Ancient Myth clashes with modern Myth in a powerful rock musical about fame and mental health.
‘Dignified production’: TITANIC THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★
This dignified production has a glorious and moving score with a story full of aspirations, hope, love, ambition and ultimately tragedy. A fantastic performance which deserved the standing ovation.
‘You should do everything in your power to see it’: TITANIC THE MUSICAL – Touring ★★★★★
It’s not often you see a touring production greeted with a standing ovation but as one of the many on their feet I can say it was thoroughly deserved for Titanic the Musical. Shows like this simply don’t come around often enough.
NEWS: Union J star Jaymi Hensley joins cast of Myth: The Rise & Fall of Orpheus concerts
Final casting for Myth: the Rise and Fall of Orpheus, directed by Arlene Phillips and playing at The Other Palace from 10 March, includes Jaymi Hensely, best known for his work in boy band Union J.
NEWS: cast revealed for Titanic The Musical first UK & Ireland tour
Casting has been confirmed for the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s Titanic The Musical.
‘Packed with lively songs’: BANANAMAN – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★
All generations must have their superheroes; for children in the 1980s, tea-time television presented awe-struck audiences with the adventures of Bananaman, a particularly dim-witted super-hero who started life on the back pages of the DC Thomson comic, Nutty.
What were our Top 10 news stories in October 2017?
As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from October 2017 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.
NEWS: Matthew McKenna takes title role in Beano’s Bananaman musical, Full cast announced
Matthew McKenna has been unmasked today as the star and “handsome hero” of Bananaman the Musical, which runs at London’s Southwark Playhouse from 15 December 2017 to 20 January 2018, with a press night on 4 January. Full casting is announced today.
42nd STREET – Paris
It may be in the English language but this production of 42nd Street is in a French theatre, the glorious Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris which, under Jean-Luc Choplin’s artistic directorship, has arguably entirely reshaped the Parisian relationship with musical theatre.
SUNSET BOULEVARD – London Coliseum
The evening has to be given to Close, who exceeded every expectation and was every ounce the Hollywood star she is. Charisma, dramatisation, characterisation, timing and delivery, all outstandingly perfect.