As the world returns to a new normal, there aren’t many better ways to spend an evening than enjoying a glorious musical in the beautiful setting of Opera Holland Park. Quick Fantastic has returned to the space to present Wonderful Town, the half-forgotten 30s musical which brims with exhilarating jazz and witty comedy.
This musical, which made its world premiere in the West End in 2013, deserved a much longer run than it received.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Laura Wade’s play Home, I’m Darling which has transferred to the West End.
As rehearsals begin, casting has been announced for the West End transfer of the National Theatre and Theatr Clwyd’s critically acclaimed co-production of Home, I’m Darling, a new play by Laura Wade, directed by Theatre Clwyd artistic director Tamara Harvey, featuring Katherine Parkinson, which begins performances at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 26 January 2019.
Me and My Girl’s politics may be of the dark ages – but its ability to put grins on faces and set toes tapping is the mark of a modern show that knows how to please its audience.
This really is a delightful revival of classic show Me and My Girl – next stop the West End? I think or rather I believe it so.
In Sheffield Daniel Evans made a name for himself with dazzling musicals that were, for all the razzamatazz, full of heart and he’s done the same here, taking a show so familiar and finding a whole new range of nuances within it.
Written by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, the concept album of new musical Broken Wings marks an ambitious debut and an impressive arrival.
A trio of West End cast recordings (well, one’s off-West-End…) show that it is sometimes hard to recapture the stage magic.
The Country Wife is a little long and felt arduous to watch at times but the conversation between the 1920s and modernity and the clever use of humour and staging make it a fun night out at the theatre.
Siubhan Harrison stars as Alithea in the 1920s play The Country Wife which plays at the Southwark Playhouse, London until 21 April. Siubhan told me about her role in the show, the 1920s world, audience reactions and more…
Morphic Graffiti has announced casting of the ‘Bright Young Things’ for the company’s new adaptation of William Wycherley’s restoration comedy The Country Wife at the Southwark Playhouse.
A stonemason or a delivery boy; a cocktail waitress or a trucker. Whether they be a housewife or factory worker or retiree, the ordinary man is often overlooked. Working is a musical for the layperson, a window into the thoughts of the everyday 1970s American, as interviewed by Studs Terkel in his book of the same name.
It is remarkable how the mundane, simple and modest elements of hard graft, so often taken for granted, become the catalyst for the way you think and live your life, despite your best efforts to be defined by your dreams. Working, a musical directed by Luke Sheppard at the Southwark Playhouse, capitalises on that universal revelation with an incredible cast performing heartfelt, heartwarming and heart-wrenching stories of real people.
Any new musical from either Stephen Schwartz or Lin-Manuel Miranda makes for big news – so it is even more intriguing and exciting that this week at Southwark Playhouse sees Working make its European premiere – a show that is a collaboration of these two creative giants.
Gillian Bevan, Dean Chisnall, Krysten Cummings, Siubhan Harrison, Peter Polycarpou and Liam Tamne will lead the cast of the European Premiere of WORKING.
Robert J. Sherman (he of the illustrious songwriting line of Shermans and no relation to Rory) has scored the reflective Mondays, recorded by Rosemary Ashe. There’s an innate sense of wisdom in Ashe’s timbre.
GUYS AND DOLLS has posted closing notices at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre for 21 August 2016, ahead of plans for an international tour. It had been booking in London until 7 January 2017.
Guys and Dolls today announces that Simon Lipkin will be joining the West End cast for a limited time at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Nathan Detroit from Tuesday 28 June until Sunday 21 August 2016. He will play opposite the award-winning Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson who will play the part of Miss Adelaide.
Guys and Dolls today announces Nigel Lindsay will be joining the West End cast for a limited time at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Nathan Detroit from Thursday 26 May until Sunday 26 June 2016. Nigel will be taking over from Richard Kind, who will play his final performance of Nathan Detroit on Sunday 22 May 2016. Nigel Lindsay …
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