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06 Mar

It only takes a moment to check out the latest casting for the new West End production of Jerry Herman’s Hello, Dolly at the Adelphi Theatre, opening in August 2020. So welcome Clare Halse, Tyrone Huntley and Harry Hepple who join the previously announced players Imelda Staunton, Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell.

17 Sep

Just look at the fairy tale cast for the UK premiere of the Broadway version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, in concert at Cadogan Hall on 20 October. Joining Christine Allado’s Ella will be Jodie Jacobs, Dean John-Wilson, Cedric Neal, Dianne Pilkington, Zoe Rainey and Jac Yarrow. Will you be going to the ball?

22 Sep

If you follow political news from the US, you'll know that Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is generating headlines for all sorts of reasons. Closer to home, the implications of America's highest court of justice shifting to the right was also discussed in Faves founder Terri Paddock's recent post-show Q&A at UNEXPECTED JOY... as well as embracing love, and joy, in all its forms, finding common ground through musical theatre and much else...

16 Sep

It's time for the women to shine! UNEXPECTED JOY is stealing hearts and changing minds at the Southwark Playhouse this month and it's not just audiences who have been won over. The critics are raving about this heartwarming musical about the power of love, family and acceptance. Don't believe us? See for yourself...

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree at the European premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY, headlining this year's From Page to Stage festival of new musicals at London's Southwark Playhouse. Did Perry feel the family love in this tale of tolerance and three generations of female singers? Did he bond with young star Kelly Sweeney, who plays granddaughter Tamara?

03 Sep

New musical alert! THE DISTANCE YOU HAVE COME is a brand-new musical opening at the Cockpit Theatre this October 2018 and now the cast has been announced, you may well see a few familiar faces...

As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 13 September 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock returns to London's Southwark Playhouse to quiz the stars and creatives of UNEXPECTED JOY, now receiving its European premiere care of Katy Lipson and Aria Entertainment. Got any questions? (You could even win tickets for the night of the Q&A in our competition!)

10 Jul

Here come the ladies! Casting has been announced for the all-female, European Premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY! The show, about three generations of female singers, will play at the Southwark Playhouse this September and if the cast is anything to go by, it's going to be a corker!

23 Apr

It may be somewhat of a cult show, but LIZZIE, the all-female, heavy rock musical based on the life of Lizzie Borden and (possible) murders she committed, is a firm favourite in SatageFaves HQ.

08 Mar

There’ll be some quick rehearsals as actress and former X Factor semi-finalist Diana Vickers takes on the female lead role of Eurydice in the rock musical which has its first performance this Saturday (!) 10 March 2018. Watch this fabulous behind-the-scenes video of the full cast rocking out at the sitzprobe...

18 Jan

It's been a few weeks since BANANAMAN flew into the Southwark Playhouse to fill you with laughter and potassium. Listen to "Every Great Cliche" where Mark Newnham's Eric Wimp and Jodie Jacobs' crow set their sights on saving the day. Check out the awesome clip, get inspired, and marvel at Jodie's epic puppetry skills!

02 Dec

Marc Pickering's Doctor Gloom has a "really rather evil plan" in BANANAMAN - and he lays it out brilliantly in "Call to Action", the first song release from the comic book page-to-stage premiere, staring this month at London's Southwark Playhouse. (Psst! Have you also seen our gallery of rehearsal photos?)...

15 Nov

To celebrate #LoveTheatreDay, we rounded up 20 top #StageFaves tweets that show what makes theatre so special. We’ve got lots of love, magic, inspiration, debuts, surprises and even chin-lip-synching (thank you, BOOK Of MORMON!). We think every day should be #LoveTheatreDay!

09 Nov

The excitement is palpable for the Southwark Playhouse's run of BANANAMAN! With a fabulous cast of StageFaves now announced and a load of potassium-rich energy pumping through their veins, the team behind this brand new show are gearing up for a big success, so watch these funny videos to get you all excited for opening night...

26 Oct

Matthew McKenna is “handsome hero” Bananaman. But who are Doctor Gloom, Crow, Eric Wimp and General Blight? Full cast now announced for the comic book page-to-stage premiere of BANANAMAN, commencing at London's Southwark Playhouse in December.

11 Apr

Today is no ordinary Tuesday - it's #NationalPetDay AND #NationalSiblingsDay!! Your #StageFaves have been busily sharing pics of their families and furry friends on Twitter and we've rounded up our favourite tweet pics of the day. The question is, who has the cutest pet and who has the coolest sibling!?

02 Mar

#StageFaves founder Terri Paddock recently hosted a post-show Q&A at the UK premiere of LIZZIE, with a panel including the four stars Eden Espinosa (finally making her UK debut), Bjorg Gamst, Jodie Jacobs and Bleu Woodward. Listen to the raucous and insightful podcast here...

Musical theatre meets rock concert in LIZZIE, the tragic tale of American murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE is four women fronting a six-piece rock band. LIZZIE is rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder. And LIZZIE is opening tonight at the Greenwich Theatre! Count down until curtain up with these ten tweets...

24 Feb

The life and career of the late Cilla Black is coming to the stage, adapted from the successful TV mini-series starring Sheridan Smith. Producers are holding open auditions to find a new Cilla. We've been playing the #StageFaves fantasy casting game in the office today. Which other names should we add to the list?

22 Feb

After looking back at the musical theatre successes of 2016, Musical Theatre Review opened the year by previewing some of the 2017 musical theatre openings we know about so far in the West End, on the London Fringe and across the UK. Here are some of the big ones coming up fast. Where are we up to?