Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic Little Women has gone from book to music to film in the century and a half that it has been out.
‘A completely wholesome treat’: LITTLE WOMEN – Park Theatre ★★★★
Louisa May Alcott’s timeless 1886 classic has earned praise and adoration, especially after the recent film adaptation.
NEWS: Hope Mill’s Zorro The Musical transfers to London’s Charing Cross Theatre in March
Aria Entertainment’s reimagined revival of Zorro The Musical, which closed after just two previews at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre due to the pandemic in March 2020, will transfer to London in the new year.
‘This actor-musician staging is ingenious’: THE LAST FIVE YEARS – West End
There’s a line in The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown’s semi-autobiographical musical two-hander about a relationship breakdown, that gets me every time: “I will not lose because you cannot win.”
NEWS: West End showcase will feature 15 up & coming musical theatre writers
A concert to celebrate the Chamber Musical Project will take place on 4 October 2021 at London’s Garrick Theatre. The Chamber Musical Sessions concert will invite audiences to join the selected 15 writing teams from across the UK to hear an array of new songs from the chamber musicals that they are writing.
As London’s Theatreland opens up to new producers, are we seeing a new dawn for the West End?
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.
NEWS: 23 young producers make their West End debuts in Nimax Theatres’ Rising Stars Festival
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.
NEWS: The Last Five Years transfers to the West End
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.
NEWS: World premiere of Jack Holden’s new play Cruise will have a West End run at the Duchess Theatre
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.
NEWS: UK premiere of new murder mystery musical A Killer Party to be streamed in 9 episodes
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.
NEWS: New Vertical Theatre is launched as a vision for a ‘future-proof’ live performance
The newly established The Vertical Theatre Group today announced the launch of The Vertical Theatre, a vision for a ‘future-proof’ live performance venue.
‘Takes the audience into another world of stereo soundscapes’: C-O-N-T-A-C-T – Various London locations ★★★★
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.
NEWS: UK premiere of socially distanced outdoor experience C-o-n-t-a-c-t will open in London
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 …
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri & the cast for Stephen Schwartz’s Rags The Musical
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?
NEWS: UK premiere of Night of the Living Dead Live opens at Pleasance London in April
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.
Unexpected Joy Q&A video: Can this new musical build bridges instead of walls?
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.
NEWS: Seven new musicals selected for the From Page To Stage festival 2018 are named
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.
‘A gem of a show’: IT’S ONLY LIFE – Union Theatre
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.
‘Sweet, endearing & perfectly charming’: IT’S ONLY LIFE – Union Theatre ★★★★
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.
NEWS: Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson & New York producer Jim Kierstead join forces to develop new musicals
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.