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TITANIC – Charing Cross Theatre

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Unlike its ill-fated namesake, Thom Southerland’s production of Titanic has now made a triumphant trans-Atlantic return crossing, tying up at London’s Charing Cross Theatre for a ten-week season. Acclaimed at the Southwark Playhouse three years ago and later in Toronto, this riverside reprise marks Southerland’s debut as Artistic Director at Charing Cross, with his long-time muse Danielle Tarento also on board as co-producer.

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NEWS: Titanic casting announced for new Charing Cross Theatre run

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Final casting is announced for the return of the multi award-winning production of the Broadway musical Titanic, first seen at Southwark Playhouse, which is coming back to London with director Thom Southerland once again at the helm. Titanic will set sail for a 10-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from Saturday 28 May – Saturday 6 August 2016, produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M. Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan William

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NEWS: Thom Southerland brings musicals season to Charing Cross Theatre as new artistic director

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Thom Southerland has been appointed Artistic Director of Charing Cross Theatre. The rising star director has programmed an opening season of major musicals, including the return of his acclaimed multi award-winning 2013 hit Titanic (first seen at Southwark Playhouse) and the European premiere of Death Takes a Holida

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PIAF – Charing Cross Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Icon Edith Piaf inspired numerous films and plays, including 1978 play with music, Piaf. The four foot, 8 inches tall chanteuse from a broken home died at just 47, but left a songbook often heard in popular culture. These songs, which feature heavily, epitomise the defiant spirit of a France under attack, painfully relevant today.

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Press pass: Critics drub Dusty, video steals the show

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How many shows can you name that have their opening night more than a fortnight after their run was scheduled to end? Dusty is London’s own Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, a fraught high-tech show that has attracted more headlines for its delays and backstage bust-ups than for anything happening onstage. Over the summer, a […]

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Review: The Mikado (Charing Cross Theatre)

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The Mikado has to be Gilbert and Sullivan’s most accessible operetta. And with its princeling-in-disguise and not-quite-innocent heroine as his eventual bride, it’s not so far from pantomime that you couldn’t consider it a jolly seasonal alternative to Cinderella. Trouble is, it’s been done to death and updating it to the 1920s means unfortunate comparisons […]

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Review: The Mikado (Charing Cross Theatre)

In Musicals, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

The Mikado has to be Gilbert and Sullivan’s most accessible operetta. And with its princeling-in-disguise and not-quite-innocent heroine as his eventual bride, it’s not so far from pantomime that you couldn’t consider it a jolly seasonal alternative to Cinderella. Trouble is, it’s been done to death and updating it to the 1920s means unfortunate comparisons […]

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Review: Keeler (Charing Cross Theatre)

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I was in short trousers when “The Profumo Affair” broke but was faintly aware of my parents’ reaction that “that woman” was “no better than she should be” and in their blinkered Daily Express-reading loyalty felt the cabinet minister at the centre of the scandal couldn’t possibly be in the wrong. Soho showgirl Christine Keeler […]

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Review: Keeler (Charing Cross Theatre)

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I was in short trousers when “The Profumo Affair” broke but was faintly aware of my parents’ reaction that “that woman” was “no better than she should be” and in their blinkered Daily Express-reading loyalty felt the cabinet minister at the centre of the scandal couldn’t possibly be in the wrong. Soho showgirl Christine Keeler […]

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Review: A Bowl of Cherries (Charing Cross Theatre, London)

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It would be possible to write a Ph.D thesis on the differences between a ‘revue’ and a ‘musical’, but arguably the producers of ‘A Bowl of Cherries’ wouldn’t bother to read it. They probably argue among themselves, too, since the show is billed as ‘A New Musical’ on the programmes and ‘A Musical Review’ (sic) […]

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