Back in 2009, when The Great British Bake Off first appeared on our TV screens, nobody could have predicted that a show about people making cakes in a tent would even get a second series, let alone become a national and international sensation. But the…
‘You couldn’t really ask for a more genuinely touching show’: THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF MUSICAL – Noel Coward Theatre ★★★★
A British institution, Bake Off is may not seem like the most likely source for a musical but thankfully, its musical adaptation, The Great British Bake Off Musical at the Noel Coward Theatre, works incredibly well and is an easily digestible, heart-warming show and a love letter to the series so many love.
‘It is marked by real humanity’: BEST OF ENEMIES – Noel Coward Theatre
Leaving the former Young Vic production a lad far too young to remember 1968 said sadly to me: “It was the beginning of Now, wasn’t it?” He is right. James Graham’s play Best of Enemies, now spectacularly in the West End, is about the TV confrontations between the arch-conservative William F. Buckley and the maverick gay liberal Gore Vidal during an American election. But it also neatly prefigures today’s divisions, demonstrations and intolerances.
‘I can happily report Lily Allen is just fine’: 2:22 A GHOST STORY – Noel Coward Theatre
While Danny Robins’ debut play 2: 22 A Ghost Story is adept at ratcheting up the tension, the biggest source of it is whether Lily Allen, making her West End stage debut, would be up to the task.
NEWS: Lily Allen will make her West End debut in the world premiere of a new play by Danny Robins
Lily Allen is to make her West End debut in the world premiere of Danny Robins’ new play 2:22 – A Ghost Story at London’s Noël Coward Theatre from 3 August to 16 October 2021 (press night is 11 August). The production will feature Julia Chan, Hadley Fraser and Jake Wood and will be directed by Matthew Dunster.
‘Just the kind of inclusive comedic treat we need’: THE COMEBACK – Noël Coward Theatre
The Comeback proves to be a piece of warmly inclusive comedy at the Noël Coward Theatre, it’s perfect festive fare.
NEWS: West End producers react to the news that London is moving into Tier 3
There was devastating news for West End theatres today when Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock told the House of Commons that London – plus parts of Essex and Hertfordshire – would move into Tier 3 from 16 December 2020.
Building up to the Olivier Awards 2020 – the virtual way
Do fill your glass, glam up and get ready to join host Jason Manford in saluting the Olivier Awards 2020 winners and nominees. Oh and why not take a look at the social media build-up to the big night too.
NEWS: Comedy double act The Pin bring their debut play The Comeback to the West End
New comedy The Comeback, the debut play from The Pin’s award-winning Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, will be the first show from Sonia Friedman Productions since lockdown and will play London’s Noel Coward Theatre from 8 December 2020 to 3 January 2021.
NEWS: Winners announced for The Stage Debut Awards 2020
Newcomer Sam Tutty scooped two awards for his star-making performance in the hit West End musical Dear Evan Hansen at The Stage Debut Awards 2020. The awards were presented as a virtual ceremony filmed at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Love London Love Culture presents her shows of the week
Here’s a guide to some of the shows that you might want to book tickets for in the week beginning 13 January 2020.
Best of the Blogs: Dear Evan Hansen, & Juliet, Land Without Dreams & more
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre including Ben Dowell (for theatreCat) giving his verdict on the much-anticipated arrival of Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the highly anticipated transfer of Dear Evan Hansen from Broadway.
Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Picks for November
Love London Love Culture selects seven of the best shows opening in the capital in November.
NEWS: The full West End cast is announced for the London premiere of Dear Evan Hansen
The full West End cast has been announced for the London premiere of Dear Evan Hansen which begins performances with an all British cast, including several West End debuts, at the Noël Coward Theatre on 29 October 2019 (opening night is 19 November 2019).
Text of the Day: The Night of the Iguana
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk…
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Night of the Iguana at Noel Coward Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for James Macdonald’s production of The Night of the Iguana starring Clive Owen.
‘An essentially serious play for serious people’: THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA – West End
Star cast delivers a terrific revival of Tennessee Williams’s last masterpiece The Night of the Iguana at the Noel Coward Theatre.
‘Worth the price of a ticket simply to watch Lia Williams’: THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA – West End ★★★
The Night of the Iguana takes three hours to tell a fairly simple story which could be done in 30 minutes, but it is worth the price of a ticket simply to watch Lia Williams deliver an outstanding performance as one of Tennessee Williams’ great, but unsung, female characters.
‘Thrilled to have been there’: THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA – West End ★★★★
Clive Owen and Lia Williams do justice to the wild lush text of The Night Of The Iguana at the Noel Coward Theatre, rich in wonder and filth, corruption and beauty.