After multiple extensions and an endorsement from Stephen Schwartz himself, Pippin must finish at London’s Charing Cross Theatre this Sunday. We checked in with the show’s stars ahead of their final performances. Last chance to book!
‘Gloriously re-imagined’: BEAUTY & THE BEAST / WICKED — Liverpool Empire / Apollo Victoria
Mark Shenton: First of all, apologies that I was missing-in-action yesterday. I was in London — and at a hotel without desk space in the rooms, so unable to write. (And the dog ate my homework, too). So no, that’s not the entirety of my excuse. But sometimes I need to take a break, too. There may be days when the newsletter fails to materialize!
‘Above all, it reminds you to appreciate the simple joys in life’: Alex Lodge on joining the cast of Pippin for its final weeks
Alex Lodge has joined the cast of Steven Dexter’s hit immersive production of Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin. We caught up with Lodge to find out what the show means to him and how excited he is to be back onstage with an awe-inspiring cast.
FEATURED SHOW: ‘Glorious’ ★★★★★ Pippin has extended til 3 Oct. Read the reviews!
After an avalanche of critical raves, Steven Dexter’s ‘glorious’, ‘incredible’, ‘truly inspiring’ immersive production of Pippin has extended its limited season at London’s Charing Cross Theatre until 3 October 2021. Catch up on the reviews here. Time to get booking!
‘A pleasure to watch’: PIPPIN – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★
This bright and colourful production of the musical Pippin at the Charing Cross Theatre is dazzling to watch – even if the story feels a bit flimsy.
Mark Shenton confesses all about his top ten guilty theatrical pleasures
We’ve all got them: things we enjoy — sometimes mightily — that it’s just a little bit embarrassing to admit to liking. Like admitting, in my case, a massive passion for Selling Sunset, the real estate reality TV show set in the cramped offices of an LA boutique agency that sell houses to millionaires and billionaires. (But somehow seem to work cheek-by-jowl in a tiny office on Sunset Boulevard).
NEWS: The Prince Of Egypt resumes with socially distanced performances in July 2021
The Prince Of Egypt, the musical based on the classic DreamWorks Animation film, will resume performances at London’s Dominion Theatre on 1 July 2021 with public booking now extended until 8 January 2022.
‘There’s a real joy in hearing the 100% live vocals’: WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN – Stream.Theatre (Online review)
This capture of last summer’s West End Musical Drive In delivers much of the thrill of live performance, with Shan Ako and Layton Williams in particularly fine form.
‘Treat after treat’: UNLIMITED: The SONGS OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Online review)
Check out Wicked alumni Nikki Bentley, Sophie Evans, Alice Fearn, Alexia Khadime, Liam Tamne and more in Unlimited: The Songs of Stephen Schwartz.
Album Review: Lucie Jones Live at the Adelphi
Covid-19 may have cut her time in Waitress short but Lucie Jones Live at the Adelphi is a great reminder of the leading lady she is and will surely continue to be.
‘Offers an uplifting night out in a new setting’: PIPPIN – Garden Theatre ★★★★
The big question is whether the big sound of Pippin translates to an outdoor space on the edge of the Vauxhall one way system. The answer is a resounding yes.
‘Truly sensational to experience’: PIPPIN – Garden Theatre ★★★★
The terrific cast of triple threats make the bittersweet, upbeat and consistently enjoyable musical Pippin at the Garden Theatre a must see.
‘Vocally impressive but also visually interesting too’: GODSPELL THE CONCERT (Online review)
Raising money for three charities: Hope Mill Theatre (A Factory of Creativity CIO), Acting For Others and National AIDS Trust, Godspell looks towards a brighter future post-lockdown.
NEWS: London Fringe production of Pippin has its run extended
Tickets for 12 performances of Pippin, the second production at the new South London outdoor venue The Garden Theatre at The Eagle pub in Kennington, sold out in less than 72 hours. Now producers have put another eight dates on sale from 22-27 September 2020.
‘There’s a fresh sprightliness to so much of the music that’s hard to resist’: RAGS – The Musical (Album review)
Sometimes a musical just doesn’t grab you, and so it was for me with Rags The Musical. The universe clearly wants me to hear it one way or another though, as Ghostlight Records are now releasing an official London cast recording.
‘An immensely powerful listen’: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Album review) ★★★★
The cast recording of West End musical The Prince of Egypt allows the orchestra and ensemble as well as the leading cast to shine.
‘When You Believe has a choral majesty that is undeniable’: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Album review)
There was a moment in the last couple of days as I listened to ‘Make It Right’ for the umpteenth time that I wondered whether I’d been a bit harsh to The Prince of Egypt when it opened in late February.
‘Vibrant & richly rewarding production’: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT – West End
A dazzling cast, a powerful score and mesmerising choreography make The Prince of Egypt a real spectacle to watch.
‘Only really springs to life in the musical numbers’: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT – West End ★★
Who knows, in years to come a Fringe theatre may manage to hit the right tone with The Prince of Egypt. In the meantime, this production could do with a little more creative flair and re-write.
‘Spectacularly well performed musical’: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT – West End ★★★
For spectacle and energy, The Prince of Egypt is worth a visit. It’s not going to change your life but it’ll provide a fun few hours of superfluous theatricality that looks and sounds very pretty.