Review: Shakespeare In Love

    30/07/14   90

With so many films being adapted into West End musicals these days, it’s refreshing to see a new play on the Theatreland block. And oh my, what a play Shakespeare In Love is… Possibly one of the most enchanting plays I’ve ever seen, Shakespeare In Love surpassed the expectations I had for the Oscar-winning film. […]

News: Forbidden Broadway/West End?

    29/07/14   174

Broadway’s cheekiest musical revue, Forbidden Broadway, makes its way to London’s West End for a strictly limited run in September. Following the news of Rabbit Hole’s forced postponement, starring Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt, we’re excited to see this brand new comedy show make its way to London’s West End for an 11-week run until November […]

Review: W London — Leicester Square

    29/07/14   182

The rock star of London hotels, W London – Leicester Square succeeds at making you feel like a VIP before you’ve even got to the check-in desk. I went to check out the hottest new property on the Show & Stay books much to the envy of everyone else in the office… Inspired by our […]

News: Of Mice and Men gets NT treatment

    28/07/14   120

The Broadway production of the American classic novel Of Mice and Men is set to broadcast as part of National Theatre Live. Starring Irishman Chris O’Dowd and Hollywood A-lister, James Franco, Of Mice and Men is the heartbreaking tale of migrant field workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, during the Great Depression in 1930s California. […]

News: Original Billy Elliot returns for cameo

    28/07/14   188

Liam Mower, one of the original boys to play Billy Elliot from when the show first opened in May 2005, is set to return for a special one-off performance in 2014. The long-running musical is set to be screened live to cinemas across the UK on 28th September. Mower returns as Billy, but as the […]

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

    23/07/14   289

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   179

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   165

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   184

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   508

 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 […]