Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart receives a masterful revival courtesy of Dominic Cooke at the National Theatre, starring Ben Daniels.
This is modern musical theatre, probing into rock and folk as much as showtunes and pizzazz, and as with any collection so mixed, there are going to be some songs which work much better for you than others.
As the show progresses there are some connections as well as juxtapositions, with each song blending into one another to create the idea that we are all the same in our overall experiences.
Winners were announced for the inaugural The Stage Debut Awards, recognising the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre, in a star-studded ceremony held last night (17 September 2017) at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London.
Olivier Award winner George Maguire (Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Sunny Afternoon) leads the cast of Ryan Scott Oliver’s 35mm: A Musical Exhibition at The Other Palace this month.
In the swish surroundings of the London Palladium, it was hard not to be entirely seduced by the lush sound of a 30-strong orchestra (under the musical direction of Freddie Tapner), a chorus of 16 up-and-coming performers and a main cast of bona fide West End stars directed by Shaun Kerrison.
Maxwell Caulfield, Simon Lipkin, Nicolas Colicos and Rosemary Ashe will join Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill in the full cast of London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert presentation of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS.
The ways in which the titles of shows are worked into the script are a source of endless amusement and new musical Death Takes A Holiday is no exception, pointing up as it does the ridiculousness of the show’s conceit.
It is rare that a musical is presented with such exquisite elegance as Thom Southerland delivers with Death Takes A Holiday, making its European premier at the Charing Cross Theatre.
When The Last Five Years announced an extension of a week just after opening, it meant I was able to nab a pair of cheap tickets down the front, conveniently on the side where the shirtless scene happens, and take a friend.
The first thing most people would agree on here is that the venue for Floyd Collins is spot on. Wilton’s Music Hall is steeped in history, and its ruggedness serves as the perfect backdrop for this Southern American jaunt into a haunting cave of wonders.