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Last Minute Memphis The Musical Ticket Offers March 28, 2015 Memphis The Musical Offer
Four Tony Awards in 2010 including ‘Best Musical’ and with 9 nominations at the Olivier Awards 2015, making it the most nominated show in 2105. Memphis has hit the West End in top gear and is now one of London’s hottest new shows. With audiences exhilarated by its electrifying original music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy, Memphis The Musical is one of the ...
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In Profile with Owain Rhys Davies March 28, 2015 davies
The UK theatre industry is very fortunate to have such a high volume of insanely talented stage performers working in it, and our friends across the Atlantic are even more fortunate that we share a few of our stars with them from time to time. Ramin Karimloo is of course currently wowing US audiences as Jean Valjean in the Broadway ...
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Joey and cast of War Horse in Wear a Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research March 27, 2015 War Horse Wear a Hat Day
Joey the equine star of War Horse got together with fellow cast members and thousands of people across the UK participating in Wear A Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research. The moving tribute took place in memory of 60-year-old Victor “Vic” Hamilton, a driver at the National Theatre, who lost his life to a brain tumour in March, National Brain Tumour ...
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Familiarity breeds contempt: Is the West End playing a dangerous game? March 26, 2015 Familiarity breeds contempt... Is the West End playing a dangerous game?
All too often recently, I’ve heard the word ‘familiarity’ used in conjunction with musical theatre. On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with that; it does project the image of intimacy and fondness after all, and that can’t be a bad thing right? Have you ever heard the saying, ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ though? The meaning behind it ...
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New cast announced for Charlie and The Chocolate Factory March 25, 2015 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
As the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company ...
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Sharon D. Clarke cabaret at The Pheasantry March 24, 2015 Sharon D. Clarke performs her solo cabaret show at The Pheasantry on Sunday 29th March 2015
Today (24th March) is the last performance of Broadway composer Charles Strouse’s cabaret at The Pheasantry in London. The Tony Award-winning composer of over 30 musicals, including the hit Broadway musicals Annie and Bye Bye Birdie, appeared at the popular live performance venue in the heart of Chelsea for a three-night run of his first ever cabaret performance in the ...
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In Profile with Zoe Doano March 21, 2015 Zoe Doano is currently appearing in the TAC production of Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is one of Sondheim’s best-known works. The grisly musical has been staged all over the world since its award-winning début on Broadway in 1979, and was last seen in London when the Chichester Festival Theatre production starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton transferred to the Adelphi Theatre for a West End run. ...
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New production images of War Horse London 2015 March 21, 2015 War Horse No Booking fee
At the New London Theatre, the home of Michael Morpurgo’s celebrated War Horse, the National Theatre’s acclaimed stage production recently extended bookings for the West End production to 13th February 2016. In its eighth year, and having now been seen by over 6 million worldwide, a new cast of 26 actors and 12 puppeteers joined the company this month led ...
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Review of Calamity Jane at New Wimbledon Theatre March 19, 2015 Calamity Jane
Whip-crack away! Oh, the Deadwood stage is coming on…………. into Wimbledon. Not quite the same ring but here it is (briefly). This time though it’s not carrying the saccharin sweet, eternal virgin Doris Day. It has the ballsy, Blackpool babe Jodie Prenger perched atop. The first thing you notice about this production is that everything is happening on stage. You are ...
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A musical for any occasion March 19, 2015 How many families will be heading to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane for the chocolatey treat that is Charlie and The Chocolate Factory this Easter?
As most people will know – especially if they live near a pub – it was St Patrick’s Day on Tuesday. This religious celebration commemorates the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, and the arrival of Christianity, but is nowadays more of an excuse to wear lots of green and drink to excess. It is just the latest in a long ...
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Live and Acoustic Presents: The West End Big Busk March 17, 2015 Live and Acoustic presents The West End Big Busk at Cardinal Place, Victoria on 26th March 2015
There are so many musicals in the West End, each of which offers its audiences a unique entertainment experience. This variety is one of the best aspects of the London theatre scene, with each and every production tailored to meet any audience demand; from feel-good fun to tear-jerking melodrama. I enjoy a big razzle-dazzle spectacular as much as the next ...
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New cast for Matilda The Musical March 2015 March 16, 2015 Matilda The Musical
Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell will join Matilda Shapland and Violet Tucker, in the title role the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at Cambridge Theatre London from 17 March 2015. New cast members joining Anna-Louise and Lara in the three teams who play the roles of Bruce, Lavender, Amanda and the rest of the pupils at ...
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