It’s the final week to see Musical Theatre Review award-winning and Offies-nominated new musical Islander. And, after its premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, it’s racked another wave of critical raves in its London transfer to Southwark Playhouse.
The first UK production of acclaimed show Moulin Rouge! The Musical will open at London’s Piccadilly Theatre in March 2021.
Broadway fan favourite musical Be More Chill is to transfer to London to make its UK premiere at The Other Palace, playing from 12 February to 3 May 2020, with press night on 18 February.
Michael Harrison and The Really Useful Group have announce that the new, smash hit production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will return to the iconic London Palladium in summer 2020, following its triumphant season this year.
The UK premiere of the new musical comedy High Fidelity, based on the acclaimed British novel by Nick Hornby (State Of The Union/About A Boy/Fever Pitch), is the second production in Paul Taylor-Mills’ inaugural season at the Turbine Theatre.
The 2019 winners of The Stage Debut Awards, in association with Access Entertainment, were announced in a ceremony which took place at The Brewery, London this weekend.
Cameron Mackintosh has announced casting for Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables at the newly restored Sondheim Theatre, when the theatre re-opens on 18 December 2019 following its major renovation.
The full West End cast has been announced for the London premiere of Dear Evan Hansen which begins performances with an all British cast, including several West End debuts, at the Noël Coward Theatre on 29 October 2019 (opening night is 19 November 2019).
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has announced its 2020 season which opens with its first newly commissioned musical, 101 Dalmatians (16 May to 21 June 2020, press night is 27 May), based on Dodie Smith’s iconic story set in the heart of Regent’s Park with book by Zinnie Harris and music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge.
New musical Dissociated goes inside the dreams of its protagonist to explore mental health issues and recovery from child sexual abuse. Composer, psychotherapist and founder of Skitzoid Productions, Dave Bain, explains how immersive theatre is one of the best ways to practice mindfulness. Time to get booking!
Pretty Woman: The Musical will preview from Valentine’s Day 2020 at the Piccadilly Theatre where it will play for a strictly limited engagement of 46 weeks. Casting to be announced soon.
Casting has been announced for the West End production of Disney’s Prince of Egypt.
The West End production of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical at the Ambassadors Theatre will closer two weeks earlier than originally planned, on 28 September 2019.
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced a major revival of Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend, running at the theatre from 22 November 2019 until 7 March 2020 (press night is 3 December), directed by Matthew White along with choreographer and associate director Bill Deamer.
How does it feel to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel… and survive? Michael John LaChiusa, who wrote a musical on just this subject, was on his way back to the States by the time I chaired my post-show Q&A to his Queen of the Mist.
Rufus Hound, Irvine Iqbal, Natasha Lewis and Forbes Masson have been cast in The Boy in the Dress, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new musical which runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 8 November 2019 to 8 March 2020 (press night is 27 November).
Can we ever really know what happened between two people behind closed doors? That’s the question at the heart of Anna Zeigler’s provocative new two-hander Actually, and one the company, audience and I grappled with after last week’s performance at Trafalgar Studios.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 29 August 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock heads to Bromley for the start of Cabaret’s new tour, starring John Partridge as the emcee. Got any questions?
For anyone unfamiliar with the show, it is based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black as a wannabe rock-star who masquerades as a private school teacher and ends up taking his class to Battle of the Bands. If you like the film, you will most likely enjoy the stage show. On the flip side, don’t go in expecting big surprises.
In a production that is as much rally as world class musical, Jamie Lloyd transforms Evita into a commentary on recent times as well as a showcase of some of the finest performing talent to be found on both sides of the pond.