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News: Jersey Boys extends ‘til 2015

    30/04/14   591

Plus — Michael Watson joins the cast as Frankie Valli The juggernaut of jukebox musicals, Jersey Boys, has announced that it is extending its ever-successful run until 15 February 2015. Now at its new venue the Piccadilly Theatre, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning musical is set to pave its way for continued popularity amongst […]

News: Jedward to save I Can’t Sing!

    29/04/14   1276

Theatre producer David King is reportedly planning to try and save I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical with none other than Jedward. The impresario, who has been behind a number of theatrical hits such as Spirit of the Dance, is said to be developing a plan which he hopes will save the failing show. […]

News: X Factor gets the aXe

    28/04/14   535

Simon Cowell and Harry Hill’s I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical has been cancelled and will close after less than three months in the West End. The musical parody will close at the London Palladium on 10th May 2014, just six weeks after its opening. In an official statement on the closure Rebecca Quigley, […]

News: Mamma Mia! announces new cast

    24/04/14   1153

Mamma Mia!, the West End’s sunniest musical, has announced a brand new line up of cast just in time for summer. The long-running show, which recently celebrated its 15th birthday, has a whole host of newcomers joining the ABBA musical from Monday 9th June 2014. Alice Stoke and Lloyd Green will take over from Emma […]

News: Matilda extends to 2015

    24/04/14   500

The marvellously magical production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical has extended booking until 24th May 2015. Currently playing at the West End’s Cambridge Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda has been seen by over one million people since its opening in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010. With numerous Olivier Awards under its belt, Matilda […]

News: First look at Jersey Boys the movie

    24/04/14   804

A brand new trailer for Clint Eastwood’s upcoming movie adaptation of the hit musical Jersey Boys has been released. It’s not due to hit screens until 20th June 2014, but we’re already counting down the days until we can walk like a man to our nearest cinema to see Jersey Boys the movie. The film […]

News: MH370 The Musical?

    24/04/14   518

Some of the greatest pieces of theatre are based on tragedy — think Romeo and Juliet and Phantom of the Opera. But it’s the mystery of the missing MH370 flight that could be the latest theatrical tragedy in the West End. The Almeida Theatre’s new artistic director, Rupert Goold, has spoken to The Telegraph about […]

News: Shakespeare In Love casting

    24/04/14   491

Further casting has been announced for the hotly anticipated stage production of Shakespeare In Love. Coinciding with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, the announcement includes those playing the iconic roles of Christopher Marlowe, John Webster and Queen Elizabeth. Anna Carteret will be taking on the role of Queen Elizabeth, originated by Dame Judi […]

Interview: Jeff Rawle, Handbagged

    23/04/14   818

Moira Buffini’s Handbagged is a hilarious new play about the private meetings between Margaret Thatcher and the Queen which is currently taking the West End by storm. We caught up with Jeff Rawle who plays a whopping ten parts in the wonderfully speculative show. Interview: Jeff Rawle, Handbagged   To see Jeff on stage book […]

9 things we love about England…

    23/04/14   850

…and 4 things we really don’t To celebrate the patron saint of England, St George, we’re having a look at some of the best and worst things about England.   9. The weather As much as we hate it, we do love to moan about it.   8. Queues Nothing says order and organisation like […]