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BLOG : Olivier’s: Best New Musical Award Candidates

Kinky Boots Wednesday 07 October 2015

As we reach the halfway stage between the 2014 and 2015 Olivier Awards, the judges must begin to consider which shows have, so far, made their claim for the coveted prize of Best New Musical.

BLOG : Review: Mamma Mia! At The Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia! Wednesday 07 October 2015

When I went to see Mamma Mia! – which has been in London for seventeen years, and is based on the music of the well-loved Abba – I expected to be very impressed. But, whilst the show was, undeniably, fun and very easy to watch, it was not as good as I had hoped it would be.

Casting Announced for Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre

Motown: The Musical Monday 05 October 2015

Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) will lead the cast in the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory To Hold Open Auditions

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Sunday 04 October 2015

For the first time ever, the award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will be holding open auditions. Performers are invited to attend a day of auditions for the iconic roles of the Oompa-Loompas for the 2016-17 West End Company. 

BLOG : Review: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Is One For The Kids, Stunning For A Younger Audience

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Sunday 04 October 2015

Roald Dahl books being turned into smash hit West End musicals is slowing becoming the new big thing to do, but what makes Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane so different from shows like Matilda: The Musical I hear you ask? It’s that, in all honesty, Charlie is a show that is seemingly aimed at a younger audience.

BLOG : Children Are Maggots, But This Show Isn’t! MATILDA At The Cambridge Theatre

Matilda The Musical Friday 02 October 2015

I was lucky enough to have been invited along to review the first performance with the new 2015/16 cast of the original production of Matilda: The Musical and I was elated; I haven’t seen the show since early 2012, a matter of months after the show first opened, and I’ve been itching to get back there ever since but I just hadn’t gotten around to it. I was reminded why I wanted to be back there so badly though and that’s what I’m talking about today.

BLOG : Review: Mamma Mia! Is A Musical That Has Something For Everyone

Mamma Mia! Friday 02 October 2015

Reviewing a show that is in it’s 17th year is trickier than you think, as I imagine everyone knows the story already, but it’s easy to see why Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre is so successful and probably will continue to be for many more years.

Last Chance To See The Original Cast Of Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon Wednesday 30 September 2015

This week is the last chance for audiences to catch the original cast of Sunny Afternoon in the multi-Olivier Award-winning hit British musical which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks.  Their final performance will be on the evening of Saturday 3 October. 


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