School of Rock presents the recipe for a perfect 21st century family musical. A simple story with likeable characters and a heart-warming message, played out to a soundtrack of bombastic, foot-tapping tunes.
‘A show that examines class quite candidly’: KIPPS – The New Half a Sixpence Musical (Online review)
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.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre
Richard Eyre’s production of the musical Mary Poppins has flown back into the West End – but what do the critics think of it?
NEWS: Noel Sullivan will play Dewey Finn in the West End production of School of Rock from August 2019
Noel Sullivan will join the award-winning show School of Rock – The Musical from 19 August 2019 and will play the lead role of Dewey Finn at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The hit West End production, based on the iconic film of the same title, is currently booking to January 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.
NEWS: Mary Poppins returns to the West End in autumn 2019 starring Zizi Strallen & Charlie Stemp
The internationally award-winning production of Mary Poppins will return to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre where, after three hit years in London, Disney’s Aladdin will end its run late August 2019.
NEWS: Craig Gallivan & Laura Tebbutt lead year three cast of London’s School of Rock
From 22 August 2018 term will begin for the year three cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Olivier Award-winning production of School of Rock – The Musical at the newly named Gillian Lynne Theatre.
‘A handful of bearable moments’: JUBILEE – Lyric Hammersmith
The best that can be said about Chris Goode’s Jubilee is that it must surely be in the running for the hotly contested accolade of the worst show of the whole decade.
NEWS: The Wind in the Willows closes at London Palladium on 2 Sep
West End musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will now end its limited season at the London Palladium on Saturday 2 September 2017.
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, London Palladium | Review
The Wind in the Willows is a perfectly fun, family show. It’s not a theatrical masterpiece but it’s a cute, heartwarming fable that’s sweet enough for both children and adults to enjoy.
WIND IN THE WILLOWS – West End
Wind In the Willows is one of my favourite childhood stories and a refreshingly new musical take on the story hasn’t gone amiss. so thanks to Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe there’s a spanking brand new musical at the London Palladium and it’s simply sensational.
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.
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.
NEWS: Half a Sixpence posts West End closing notices for 2 September
First presented at Chichester’s Festival Theatre last summer, the Olivier Award-nominated revival of HALF A SIXPENCE will play its final performance at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre on Saturday 2 September 2017.
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.
HALF A SIXPENCE – West End
It’s rare to watch a West End musical that is so wonderfully British – and Half a Sixpence really is just that, in so many ways. The direction, choreography and music of the piece frame the energy wonderfully.
NEWS: Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather, Denise Welch & Simon Lipkin join The Wind in the Willows
Denise Welch, Gary Wilmot, Craig Mather and Simon Lipkin will join Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott in the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS at the London Palladium this summer.
Is Julian Fellowes right? Are period dramas & BME performers incompatible?
Julian Fellowes has defended the all-white casting on Half a Sixpence by stating “It is in keeping with period”. Whilst Fellowes justification may make sense to him, it sounds ridiculous to everyone else
NEWS: Further cast announced for The Wind in the Willows in West End
Following a highly-acclaimed pre-West End engagement, the major new musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will open in the West End at the world-famous London Palladium. Previewing from 17 June 2017, the production will open on 29 June 2017. Leading actor, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound stars as the amazing Mr Toad with EastEnders and Shrek star Neil McDermott as …