“It’s really hard to find the words to describe it – I’ve been lucky to be in it since I left drama school. I went in as second cover and then progressed to lead role.”
Priority booking opens next week for the West End premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway blockbuster HAMILTON, which has confirmed its dates at the Victoria Palace Theatre where it opens in November.
Legendary lyricist Sir Tim Rice has put his considerable support behind the new British musical TESS. The wordsmith behind some of the world’s best-loved musicals – including Evita, Joseph, Chess and From Here to Eternity – praised material from the new show as “very well crafted” and “very professional in all departments”.
Producer David Ralf explains why he was so drawn to book-length poem THE WILD PARTY, what audiences can expect and why The Hope is the perfect space to present Mingled Yarn’s refreshing take on this classic piece of literature.
2016 has undoubtedly had its highs and lows. I wanted to find out what were my regular reviewers’ two favourite theatrical productions that they had covered for me this year?
TESS CAST ALBUM UPDATE:
INTERVIEW WITH WRITERS
MICHAEL BLORE AND MICHAEL DAVIES
I felt very privileged to be invited to spend the day with Chichester University Musical Theatre graduates of 2016. The day took place at the Electric Theatre, Guildford and consisted of an industry panel in the morning.
The Edinburgh International Festival today (Monday 11 July 2016) releases thousands of free tickets for the launch event of the city’s summer festival season, the Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time.
In the bizarre way that these things happen, we’re sitting in a cramped room surrounded by instruments, equipment and sheet music, listening to the most sublime sound through our headphones. Siobhan Dillon, our supremely talented leading lady, is in our recording engineer’s home studio laying down the first act of Tess.
KEVIN KENNEDY TO STAR AS JIMMY’S DA BRIAN GILLIGAN TO STAR AS DECO ANDREW LINNIE TO STAR AS JIMMY RABBITTE “The Commitments is the musical we’ve been waiting for.” […]
The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams’ psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson. The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August 2016, with a national press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse.
Network of Independent Critics
Just ONE DAY Left in Crowdfunding Campaign
Are you interested in Edinburgh Fringe or starting to programme your events calendar? The lovely Chloe Nelkin has sent a useful little summary of the twenty-two shows that they are representing in Edinburgh this summer. What’s great about this summary is the fact that it details what genre it is at the end of each synopsis i.e. Theatre, Circus and so on…..
CLAIRE SWEENEY TO PLAY BARONNESS BOMBURST
IN THE 2016-17 UK AND IRELAND TOUR OF
THE SHERMAN BROTHERS’ CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
FROM 3 AUGUST 2016
As the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical continues to excite audiences into its second year, Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the national tour of SUNNY AFTERNOON. Recipient of four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, SUNNY AFTERNOON will come to Mayflower Theatre from Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 December 2016.
911 and The Big Reunion star Lee Brennan will make his musical theatre debut when he joins the cast of Footloose: The Musical, playing the role of Willard from Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 18 June 2016. Lee will join the UK tour for dates in Oxford, Weston Super Mare, Wimbledon, Liverpool, Belfast, Derry, Torquay and Glasgow.
Pictures from the rehearsal room just released…. Casting has been announced for the Music & Lyrics Limited and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The 2016-17 UK and Ireland tour begins at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 10 February 2016.
What a first year of blogging for me – but what shows came out on top? Read on and find out!
IMPOSSIBLE, the most dangerous show the West End has ever seen, will launch at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre from 3-6 February 2016 before embarking on its inaugural UK tour. The show features the world’s greatest illusionists live on stage in a magic spectacular that will thrill and amaze audiences of all ages.
As Christmas is now next month, this is the first of my family fun listings: shows, around the country, to be enjoyed by all the family, complete with website links and age recommendations. A great way to encourage and inspire our next generation of theatre enthusiasts.
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