Alan Menken’s classic score for Beauty and the Beast is shown off to its best at the London Palladium in this suitably charming production based on Disney’s animated film.
‘Passionate & thought-provoking’: Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act – Orange Tree Theatre ★★★★
Passionate and thought-provoking play Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act highlights the fragile love affair between a white woman and a black man set against the shadow and horror of the South African apartheid.
’An exhilarating return to live performance’: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: THE CONCERT – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre may say concert on the poster but there is singing, dancing, performing and storytelling nine shows a week.
NEWS: Declan Bennett & Pepe Nufrio share the title role as casting announced for Open Air’s Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert
Casting has been announced for the concert staging of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which sold more than a third of all available seats in the first 48 hours. The productions runs for six weeks from 14 August until 27 September 2020. As capacity for the 1,256 seat venue has been reduced …
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Girl From the North Country at the Gielgud Theatre
We round up the reviews for the return of Conor McPherson’s show Girl from the North Country based on the music of Bob Dylan.
NEWS: Girl From The North Country returns to the West End in December 2019
The critically-acclaimed hit Girl from the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is to play London’s Gielgud Theatre in for a limited season from 10 December 2019 to 1 February 2020 (press night is 16 December).
How the Mates Rate: Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse
Sweet Charity, Josie Rourke’s farewell production at the Donmar Warehouse which stars Anne-Marie Duff as Charity and Arthur Darvill as Oscar, appears to have charmed the majority of our Mates, with a few reservations here and there. The musical continues until 8 June 2019.
‘Nowhere near enough charm for my liking’: SWEET CHARITY – Donmar Warehouse
Nowhere near enough charm in this Sweet Charity for my liking. Josie Rourke’s farewell to the Donmar Warehouse is grey rather than silver.
NEWS: Adrian Lester & Beverley Knight are among the guest actors cast as Daddy Brubeck in Donmar Warehouse’s Sweet Charity
Multiple guest actors will play the role of Daddy Brubeck in Josie Rourke’s production of Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse including Shaq Taylor, Adrian Lester, Le Gateau Chocolat, Beverley Knight and Clive Rowe with further casting to be announced.
NEWS: Further casting is announced for Josie Rourke’s production of Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse
The Donmar Warehouse has announced further casting for artistic director Josie Rourke’s farewell production Sweet Charity. Joining previously announced cast members Anne-Marie Duff as Charity and Arthur Darvill as Oscar will be Lizzy Connolly, Lauren Drew, Jo Eaton-Kent, Will Haswell, Charlotte Jaconelli, Stephen Kennedy, Debbie Kurup, Martin Marquez, Ryan Reid, Amy Ellen Richardson, Danielle Steers and Shaq Taylor. The musical will run from 6 April to 8 June 2019 (press night is 17 April).
‘Truly innovative & potentially life-changing’: HADESTOWN – National Theatre – via smart caption glasses
I try out the new smart caption glasses while watching Hadestown at the National Theatre and am blown away both by the show and the frankly amazing technology.
NEWS: Amber Gray & Patrick Page reprise their roles in Hadestown UK premiere at the National Theatre
The National Theatre has announced that Amber Gray and Patrick Page will reprise their original New York Theatre Workshop roles of Persephone and Hades in Hadestown, running in rep at the Olivier Theatre from 2 November 2018 to 26 January 2019 (press night is 13 November).
NEWS: Full cast is confirmed for Sweet Charity at Nottingham Playhouse starring Rebecca Trehearn
Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company has confirmed the full cast for its forthcoming production of Sweet Charity – its first musical production since 2006 (31 August to 22 September 2018, press night is 5 September).