Top 5 stage-to-film adaptations

    02/09/14   40

Many of the West End’s leading musicals have been transformed into popular films in recent years. These vibrant portrayals have brought fabulous theatrical productions to worldwide audiences. We take a look at 5 of our favourite stage-to-film adaptations: Les Misérables   The latest adaptation of this long-running musical was released in 2012 and stars Hugh […]

News: Simon Paisley Day reprises role in Urinetown

    02/09/14   89

Simon Paisley Day will be returning to the West End stage later this month to reprise his role in the splash-hit musical Urinetown. Sherlock star Simon Paisley Day starred as the toilet tyrant Caldwell B Cladwell in the production’s run at the St James Theatre earlier this year. He will be joined on stage by […]

News: Jamie Lloyd quits Back To The Future Musical

    01/09/14   101

It’s back to the drawing board for the hotly anticipated musical adaptation of Back To The Future as director Jamie Lloyd has quit the creative team. He’s been tipped as the hottest director in Theatreland at the minute but Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments, Urinetown, Richard III) has controversially withdrawn from the upcoming production of Back […]

News: More chances to see (or not to see) Hamlet

    01/09/14   76

The sell-out production of Hamlet is rumoured to be receiving the silver screen treatment with a live broadcast. If you haven’t managed to get your hands on tickets to the hottest show in Theatreland yet, don’t despair. A live broadcast of Hamlet could be coming to a cinema near you with the National Theatre’s NT […]

News: Neville’s Island transfers to West End

    01/09/14   107

The recent revival of Tim Firth’s Neville’s Island will transfer to the West End this autumn. Following a critically acclaimed run at the Chichester Festival, Angus Jackson’s production of Neville’s Island is making its way to the West End. The show will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 10th October. The play is […]

West End awash with Ice Bucket Challenges

    29/08/14   146

It’s been a washout week in the West End as the stars of Theatreland’s biggest shows have been joining in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenges. From entire casts to single performers, we’ve picked some of our favourite videos for you to enjoy.   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Alex Jennings, the West End’s very own […]

Top 5 film-to-stage adaptations

    28/08/14   136

Loads of popular films have been adapted into West End musicals and can experienced in London’s celebrated Theatreland. These amazing productions capture the magic of the original films and present it to audiences in a uniquely fresh new way. Here are our top 5 film-to-stage musical adaptations you simply must see. Matilda Roald Dahl’s imaginative […]

News: Mockingbird to land at the Barbican

    28/08/14   150

The critically acclaimed production of To Kill A Mockingbird is coming home to roost at the West End’s Barbican Theatre next summer. Following not one, but two hugely successful runs at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, the hit production of To Kill A Mockingbird will run at the Barbican Theatre from 24th June to […]

News: RIP Richard Attenborough

    28/08/14   185

Lord Richard Attenborough CBE, acting legend, and star of film and stage passed away on 24th August, aged 90. The highly decorated veteran actor was a distinguished craftsman, winning two Academy Awards (Best Picture and Best Director) for directing the biographic Gandhi, which starred Sir Ben Kingsley. Attenborough was above all an iconic British actor, […]

News: Superman flies into the West End

    27/08/14   252

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Superman The Musical making his way to the West End in 2015. We’ve used our own X-ray vision to do some snooping and have discovered that Superman, the Last Son of Krypton, will be adapted from the comic books to the stage in a brand […]