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An Exclusive First Look At The Bend It Like Beckham Cast

Bend It Like Beckham Friday 27 February 2015

London previews begin for the new British musical Bend It Like Beckham at the Phoenix Theatre on 15 May 2015 with opening night on 24 June 2015. Due to popular demand, in January a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale at the Phoenix Theatre, taking bookings to 24 October 2015. 

BLOG : 6 West End Musicals That Need To Be Hollywood Movies

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Friday 27 February 2015

Though all of us around these parts are deeply in love with theatre and it’s our favourite art form, none of us can deny that movies and the world of Hollywood comes a close second. Movie musicals have been around since sound could be used in film and there are such a wide range of options from classics like Singin’ In The Rain to modern classics like Hairspray that it’s hard to image a world without them... but we can’t deny that we secretly want some more so, I’ve gone and compiled a list of West End shows that really should have a big Hollywood debut.

REVIEW: What's So Great About Miss Saigon?

Miss Saigon Friday 27 February 2015

This week, I had another opportunity to see the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre, and I was reminded once again why I fell in love with it the first time (and the second time). It would be far, far quicker to explain what’s not great about it… but a review that just says ‘nothing’ wouldn’t make for very interesting reading. So let’s give this a go!

REVIEW: 13 Times And Miss Saigon Isn't Unlucky For Anyone

Miss Saigon Friday 27 February 2015

Regular readers of mine will know that I have a minor obsession with a few musicals. Ok, a major obsession. Miss Saigon is one of them. I've seen the show twelve times and know all of the words from both the original production and the new one. I was even one of the lucky few to get tickets for the 25th Anniversary Gala back in September which saw the fabulous original Kim, Lea Salonga and other members of the 80's cast join the wonderful new ensemble for a celebration of all things Saigon.

Stomp Turns 13, Continues Breaking Records

Stomp Friday 27 February 2015

Celebrations began early for Stomp in London, with two record-breaking performances at the Ambassadors Theatre on Saturday 14 February.  The evening show was the highest grossing performance of any production in the 102-year history of the theatre.  It was also the highest grossing Saturday matinee in the theatre's history, meaning Box Office records were broken twice on Valentine’s Day.

Tickets For UK Premiere Of Kinky Boots On Sale Monday March 2!

Kinky Boots Friday 27 February 2015

Tickets for the UK premiere of Kinky Boots, Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, will go on sale from Monday 2 March 2015, and will open at London's Adelphi Theatre on 15 September 2015, with previews from 21 August. 

BLOG : Memorabilia: Musical Theatre Geek Chic

Cats Wednesday 25 February 2015

What is your favourite item of memorabilia? We've all done it. Watched a fabulous show and got so swept away with the occasion that we couldn't help but buy every item we could find baring its logo. I'm am the worst for this and although as I've got older I've tried to be a bit more sensible in my trinket buying, there are just some things I can't do without. 

BLOG : Please Let Us Backstage! London's Backstage Theatre Tours

Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition Wednesday 25 February 2015

Want to see what goes on behind the scenes of your favourite West End Shows? Me too! I've just recently got back from a fascinating back stage tour of The National Theatre and wish a few more of our West End theatre's would offer this opportunity. Theatres currently offering this are few and far between, and it's a shame more don't allow enthusiasts like us the chance  to see how things work. I've listed below a few that are definitely worth a visit.

BLOG : 10 Funny Theatre Quotes To Brighten Your Monday

Sunny Afternoon Monday 23 February 2015

Sometimes a one liner in a show really gets you. You feel your shoulders shake, tears fall on your cheek, you simply can’t hold it in any longer... And you burst out laughing. Whether you’re going to see a comedy or there is a comic element to the play, it might be as simple as a look, an action or a line that just has you rolling in the aisles. It was Shakespeare who said ‘With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come’ so let’s embrace some of the funniest lines in theatre!

BLOG : REVIEW: Who Needs Chelsea? Made In Dagenham Is Much More Fun

Made in Dagenham Monday 23 February 2015

I’m thinking about starting a revolution. Who’s with me? I haven’t figured out what we’re fighting for yet, but if Made In Dagenham’s anything to go by, we'll have a lot of fun. The show, inspired by true events, tells the story of the 1968 Ford Machinists Strike in Dagenham, Essex, which was a significant step in achieving equal pay for men and women in the UK. Maybe that doesn’t sound like the stuff successful musicals are made of, but then you could say the same about Billy Elliot, and look how that turned out.

 

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