Fancy feeling festive? The team behind Nativity! The Musical does with the announcement that the hit show is heading back to London for the third year and this time Sharon Osbourne will be joining the company alongside Danny Dyer, Dani Dyer, Rylan Clark-Neal & Simon Lipkin. Time to sparkle and shine?
Don’t be sad that all the presents have been unwrapped and the mince pies are running out, as there is already festive theatre news! Nativity! The Musical returns to Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo for a third year running from 11 to 29 December 2019 and Simon Lipkin will be back as Mr Poppy too.
This is one Christmas present you weren’t expecting! Danny Dyer will star as Hollywood Producer and Jo Brand as The Critic in the London run of Nativity! The Musical at the Eventim Apollo, from 19 to 31 December 2018.
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.
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the London premiere (on 14 December 2017) of screen-to-stage adaptation NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL at the Eventim Apollo. What happened when he met Samantha Barks and other #StageFaves on the red carpet? Did he get into the festive spirit?
Stage-to-screen musical adaptation NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL officially gets its London premiere tonight (14 December 2017) at the Eventim Apollo, but if you didn't manage to book for its limited, wildly popular five dates here, start planning ahead now - producers have confirmed it'll return for an extended festive run next Christmas...
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!
There are certain unspoken habits and traditions all musical theatre fans must abide by. Whether it's the "guess where I am" stage shot or the delicate way you handle your programmes, all theatre geeks spend time and energy on every aspect of their Musical Theatre experience. So, for the first time, Katie Rose from our friends at the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society has put together the 10 commandments of a theatre lover! Tell us, how many do you follow?
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!
London’s biggest and most vibrant Pride Festival ever took place this July! From shared West End pre-show warm ups to messages of love we’ve rounded up our 20 top rainbow tweets! #LoveHappensHere
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.
Did you make it back for Day Two of West End Live 2017 (25 June) in Trafalgar Square? In addition to several more top productions, fans were treated by special performances from West End stars as they may not have seen or heard them before, including Rachel Tucker, Kerry Ellis, Matt Cardle, Marisha Wallace, Ben Forster, Willemijn Verkaik, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Lucie Jones and John Partridge (in drag). Watch video highlights of Day Two below...
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!
Ahead of the Olivier Awards on Sunday, we're sending big congrats to Charlie Stemp, Jon Robyns, Simon Lipkin, Giles Terera and other #StageFaves who've been #AlsoRecognised in the online awards run by our sister site My Theatre Mates. And we can't stop watching the hilarious video acceptance from former Avenue Q co-stars Jon, Simon and Giles. View it here...
A new trailer and cast photographs have been released for Julian Fellowes' musical The Wind in the Willows on the West End.
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!)...
Tony and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Duncan Sheik follows up American Psycho with another musical thriller. WHISPER HOUSE, which premieres at The Other Palace in April, boasts a superb cast of West End #StageFaves: Simon Bailey, Nicholas Goh, Simon Lipkin, Niamh Perry and Dianne Pilkington...
Who's joining Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill in the London Musical Theatre Orchestra stellar concert presentation of Broadway musical HONEYMOON IN VEGAS? This is one night at the London Palladium not to be missed. (And you could win tickets through #StageFaves if you're lucky!)
Lots of #StageFaves musicals and performers have been nominated in this year's third annual #AlsoRecognised Awards, run by our sister site MyTheatreMates. Public voting has now opened and continues until 26 March 2017...
Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicholas Cage, eat your hearts out. #StageFaves Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill will be taking their HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in the UK premiere of the screen-to-stage musical, which plays in concert for one night only at the West End's London Palladium care of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra...