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‘One of the best nights at the theatre you could wish for’: BLOOD BROTHERS – Touring

In Musicals, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

Blood Brothers is a musical that has had a special place in my heart for a long time – it will always be a five star production in my eyes and has yet to deviate from that honour. Each time I see it feels like watching again for the first time as it’s easy to find something I may have missed on other occasions.

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NEWS: Hamilton scoops seven Olivier Awards with top honours for The Ferryman & National Theatre too

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Pantomimes, Plays, Press Releases, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

New American musical Hamilton collected seven Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and The Ferryman went home with three prizes at the Olivier Awards 2018, the UK’s most prestigious stage honours announced tonight (Sunday 8 April 2018) at London’s Royal Albert Hall hosted by Catherine Tate.

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NEWS: Mamma Mia! extends to March 2017, Linzi Hateley returns as Donna

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Linzi Hateley returns to the role of Donna Sheridan in the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London’s Novello Theatre from Monday 13 June 2016. This is a role she has played twice before in London – from 2007-2009 and in 2010. Her other recent theatre credits include the national tour of Barnum, London Road (National Theatre) and Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre). Linzi also appeared in the film version of London Road.

BARNUM – Touring

In Circus, Musicals, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Birmingham Hippodrome; 8th July 2015 ‘That kind of humbug just… disappeared’, reflects Brian Conley‘s PT Barnum, after the whistlestop tour of spectacle that conveys the achievements of the Greatest Impressario On Earth in this revised tour of the 1980 musical, playing at Birmingham Hippodrome until the beginning of August. I’m not so sure… Haven’t we just been […]

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BARNUM – Touring

In Circus, Musicals, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Birmingham Hippodrome; 8th July 2015 ‘That kind of humbug just… disappeared’, reflects Brian Conley‘s PT Barnum, after the whistlestop tour of spectacle that conveys the achievements of the Greatest Impressario On Earth in this revised tour of the 1980 musical, playing at Birmingham Hippodrome until the beginning of August. I’m not so sure… Haven’t we just been […]

Diary of a theatre addict: Scott Alan, Alison Jiear, Carrie and more

In Cabaret, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

I feel like I’ve been at the St James Theatre and Studio all week — I went to three consecutive nights of Scott Alan performing his own work from last Sunday to Tuesday (joined by a host of guests in his first night in the main house, then just Cynthia Erivo and one more guest a night on each of the other more intimate gigs in the downstairs Studio), then also saw Paul Baker on Friday and tonight I’m seeing Jamie Parker. All that, and Alison Jiear on Britain’s Got Talent, last night too — what a week it has been for cabaret.

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Diary of a theatre addict: Musical theatre returns from Goodall to Carrie

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

Critics are in a mad rush all over town at the moment to keep up with the flood of openings. Just the other night Michael Billington was telling me that he’s got a straight run of 10 openings to cover, night after night. The Evening Standard’s Henry Hitchings told me just yesterday that he’s got 20 consecutive theatre trips in his diary (he usually does three or four a week).

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Review: Barnum (Wimbledon Theatre)

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It seems ironic that on the night when the print critics headed off to Chichester, from whence this show came, to throw themselves at the feet of Imelda Staunton in Gypsy, we should be attending the London opening of  the re-worked Cameron Mackintosh production of Barnum. It is, quite simply, not the same show.  Chichester staged […]

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Review: Barnum (Wimbledon Theatre)

In Musicals, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

It seems ironic that on the night when the print critics headed off to Chichester, from whence this show came, to throw themselves at the feet of Imelda Staunton in Gypsy, we should be attending the London opening of  the re-worked Cameron Mackintosh production of Barnum. It is, quite simply, not the same show.  Chichester staged […]

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