It’s not been smooth running when it comes to the role of Thénardier in the new production of Les Misérables at London’s Sondheim Theatre. After doctors telling actor Gerard Carey he must rest his voice until the end of February, Matt Lucas saved the day by reprising the part but has now suffered a back injury. Cue the arrival of Ian Hughes who recently played Thénardier to great acclaim in the current sell-out UK and international tour. Phew!
What a trouper Matt Lucas is. Having heard that Gerard Carey, originally playing Thénardier in Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre, had been taken ill, he rescheduled his Christmas plans and stepped into the breach. Lucas will be Master of the House for six weeks from 23 December 2019 with Carey expected to return on 3 February 2020.
Can Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables get any more popular? Perhaps it can with the just-announced new cast starring in the musical at the newly reburbished Sondheim Theatre, reopening on 18 December 2019. Just imagine Bradley Jaden as Javert confronting Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean. Are you booking already?
It’s a dream come true for Caroline Flack as the former Strictly Come Dancing champion and Love Island host prepares to play Roxie Hart in Chicago at London’s Phoenix Theatre from 10 December 2018 until the end of the show’s run on 5 January 2019.
Todrick Hall may be a YouTube sensation, but he is also no stranger to Broadway, having played Billy Flynn in Chicago and Lola in Kinky Boots. Now he reprises the role of the slick, manipulative lawyer at the Phoenix Theatre from 19 November 2018 until 5 January 2019 when the show closes. That’s showbiz folks…
The West End‘s current Roxie Hart and Billy Flynn are proving popular, so Alexandra Burke and Duncan James have extended their stays in Chicago. In other news: Josefina Gabrielle returns to play Velma Kelly on 22 October 2018. And that’s showbiz...
It’s a role Duncan James originally played in 2008 and now he is back in the courtroom (or Phoenix Theatre) joining Alexandra Burke, Josefina Gabrielle, Mazz Murray and Paul Rider in Chicago from 10 September 2018.
CHICAGO may be finishing at the West End's Phoenix Theatre in January, but it's not slowing down on the killer casting in its final months. Alexandra Burke will join to star as murderess Roxie Hart for a strictly limited season from 13 August 2018...
There’s a new Mama in charge of Cook County Jail from 2 July as Mazz Murray takes over the role in Chicago at London’s Phoenix Theatre opposite another new addition, Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn.
Following in the footsteps of Cuba Gooding Jr, the actor & musician will be playing the smooth-talking, razzle-dazzling lawyer from 2 July until 1 September 2018. Now we’re wondering who is going to join him?
The next year is an exciting and busy period for musical revivals, as some beloved shows return to the West End. Here are four of the biggest ones that guest blogger Nicole Ackman advises you to get booking now...
Caroline Hanks-Farmer continues her series of interviews with the stars of CHICAGO, the award-winning show spreading plenty of razzle-dazzle at London’s Phoenix Theatre. Next in line is Cuba Gooding Jr, making his British stage and musical debut.
What better in the run-up to the opening night for CHICAGO, back in the West End at London’s Phoenix Theatre, than a series of interviews from Caroline Hanks-Farmer with the show’s stars? We start with cellmates Sarah Soetaert (Roxie) and Josefina Gabrielle (Velma).
No sooner had guest blogger Caroline Hanks-Farmer come back razzle-dazzled from the CHICAGO press launch than producers announced that, due to demand, they've now extended booking for the show's West End return through to October. Live-tweeting from this week's event - plus sneak-peek rehearsal photos of Cuba Gooding Jr and his murderesses!
Paul Rider will join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall in the multi award-winning Chicago at London’s Phoenix Theatre.
If looks could kill... These three veterans - Ruthie Henshall, Sarah Soetaert and Josefina Gabrielle, all now confirmed to headline the West End return of CHICAGO alongside Hollywood's Cuba Gooding Jr - smoulder in these new images released in the show's trademark black-and-white style...