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BLOG : Review: Show Boat At The New London Theatre

By Molly Richardson
Show Boat Friday 27 May 2016

Show Boat has recently sailed into the West End to the New London Theatre after a successful run at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre. It has been open for just over a month now, but has hit the headlines for both its five star reviews and for announcing a four months premature closing.

BLOG : What To Look For In London Theatre

By Steve Rich
The Lion King Friday 27 May 2016

The carved phoenixes that adorn the edges of the Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue dress circle. The seashell lighting that gives an undersea feel to its namesake the Apollo Victoria. The silver mousetrap and Meg’s plaque in the St Martin’s foyer, the actual well under a cover at the back of the Sadler’s Well’s Theatre.   All are reminders of the amazing wealth of history to be found in the West End’s grandest old ladies. But this blog isn’t about that.

Hit British Musical Sunny Afternoon Extends Due To Popular Demand, Booking Until 29 October 2016

By Jacob Porteous
Sunny Afternoon Friday 27 May 2016

Due to public demand, the multi-Olivier award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON has announced another extension to its West End run, until 29 October 2016. The extension will take the show’s West End run past the two year mark.

Initial Casting For Strictly Limited Cinderella Panto At The London Palladium: Julian Clary, Paul O'Grady And More Confirmed

By Jacob Porteous
Cinderella Thursday 26 May 2016

Initial casting is announced today (26 May 2016) for Qdos Entertainment’s London Palladium production of Cinderella.  The 32 strong cast will be led by Paul O’Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.  The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon. 

BLOG : TICKET ALERT: School Of Rock At The New London Theatre Tickets On Sale, £10 OFF Previews - Book Now!

By Jacob Porteous
School of Rock Wednesday 25 May 2016

School Of Rock The Musical London tickets are on sale today (25 May, 2016) from 10am, booking 24 October 2016 to 23 July 2017 with £10 OFF previews.    

BLOG : Matinee Idle: A Lazy Afternoon At The Theatre

By Shanine Salmon
The Bodyguard Tuesday 24 May 2016

I recently went to see King Lear at Theatre Royal Brighton. I live in South London and couldn’t resist a sunny afternoon trip to the south coast. I’d forgotten how much I love a Saturday matinee and if you thought they were just for the elderly then you are very much mistaken. They are the most welcoming option, if you think theatre is cold and inaccessible you have not gone to a Saturday matinee.

BLOG : Panto Is Back At The Palladium!

By Harrison Fuller
Cinderella Tuesday 24 May 2016

Oh yes it is! After almost 30 years, the London Palladium is set to host a pantomime this coming Christmas. Cinderella, a traditional favourite is selling well despite no cast having been announced and rumours flying here, there and everywhere about who might be appearing. Britney Spears is a name that keeps cropping up but nothing is yet confirmed.

Wicked Announces 10th Anniversary London Cast: Rachel Tucker, Anita Dobson, Suzie Mathers And More

By Jacob Porteous
Wicked Monday 23 May 2016

​WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that, from Monday 5 September 2016, the new cast that will lead the award-winning show through its 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre will include: Rachel Tucker, who will return to the London production direct from a triumphant run on Broadway to play Elphaba; Suzie Mathers, who joins from the Australian production to star as Glinda; Oliver Savile, who continues as Fiyero; Anita Dobson, who joins to play Madame Morrible; Mark Curry, who continues as The Wizard; original cast member Martin Ball, who returns to play Doctor Dillamond; original cast member Katie Rowley Jones, who continues as Nessarose and Idriss Kargbo, who joins to play Boq. Alice Fearn will be Standby for Elphaba and Carina Gillespie continues as Standby for Glinda.

BLOG : Phantom Of The Opera: Forever One Of The Greatest ★★★★★

By Shaun Nolan
Phantom of The Opera Monday 23 May 2016

I saw The Phantom of the Opera for the first time many years back with my best friend Abbie and immediately, both of us fell in love. There is something about hearing that iconic score that you know so well – from before you’ve even seen the show - being played right in front of you by a full orchestra that is truly mesmerising, never mind the stunning visuals and the fact that you are sat in a seat that someone sat it on the opening night of this show some 30 years beforehand.

BLOG : Review: ★★★★★ SHOW BOAT Is A Glorious And Enchanting Revival

By Shaun Nolan
Show Boat Monday 23 May 2016

The West End seems to be having a massive influx of incredible revivals at the moment – be it Gypsy last year, Funny Girl this year or Sunset Boulevard over at the ENO – but no one expected a revival of a show to be quite as stellar as this one of Show Boat at the New London Theatre. The show itself (which was first performed over 90 years ago) is finally back in London in this glorious and enchanting production which makes a show that could feel old a dreary feel as grand as any other.

 

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