London West End


Interview with Olivia Phillip in Priscilla Queen of The Desert

Olivia Phillip has joined the cast of Priscilla Queen of The Desert the musical, and together with the other new cast members, appear on stage at the Palace Theatre London from Monday 7th March, 2011. With a change of cast there will be excitement and trepidation which will undoubtedly add to the thrill of performing in such a brilliant show in front of a live audience. For many stage actors or actresses, appearing in the …

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Hannah Waddingham stars in The Wizard of Oz

Most people will doubtless go and see the new Wizard of Oz musical with the view to either seeing how the stars perform in their roles or indeed how this new adaptation compares with older versions, including the film starring Judy Garland. Before seeing the musical at the London Palladium, many will rightly also consider that Danielle Hope as Dorothy and Michael Crawford as the Wizard are the main stars of this show and that …

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The Wizard of Oz London Palladium Review

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz started its preview run on 7th February at the London Palladium, with the official opening due on 1st March. I anticipate that during the remainder of February there will be some tinkering with the show, particularly in view of its mechanically technical nature.  In fact when I attended the show last night it had to pause half-way through the second act due to a technical …

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War Horse review New London Theatre

Based on a children’s novel  by Michael Morpurgo (1982), War Horse is the story of young Albert and his equine friend Joey. Albert gains the scared little foal’s trust and they form a close bond. A few years later, when World War One breaks out and the cavalry are looking for horses to take to France, Albert has to let go of his four-legged friend but keeps hoping for his safe return.  When he can’t …

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Interview with Fay Downie: Rises from Decline and Fall

By Actress Fay Downie Isn’t it funny how your body goes into ‘shut down’ after you’ve been busy for a prolonged period?  Having just finished a hugely successful run of ‘Decline & Fall’, it feels a bit like I’ve done just that – my body has ‘Declined and Fallen’!  But, post show ‘flu’ aside, it has been a truly remarkable 3 months. Little did I know, when I auditioned for the role of the deliciously …

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