artistic Director Guy Retallack (It’s A Wonderful Life, Thrill Me) London, 1947. In a busy radio studio, the cast and crew are assembled for a very special recording of this year’s biggest Christmas hit movie.
With book and lyrics by Sean Grennan and music by Leah Okimoto and a rare talent for attracting a top-notch cast – this two-hander stars Olivier award-winning George Maguire and Rachael Wooding – the scene is set for this alternative festive fare.
Small, perfectly formed, alternative Christmas treats: I saw two two-hander musical gems last weekend: Her Aching Heart at the Hope Theatre in Islington and, on the opposite side of town, Another Night Before Christmas at the Bridge House Theatre in Penge.
The West End is coming to Bridge House Theatre this Christmas with the UK premiere of the festive American musical Another Night Before Christmas, starring Olivier Award winner George Maguire and Rachael Wooding.
If my Christmas spirit was a bit lacking when I arrived at Bridge House Theatre last night, it’s safe to say it’s not any more. A Christmas Carol… More or Less takes Dickens’ classic festive tale and gives it a unique, original and hilarious twist, which also highlights the continuing relevance of the story in our modern society.