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30 Jul
2019

Toby Marlow, one of the writers of smash-hit West End musical Six, saved the day at the weekend when he donned high heels and leather hotpants to play the sixth Queen Catherine Parr. With just a few hours notice, the two performances initially threatened by cast illness went ahead.

26 Jul
2019

Ready to step in time? Amy Griffiths, Claire Moore, Claire Machin, Jack North and Barry James are doing just that as they join Zizi Strallen, Charlie Stemp, Joseph Millson and Petula Clark in the new production of Mary Poppins which returns to its original West End home, the Prince Edward Theatre, from 23 October 2019.

25 Jul
2019

Shane Richie’s BOOGIE NIGHTS heads back to the London stage during Camden Fringe, care of JR Theatre Company with a week-long run from 5 to 11 August 2019 at Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Time to return to the 1970s – and to get booking!

24 Jul
2019

As The Phantom of the Opera heads into its incredible 34th year in the West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that Australian singer and performer Josh Piterman will make his West End debut as The Phantom from 9 September 2019, with Britt Lenting as Carlotta Giudicelli and Richard Woodford as Monsieur André. Do you feel the music of the night calling you back to Her Majesty’s Theatre?

22 Jul
2019

The classroom calls once again for Layton Williams as Jamie New and EastEnders’ Shane Richie as Hugo/Loco Chanelle with news that the ever-popular West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is embarking on its first UK tour in 2020.

19 Jul
2019

They dreamed a dream of performing in the West End and it has come true for Brit School graduate Shan Ako & the Royal Academy of Music’s Lily Kerhoas as they take on the roles of Eponine and Cosette alongside a star-studded cast in Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, running at London’s Gielgud Theatre from 10 August to 30 November 2019.

18 Jul
2019

Dreams really do come true when you believe. We’re excited to hear the first casting news for Stephen Schwartz and Philip LaZebnik’s stage musical The Prince Of Egypt, having its West End premiere at London’s Dominion Theatre from 5 February to 12 September 2020. Leading the cast as Moses and Ramses will be Luke Brady and Liam Tamne and they will be joined by Christine Allado and Alexia Khadime, in the roles of Tzipporah and Miriam.

17 Jul
2019

Disney’s hit West End musicals The Lion King, Aladdin, the eagerly-anticipated Frozen, and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins will all take centre stage in the Disney in the West End Summer Pop-Up, set to open its doors to fans of all ages in Covent Garden from 23 July to 1 September 2019. It could open up a whole new world.

16 Jul
2019

Rev up that flux capacitor because it’s time to find out more casting details for the world premiere production of Back to The Future The Musical with Hugh Coles as George McFly, Rosanna Hyland as Lorraine Baines and Cedric Neal as Goldie Wilson.They join the previously announced Olly Dobson as Marty McFly in the show which opens at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 before transferring to the West End. Plus have a listen Cedric’s rendition of new song, ‘Gotta Start Somewhere’.

15 Jul
2019

In the second of our two-part interview, Bare: A Pop Opera star Darragh Cowley shares his Shakespeare ambitions and dishes the dirt on co-star and drama school peer Lizzie Emery as well as director Julie Atherton.

15 Jul
2019

Here’s your chance to get a glimpse of composer Stephen Schwartz attending the orchestral recording of the music for the brand new production of The Prince Of Egypt, premiering at London’s Dominion Theatre on 5 February 2020 for a limited 32-week engagement.

12 Jul
2019

Get ready to fight back the tears because Lambert Jackson Productions is bringing Doctor Zhivago – The UK Concert Premiere to London’s Cadogan Hall on 1 September with Ramin Karimloo as Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago and Celinde Schoenmaker as Lara Guishar, with further casting to be announced.

11 Jul
2019

If you are a fan of Sister Act, then producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg have answered your prayers with the announcement that a reworked version starring Brenda Edwards will open at Curve Leicester on 21 April 2020 ahead of further regional dates and a London season. Hallelujah!

10 Jul
2019

Sometimes it’s hard for dreamers but it’s paid off for the team behind the successful touring production of Amélie The Musical as it journeys to London’s The Other Palace for a festive season, running from 29 November 2019 to 1 February 2020, with Audrey Brisson reprising the title role.

10 Jul
2019

Throw your stetson high with excitement - Debra Stephenson and Tony Hawks will star in Hawks' new musical Midlife Cowboy when it receives its world premiere at The Pleasance Theatre in September. Book your tickets now!

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening night of The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical at the Ambassadors Theatre. Described by one cast member as ‘the Pixar of British stage musicals’, Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary’s inspiring show gives Perry goosebumps so he is thrilled to catch up several members of the cast: both the grown-ups and children. Will the musical be a big hit? Perry thinks so!

07 Jul
2019

The flags have been flying this weekend for Pride In London 2019 and West End performers and shows have been playing their part. Are you ready for a colourful collaboration between 9 To 5 The Musical and Waitress, for example? Enjoy our Twitter round-up below.

05 Jul
2019

‘On some marquee all twinkling lights – a spark to pierce the dark’: Cameron Mackintosh has revealed that the Queen’s Theatre in Shaftesbury Theatre will be renamed in honour of Stephen Sondheim when the refurbished venue opens with Les Misérables in December 2019. In the same year as the composer and lyricist celebrates his 90th birthday Sondheim becomes the only living artist to have a theatre named in his honour both in the West End and on Broadway.

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the UK premiere of On Your Feet! – The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan – at the London Coliseum and what a night #StageFaves’ awesome vlogger had! After chatting to music legend Gloria Estefan herself on the Red Carpet before the show (as well as Beverley Knight and Christina Bennington) Perry also caught up with the show’s leading players Christie Prades and George Ioannides. Was Perry doing the conga all the way home? Read on to find out.

02 Jul
2019

Presented at the Edinburgh Fringe by the team behind West End smash Heathers The Musical, the UK premiere of hit US musical Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical – based on the cult Hollywood film – has attracted quite a cast including Dominic Andersen, Rebecca Gilhooley, Evelyn Hoskins, Sophie Isaacs and Dean John-Wilson. Are you ready to binge on 90s hits?