News: Roger Bart tipped to star in Back to the Future

    23/07/14   85

Great Scott! Rumour has it that Roger Bart will star as Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown in the hotly anticipated musical adaptation of Back to the Future. Back in January, we broke the epic news that a musical version of the classic 80s movie would be coming to the West End in 2015. Since then, the question […]

News: Blur’s Damon Albarn to write a musical

    22/07/14   105

Image source – Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn is set to start writing a West End musical this September. Though this change of direction may take some by surprise, Albarn is no stranger to writing for theatre; he co-wrote Dr Dee: An English Opera with Rufus Norris (who takes over from Nicholas Hytner […]

News: Craige Els takes over Matilda’s Crunchem Hall

    22/07/14   97

Craige Els is set to be the latest headmistress at Crunchem Hall, taking over the role of Miss Trunchbull in Matilda this September. Els will begin performances as the child-throwing headmistress in Matilda The Musical this September, replacing Alex Gaumond (Top Hat). He will join James Clyde and Kay Murphy as Mr and Mrs Wormwood […]

News: Closer coming back to the West End

    22/07/14   112

Rumour has it that a revival of Patrick Marber’s play Closer will be opening at the Donmar Warehouse next year. Director David Leveaux (Electra, Arcadia, Backbeat) has reportedly cast Nancy Carroll, Rufus Sewell and Oliver Chris to star in the play which originally opened at the National Theatre in 1997. The play is due to […]

Top 10 musicals of all time

    22/07/14   335

 Musicals come and musicals go, but some have that special something which makes them stand out from the crowd. We look back at the timeless showstoppers which have made their mark in London’s West End and will continue to be a hit for years to come.   10. The Book of Mormon The West End’s […]

News: Ghost Stories to scare us for longer

    22/07/14   86

The West End production of Ghost Stories is set to scare us for longer as it extends its booking period at the Arts Theatre. The critically acclaimed show was originally due to end its West End run on 17th August, but due to popular demand the hit production has received a mammoth extension, with the […]

News: American Psycho transfers to New York

    16/07/14   158

The critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel American Psycho will make its Broadway debut next year. The hit production, which is also set for a West End transfer later this year, has got the green light for an Off-Broadway premiere next year. The show originally opened at the Almeida Theatre in December […]

News: Skylight breaks box office records

    15/07/14   192

Stephen Daldry’s West End production of David Hare’s Skylight has smashed box office records at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Skylight, which currently stars celebrities Billy Nighy and Carey Mulligan, opened at the West End venue on 18th June 2014. Just five weeks into its limited season, the London play has recouped its costs and broken all […]

News: Kerry Ellis returns to defy gravity

    15/07/14   621

The West End’s original Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, will be returning to the spellbinding show for 12 weeks to reprise her role as the Wicked Witch of the West. Last week we broke the news that the What’s On Stage Award nominated actress Willemijn Verkaik would be leaving Wicked The Musical come October, to be replaced […]

News: The Book of Mormon cast announcement

    14/07/14   197

A new set of recruits are headed to the Prince of Wales Theatre as the multi award-winning The Book of Mormon announces new cast. As of 28th July 2014, Billy Harrigan Tighe and A. J. Holmes will be taking over from Olivier winner Gavin Creel as Elder Price and Olivier nominee Jared Gertner as Elder […]