Kipps – The New Half A Sixpence Musical is “new” in the sense that it’s an updated version of a musical first performed in the early 1960s to showcase the singing, dancing and banjo playing talents of Tommy Steele.
CD REVIEW: Mary Poppins: The Definitive Supercalifragilistic 2020 Cast Recording ★★★★
This new cast recording of the Disney production of Mary Poppins is lively and charming from start to finish.
NEWS: Six producers announce that it will be the first West End musical to reopen since lockdown
Smash hit musical Six by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss will become the first West End musical to resume performances in a West End theatre when the show temporarily moves from its home at the Arts Theatre to the Lyric on Shaftesbury Avenue for a limited 11-week run, running from 14 November 2020 to 31 January 2021.
NEWS: Drive-in production of Six makes it the first West End musical to perform again after lockdown
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ hit musical Six looks likely to become the first West End musical to resume performances across the UK in August and September 2020.
‘Filled with charm & personality’: SOHO CINDERS – Charing Cross Theatre
Soho Cinders, a contemporary twist of the fairytale Cinderella, is filled with charm and personality – performed with great gusto by all of the cast.
The Show People Podcast: Stephen Mear uses a harness and a swing
The Show People Podcast is back and in this episode host Andrew Keates is joined by world renowned and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear.
NEWS: British hit musical Six announces its Broadway transfer
The West End musical phenomenon Six by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss will open in New York at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 12 March 2020. Performances will begin on 13 February 2020.
NEWS: Petula Clark & Joseph Millson join the cast of West End’s Mary Poppins
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.
FEATURED SHOW: Barn celebrates ★★★★ Just So reviews & a nomination in The Stage Awards
What a great week the Barn Theatre had last week. After the final production in its inaugural year, Kirk Jameson’s actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe’s family musical Just So, opened to another batch of rave reviews, the Barn was celebrating a nomination for Fringe Theatre of the Year in the prestigious Stage Awards. Check out our round-up of review highlights below. Time to get booking!
PHOTOS: The Barn’s revival of Stiles & Drewe’s musical looks Just So brilliant
The Barn Theatre’s much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe’s 1984 family musical Just So officially opened in Cirencester last night (10 December 2018). Check out our gallery of first-look production shots for proof that this really is #theatreworthtravellingfor – not to mention the video of audience reactions. Time to get booking!
‘Rudyard Kipling was the Roald Dahl of his day’: Kirk Jameson on directing Stiles & Drewe’s Just So
Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories, a collection of short stories about the origins of different animals, was first published in 1902. Director Kirk Jameson, now reviving Stiles & Drewe’s musical Just So, explains why they still resonate. Time to get booking!
Behind the scenes: Check out photos & video from Just So rehearsals at the Barn
We’re counting down to the opening of the Barn Theatre’s much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe’s 1984 family musical Just So. After early rehearsals in London, the ensemble cast have now moved into their new home in Cirencester. Sneak and peek into how they’ve been getting on – and then get booking!
The Show People Podcast: Jamie Chapman Dixon loves spreadsheets
In this episode of The Show People Podcast, host Andrew Keates was joined by producer Jamie Chapman Dixon all about his life and career, including being the in-house executive producer of the Barn Theatre, Cirencester and their productions of The Hound of the Baskervilles and Just So.
WATCH: Director Kirk Jameson talks to lyricist Anthony Drewe about Just So, revived next month
Rehearsals are well underway for the Barn Theatre’s much-anticipated, actor-musician revival of Stiles & Drewe’s 1984 family musical Just So. As part of his preparations, director Kirk Jameson paid a visit to legendary lyricist Anthony Drewe. Watch below – and then get booking!
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – West End
The concentric hooped wooden arches framing the proscenium should give you a clue: made from the barrels scraped during the production process
Top 5 reasons you have to see The Wind in the Willows
Now officially open at the London Palladium, this new musical based on the beloved classic British story is perfect viewing over the summer months – here’s Love London Love Culture’s top five reasons to see this new production.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – West End
Following the antics of Mr Toad of Toad Hall, The Wind in the Willows is a story about friendship and loyalty – seeing Rat, Mole and Badger standing with the boisterous Toad despite everything he does and all his crazes including motorcars.
Top five reasons to catch Half A Sixpence
3. The Choreography: Andrew Wright’s wonderfully energetic and elegant choreography not only captures the era in which the musical is set perfect, but also the spirit and joyfulness of the musical as a whole.
NEWS: Original cast recording for The Wind in the Willows announced
Previewing at the London Palladium from the 16th June before officially opening on the 29th June, The Wind in the Willows is a brand new musical featuring music by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe as well as a book by Julian Fellowes.
HALF A SIXPENCE – West End
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.
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