After a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's critically acclaimed revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has transferred to the West End's Playhouse Theatre for a limited season. Continuing our #FirstNightTakeover series, Faves vlogger Perry O'Bree was there. Amongst the opening night audience, he rubbed elbows with husband-and-wife West End stars Michael Jibson and Caroline Sheen and with onstage father and daughter stars Andy Nyman and Harriet Bunton. Watch what happened here!
Actress Rosalie Craig and director Marianne Elliott celebrated their wins at the 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards, while Best Musical went to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical and leading man Jamael Westman received the Emerging Talent Award
If there were ever any doubts that UK audiences wouldn’t embrace Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking, award-winning musical HAMILTON they are quickly disappearing as another new booking period for the London production goes on sale on 4 June 2018 and the run extends to 30 March 2019.
The Olivier Awards 2018 was certainly a night to remember! There were incredible performances from some our favourite #StageFaves shows, lashings of glamour and some truly inspirational moments. We rounded up 10 of our top tweets from the ceremony and after party!
We've got more photos from the year's Olivier Awards. Check out these of your #StageFaves winners in the press room with their trophies and the people who presented them those trophies, care of photographer Pamela Raith.
HAMILTON was the night's biggest winner at this year's Olivier Awards, taking home seven prizes in total including Best New Musical. But in the performance categories, it split down the middle between men from Hamilton and women from Bob Dylan hit GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. The National Theatre's revival of FOLLIES also took two awards, including Best Musical Revival.
It's not only Easter Sunday. More importantly, in the theatre world, it's only one week to go until this year's Olivier Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. Congratulations again to all of our #StageFaves nominated for 2018 gongs. Here's a quick round-up of our top 10 tweets of our favourite nominees' responses to their nominations. We just wish you could all win!
Could HAMILTON win as many Oliviers as it has Tony Awards? To add to its 11 Tony wins, Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster dominates the Olivier Awards shortlists, announced today, with a record-breaking 13 nominations. Who else has got a shot in the musical categories? Full list of musical contenders and the live announcements, by Elaine Paige and Alexandra Burke, here...
There were backstage tidbits galore this February at HAMILTON and the official Twitter team were busy all month sharing cool content for fans to gobble up faster than a pack of valentines chocolates! There were boxes of wedding rings, unhappy Kings and...Spice Girl mannequins..?
When the casting of Freddie Flintoff in the current tour of Fat Friends the Musical was announced, there was a wide range of views and opinions from the public, as well as the theatre world. Mainly, people were complaining that it was an insult to theatre and to those who are studying and training in the Arts.
Last year, Lucie Jones flew the flag for Theatreland and the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest. Fellow #StageFave Liam Tamne is down to the final six to represent us in Lisbon this May with his song "Astronaut". TV audiences decide on Wednesday night (7 February 2018) whether or not he has lift-off. Louisa May talked to him about his extraordinary trajectory so far...
It was a great week for geeks as fantastic new musical EUGENIUS! had its gala night at The Other Palace! Come and find your inner superhero with our 10 top “Eunique” tweets! #GoEugenius!
Desperate to see the HOTTEST show around right now? Here, guest blogger Rochelle Bisson runs down the nine ways you can get yourself in the Room Where It Happens with the release this week of the next batch of HAMILTON tickets...
December 21st may be the shortest day of the year but the stars were aligned and shining brightly for the fantastic opening night of HAMILTON in London! And as soon as the show finished the rapturous reviews started pouring in! Still on a HAMILTON high we’ve rounded up our top 15 tweets from the big night!
The wait is over! HAMILTON officially got its London premiere tonight (21 December 2017) at the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre. We're rounding up the reviews as they come in. Do Brits get it? Here's what critics are saying so far...
HAMILTON is more than just a musical. As the West End premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 11-time Tony Award-winning blockbuster raises interest further, learn more about the man behind the rap with this short extract from the newly released Alexander Hamilton: An Illustrated Biography by noted Hamilton scholar Richard Sylla. And be sure to enter our competition to win a copy too!
Not got your tickets for HAMILTON yet? Well you've not thrown away your shot as producers Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh today confirm plans for the HAMILTON West End £10 daily Lottery which will open on Monday 4 December 2017 for the show’s first performance on Wednesday 6 December 2017.
It's one of the most hotly anticipated West End openings this decade and now the process of re-booking seats due to the delayed opening is done, the producers of HAMILTON have announced a further release of tickets for the first booking period of the show...
You'll have to wait just a tad longer to see Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster HAMILTON in London. Performances will now start two weeks later than previously announced due to major, ongoing building work in and around the Victoria Palace Theatre. The press night - now on 21 December 2017 - will be the ultimate Christmas present, though!
It’s less than a month until HAMILTON rehearsals start and we can’t contain our excitement! Even better, there are so many other great #StageFaves shows to catch over the next few months as well. Take a sneak peek at what’s coming up with our top ten rehearsal tweets…