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WATCH Curtains post-show Q&A video: Why has it taken so long for Kander & Ebb’s comedy to come to the West End?

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Curtains, the murder mystery musical comedy by Chicago and Cabaret creators Kander & Ebb, had its Broadway premiere in 2007 in a production starring Frasier‘s David Hyde Pierce. Why has it taken so long for it to at last receive its West End premiere? And why is it so very perfect for the West End? […]

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New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Kander & Ebb musical Curtains in the West End

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Kander & Ebb’s 2007 Broadway musical whodunnit CURTAINS at last gets its West End premiere with a strictly limited month-long festive season from 13 December to 11 January 2020 at Wyndham’s Theatre, starring Jason Manford. On Sunday 15 December, Mate Terri Paddock chairs an unmissable post-show Q&A with the cast.

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NEWS: David Thaxton returns to play Javert in Les Miserables in West End from 22 January

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From Monday 22 January 2018, David Thaxton will return to the West End cast of LES MISÉRABLES at the Queen’s Theatre in the role of ‘Javert’. Thaxton previously played ‘Javert’ in 2014, and has also played the role of ‘Enjolras’ in the West End production of the long-running Boublil and Schonberg classic.

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NEWS: Danny Mac & Carley Stenson star in Sleepless in Seattle musical, heading to West End

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Fresh from the Final of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Danny Mac and West End leading lady Carley Stenson, will be play the roles of Sam and Annie in the world premiere of SLEEPLESS the Musical, the screen-to-stage adaptation of Sleepless in Seattle, which opens on tour ahead of a planned West End run.

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Photos & podcast: Post-show Q&A at Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s)

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I first – and last – saw Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s) in its world premiere in the West End in 2005, in a production that starred Friends‘ David Schwimmer along with “girls” including Catherine Tate and Lesley Manville. Gary Condes’ slick but intimate new production for Buckland Theatre impressed me more than the premiere did 11 years ago.

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PHOTOS: Character portraits of Some Girl(s) cast + post-show Q&A

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Character portraits aren’t just for Harry Potter. Photographer Darren Bell gained access to the new cast of Buckland Theatre’s revival of Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s) to snap these beauties. In the play, directed by Gary Condes, Guy (played by Buckland founder Charlie Dorfman) is desperate to clear his conscience before he gets married. So he sets […]


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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was last year’s must-see musical in the West End, with audiences and critics lapping up the jokes and raving about Robert Lindsay’s performance. Predictably I didn’t see it, but when it closed I felt pretty sure it would be out on tour before too long so I made a point to catch it at The Mayflower and see what all the fuss was about.


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The South of France is the setting for this West End musical that’s lighting up the North as it arrives at the Playhouse for a week.

Give Them What They Want, is the message of the first big number of this hit show, fresh from London’s West End. And while in the world of con artists ‘they’ are the victims, the song applies equally to us punters. We go to a musical hoping for a great script, memorable performances and, of course, fabulous songs, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has all of these in spades.