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12 Sep

How often do you get to see all your favourite West End stars performing under one roof? Almost never! But this October, a host of StageFaves are coming together for one night only at The London Cabaret Club in an all-star charity cabaret show in aid of "Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis". StageFaves such as Zizi Strallen, John Partridge and Matthew Croke have already been confirmed, along with loads more Wesn End names...

Very rarely does a show come along that receives unanimous praise and adulation, after all, appealing to the wide ranging tastes of both audience and critics is a tough ask. The National Theatre's production of FOLLIES however, is one of those shows! It's been ages since we've seen such glowing reviews pouring in from far and wide and it's great to see the Sondheim classic 1971 musical still feels as fresh as ever! You can't be a true musical theatre lover without a bit of Sondheim, and we reckon FOLLIES is the perfect way to clock in a few hours of one of the greatest American composers...We've rounded up the best reviews and features so you can get your FOLLIES fix all in one place!

09 Jun

Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES makes its National Theatre debut in September, care of director Dominic Cooke. Who'll be joining Imelda Staunton, Philip Quast, Janie Dee and other previously announced principals in the 37-strong cast...

12 May

It's their time. The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Awards is a great annual event highlighting some of the best talent coming up through UK drama schools - and they're all singing Sondheim plus new music too. This year's gala will also be overseen by West End legends including Clive Rowe, Janie Dee, Julia McKenzie and Stiles & Drewe...

#StageFaves Kate Marlais and Alex Young don't just perform in musicals, they also write them. Our friends at Musical Theatre Review report on developments with their S&S Award-winning musical HERE, showcased with a cast of other #StageFaves...

06 Apr

The National Theatre is assembling a cast of 37 (accompanied by an orchestra of 21) for Dominic Cooke's major revival of Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES. In addition to Philip Quast, Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee and Tracie Bennett, many more #StageFaves have now been confirmed...

20 Jan

If Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins as supernaturally separated lovers Billy and Julie wasn't enough to get you excited about CAROUSEL at English National Opera, today's further principal casting - including Only Fools and Horses' Nicholas Lyndhurst and #StageFaves favourites Brenda Edwards, Derek Hagen, Alex Young, Gavin Spokes and Martyn Ellis - is likely to do the trick...

14 Dec

It’s a busy time for lots of our #StageFaves as rehearsals started this week for BAT OUT OF HELL, PROMISES and DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY as well as continuing for GIRLS and so many other productions we’re looking forward to in 2017! To celebrate all the long hours and energy that goes into making great shows here are some of our favourite rehearsal tweets...b

11 Nov

Say a Little Prayer for Gabriel Vick, Daisy Maywood and Paul Robinson - or have their prayers already been answered? They get their hands on that and other classic songs from Burt Bacharach's catalogue as they lead the cast of PROMISES, PROMISES. The first London production in 20 years of the Broadway musical Bacharach wrote with Hal David and Neil Simon, based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment, comes to Southwark Playhouse in the new year...

18 Mar

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.