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Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill star in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

By Tom Stratford
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Friday 23 September 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions presents Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill in Edward Albee’s landmark play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Harold Pinter Theatre

BLOG : My Musicals Bucket List

By Jade Ali
The Lion King Thursday 22 September 2016

It is with deep shame that I must admit, despite my great love for theatre and musicals in particular, that I have not seen anywhere near as many as I should have. You may be thinking, ‘I’m sure your lack of musical watching can’t be all that bad?’ well then you’d be wrong and I’m about to change your mind. Although, first let me offer the excuse that musicals are really expensive and… that’s about as much as I can offer.

BLOG : A Brief History Of Theatre

By Jade Ali
The Dresser Thursday 22 September 2016

Theatre has been around for what seems like forever or at least as far back as we can track society that is. The word theatre itself means a place for seeing, usually a building where a dramatic performance is given but theatre is so much more than that. Theatre is more than just a building, it is the telling of stories and putting on a show. It is turning a group of people into an audience and bringing them together through performing arts. 

School Of Rock West End Cast And Creative Announced

By Jacob Porteous
School of Rock Thursday 15 September 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera (which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary) and Sunset Boulevard. In New York, School of Rock – The Musical, a stage version of the movie, is currently running alongside Cats and Phantom of the Opera , equalling Lloyd Webber’s previous record of three shows running simultaneously on Broadway.

Lillian Hellman's Acclaimed The Autumn Garden To Open At Jermyn Street Theatre This October

By Jacob Porteous
Buried Child Thursday 15 September 2016

This October, Jermyn Street Theatre presents the UK premiere of The Autumn Garden by acclaimed US playwright, screenwriter and political activist Lillian Hellman.  Nominated for the New York Critic’s Circle Award and considered by many as her best work (above the better known Little Foxes and Children’s Hour), the play opened on Broadway in 1951 to critical acclaim. 

The Libertine Opens 22 September, Production Photos Released

By Jacob Porteous
The Libertine Thursday 15 September 2016

Dominic Cooper stars in Stephen Jeffreys’ sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play continues its limited run at Bath Theatre Royal until 17 September as part of the theatre’s 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September.

Mamma Mia! And Mousetrap Theatre Projects To Present Another 'Relaxed Performance' Following Huge Success Of Previous

By Jacob Porteous
Mamma Mia! Tuesday 13 September 2016

Following the huge success of the previous ‘relaxed performance’ of MAMMA MIA! in 2013, the show’s producers and Mousetrap Theatre Projects (MTP) have decided to present a second ‘relaxed performance’ of the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at 6pm on Wednesday 16 November at London’s Novello Theatre. The performance will be for families with one or more children with special needs.

BLOG : Review: Vanities The Musical At Trafalgar Studios

By Shanine Salmon
Vanities: The Musical Monday 12 September 2016

Vanities: The Musical at Trafalgar Studios 2 chronicles the life-affirming journey of three vivacious Texas teens from cheerleaders to sorority sisters to housewives, liberated women and beyond. This musical captures a snapshot-sharp portrait of the lives, loves, disappointments and dreams of these young women growing up during the turbulent ‘60s and ‘70s and reconnecting in the late 1980s

BLOG : The Fight Against Cynicism And Musical Myth

By Harriet Wilson
The Lion King Monday 12 September 2016

How often is it that you find yourself battling to defend the good name of Musical Theatre? Arguing that there really is more to it than The Sound of Music. Whilst the popularity of Hamilton has done something towards proving that musicals can be “cool”, the fight against the cynicism exuded from musical muggles remains an every day struggle. Here are five classic musical myths, and my advice on how to prove that they are completely and utterly wrong.

Natasha J Barnes To Play Title Role In London Palladium Cinderella As Final Casting Announced

By Jacob Porteous
Cinderella Thursday 08 September 2016

Natasha J Barnes who will play the title role of Cinderella, Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play The Wicked Stepsisters complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas. They join the previously announced Paul O’Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup).

 

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