Backbeat Review Duke of York’s Theatre
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Backbeat Review Duke of York’s Theatre

Backbeat – a musical about the Beatles (based on the 1994 film)! This announcement might not have sparked enthusiasm in all musical theatre fans. The heated discussion regarding ‘new writing’ versus ‘jukebox musicals’ is ongoing and with many great West End musicals closing early due to a lack of ‘bums on seats’, not everyone is…

Interview with Siobhan Dillon
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Interview with Siobhan Dillon

Many musical theatre fans will remember Siobhan Dillon as the talented young lady who came third in the popular talent show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? in 2006. Siobhan has been interested in singing and acting from a very young age but was studying Fashion Design and Development at the University of the Arts London…

Review of The Tempest at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
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Review of The Tempest at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Last week, we went to see Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. It’s Shakespeare’s shortest (and probably last) play, which unfolds in real time in a production by Trevor Nunn that lasts about three hours. When we got back home, I had a quick look at some online reviews of this production and…

Cast Announced for Backbeat
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Cast Announced for Backbeat

BACKBEAT OPENS 10th OCTOBER AT LONDON’S DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE DIRECTED BY DAVID LEVEAUX From Iain Softley’s production for the Glasgow Citizens Theatre Producers of London’s most exciting new rock & roll show BACKBEAT, which opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 10th October, are delighted to reveal that the principal roles have now…

Interview with Dani deWaal: Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia!
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Interview with Dani deWaal: Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia!

Dani de Waal was born in Bavaria, Germany to a South African father and a British mother. When she was five, her family moved to England. Dani went to The Arts Educational School, Tring Park where she studied musical theatre and graduated in 2007. She then went on to train at Guildhall School of Music…

Ghost the Musical Piccadilly Theatre Review
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Ghost the Musical Piccadilly Theatre Review

I can call myself lucky – I had front row tickets to the premiere of Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre in London last night. I saw the 1990 film Ghost as a teenager and remember it well  – as a romantic, touching and utterly enjoyable cinematic experience I’ll never forget. I’ve seen the…

Interview with Alex Gaumond returned to We Will Rock You
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Interview with Alex Gaumond returned to We Will Rock You

French-Canadian actor Alex Gaumond (33) has announced that he will join the West End cast of We Will Rock You from August 8th. He will be taking over as ‘Galileo’ from Ricardo Afonso at the Dominion Theatre. This is not a new role for Alex  – he played Galileo in the original UK tour for seven…