View Post

NEWS: Amber Riley & John Boyega compete for Best West End Debut in The Stage’s new awards

In Awards, Inspiring people, London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Regional theatre, Special Events, Sticky by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Anthony Boyle, Audra McDonald, Amber Riley, John Boyega and The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie Sells are amongst the nominees in The Stage’s inaugural Debut Awards. Public voting continues until 10 September 2017 for the Best West End Debut winner.

View Post

NEWS: Charlie Stemp, Elaine Paige & Gary Wilmot join Dick Whittington at Palladium, TICKETS ONSALE

In Children's theatre, London theatre, Native, News, Pantomimes, Press Releases, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Fresh from Half a Sixpence, Charlie Stemp will join Elaine Paige and Gary Wilmot, along with the previously announced Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin and Nigel Havers in Dick Whittington, this year’s Christmas pantomime at the London Palladium.

View Post

HALF A SIXPENCE – West End

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Emma ClarendonLeave a Comment

Rachel Kavanaugh has created a delightfully light footed production that leaves the audience beaming for joy. This wonderfully perky musical is a classic rags to riches story that shows that money really doesn’t buy happiness, wonderfully told through the story of Arthur Kipps an orphan who works as a drapers assistant until he unexpectedly comes into the money.

View Post

Year in Review: Ian Foster’s Best Actor in a Play & in a Musical

In Awards, Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Musicals, Native, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

In addition to lists of top productions, Mates contributor Ian Foster reviews his reviews from the past year to award his personal prizes for the best performances for Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in both plays and musicals…

View Post

NEWS: Half a Sixpence starring Charlie Stemp extends West End booking to April 2017

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, Press Releases, Ticket recommendations by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Following rave reviews for both the show and its leading man Charlie Stemp, Cameron Mackintosh announced today that booking for the Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of HALF A SIXPENCE at the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre has been extended to 22 April 2017.

View Post

HALF A SIXPENCE – West End

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

The musical Half a Sixpence bounds into the West End from Chichester, newly adapted by Julian Fellowes, with a spring in its step and an infectious grin. The story of Arthur Kipps, a lowly haberdashers’ assistant who comes into money but ultimately questions what happiness it brings, is brought to life in a visually beautiful production directed by Rachel Kavanaugh.