Review: Cats

    12/12/14   304

Falling firmly into the camp of dog people, the prospect of watching three hours of people dressed as cats prancing about the stage filled me with dread. I’d also been put off by the negative reviews from my fellow theatregoers in the office, but determined to make up my own mind, I hopped on the […]

News: Let It Be can’t let the West End be

    09/12/14   238

The Beatles musical extravaganza Let It Be is returning to the West End for its third run in the Capital. The hugely popular jukebox musical Let It Be has proved itself as the comeback kid of the West End with a third London run lined up for 2015. Due to phenomenal public demand, Let It […]

News: Theatreland freshens up for 2015

    09/12/14   205

As the New Year draws closer it’s time to make those all important changes and improvements. The West End is no different, with a host of cast changes and show updates coming to a theatre near you in 2015. New cast for The Book of Mormon Olivier Award-winning and brilliantly blasphemous musical The Book of […]

News: X-Men invade the West End

    08/12/14   344

Theatrical legends Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are reuniting to bring their super powers to the West End. Unfortunately, we’re not about to see an all-singing, all-dancing musical adaptation of Marvel’s comic book heroes come to London. But two of the X-Men stars are bringing their super powers to the West End to star in […]

News: Strictly Ballroom to waltz into the West End?

    01/12/14   207

From one Baz to another, the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye has reported that Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom will be cha cha-ing onto the West End. According to Bamigboye, “Luhrmann’s producers will open Strictly in the West End late in 2015 or early 2016 — if a theatre can be found”. Luhrmann’s creative team has reportedly […]

Top 5 Christmas films perfect for the stage

    28/11/14   260

Holidays are coming. Let’s face it, you’ll more than likely fall into one of two Christmas camps; those who can’t get enough of the festive fun and start decorating the house in late October (although, shame on you), and those who loathe the Yuletide season (if this is you, it’s probably best to stop reading […]

News: Aladdin to fly into the West End

    25/11/14   484

The West End could be in for another Disney addition as soon as 2016 if reports are to be believed. The musical adaptation of the shining, shimmering, splendid Disney classic Aladdin is currently taking audiences on Broadway by storm, so it’s no surprise that a West End theatre is being eyed up for a transatlantic […]

News: Stage Door Radio to launch in January

    19/11/14   249

A brand new musical theatre radio series is set to launch in January 2015. Plans for Stage Door, a radio station dedicated to musical theatre and show tunes, were proposed last year but after failing to raise the target of £145,000 through crowdfunding, the future of Stage Door was uncertain. Organisers Wise Buddah and Mothership […]

News: Katie Holmes West End dreams

    18/11/14   549

Dawson’s Creek star Katie Holmes has revealed her dreams of appearing on stage in the West End. Best known for being the woman that made Tom Cruise go ever so slightly crazy on the Oprah Winfrey Show, actress Katie Holmes has spoken about her ambition to act right here in Theatreland. Speaking to the Evening […]

News: Netflix series based on The Audience coming soon

    14/11/14   195

Netflix have commissioned a new original series based on Peter Morgan’s The Audience. The Audience’s original writer and director will create the 10-part drama which will be titled The Crown. It is expected to air in 2016 and rumour has it that Claire Foy (Upstairs Downstairs, Going Postal) is to play the young Queen Elizabeth […]