The Addams Family musical returns

There is to be a new UK & Ireland Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY in 2020, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams. This follows a highly successful premiere tour in 2017. The 2020 Tour will open at the Newcastle Theatre Royal on 30 July 2020 and will once again be directed by Matthew White. Casting is yet to be announced. Continue reading The Addams Family musical returns

The Snowman

Raymond Briggs’ festive favourite, The Snowman, has whisked generations of children off to a wintery wonderland for a festive adventure year on year. Now the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s magical stage show journeys back to London’s The Peacock to charm both young and old for its 22nd consecutive year, from 21 November 2019 – 5 January 2020. Based on the much-loved film and book, the enchanting stage adaptation features exquisite dancing, magic and live music, including the unforgettable classic Walking in the Air. Continue reading The Snowman

Acosta Danza back in London

Sadler’s Wells International Associate Company Acosta Danza returns to the UK this month for a national tour of its latest programme Evolution, co-produced by Sadler’s Wells and Valid Productions. Following the UK premiere at Norwich Theatre Royal, Evolution tours to the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh, Birmingham Hippodrome and Sadler’s Wells, from 18 – 23 November. Continue reading Acosta Danza back in London

New musical Identical

A new musical, named Identical, is on the lookout for two identical twin leads to star in the show, to open in the summer of 2020. Based on the popular tale The Parent Trap by Erich Kästner, which inspired the Disney films featuring Hayley Mills in 1961 and Lindsay Lohan in 1998, the new musical will be directed by Trevor Nunn (Fiddler on the Roof) and has music and lyrics by Stiles and Drewe, and book by Stuart Paterson (The Jungle Book). Continue reading New musical Identical

What’s next for Anna Watkins?

British dancer and choreographer, Anna, trained at the Rambert School. Anna was a company dancer for Tavaziva Dance for 10 years, as well as working with Shobana Jeyasingh, Motionhouse, Neville Campbell and others.

Anna formed Watkins Dance Company in 2011, receiving Arts Council England funding, touring across the UK and Internationally. In 2017 – 2018 she was awarded Associate Artist at Swindon Dance and selected as one of the four choreographers for the Cohan Collective 2018. Continue reading What’s next for Anna Watkins?