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.
Fresh from its season at the London Palladium, the musical adventures of Ratty, Toad, Mole & Badger in The Wind in the Willows will be enjoyed by a new audience at Easter with screenings across the UK & Ireland.
How many #StageFaves can you fit into the run of a Christmas cabaret? 21 and counting it turns out, as The Barricade Boys have announce the incredible line-up of guest stars for their festive show - THE BARRICADE BOYS - CHRISTMAS CABARET.
It may have finished its run in the West End, but now you'll have another chance to watch the London Palladium's StageFaves-studded production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS - on a screen instead! The show has been filmed live and is due to be released online and gasp possibly in cinemas and on TV in the near future!
The amazing Mr Toad and his furry friends are packing up and leaving us at the end of the summer. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will now finish its West End run at the London Palladium on 2 September. Will you have a chance to see it before it closes? Big plus: Kids go FREE!
Everybody go #PoopPoop!! Toad is in town and he's hopped his way to the London Palladium! Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the opening night of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS on 29 June 2017 and chatting to Mr. Toad himself, Rufus Hound (amongst others!) on the red carpet! This new adaptation of the world-famous children's book was composed by Stiles and Drewe and is sure to be a West-End smash! Watch Perry's #FirstNightTakeover vlog and check out his tweets and photos from the red carpet.
Forget Glastonbury, this weekend the only place to be was WEST END LIVE with amazing performances from all of our favourite shows! We’re rounded up 20 of our favourite tweets from performers and shows that capture some of the magic! You can find our full social media coverage, features and more on our dedicated WEST END LIVE page.
Who'd our vlogger Perry O'Bree catch up with at West End Live? Watch all his backstage video interviews from both days with West End stars including Ben Forster, Jade Ewen, Danny Mac, Cassidy Janson, Marisha Wallace, Kerry Ellis, Rachel Tucker, Tyrone Huntley, John Partridge (in drag!), Lucie Jones, Jason Manford and many others from Aladdin, An American in Paris, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Five Guys Named Moe, On the Town, The Lion King, Everybody Loves Jamie, Half a Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows - to name a few!
Did you make it back for Day Two of West End Live 2017 (25 June) in Trafalgar Square? In addition to several more top productions, fans were treated by special performances from West End stars as they may not have seen or heard them before, including Rachel Tucker, Kerry Ellis, Matt Cardle, Marisha Wallace, Ben Forster, Willemijn Verkaik, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Lucie Jones and John Partridge (in drag). Watch video highlights of Day Two below...
After a series of hush hush recording sessions, it was announced today that the cast recording for THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is on its way and will be released on June 16. With a fantastic cast including the likes of Denise Welch, Simon Lipkin and Rufus Hound, this new Stiles & Drewe recording looks set to be a fantastic romp through the classic story. StageFaves were invited to sit in on a recording session in Angel and if what we heard is anything to go by, it's going to be high-octane, hysterical and full of fun!
The full cast for the West End run of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is announced today. And its stars - Gary Wilmot, Denise Welch, Simon Lipkin and Craig Mather, joining the previously announced Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott - gathered at the London Palladium for a very swish photoshoot (nice ones, Darren Bell!)...
Composer and lyricist Alexander S Bermange has attracted scored of #StageFaves performers for his new album Wit & Whimsy, produced by legendary musical director Mike Dixon. Comic songs include "Stuck in the Ensemble", "It's Lovely Being a Luvvie" and "I Wish That My Life Were Like A Musical" - a #StageFaves anthem for the sequel, please?