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16 Jan
2020

Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley are West End bound as they return to play Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jnr respectively in Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical at London’s Savoy Theatre. Louise is back from 10 February 2020 and Brian makes his entrance on 2 March.

10 Jan
2020

Acclaimed for his performance in Fiddler on the Roof, Andy Nyman is the latest member of the West End Hello, Dolly cast to be announced. He will star alongside Imelda Staunton in the title role and Jenna Russell as Irene Molloy in the show at the Adelphi Theatre, opening on 11 August 2020.

10 Jan
2020

It’s not been smooth running when it comes to the role of Thénardier in the new production of Les Misérables at London’s Sondheim Theatre. After doctors telling actor Gerard Carey he must rest his voice until the end of February, Matt Lucas saved the day by reprising the part but has now suffered a back injury. Cue the arrival of Ian Hughes who recently played Thénardier to great acclaim in the current sell-out UK and international tour. Phew!

09 Jan
2020

Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton will be reunited with his Rock Of Ages co-star Rhiannon Chesterman when The Wedding Singer plays a limited season at London’s newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 30 January until 1 March 2020.

06 Jan
2020

Lambert Jackson Productions’ concert performances of the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden at the London Palladium on 4 April 2020 boasts quite a cast including West End stars Lucie Jones, Ramin Karimloo and Jac Yarrow.

03 Jan
2020

It will be popular Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer Kevin Clifton playing the lead role of Robbie Hart in the stage musical version of The Wedding Singer when it arrives at the newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 30 January to 1 March 2020.

02 Jan
2020

Nearly 20 years after the multi-award-winning Monsoon Wedding became one of the most successful international films of all time, the movie’s director Mira Nair will stage the new musical version which features a book by Sabrina Dhawan and Arpita Mukherjee, lyrics by Masi Asare and Susan Birkenhead and music by Vishal Bhardwaj.

23 Dec
2019

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of Curtains at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre. Perry is wowed by the incredible dance numbers, fabulous vocals & on the edge of his seat as he tries to solve such an entertaining musical whodunnit. Plus he gets to chat post-show to the stars including Jason Manford, Carley Stenson, Rebecca Lock, Samuel Holmes and lan Burkitt. It’s certainly a musical to lift your spirits.

18 Dec
2019

Evelyn Hoskins will be welcomed to the Waitress the musical diner, playing the role of Dawn, as we head into the New Year, while it’s also announced that original London cast member Marisha Wallace is going to be back as Becky in the West End production.

06 Dec
2019

As building work continues on Southwark Playhouse’s new purpose-built theatre in London’s Elephant and Castle, the venue’s spring 2020 season has been announced, including a major revival of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years directed by Jonathan O’Boyle.

06 Dec
2019

Featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will be returning to tour the UK, following an Australian tour, with performances beginning at Manchester Opera House from 10-26 September 2020. Are you ready to rock?

05 Dec
2019

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of White Christmas at London’s Dominion Theatre. Check out who Perry chatted to on the Red Carpet (including several of TV’s Loose Women) and watch his post-shows interviews with all the stars of the fabulously festive show including Danny Mac, Dan Burton, Danielle Hope, Brenda Edwards and Michael Brandon. Not feeling in a Christmassy mood? This show could do the trick.

02 Dec
2019

Formerly of Girls Aloud, award-winning singer Nicola Roberts will make her stage debut in Josie Rourke’s critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-winning production of City of Angels at London’s Garrick Theatre in March 2020.

29 Nov
2019

SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle, will premiere in London on 31 March 2020 at London’s newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Three special preview performances in December 2019 will star Michael D Xavier and Kimberley Walsh.

26 Nov
2019

'Laugh-out-loud'... 'a show for people who love musical theatre'. That's definitely us! And everyone who visits #StageFaves, of course. As we get ready for the West End premiere of Kander & Ebb's musical whodunnit CURTAINS, we've rounded up review highlights from the show's tour to date. Time to get booking!

26 Nov
2019

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of & Juliet at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre, the Shakespeare-style tale with a twist featuring oodles of iconic Max Martin tunes. Read on to see who Perry caught up with on the Red Carpet and watch his awesome post-shows interviews with Max Martin, Jessie J and all the cast, including Juliet herself, Miriam-Teak Lee.

25 Nov
2019

It was a glamorous night at the London Coliseum as the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards were revealed with Jamie Lloyd’s reinvention of Evita at the Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park being named Best Musical and Anne-Marie Duff coming out on top in the Best Musical Performance category for her portrayal of the title role in Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse.

22 Nov
2019

Rebecca Lock stars with Jason Manford and Carley Stenson in Kander & Ebb's whodunnit musical comedy CURTAINS, which receives its overdue West End premiere next month. She shares anecdotes from the road and thoughts on how and why the show must always go on.

21 Nov
2019

The first thing we thought when we saw this casting was: when can we see this in London?! Currently playing Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on an international tour, Killian Donnelly takes to the road again for producer Cameron Mackintosh, taking the title role in The Phantom of the Opera's new 2020 tour.

19 Nov
2019

Best known for his performances in Falsettos, School of Rock and Funny Girl, actor Joel Montague will take over the role of Ogie from Joe Sugg in the London production of Waitress, beginning on 2 December 2019.