The Wembley site that hosted The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Pop Idol is to be reopened as a 2,000-seat theatre this autumn. Award-winning temporary venues pioneer Troubadour Theatres is transforming the former Fountain Studios into a flexible drama space.
Sonia Friedman and Sheffield Theatre both achieved hat tricks at The Stage Awards, announced today, winning, respectively, Producer of the Year and Regional Theatre of the Year for a third time.
Industry newspaper The Stage, the world’s oldest theatre publication, has announced the shortlist for its annual industry awards, celebrating success within the performing arts. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held on 27 January 2017 at the West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child producer Sonia Friedman (pictured, photo by Alex Brenner) is shortlisted for …
Paul Hawkyard has the duty of making sure the last train leaves King’s Cross Theatre on time, when he takes over as Mr Perks in The Railway Children – Live on Stage from 23 November 2016 until 8 January 2017, when the production finishes after a two-year run.
Damian Buhagiar is reprising his role as Sonny in the final stint of In the Heights at King’s Cross Theatre. He first played the role in the UK premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multi award-winning musical, for which he himself won the My Theatre Mates’ Also Recognised Award for London Newcomer of the Year.
When you get an email saying you are invited to attend a Salsa class, speak to the cast and celebrate In The Heights first birthday, it’s definitely a case of where do I go and what time do you want me?
BAFTA award-winning presenter, actor and voice-over artist, Justin Fletcher, who joined the cast of the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage on 31 August, has now confirmed he will be playing an extra two weeks, now finishing on 19 November.
The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage must end on 8 January 2017, following more than two years at King’s Cross Theatre, where it opened to critical and public acclaim on 14 January 2015, following previews from 16 December 2014.
Due to popular demand, the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage will be extending its run at King’s Cross Theatre until 8 January 2017, with tickets for the new booking period going on sale on Wednesday 20 April. To celebrate the extension, the producers are offering 5,000 seats at £10 for select performances.
This week offered me a chance to re-visit Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights and a first time to see it in its Kings Cross home.
Love London Love Culture finally got around to seeing the show that everybody is talking about – and Love London Love Culture finally got around to seeing the show that everybody is talking about – and what an energetic and creative show it is. From the opening title number all the way through to the joyful finale, In the Heights is energetic and heartwarming that shows how a contemporary musical should be done.
In the theatre news round-up this week: Dreamgirls, The Painkiller, In the Heights and more.
Initially booking for a limited four-week run, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its run at King’s Cross Theatre for a third time, now booking for an additional six months until Sunday 30 October 2016. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now. The run at King’s Cross Theatre follows a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014.
Due to popular demand, the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage will be extending its run at King’s Cross Theatre for a fourth time until 30 October 2016, with tickets on sale Friday 5 February.
how can such a pivotal event in our nation’s culture become even more exciting? Simple. You get a chance to drive the actual train!
Causing a sensation at King’s Cross, our top ticket deal in our new #MatesChoice ticket series is In The Heights. This is your chance to snap up a great deal and visit Washington Heights: life may be a struggle but the streets are jumping to irresistible rhythms of love, passion, hopes and dreams. Tickets for this show are on sale at a sizzling #MatesRates discount of up to 62%.
Martin Barrass will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage from Saturday 17 October 2015. Martin first played Mr Perks in the 2009 production at York Theatre Royal where he revived the role earlier this year to critical acclaim.In 2012, he appeared …
Lin-Manuel Miranda is America’s new Poet Laureate. When I first saw his fledgling opus In the Heights on Broadway, it struck me that here was the moment where all the existing categories previously used to define musical theatre ceased to mean anything.
The evenings may be getting colder, but inside the King’s Cross Theatre there’s a heatwave going on, in more than one sense. In the Heights was a word-of-mouth hit on Broadway before arriving in London, and it’s easy to see why; the show is vivacious, colourful and full of energy, with a strong story and a memorable cast of characters. What’s not to love?
Way up in Manhattan, so far north that it’s nearly the Bronx, is Washington Heights. You take the A or the 1 train to 181 Street to find this primarily Hispanic neighbourhood that’s not on any tourist radar. In the Heights shows the day-to-day struggles and celebrations of a group of residents on one block far removed from downtown prosperity with a soundtrack of salsa, hip-hop and poppy musical theatre.
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