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10 Thames facts that will wash you away

    04/04/14   460

Running from Thames Head in Gloucestershire, the River Thames is one of London’s greatest icons and has a number of accolades including being the base of many battles and the centre point of the EastEnders opening titles. We’ve compiled a list of amazing facts about the river in honour of the annual University Boat Race, […]

News: Jodie Prenger returns to Spamalot

    03/04/14   470

Spamalot alumni Jodie Prenger is set to return to her role of the Lady of the Lake for the final few weeks of Spamalot. Monty Python’s Spamalot draws to a close at London’s Playhouse Theatre on 12th April 2014. But before the knights say their final ni, I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger will tread […]

News: Mamma Mia celebrates 15th birthday

    03/04/14   373

ABBA’s musical sensation Mamma Mia! has extended its run at the Novello Theatre until 25th April 2015 to celebrate its 15th birthday in London’s West End. On Sunday 6th April, the smash hit jukebox musical — which has been seen by over 7 million people in London alone — will celebrate its 15th birthday. As […]

Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    03/04/14   744

at the Savoy Theatre There was excitement in the air as the crowd started to build outside the Savoy Theatre for the press night of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the first thing that I noticed was the sheer variety of people that were all gathered for the show. Families, pensioners, even a trendy hipster or […]

9 Children’s books we’d love to see on stage

    02/04/14   688

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Matilda the Musical have both been massive Theatreland hits, so we’ve whipped up a list of books we think would be perfect for a West End Stage in honour of International Children’s Book Day.   Alice In Wonderland Already given the Tim Burton treatment, the fantastical world imagined by […]

News: Are the Scottsboro Boys headed to the Garrick Theatre?

    01/04/14   504

Word on the street is that the Scottsboro Boys could be making a West End transfer to the Garrick Theatre. The six-time Olivier Award-nominated show is tipped to be replacing Twelve Angry Men at the West End venue in June. However reports suggest that the move will not be confirmed until after the Olivier Awards […]

News: Cameron Mackintosh to make Oliver! movie

    01/04/14   696

Rumour has it that Cameron Mackintosh is hoping to make a new movie version of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! According to reports, Mackintosh has spent over a year trying to find the owner of the rights to the motion picture to allow him to make an brand new shiny movie version of the musical, which is […]

News: ABBA’s Benny and Björn reunite for Oliviers

    01/04/14   432

The line-up for this year’s prestigious Olivier Awards will see half of ABBA reunite to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Mamma Mia! ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus will be collaborating with the cast of London’s Mamma Mia! for the grand finale of this year’s Olivier Awards. The duo are the masters behind the iconic […]

Top 10 events in London this April

    01/04/14   708

We’re not trying to fool you, there really are some great events happening in London this April. Put a spring in your step with silent discos, a very large pillow fight, and more with our pick of London’s best April events. 1. The View from The Shard silent disco 1st — 5th April Dance to […]

News: Alexandra Burke replaces Beverley Knight

    28/03/14   430

My Twitter was rife with activity this morning with rumours that Alexandra Burke might replace Beverley Knight in The Bodyguard. I can now confirm that these allegations are true, and that we couldn’t be happier at Show & Stay HQ. Burke is scheduled to join the cast on 2nd June, alongside Tristan Gemmill who will […]