You have the legendary casting director Anne Vosser to blame for my Blog this week! Not only did she kindly give me my first job from college (Pickwick choreographed by Gillian Lynne), but she recently posted this YouTube clip from the West End opening of Grand Hotel at the Dominion Theatre in 1992 which lurched my sleepy Sunday brain into action...
Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck, Lucy Briers, Rebecca Trehearn, Emmanuel Kojo, Sandra Marvin, Alex Young and Danny Collins in the West End cast of Daniel Evans’ five star production of Show Boat.
This time last week I was coming down from the buzz of BEAM:2016. Today, as I was re-reading my notes and other people’s write-ups for this blog, I received news on casting for The Toxic Avenger, starring Mark Anderson (who I saw performing at Beam) and produced by Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson (one of the producers who had their portfolios showcased at Beam). So that seems pretty apt.
My biases when it comes to Bar Mitzvah Boy... plus director Stewart Nicholls explains how he's reclaimed this gem, previously a notorious West End flop that ran for only 77 performances.
To be a musical theatre fan, you HAVE to be dedicated. Not only is seeing live theatre a rather expensive hobby but for some people, taking the opportunity to see live theatre requires a lot of travelling. With her nearest theatre being just over an hour away by road, and the glittering west end being over 3 hours away by rail, Becky Wallis feels like she spends a lot of my time travelling - but for theatre, it’s worth it!