No theatre owner or producer has done more to re-ignite the West End, both then in December and especially now in May, than the forever-tenacious, ever-energetic and resilient Nica Burns.
Twenty-three young theatre producers are being given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their work in the West End for the first time via Nimax Theatres’ Rising Stars Festival.
After a critically-acclaimed run at Southwark Playhouse and a successful worldwide stream via stream.theatre, Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s award-winning musical The Last Five Years will play a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre, running from 17 September to 13 October 2021.
Aria Entertainment and Lambert Jackson have announced that the world premiere of Cruise will reopen the West End’s Duchess Theatre from 18 May to 13 June 2021 with a press night on 20 May. Written and performed by Jack Holden (War Horse, West End; Ink, Almeida Theatre) and directed by Bronagh Lagan, Cruise is an urgent, moving, and inspirational new play with live music and spoken word.
The UK premiere of A Killer Party will be released as a series of nine episodes to watch on-demand, at home or on the go. This “side-splitting new musical”, fuelled by a contemporary pop score, will be available to watch on stream.theatre from 19 April to 16 May 2021.
The newly established The Vertical Theatre Group today announced the launch of The Vertical Theatre, a vision for a ‘future-proof’ live performance venue.
C.O.N.T.A.C.T is an opportunity to reacquaint oneself and make contact with an art form so close to so many, on a whole new level.
Producers Katy Lipson and Mathilde Moulin are collaborating with French theatre-makers Musidrama to present the UK premiere of C-o-n-t-a-c-t, a socially distanced, immersive outdoor experience in public spaces across London featuring live performance and 3D sound design which audiences will listen to on their own headphones. Tickets go on sale today. Opening on 31 August 2020, audiences of no more than …
As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to the Park Theatre for Aria Entertainment’s Hope Mill Theatre transfer of Stephen Schwartz’s RAGS The Musical. Got any questions?
Based on George A. Romero’s unparalleled 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, the first ever UK stage adaptation will open at Pleasance, London from 9 April to 19 May 2019. Directed by Benji Sperring, Night of the Living Dead Live will pay homage to the cult monochrome classic. Casting will be announced in due course.
Can musical theatre help us find common ground with those with whom we disagree? If so, Unexpected Joy is undoubtedly the musical to do it. Watch Terri Paddock’s post-show Q&A with the all-female cast, producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and musical director Gareth Bretherton.
The seven new musicals selected for Aria Entertainment’s prestigious festival of new musical theatre, From Page To Stage (FPTS), which returns for a sixth successive year from 11-25 September 2018 at London’s Southwark Playhouse, have been announced.
Some of the reviewers of It’s Only Life still seem to talk of John Bucchino as an unknown American songwriter, which is a shame – let’s hope this production is the start of an awakening of awareness.
It’s true what “they” say, you know, small is beautiful. This can definitely be said for the small but very beautiful It’s Only Life. This life-affirming musical makes you rediscover what’s important.
Award-winning producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment is joining forces new partnership with New York City-based Tony and Olivier Award-winning theatre and film producer Jim Kierstead of Kierstead Productions to develop and present new and groundbreaking productions on both sides of the Atlantic in Off-Broadway/Off-West End-sized venues.
For a mystical, magical, mystical, whimsical show that will surprise, make sure you get along to the Southwark Playhouse for the limited run of Pippin.
Carefully curated by Chris Burgess, and starring Kieran Brown, Steven Dalziel, Natalie Green and Laura Sillett, A Night At The Oscars is a charming production of a delightful idea.
The award-winning Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and Aria Entertainment has today announced the first three in-house productions of an ambitious and diverse 2018: The world premiere of new British musical The ToyBoy Diaries, a new revival of the acclaimed modern Broadway hit Spring Awakening and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic Aspects of Love.
After Yank! and Hair, Manchester’s recently opened Hope Mill Theatre transfers its third production in less than a year to London. Jonathan O’Boyle’s revival of Stephen Schwartz’ PIPPIN will have a month’s run at Southwark Playhouse.
Although I’d never seen a production of Hair, many of the songs were familiar to me, and I felt as if I’d almost been born knowing them! Whilst I wasn’t part of the ‘Hair Generation’ (I wasn’t born for another 30 years), I feel that this production has reinvented it and definitely made it perfect for my generation as well as those younger than me.