Presented by Bill Kenwright and founded and led by artistic director Paul Taylor-Mills, the Turbine Theatre is a brand new theatre on the banks of the Thames next to the iconic Battersea Power Station.
A brand-new production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ – the first London revival in almost 25 years – will play Southwark Playhouse from 19 April 2019 to 1 June, following its premiere at Mercury Theatre Colchester from 15-30 March. The Fats Waller musical will be directed by Tyrone Huntley, making his directorial debut, and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse.
Madcap musical whodunit Murder For Two has returned for a second run at The Other Palace this Christmas – and critics continue to be won over by the silliness of the two-hander parody and its “scarily talented” stars Jeremy Legat and Ed MacArthur. We’ve rounded up review highlights below. Time to get booking!
Paul Taylor-Mills has announced MT Fest UK, a two-week festival of new musical theatre at The Other Palace from Monday 11 to Saturday 23 February 2019.
We’re counting down to the London return of two-hander musical whodunit Murder For Two, which moves back into The Other Palace studio for five weeks from tomorrow night (Monday 10 December 2018). Have you seen the trailer yet for Jeremy Legat and Ed MacArthur in their detective duet? Watch below – and then get booking!
Did you miss the European premiere of musical whodunit Murder For Two in 2017 at the Watermill Theatre and The Other Palace? Good news for London theatregoers: it returns next week to The Other Palace for a five-week festive season with Ed MacArthur and Jeremy Legat reprising their piano duet, and thirteen roles between them. Check out our gallery of these musical detectives in action – and then get booking!
Following an immensely popular run at The Other Palace, Heathers The Musical – based on the 1980s film – has transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Here is what critics have said about it…
The creative team behind Heathers the Musical has announced a brand new song has been written into the show ahead of its West End debut at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (3 September to 24 November 2018), along with multiple re-workings to the script.
New musical Prom Queen will receive a workshop presentation at The Other Palace on 2 July, ahead of a planned Broadway run.
The Other Palace has announced changes to its management team and programming direction, including the departure of artistic director Paul Taylor Mills and the re-introduction of plays to its schedule. Previously the St James Theatre, the west London venue was rebranded and relaunched as a musicals-only house last February.
The email telling me about an upcoming West End Live Lounge concert is one I look forward to with excitement and anticipation as the night always proves to be a joyous, talent-filled one.
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Not long left to see two Off-West End musicals I can recommend: The Wild Party at The Other Palace and The Sorrows of Satan at Tristan Bates Theatre. Here’s why I think you should.
The first production to take place in The Other Palace Studio will be musical whodunit MURDER FOR TWO, the first collaboration between producer Paul Taylor Mills and director Luke Sheppard since the Olivier Award winning musical In The Heights.
Full casting is announced today for Michael John LaChiusa’s THE WILD PARTY, which receives its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Monday 13 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. THE WILD PARTY will be the inaugural production at The Other Palace, formerly St. James Theatre, when it reopens in February …
Following a run at London’s Pleasance Theatre, Islington in 2014 and two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat will return this festive season, running again at the Pleasance from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 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 2016 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.
Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party will receive its first major London production at The Other Palace, playing from Saturday 11 February to Saturday 1 April 2017, with a press night on Monday 20 February. It’s directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie and stars Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle.
Andrew Lloyd Webber today announces plans for The Other Palace, the newest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group. The inaugural season, under new artistic director Paul Taylor Mills, will feature a range of musicals including: Michael John LaChuisa’s The Wild Party and premieres of Duncan Sheik’s Whisper House and Fellini adaptation La Strada.
Full casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which will receive its UK premiere in a brand new production at Southwark Playhouse, opening on Wednesday 26 October with previews from Friday 21 October. The cast joining the previously announced Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford as conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton includes Haydn Oakley (ahead of his stint in the West End premiere of An American in Paris in the new year) as Terry Connor, Jay Marsh as Jake and Dominic Hodson as Buddy Foster.
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