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BLOG : Top Ten Worst Musical Theatre Covers

Les Miserables Wednesday 06 May 2015

Whilst idolly listening to the radio the other day, a particular song came on that had my musical theatre geek on high alert. Not, as you may think because there was a fabulous new West End musical to watch, no this had my musical theatre juices running cold. The song was a cover version of a classic from musical theatre and as a purist I was plunged into an electric misdemeanour of pop disaster. I decided to dig around and find more of these abhorrent offerings of poptastic faux pas. Here are some of what I found, the top ten worst musical theatre covers.

Nicole Kidman Announces West End Return, Gypsy Breaks Box Office Records + More #WestEndUpdate

Gypsy Friday 01 May 2015

It has been announced that the Academy award-winning Nicole Kidman is returning to the London stage in the UK premiere of Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler. The play will be directed by Michael Grandage, reuniting him with Kidman who he recently directed in the forthcoming feature film Genius.

Derek Jacobi Joins Cast Of Kenneth Branagh Production Company's Romeo And Juliet At The Garrick

Romeo and Juliet Friday 01 May 2015

Derek Jacobi will play Mercutio opposite Lily James as Juliet and Richard Madden as Romeo in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre. The production will run from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016.

Casting Announced For Dusty

Dusty Wednesday 29 April 2015

Dusty, a unique new multi-media show celebrating the musical icon Dusty Springfield, will receive its world premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre next month with previews beginning 25 May 2015 and press night on 3 June 2015. Tickets are now on sale for this thirteen week run with booking to 22 August 2015. 

BLOG : Symptoms Of Thespianism

Billy Elliot Wednesday 29 April 2015

Could Thespianism be affecting somebody close to you?  Thespianism (I've said many times that this should be a word) can affect us all. You might think that it only happens to people in slightly cheesy films – but the truth is that Thespianism could be affecting somebody close to you. The simple truth is that nobody is immune.

Critically Acclaimed 1984 Returns To West End Ahead Of International Tour

1984 Wednesday 29 April 2015

The Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production of 1984 will return to the Playhouse Theatre                   this summer, where it enjoyed a very           run in 2014. 1984 will preview from 12 June 2015, with the press night on 18 June 2015.

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