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14 Nov

What's new British musical The Green Fairy all about? Discover more with the brilliant trailer for the show, then book your tickets as there's only a week and a half left to see the show!

05 Nov

Get a taste for new pub-set musical The Green Fairy, with footage of the cast's fantastic performance at Theatre Cafe and just released production images. Book your tickets now!

17 Oct

Any pub where you get to hear Julie Atherton singing is our kind of drinking esablishment, so we're excited about new hostiliery-set musical The Green Fairy, which has its UK premiere at The Union Theatre later this month. Book your tickets now!

15 Jul

In the second of our two-part interview, Bare: A Pop Opera star Darragh Cowley shares his Shakespeare ambitions and dishes the dirt on co-star and drama school peer Lizzie Emery as well as director Julie Atherton.

23 May

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)...