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Broadway’s School Of Rock

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical – School of Rock – is set to open on Broadway in December this year, great news for fans of the film of the same name. Based on the 2003 film, the musical will feature songs from it also, in addition to new music by Lloyd Webber. Previously the mogul [...]

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Theatre… Or Real Life?

The Journal Tyne Theatre

Theatre is renowned for providing an escape from the mundane everyday, by transporting audiences into a story which is nothing like their own. Stories of theatre can contain anything from the sublime to the ridiculous, but either way they are travel machines away from the world outside the theatre door. For much of the time, [...]

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Pantomime Presents…


Pantomime has received a facelift in recent years, a “rags to riches” transformation. The 80s and 90s saw a gradual decline in quality, and pantomime was regarded as a cheap entertainment option with some glitter to cover the cracks. Some of regional repertories and smaller companies kept the magic alive and reinvigorated it, however audiences [...]

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A New Recruit For Cats?

Cats The Musical

It has been rumoured that West End star Kerry Ellis is set to take over the role of Grizabella from pop princess Nicole Scherzinger in Cats at the London Palladium in 2015, a huge theatrical coup for musical theatre fans. Scherzinger has previously received mixed reactions from musical theatre-goers however for many, the most important [...]

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Gypsy In The West End

Gypsy - Imelda Staunton

It has been revealed that Imelda Staunton will reprise her role as the iconic Momma Rose in Chichester Festival Theatre’s hit production of Gypsy when it transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season in spring 2015. This will be the first London production of Stephen Sondheim’s much-loved musical for more than 40 [...]

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Frantic Assembly’s Othello

Frantic Assembly

In a co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Frantic Assembly’s explosive Othello will hit the Lyric Hammersmith in the capital from 13 January 2015 following a successful UK tour. The company are said to have radically transformed the Shakespearian classic with its high energy choreography and approach to working artistically. Frantic Assembly’s acclaimed and award-winning Othello [...]

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Royal Court And The Guardian Collaboration

Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court theatre and the Guardian newspaper are set to collaborate on a web-based play series. Directors, playwrights and journalists are all headed to collaborate on a new series of short plays, which will be available to watch online. Making these theatrical works more readily available to audiences all over increases the reach of [...]

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Martin Harvey – Wacky For Wind In The Willows

Martin Harvey

What better way to celebrate the festive period than with the Royal Opera House’s “The Wind in the Willows” at the Vaudeville Theatre. Martin Harvey joined this year’s production to take on the role of Ratty… Harvey’s extensive dance career has included numerous principal roles with the Royal Ballet from Mayerling, Onegin and La Fille [...]

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The Hunger Games Is Coming To London

The Hunger Games Stage Show

The Hunger Games phenomenon is heading to the London stage. The unique theatrical experience based on the popular young-adult novels and Lionsgate film franchise will launch in summer 2016 in a new purpose-built theatre next to Wembley Stadium in London. The company is partnering with Dutch media company Imagine Nation and US-based Triangular Entertainment, who [...]

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Sleepless In The West End?

Sleepless In Seattle

Rumour has it, the brand new musical adaptation of the classic 1993 movie Sleepless In Seattle could be making its way to the West End in 2015, delighting fans all over. Having recently had its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse in June, Sleepless In Seattle: The New Musical hopes to bring the show to [...]

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