Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed the initial principal casting for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel which plays from 31 July to 25 September 2021. Carly Bawden and Declan Bennett play Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow, John Pfumojena plays Enoch Snow, Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding plays Nettie Fowler and Natasha May Thomas plays Louise Bigelow.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Jesus Christ Superstar the Concert at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Casting has been announced for the concert staging of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which sold more than a third of all available seats in the first 48 hours. The productions runs for six weeks from 14 August until 27 September 2020. As capacity for the 1,256 seat venue has been reduced …
I had just enough time to wipe away my tears – I was sobbing – at the end of The View Upstairs before jumping up after the curtain call to announce this post-show Q&A at Soho Theatre.
The View Upstairs at the Soho Theatre was reminded me just how transformative theatre can be.
Jonathan O’Boyle has directed a moving production of The View Upstairs which feels like an homage to those fighting for gay rights in the past, those fighting now and those who are yet to realise they need to fight.
Max Vernon’s musical The View UpStairs making its European debut at the Soho Theatre and running for just five weeks, commemorates the 1973 arson attack on a gay bar in New Orleans which was the most significant event of its kind until 2016’s Florida shootings.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Saturday 3 August 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to Soho Theatre for the European premiere of Max Vernon’s acclaimed Off-Broadway musical The View Upstairs. Got any questions?
Broadway star Andy Mientus will make his UK stage debut in the European premiere of new LGBTQ+ musical The View Upstairs, alongside Declan Bennett, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Cedric Neal and John Partridge. The production, directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, runs at London’s Soho Theatre from 18 July to 24 August 2019, with a press night on Tuesday 23 July. Broadway and television actor …
As you know, Mind the Blog is a Panto-Free Zone – but what if you want to find some alternative festive fare? Whether it’s family fun or something a little more grown-up, we have a selection of seasonal offerings (old and new) that might be of use to you.
Overall, Striking 12 is a quirky, heartwarming and immensely enjoyable production to watch, ensuring that you leave the theatre in a positive frame of mind and a smile on your face.
Now we’ve entered December, the festive shows on offer are really stepping up, with the Union Theatre’s Striking 12 providing a festive but not in-your-face Christmas 90-minute story to warm hearts and have toes tapping.
December can be a slightly overwhelming time to pick a show to go and see – luckily Love London Love Culture has selected seven of the very best opening next month…
It’s hard to doubt the integrity of the process that produced Fatherland, but it must be admitted that its conclusions are generally already well known.
While Puig’s masterpiece Kiss of the Spider Woman doesn’t quite work when fleshed into a physical entity, I am reminded of the unique and all-conquering power of the human imagination, and I am forever thankful that stories such as this are produced and continue to make people think, feel and dream.
Has the Menier Chocolate Factory come to the end of the road? If you want to know how it feels to be trapped in some nightmare prison with no prospect of release, sit in the middle of a row for its current no-interval production of Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Rivera and Baker’s adaptation does focus more on the personal than the political, so this does feel very much like the story of these two men rather than a searching insight into the LGBTQ experience in Latin America. But with that in mind, it is a painstakingly evocative study of the power – and limits – of love.
Two prisoners are locked in an Argentinian cell. Hungry, tired, nauseous, bored out of their minds… this critic jots down a handy metaphor for the whole evening. Kiss of the Spider Woman has had many lives (a novel, a play, a film) but one wonders how it passed the high bar of the Menier for another outing.
Love London Love Culture picks five of the best shows to book for in March including The Best Man, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Caroline, Or Change.
Samuel Barnett and Declan Bennett will lead the company of Laurie Sansom’s upcoming revival of Kiss of the Spider Woman at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.
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