Archive | Theatre RSS feed for this section

The Railway Children Returns To London

The Railway Children

The award-winning production of The Railway Children will return to London this year from 16 December, in a specially built venue at King’s Cross station. Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children will be moving to a purpose built 1,000 seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, and with [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

OKLAHOMA! To Tour

OKLAHOMA!

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical OKLAHOMA!, freshly directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and with new choreography by Drew McOnie, will tour the UK and Ireland next year, opening at the Derngate Theatre, Northampton, in February 2015. This new production of one of the great classic American musicals will be led by Belinda Lang (School for [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Pop Princess Nicole Scherzinger To Star In Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats

Nicole Scherzinger

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will make her West End stage debut this year when she takes to the stage as Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats. The musical, directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographer by Gillian Lynne, will return to the West End for a strictly limited run from 6 December at [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

UK theatres under threat

Brighton Hippodrome

The Brighton Hippodrome, Plymouth’s Palace Theatre and the Victoria Theatre in Salford are at the top of this year’s Theatre Buildings at Risk Register, which lists 33 venues around the UK. Although the number of theatres has decreased, the Theatres Trust has warned the drop is partly down to changes to the way it focuses [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Site Specific Sweeney Todd

Tooting Arts Club

London’s oldest pie and mash shop is set to host a site-specific production of Sweeney Todd from the end of October for around four weeks: Harrington’s Pie and Mash shop in Tooting will become the setting for Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller in a production by Tooting Arts Club. The show will run from 21 October [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Miss Saigon Marks 25 Years

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon, the iconic musical which has recently returned to the West End, has plans to mark 25 years with a gala charging its 1989 ticket prices. The gala will take place on Monday 22 September, and all tickets for the performance have had their prices slashed to £22.50, £20.00, £16.50 and £13.50. There will [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

The Return Of Copacabana

Jon Lee

The company Dancing Fool Theatrical, in association with Harlow Playhouse, is presenting a new tour of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, beginning in October. The iconic musical will tour to a variety of theatres across the autumn. More casting and dates for the following year will follow, however the touring venues for 2014 include Harlow Playhouse, Southsea [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Rumours For Cats The Musical

Cats The Musical

In news that may have surprised some musical theatre fans, it has been rumoured that former Pussycat Doll, solo artist and X Factor judge may be in the running to make her West End debut in Cats. It seems Nicole is in “very early discussions” to star in Cats as Grizabella the Glamour Cat, at [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

An American In Paris

An American in Paris (First Recording)

Jean-Luc Choplin, the director of the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, has brought many American musicals to his Paris stage in recent years, with a focus on the work of Stephen Sondheim, in English with French subtitles. Recently it was announced that he is co-producing a new musical version of the Oscar-winning 1951 MGM movie [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

BalletBoyz at the Opera House

BalletBoyz

The BalletBoyz are set to make their debut appearance at the Royal Opera House from 16-27 September, dancing in the Linbury studio theatre. The company will present theTalent 2014 in a brand new triple bill at the Linbury as part of Deloitte Ignite 2014, the contemporary arts festival curated by the Royal Ballet and Minna [...]

Comments Off Continue Reading →