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23 May
2019

Broadway star and American X-Factor finalist Stacy Francis plays a Catholic school nun in Julie Atherton's revival of coming-of-age and coming-out hit Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults this summer. Which other StageFaves are joining her in class...?

30 Apr
2019

Actor-turned-director Julie Atherton helms a new production of coming-of-age and coming-out hit Bare: A Pop Opera, coming to The Vaults this summer and marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Casting has yet to be announced...

27 Jan
2019

"Funny, innovative and full of laughs!" The world premiere of Tamar Broadbent and John-Victor's immersive nightclub musical CLUB MEX has been winning four-star reviews. What else have critics and audiences been saying? We've rounded up selected review highlights...

21 Jan
2019

New immersive nightclub musical CLUB MEX has just started performances at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre, where it's booking until 10 February. Manchester-based contributor Glenn Meads rounds up his top five reasons you should be making a beeline to the dancefloor for this world premiere. Plus, have you seen the heart-thumping trailer yet? Watch here.

18 Jan
2019

Got a #FridayFeeling that you absolutely escape dreary January blues in Britain? We love the summer vibes radiating from these photos of the CLUB MEX cast and director Julie Atherton in holiday mode. They've just started partying properly at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre...

17 Jan
2019

The team behind brand-new immersive nightclub musical CLUB MEX have been counting down to tonight's opening with daily videos on social media this week, and we just can't get enough. So we've rounded them up for you here. Watch, including sneak-peek interviews in the rehearsal room with director Julie Atherton... and just try not to feel like dancing along. (Don't forget to enter our competition!)

29 Nov
2018

CBBC regular Jade Johnson’s audition via Instagram must have been pretty successful because now she has a starring role in the world premiere of part-immersive, part-musical clubbing experience Club Mex at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre in early 2019. Plus there’s a chance to view that new song below…

14 Mar
2018

One of our fave musical theatre directors interviewing a series of our #StageFaves... starting with Tyrone Huntley, Alice Fearn, Fra Fee, Harriet Thorpe, Lara Denning, Julie Atherton and Mark Anderson? That's a weekly podcast we'll be tuning in to for sure... care of the new IMDB of theatre app, Stagedoor.

09 Jan
2018

Producers of THE GRINNING MAN have welcomed in the new year with a new extension – the award-winning transfer from Bristol Old Vic is now booking at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios until 14 April 2018. Why are folks raving? Why haven't you seen it yet?

20 Dec
2017

THE GRINNING MAN got its London premiere this week at the West End's Trafalgar Studios and is capturing the hearts of audiences and reviewers alike. Whether it's the puppets, the haunting score or the fantastic lead performance from Louis Maskell, we've rounded up the best reviews for your pleasure and perusal...

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the West End premiere (on 14 December 2017) of macabre musical masterpiece THE GRINNING MAN, which has transferred to Trafalgar Studios after its award-winning 2016 world premiere at Bristol Old Vic. In addition to capturing the creepy atmosphere and Trafalgar transformation, Perry caught up with show stars Louis Maskell, Sanne den Besten and Amanda Wilkin, as well as fellow #StageFave Hannah Waddingham, who recently recorded her own version of one of the show's songs...

30 Oct
2017

Lots of returning cast and several exciting new faces for the London transfer of THE GRINNING MAN. Sanne den Besten, Mark Anderson (fresh from The Toxic Avenger) and Julie Atherton are amongst those joining original stars Julian Bleach and Louis Maskell at Trafalgar Studios in December...

20 Jun
2017

The mark of true #StageFaves is that not only are they great performers onstage, but that they are also great people offstage. So it is amazing to see how many performers have answered the call from Giles Terera and Danielle Tarento to join Songs and Solidarity on Sunday 25th June. Taking place at Trafalgar Studios 1 at 7.30pm, Songs and Solidarity is a West End fundraising gala evening of song, dance and comedy for the hundreds of families made homeless and the relatives of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire.

02 Dec
2016

January is a notorious month for the winter blues. But #StageFave Julie Atherton aims to provide an antidote with a new musical revue at legendary cabaret venue, Brasserie Zedel (a.k.a. Crazy Coqs)...