News: Sleepless in the West End?

    14/10/14   182

The brand new musical adaptation of the classic 1993 movie Sleepless In Seattle could be making its way to the West End in 2015. Having recently had its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse in June, Sleepless In Seattle: The New Musical hopes to bring the show to the West End and Broadway before embarking […]

News: Once to close in March

    13/10/14   208

After two successful years in London’s West End, Once The Musical will have its final curtain call and bow out of Theatreland in the March of next year. The previously announced Ronan Keating will takeover the role of Guy from November 17th, and remain in the Tony and Olivier Award-winning production until it closes at […]

Review: Ghost Stories, London

    03/10/14   388

Tip: For the best experience sit in the front, far-left corner of the stalls in the Arts Theatre…if you dare. Horror films don’t phase me. Predictable and passive, you can see the monsters lurking miles away. Trapped in the intimacy of the Arts Theatre however, Ghost Stories is performed in the perfect setting, leaving the […]

News: Al Pacino returns to the West End

    02/10/14   443

Al Pacino has revealed his plans to return to London’s West End to star in Oscar Wilde’s Salome. The American actor and filmmaker recently starred in a movie adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s tragedy Salome, and has revealed that a full scale production of the tearjerker will make its way to Theatreland in spring 2016. Best […]

News: King Charles III to reign on Broadway

    01/10/14   284

It looks like the US of A can’t get enough of seeing the British Royal family on stage as King Charles III makes its way across the pond to reign on Broadway. The London play joins two other West End imports about the British monarchy; The Audience starring Dame Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II […]

News: Pride set for musical makeover

    25/09/14   341

Stephen Beresford’s movie comedy Pride looks set to be the latest movie-to-musical adaptation to land in the West End. If the homegrown drama does make it to Theatreland, the movie would be following in the footsteps of other hit British films that have made their way to the West End including Made in Dagenham, Billy […]

News: New Elphaba flies into the West End

    23/09/14   353

West End actresses everywhere will be green with envy as Jennifer DiNoia is preparing to defy gravity as Elphaba in the London production of Wicked the Musical. US actress Jennifer DiNoia will take over from Kerry Ellis and join the London cast of Wicked as of 27th October 2014. She will star as the iconic […]

Interview: Tim Pigott Smith, King Charles III

    19/09/14   357

It was announced yesterday that King Charles III, an unsettling parody about the British crown, has been extended at Wyndhams Theatre until 31st January. We got talking to King Charles himself, Tim Pigott-Smith, about theatre, monarchs and British identity at a small rehearsal studio in Pimlico. Tim is no stranger to the stage, having been […]

News: Di and Viv and Rose coming to the West End

    17/09/14   326

Tamzin Outhwaite appears to be flavour of the month in the West End following announcements that she will reprise her role in the 2015 London play, Di and Viv and Rose. Joining Outhwaite (Eastenders, Sweet Charity) in the critically acclaimed transfer are Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell. Di and Viv and Rose will be moving […]

Review: The Lion King

    15/09/14   752

This week we were treated to an exclusive matinee performance of Disney’s spectacular long-running musical, The Lion King, at the Lyceum Theatre in Covent Garden. And boy, was I not disappointed. Warning: Show & Stay apologise in advance for overuse of the word ‘spectacular’ which may be dropped more than once in this review. Now […]