You know how it is, when a ticket to Hamilton falls into your lap, you can’t really say no to this… So a return to the Victoria Palace Theatre, my first since this behemoth of a show actually opened up and one which was surprisingly rewarding, over and above the pleasures of the show itself.
‘There is something for absolutely everyone’: WEST END MUSICAL CELEBRATION – Palace Theatre ★★★★★
As the final chorus of The Greatest Showman’s ‘From Now On’ rang out “and we will come back home”, I was reminded that the theatre really is home and if West End Musical Celebration is what it’s like then I never want to leave.
‘So many treats’: THE SHOW MUST GO ON – Palace Theatre & Online
Featuring 18 West End musicals, The Show Must Go On is a concert to remember, featuring a whole host of theatrical talent both on and off the stage.
‘A much-needed dose of musical theatre’: WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN (Online review) ★★★★
The latest streamed offering from West End Musical Drive-In is another strong and entertaining show with a brilliant setlist and some standout performances, and is guaranteed to brighten your day.
From stage to screen (small & big): The adaptations keep on coming
In the last 30 years or more, roughly half of every new musical that arrives on Broadway or in the West End seems to be based on a film.
‘The show’s coup comes with a spine-tingling performance from Linzi Hateley’: The Theatre Channel – Episode Two (Online review)
Episode Two of The Theatre Channel takes its Halloween theme and has a ball with it, with brilliant performances from the likes of Linzi Hateley, Jordan Shaw, Bradley Jaden and Sophie Isaacs.
ALBUM REVIEW: #ZoologicalSociety
New musical #ZoologicalSociety, written by Vikki Stone and Kate Mulgrew, gets a well-timed concept album release.
NEWS: Karl Queensborough leads new cast of Hamilton in London, more tickets released
As the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s HAMILTON enters its third year at the Victoria Palace Theatre, new casting has been announced and further tickets have been released, with bookings now being taken through to 28 March 2020.
ALBUM REVIEWS: Matthew Croke’s Only Dreaming & Anna O’Byrne’s Dream
A pair of dreamy album reviews with Matthew Croke’s Only Dreaming & Anna O’Byrne’s Dream.
‘Getting to sing material that I don’t normally sing is really exciting’: Liam Tamne is one of the Main Men of Musicals
The West End star Liam Tamne chatted to Emma Clarendon about taking part in Main Men of Musicals at Cadogan Hall on 31 May 2019.
‘A whole lot of fun, mountains of sparkle & enough magic to enthral’: ALADDIN – West End ★★★★
The mix of comedy, romance, fantastic performances and magic in Aladdin mean something is provided for everyone and you can’t help but feel whisked up in the wonder of it all.
ALADDIN – West End
Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the production keeps the spirit of the film alive by retaining its sense of fun and heart thanks to its explosion of energy and the strength of the character’s bond to each other.
NEWS: Matthew Croke takes over from Dean John Wilson, more Aladdin cast changes
Matthew Croke will star in the title role of Aladdin as the new musical based on the classic Academy Award®-winning animated film approaches its first birthday in the West End.
NEWS: Aladdin extends West End booking until April 2017
The West End production of Aladdin the musical is now booking at the Prince Edward Theatre until 1 April 2017, it has been confirmed.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre
The hit Disney film finally reaches the London stage – but can it transport critics to a whole new world?
ALADDIN – West End
Guest reviewer: Dan Frost The long-awaited stage production of Disney’s Aladdin certainly gets an A for effort. Transferring from Broadway with much hyped attached, it’s an Arabian bazaar of stage-cramming song and dance numbers, effects wizardy, wise-cracking dialogue and innumerable costume changes. And it is, as you might have guessed, very American, full of swinging […]
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Press pass: All the Aladdin reviews, the biggest star on the purple carpet + show trailer
Judging by the overnight reviews, and despite the inevitable pantomime associations for British audiences, the Disney-scale spectacle has worked its magic on most critics. In addition to a round-up of overnight reviews, there’s also a dash of purple carpet glamour, with one very special guest in particular: title star Dean John-Wilson‘s girlfriend, also known as Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo.
ALADDIN – West End
Bright, lighthearted and fun, this is a great family show that has the power to enchant audiences of all ages. This latest Disney theatrical production has finally landed in the West End and what a show it is. Filled with plenty of glamour, fantastic songs and a great charm, you will leave the Prince Edward theatre with a huge smile on your face.
PHOTOS: West End production shots released for Disney’s Aladdin
First production images for ALADDIN have been released today ahead of its official opening night at the Prince Edward Theatre on Wednesday 15 June 2016. Disney’s new West End musical began preview performances on Friday 27 May and tickets for the spectacular production are now on sale for performances up to and including 11 February 2017.
NEWS: Aladdin extends to Feb 2017 as previews begin tonight
Ahead of the very first performance in the UK, Disney Theatrical Productions has announced that Aladdin has extended its booking period into 2017. Tickets for the spectacular production are now on sale for performances up to and including 11 February 2017. Aladdin’s official opening night will be on Wednesday 15 June.
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