Flying into the London production of musical sensation Wicked from 22 July 2019 will be Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf who will lead the new cast as Elphaba and Glinda, having played the roles on the recent UK and Ireland tour. They will be joined at the Apollo Victoria by Alistair Brammer as Fiyero, Kim Ismay’s Madame Morrible and Idriss Kargbo returns to play Boq. Do you see another visit to Oz in your future?
Despite five star reviews the UK professional premiere production of legendary composer Michel Legrand’s musical comedy Amour will end its run early, on 8 June 2019, having played 45 performances. There’s only two more weeks to see this “genuinely enchanting” and “utterly gorgeous” production so there’s no time to waste in booking your tickets.
Pint of Wine Theatre Company’s production of Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist, which received its UK premiere in a sold-out run at the Jack Studio Theatre in April 2019, will transfer to London’s Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited seven-week season from 15 August to 5 October 2019. Plus the original London cast recording will be released to coincide with the opening.
Audiences are obviously keen to don their shiny Super Trouper outfits and head to The O2 this summer as the booking period for Mamma Mia! The Party, the new immersive theatrical and dining experience, has been extended from 18 November 2019 to 16 February 2020 due to popular demand. All together now, ‘Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing…’
See what happened when our colleague @stagedoorjoe got to hang out at the BIG The Musical London press launch with Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly and Wendi Peters. There was an early preview of the score and a chance to have a play on the famous larger than life piano. The show will play at the Dominion Theatre from 6 September to 2 November 2019. For more images and video, read on…
Billed as a touching and inspiring sidewalk-fairy tale, and featuring the famous song ‘Once Upon A Time’, Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson’s Broadway musical Brooklyn will have its European premiere at London’s Greenwich Theatre from 27 September to 9 October 2019. Will it be streets ahead?
Broadway star and American X-Factor finalist Stacy Francis plays a Catholic school nun in Julie Atherton's revival of coming-of-age and coming-out hit Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults this summer. Which other StageFaves are joining her in class...?
It’s going to be child’s play! Read on to find out which talented young performers have been chosen to play the pivotal roles of Adrian, Pandora, Barry and Nigel in the West End stage adaptation of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical, opening at the Ambassadors Theatre for a limited season from 15 June 2019.
It’s amazing what a little baking can do: Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts will be making her West End debut as Dawn in Waitress at London’s Adelphi Theatre for a limited summer season from 17 June 2019, and on the same date we’re pretty excited to hear that Lucie Jones will be cooking up those life-changing pies as Jenna. Sugar, butter, flour and a whole lot more.
Yes, it’s that time of year again and we can’t wait for the free theatre festival West End Live to return to Trafalgar Square on the weekend of 22 and 23 June 2019. Want to know which shows are performing at this year’s event, from old favourites to first-timers? Then read on…
How does Michel Legrand's score inspire the cast of AMOUR? The five-time Tony Award-nominated musical receives its UK professional premiere in this production, which is also the first staging since Legrand's death in January. Terri Paddock talked to the company as well as producer Danielle Tarento and director Hannah Chissick...
Fresh from his success directing Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Southwark Playhouse, Tyrone Huntley will be back in the spotlight, playing the role of Wes in the European premiere of new LGBTQ+ musical The View Upstairs, previewing from 18 July 2019 at London’s Soho Theatre. With Andy Mientus, Declan Bennett, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Cedric Neal and John Partridge already in the line-up, it’s turning into quite a cast!
Great Scott! It was and remains a classic movie from the 1980s and now it’s going to be reinvented as a stage musical. Grab your hoverboard because Back To The Future The Musical is introducing itself at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a 12-week season before the cast (including Olly Dobson as Marty) and crew squeeze into the DeLorean to travel to the West End.
"C'est magnifique!" says The Stage and, across the board, critics are professing j'adore AMOUR. We've rounded up a few of the four- and five-star reviews as well as the latest show trailer. Are you ready to fall in love? Time to get booking!
Jethro Compton’s stage adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with music by Darren Clark, premieres this week at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Compton explains why he transplanted this mythic tale to the coast of Cornwall...
Is there no stopping the queens of Six The Musical? Following on from invasions of Edinburgh, the West End and North America, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ award-winning rocking Royal musical will be taking off on a UK tour, visiting 33 venues, beginning in Guildford in October 2019. Let’s just try not to lose our heads with excitement.
Time to find out who will be attending the West End class for Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary’s musical stage adaptation of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The Musical, opening for business at the Ambassadors Theatre on 15 June 2019 for a limited season. All in a neat and ordered queue please…
Jenna Russell left us with wonderful memories when she played Dot in Sunday in the Park With George at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. Now she is heading back in July 2019 for Trevor Nunn’s UK premiere production of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s musical The Bridges of Madison County. So who will be her Clint Eastwood?
Having just celebrated its 20th anniversary in the West End at the Novello Theatre, Mamma Mia! is going from strength to strength. That includes some major cast changes in the London production from 10 June 2019 and the return of Mazz Murray, to the cast – not in her previous role of Tanya but this time as Donna. Here we go again…
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of AMOUR at the Charing Cross Theatre. Perry was there taking in the intimate atmosphere of Michel Legrand’s musical fantasy and of course fitting in some post-show chats with cast members Anna O’Byrne, Elissa Churchill and Claire Machin. It was a ‘chocolate box of delightful joy’ and Perry seems to have loved every bite!