The UK musical theatre scene is truly leading the pack at the moment. We have a thriving West End, wonderful UK tours, heightened interest in community and inclusive theatre, and now… a musical theatre cruise. Yes, you did hear that right. Later this year, Floating Festivals are premiering Stages At Sea, a 4 night immersive cruise experience with musical theatre appreciation at its’ core. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.
So it’s the morning after the night before and we are still thinking about some of the great musical performances from the Olivier Awards 2018 ceremony – The Girl From the North Country’s Sheila Atim and 42nd Street, to mention just two. Here’s a taste.
Fancy a look backstage at the preparations for the biggest night in the theatre industry calendar? Then stop right here and spy on Lee Mead and Sheila Atim rehearsing, the Hamilton costumes arriving and who is sitting where at the Royal Albert Hall.
There’s the West End cast of Hamilton opening the Olivier Awards ceremony, US musical theatre legend Chita Rivera will lead a West Side Story tribute and past stars of Joseph are celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary – it’s going to be quite a night…
Between #BlueMonday, the freezing cold and some very soggy snow, everyone was in need of a pick-me-up this week! Luckily it was also #NationalHugDay and the perfect excuse to spread some love! From hugs to waves and cozy cuppas, we’ve counted down 10 top tweets from our #StageFaves that give you that warm and fuzzy feeling!
Get the tissues ready…it’s time to say goodbye! Panto season officially came to an end for lots of our #StageFaves this week and the West End waved farewell to some terrific shows too! We’re saying adieu with 10 top tweets!
He shot to fame in 2007 as the winner of TV series "Any Dream Will Do," and has gone on to become a bonafide West End superstar! Now, 10 years after he won the hearts of the nation, Lee Mead returns with his acclaimed Christmas show. There'll be showtunes, tracks off his album and even some new songs, so get your tickets, grab a glass of eggnog and get ready for Christmas 2017!
Ever fancied setting sail in a big ship surrounded by fellow musical theatre fans and a bunch of your favourite West-End stars? Well, if that's your oddly specific fantasy, 2018 could literally herald the realisation of all your dreams! A new musical theatre cruise "Stages" has been announced aboard the Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas cruise ship. Michael Ball, Beverley Knight, Lee Mead, Sophie Evans, John Owen-Jones and musical theatre group Collabro will appear and we've gotta say, it sounds like a hell of a party...
After her thoughts comparing The West End with Broadway, Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Katie Rose turns her attention closer to home - West End shows vs their touring counterparts...
With Let It Shine such a big hit for TV and theatre, is there any chance of more theatre casting shows coming our way? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dries Janssen compares it with the Andrew Lloyd Webber talent shows of old...
Happy New Year! 2017 is fast upon us and it’s time to sort out those New Year’s Resolutions! If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our 10 fave tweets from our #StageFaves to give you some ideas!
She became a star overnight stepping up as Sheridan Smith's understudy in FUNNY GIRL, and now Natasha J Barnes is headlining a West End show in her own right. This CINDERELLA will go to the ball at the London Palladium in December...