Allegiance at Charing Cross Theatre will be one of the musicals that leaves a lasting memory for all the right reasons. Running until April 8th there’s plenty of time to catch a performance and catch this legendary actor on stage.
‘It drew me in ever more’: ALLEGIANCE – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★
AN OLD INJUSTICE REMEMBERED An old man steps onstage alone: upright, soldierly in khaki as a former US war hero who is, he says resignedly, “brought out every year on the Pearl Harbour anniversary” . … Continue reading →
‘Finds all of the complexities’: The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore – Charing Cross Theatre
In recent years the ‘rediscovery’ of Summer and Smoke and an impressive production of The Night of the Iguana have awakened an interest in what are considered Williams’ lesser-known major works while the King’s Head Theatre explored identity and desire in some of the shorter pieces under the Southern Belles title, all of which are bringing the writers work to a new audience. Now, Charing Cross Theatre is hoping to do the same for 1962 flop The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore exploring the exploitation of a dying woman grasping for the meaning of her life and refusing to go quietly.
‘Witty & entertaining watch’: RIDE – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★
There is plenty to be enjoyed about the musical Ride at London’s Charing Cross Theatre. In particular – the quality of Freya Catrin Smith and Jack Williams’ book and music and lyrics which has a delightful spark and charm about them that really make an impact.
NEWS: Gear up for the world premiere of new British musical RIDE at the Charing Cross Theatre
Award-winning new musical RIDE, charting one woman’s radical act and exploring the lies we tell to escape ourselves, gears up for its first full production at London’s Charing Cross Theatre from 25 August to 17 September 2022 (press night is 31 August).
‘Suspending your disbelief is an imperative requirement’: THE THRONE – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★
Finding yourself stuck in a portaloo toilet with Her Majesty the Queen would be nerve-wracking enough for anyone, add a bomb into the equation and an anti-Royalist and The Throne at the Charing Cross Theatre has all the ingredients for an explosive performance.
‘The chemistry between Condou & Roscoe is fantastic’: THE THRONE – Charing Cross Theatre
Acclaimed screenwriter John Goldsmith brings his first play The Throne to Charing Cross Theatre this summer. It is set in 2002, the year of the Golden Jubilee, and imagines an encounter between a Republican school teacher Derek (Charlie Condou) and Queen Elizabeth II (Mary Roscoe) when they get stuck in a toilet together.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Zorro the Musical at the Charing Cross Theatre
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the first major London revival of The Gypsy Kings musical Zorro, now running at London’s Charing Cross Theatre until 28 May 2022.
‘A dynamic production packed full of colour, texture & noise’: ZORRO – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★★
Set to a legendary soundtrack by the Gipsy Kings, this sizzling show follows the mysterious masked vigilante El Zorro in his efforts to defend the Pueblo of Los Angeles from a ruthless autocratic leader.
‘Places the classic boy-meets-girl-but-can’t-have-her template in a new location’: BROKEN WINGS – Charing Cross Theatre
In Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan’s new musical Broken Wings, there are plenty of soaring melodies for lovers and just as many haunted and broken-hearted ballads for the less romantic.
‘This is a musical with its heart in the right place’: BROKEN WINGS – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★
Featuring a luscious score and heartfelt performances, Broken Wings gets a chance to soar in this touching if occasionally overblown production.
‘Chock-full of Chekhov references’: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE – Charing Cross Theatre
We meet Vanya and Sonia in their morning room, which overlooks the pond. We are in America, and they wait for the daily appearance of the blue heron.
Named by parents who loved Chekhov, they wait in their stagnant routine for a visit from their…
‘The peerless Janie Dee is at her most comically assured’: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★
Vanya and Sonia are siblings – though she is adopted – and have led dull dutiful lives in a remote country house surrounded by cherry trees and an orchard.
NEWS: Hope Mill’s Zorro The Musical transfers to London’s Charing Cross Theatre in March
Aria Entertainment’s reimagined revival of Zorro The Musical, which closed after just two previews at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre due to the pandemic in March 2020, will transfer to London in the new year.
LAST CHANCE: Pippin must finish this Sunday. We checked in with the cast
After multiple extensions and an endorsement from Stephen Schwartz himself, Pippin must finish at London’s Charing Cross Theatre this Sunday. We checked in with the show’s stars ahead of their final performances. Last chance to book!
‘Above all, it reminds you to appreciate the simple joys in life’: Alex Lodge on joining the cast of Pippin for its final weeks
Alex Lodge has joined the cast of Steven Dexter’s hit immersive production of Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin. We caught up with Lodge to find out what the show means to him and how excited he is to be back onstage with an awe-inspiring cast.
FEATURED SHOW: ‘Glorious’ ★★★★★ Pippin has extended til 3 Oct. Read the reviews!
After an avalanche of critical raves, Steven Dexter’s ‘glorious’, ‘incredible’, ‘truly inspiring’ immersive production of Pippin has extended its limited season at London’s Charing Cross Theatre until 3 October 2021. Catch up on the reviews here. Time to get booking!
‘A pleasure to watch’: PIPPIN – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★
This bright and colourful production of the musical Pippin at the Charing Cross Theatre is dazzling to watch – even if the story feels a bit flimsy.
‘Really life-affirming’: PIPPIN – Charing Cross Theatre
This pared-down version of Pippin, now upping the cast size to eight members, reclaims the show again and reignites it with the spirit of the 60s when it was originally conceived and first produced by composer Stephen Schwartz when he was still a student at Carnegie Mellon in 1967.
‘Full of energy, personality & songs’: THE ELF WHO WAS SCARED OF CHRISTMAS – Stream.Theatre (Online review) ★★★★
Cosy and playful family show The Elf Who Was Scared Of Christmas is exactly the type of show that children need after the strangeness of this year.