Blog / Holly Mallett

Check here for the latest musical news with links to all your #StageFaves performers, shows and theatres. Also look out for our regular #GetSocial features and contributions from our syndicate media partners including and the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society.

13 Jul

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Holly Mallett boarding The Barn Theatre bus for a trip to Cirencester and Michael Strassen's brand-new production of Jim Carwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Which cast members did she grab for selfies? And, most critically, what did Holly's mum think of the show?!

15 Nov

They're the unsung heroes of the theatre world and anyone who's ever won an award for acting on a stage knows they'd be lost without them! The tech team is the backbone of every theatre production and their problem solving is second to none. Well, this one's for all the backstage crew. 10 Backstage memes every theatre tech will relate to...

17 Aug

It's official - we've found your new favourite musical at the Fringe! PROM KWEEN is taking Edinburgh by storm this August, selling to packed out, party-ready crowds at Underbelly Cowgate and even winning The Stage award for Best Ensemble. This camp, funny and touching show about the true story of a non-binary teenager who ran for Prom Queen (and won!) is stealing hearts and changing minds every night at 8:35pm. We chatted to Rebecca Humphries wrote the show and is also in it, about why she wanted to tell this story, how she decided to tackle the issue of gender in a time where everyone seems to have an opinion on it, and how she made the show so FABULOUS Darling!

14 Jun

It's been far too long, but the wait is almost over. Our favourite wicked witch Idina Menzel has landed on our shores and begins the UK leg of her #IdinaWorldTour this Wednesday 14 June in Bristol before heading down to the Royal Albert Hall and beyond. She recorded a video message to all her fans in the UK and we're SUPER excited! We can't wait to laugh and cry along with our original Elphaba. Get those voices warmed up guys, the belting-queen is BACK...

30 May

There's no business like Showbusiness it's true, and every Musical is wonderful and unique, but there are some universal experiences every performer will recognise no matter the show. Here are 12 of our favourite Memes every Musical Theatre Actor will understand...

25 May

The Panic! At the Disco frontman has always been theatrical but he's finally getting a chance to tread the boards of Broadway in KINKY BOOTS. Brendon Urie makes his debut tomorrow as Charlie Price in the show that's been running in New York since 2013. Here's some video footage of Brendon talking about why he wanted to be a part of the show, and singing the song Soul Of A Man.

18 May

Life on the yellow brick road wasn't always easy for the legendary actress and singer Judy Garland, but it was certainly exciting! Opening tonight on the West End, JUDY! follows the story of one of America's greatest talents over three time periods - Young Judy, Palace Theatre Judy and CBS Judy. In honour of this fantastic show, filled to the brim with your #StageFaves, we've got a bunch of behind the scenes videos to whet your appetite for the month ahead.

09 May

Tom Holland may well be on his way to Hollywood heartthrob status as he takes on the lead role of Peter Parker in the new Spiderman film which will be released this summer, but musical theatre fans have loved him since he took on the role of Michael in BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL way back in 2008. Tom recently appeared on the American show Lip Sync Battle and used his screen time to remind us why he became a star in the first place with a toe-tapping intro "Singin' In The Rain" which quickly morphed into a rocking rendition of "Umbrella" which he performed...dressed as Rianna!

02 May

The nominations for the 2017 #TonyAwards have finally been announced and although two of the nominees are West End transfers, there's a whole host of exciting new shows that haven't been seen in the UK. You might be wondering what these other super slices of Musical Theatre sound like...well we've done the legwork for you and put together all of the trailers (and blurbs!) for the nominated Musicals in one place!

21 Apr

Legendary American television comedy show Saturday Night Live has spoofed screen-to-stage musical LEGALLY BLONDE, which had its UK premiere starring Sheridan Smith in 2010. Does it give you any ideas for which #StageFaves musicals they should tackle next?

19 Apr

The first "Live At The Other Palace" has been announced and it's a big one! The new series, curated by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, will kick off this Sunday 23 April 2017 at The Other Palace in London Victoria, with #StageFave Lin-Manuel Miranda "In Conversation". What questions would you ask?

13 Apr

The Easter weekend is almost upon us! Everyone's getting ready to enjoy a glorious 4 day break, soak up the sun and take part in some festive fun. But what about your favourite stars and shows? They may be busy over the weekend entertaining us all but your #StageFaves are celebrating the Easter holidays in their own unique way!

11 Apr

Today is no ordinary Tuesday - it's #NationalPetDay AND #NationalSiblingsDay!! Your #StageFaves have been busily sharing pics of their families and furry friends on Twitter and we've rounded up our favourite tweet pics of the day. The question is, who has the cutest pet and who has the coolest sibling!?

The #OlivierAwards ceremony may have ended at 10pm, but the night went on until morning! Here's our collection of favourite tweets from the party bus, the celebration, and the aftermath!

10 Apr

We were blown away by the performances from last night's Olivier Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall! Check out these photos of five #StageFave musicals vying for top spot - taken by people in the room! Who's jealous!?