Christopher Green’s new stage show Music Hall Monster, about doomed singer Fred Barnes, premieres tonight (2 May 2018) at Wilton’s Music Hall. Earlier this year, Green teamed up with entertainment legend Roy Hudd for a BBC Radio Four drama about Barnes. Watch Green and Hudd perform one of Barnes’ songs and see reactions to the radio broadcast below – and then get booking!
Nearly a century since his heyday, music hall legend Fred Barnes takes to the stage again at one of the capital’s best-known variety addresses, Wilton’s Music Hall, in Olivier Award winner Christopher Green’s new show Music Hall Monster. Who was the man himself? Why did his life and career end so sadly? Why is he largely forgotten?
For 11 performances only this month, Olivier Award-winning cabaret artist Christopher Green returns to Wilton’s Music Hall this week with a strictly limited season of Music Hall Monster, his tribute to the infamous and ill-fated 1920s music hall singer Fred Barnes.
Camille O’Sullivan spoke to Love London Love Culture about her show The Carny Dream, playing at Wilton’s Music Hall from 10 to 21 April 2018.
In the writing of Songs for Nobodies, Murray has invented singular anecdotes that grasp an entire life in a moment, without a heavy-handedness that condescends. Rather it elevates the serendipity of life lived.
Fearing ‘yet another’ one-woman show about Judy Garland, I almost missed out on Songs for Nobodies, but three things conspired to make it rather special.
Kneehigh’s distinctive approach to storytelling in The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk at Wilton’s Music Hall turns the tale into a visual and emotional feast that pays homage to a great artist, his muse and enduring love.
What would you do if you were given a magical box with special time travelling powers? It is a question that has endless possibilities but in the case of Kay Harker it has to be used to save Christmas and his friends against the wicked sorcerer Abner Brown who will stop at nothing to get the Box of Delights back.
We should applaud productions brave enough to kick against the seasonal schmaltz. From exciting trap doors in floors and cupboards, to a talking disembodied head and spectacular floods, Tom Piper’s stage set is a big draw.
With so many festive themed shows on this month, here is Love London Love Culture’s top shows to book for if you are struggling to decide.
The year is rapidly coming to a close. But before it does, there are more great shows to see in the lead up to Christmas – in addition to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wildly anticipated Broadway transfer of Hamilton. Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening in December 2017.
This was a labour of love, Selina Cadell and Eliza Thompson’s inaugural production for their newly formed OperaGlass Works for which they raised all the funds, a cool £145,000.
Matthew Kelly and Josefina Gabrielle are to star in the new, world premiere stage adaptation of John Masefield’s 1935 Christmas book The Box of Delights, which runs at London’s Wilton’s Music Hall from 1 December 2017 to 6 January 2018.
Watching the entire performance, I was blown away by the ensemble moments that were dotted throughout.
The National Youth Theatre are set to present five plays as part of its ‘East End’ season at the Arcola Theatre, The Yard Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall.
I had high hopes for this first-full-London-staging-in-50-years production of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Appearing at the Wilton’s Musical Hall from the 8th to the 22nd April, further casting for Benji Sperring’s production has been announced. Joining the previously announced Marc Pickering, Hannah Grover, Lizzi Hills and Geri Allen will be Andrew C Wadsworth (JB Biggley), […]
Tristan Bernays’ acclaimed two-person adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 literary classic Frankenstein opens this week at east London’s Wilton’s Music Hall, transferring from the Watermill Theatre in Newbury
This isn’t an exhaustive list because there’ll be a panto somewhere in practically every postcode come December, but it is a rundown of your options – financial and artistic – for a special Christmas outing. I’ve averaged six pantomimes in recent years, so am already adopting the ‘brace’ position …
City Stories returns to London for two nights only on 20 and 21 October 2016. A suite of short plays set to music, the fully-titled City Stories: Tales of Love and Magic in London is a sequence of interwoven love stories written and directed by award-winning playwright James Phillips in an ode to our beloved capital.