The London production has truly settled into its home at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Emma Clarendon recently paid the production a second visit.
Everyone has a list of favourite childhood films and, as you might expect from a family of musical theatre lovers, Disney films feature heavily on ours.
The trio chatted to us about bringing the magic of Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks to the stage. Aren’t we due a bit of magic in our lives? Dianne Pilkington thinks so. She is staring in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and she, for one, is thrilled to be dreaming of the impossible again.
I don’t have children so the 2013 release of Disney’s animated film of Frozen largely passed me by. It wasn’t until a Christmas a couple of years later that I finally saw the film.
Phew. The Broadway-rooted, Disneylicious, long-awaited red-carpet premiere night of Frozen featured (of course) an ice-blue carpet. And the throng bursting out to meet the paps afterwards was met by actual snow-blowers, so that our soggy heatwave outfits blended nicely into the evening’s actual rain as we skittered out of range.
While its title may match the chill of Melbourne winter, the arrival of Frozen brings welcome warmth and theatrical magic as the first major musical to debut locally since March 2020.
The cast has been announced for Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks which will make its world premiere as a new stage musical this summer on a major UK and Ireland tour. Dianne Pilkington will star as Miss Eglantine Price.
A superb hour of movies and dance, with a fun concept and brilliant choreography – Aljaž & Janette are absolutely in their element in Remembering the Oscars.
The West End production of Disney’s Frozen will open for previews at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 27 August 2021, with a press night on 8 September.
A specially staged concert version of award-winning hit musical Come From Away, due to play at London’s Phoenix Theatre from 10-27 February 2021, has been cancelled following the Ambassador Theatre Group’s announcement that performances at the company’s UK venues have been suspended until 3 April 2021.
The West End production of Disney’s Frozen, planned to open at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 14 April 2021, with previews from 2 April, has been postponed due to the current national lockdown and Covid-19 restrictions.
Editor and founder Emma Clarendon selects some of her favourite pieces that she has written for Love London Love Culture this year.
Producer Michael Harrison has announced that Disney’s Academy Award-winning movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks will make its world premiere as a new stage musical. Performances begin at Newcastle Theatre Royal from 14-21 August 2021, before a UK tour which includes a five-week Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre (8 December 2021 to 9 January 2022).
Casting has been announced for the West End production of Disney’s Frozen, now opening at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 14 April 2021, with previews from 2 April, due to the ongoing impact throughout the theatre industry of Covid-19.
Spectacularly unique and filled with passion, this filmed version of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton is exquisite to watch – no matter how many times you have seen it.
There’s something universally adored about the feel-good story of the Banks family in Mary Poppins, so it’s no surprise that the musical is once again gracing the West End.
The mix of comedy, romance, fantastic performances and magic in Aladdin mean something is provided for everyone and you can’t help but feel whisked up in the wonder of it all.
As musical Frozen celebrates its first year on Broadway, Disney Theatrical Productions has announced the opening of a new West End production in autumn 2020 at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Petula Clark and Joseph Millson play the Bird Woman and George Banks in the new production of Mary Poppins which returns to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019 to 29 March 2020.
There’s no denying that we all love a bit of magic in our lives and the Royal Albert Hall’s Disney’s Broadway Hits provided the perfect sprinkle of fairy dust on a grey Saturday afternoon.