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10 Mar

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of Pretty Woman The Musical at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Perry lives the dream, enjoying every minute of this new addition to the West End, and chats to lead players Aimie Atkinson, Danny Mac, Rachael Wooding and Bob Harms. Oh, and did we mention, he was sitting next to Six The Musical’s Natalie May Paris?

07 Jan

Rehearsals begin this week for Pretty Woman: The Musical, opening at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on 13 February 2020, so it’s the perfect time to share the news of full casting for the show. Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac, playing the roles of Vivian and Edward, will be joined by Rachael Wooding, Bob Harms, Neil McDermott and Mark Holden. We have to go shopping now...

23 Oct

There’s a star-studded bunch preparing to travel back in time for the world premiere tour of Michael Gyngell’s Club Tropicana The Musical, the 1980s answer to Love Island packed with pop classics from the era all performed live on stage. Have you got your shoulder pads & parachute pants ready?

26 Jul

If you loved EUGENIUS first time around at The Other Palace, chances are you'll be even more thrilled for its return especially with the starry new casting just announced. Rob Houchen is the new Eugene alongside West End stars including Neil McDermott, Emily Tierney, Alex Bourne and Simon Thomas. Plus...

05 Mar

Fresh from its season at the London Palladium, the musical adventures of Ratty, Toad, Mole & Badger in The Wind in the Willows will be enjoyed by a new audience at Easter with screenings across the UK & Ireland.

12 Sep

It may have finished its run in the West End, but now you'll have another chance to watch the London Palladium's StageFaves-studded production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS - on a screen instead! The show has been filmed live and is due to be released online and gasp possibly in cinemas and on TV in the near future!

09 Aug

The amazing Mr Toad and his furry friends are packing up and leaving us at the end of the summer. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will now finish its West End run at the London Palladium on 2 September. Will you have a chance to see it before it closes? Big plus: Kids go FREE!

Everybody go #PoopPoop!! Toad is in town and he's hopped his way to the London Palladium! Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the opening night of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS on 29 June 2017 and chatting to Mr. Toad himself, Rufus Hound (amongst others!) on the red carpet! This new adaptation of the world-famous children's book was composed by Stiles and Drewe and is sure to be a West-End smash! Watch Perry's #FirstNightTakeover vlog and check out his tweets and photos from the red carpet.

29 May

Last month, a craze took over the Twittersphere and loads of #StageFaves got involved. The #FaceApp takes a photo of you and shows morphs it into various scenarios (mainly male, female, younger, older and a couple of different smiles), We've put together our list of our top 10 #StageFaves superstars #FaceApp posts. We think Irvine Iqbal wins though, if only for originality...

15 May

After a series of hush hush recording sessions, it was announced today that the cast recording for THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is on its way and will be released on June 16. With a fantastic cast including the likes of Denise Welch, Simon Lipkin and Rufus Hound, this new Stiles & Drewe recording looks set to be a fantastic romp through the classic story. StageFaves were invited to sit in on a recording session in Angel and if what we heard is anything to go by, it's going to be high-octane, hysterical and full of fun!

27 Mar

A new trailer and cast photographs have been released for Julian Fellowes' musical The Wind in the Willows on the West End.

23 Mar

The full cast for the West End run of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is announced today. And its stars - Gary Wilmot, Denise Welch, Simon Lipkin and Craig Mather, joining the previously announced Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott - gathered at the London Palladium for a very swish photoshoot (nice ones, Darren Bell!)...

27 Jan

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is one of 2017's biggest musical openings in the West End. It will be led by Rufus Hound and, now confirmed and also reprising his performance from last year's tour, Neil McDermott as, respectively Mr Toad and Chief Weasel. Several other #StageFaves have also been announced to join them at the London Palladium...

17 Jun

Comedian, actor and presenter Rufus Hound will star as the lovable menace Mr Toad in this highly-anticipated new musical production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, launching from Theatre Royal Plymouth...