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03 Oct

They had big voices and even bigger hair! CHESS was a huge hit in the 80's and one of the last shows of its time to have such huge crossover appeal! Arguably the most recognisable song from this classic show is the pop-ballad duet "I Know Him So Well". Bring in the weekend with this iconic music video...

20 May

Young Frankenstein was announced as the winners of the fourth annual right royal West End Bake Off in aid of Acting for Others – and a whopping £9.5k was raised. So which show’s cake was the Hamilton cast tucking into and who rustled up the brain-shaped creation that took the fancy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? Read on to find out more...

07 May

It's going to be a right royal affair! This year, West End Bake Off will take place on Saturday 19 May 2018 - the same day as the Royal Wedding! Not only that, but two queens of the stage, Ruthie Henshall and Wendi Peters will be judging...

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree at the West End premiere of CHESS, starring Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Cedric Neal, Tim Howar, Cassidy Janson and Philip Browne at the London Coliseum (on 1 May 2018). Did Perry thank Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice for the music at the after party?

01 May

It's been FAR too long but CHESS is finally back in the West End and it officially opens this week!! We knew we wanted to celebrate with #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek but there are so many amazing songs in the show we had a hard time deciding! In the end we went with one we don't think gets enough recognition. Our #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek this week is Idina Menzel singing "Nobody's Side"...

24 Apr

The next year is an exciting and busy period for musical revivals, as some beloved shows return to the West End. Here are four of the biggest ones that guest blogger Nicole Ackman advises you to get booking now...

26 Mar

Full cast details have been revealed for the star-studded London revival of Chess, the first West End production of Chess since 1986 – plus there’s a new rehearsal photo featuring the cast and creative team…

16 Feb

OFFICIAL! Michael Ball returns to the West End stage in the first revival in over 30 years of CHESS, and he's leading a top-notch cast at the London Coliseum that also includes Alexandra Burke, Cassidy Janson, Tim Howar and Superstar legend Murray Head...

17 Jan

Want to know what's in store for musical theatre in 2018? Well look no further. Our friends at Musical Theatre Review have put together a month by month run-down of what to look forward to this year. Whether it's the next West End sensation, a cult classic playing on the fringe or a show that's touring near you, they've got you sorted!

27 Oct

In some amazing #StageFaves news, the ENO have announced that their next musical theatre production will be the first major West End revival of CHESS in over 30 years. The original production starred Elaine Paige and Murray Head, the 2008 Royal Albert Hall concert featured Idina Menzel and Kerry Ellis, and previous musicals here have attracted the likes of Alfie Boe and Glenn Close - which of your #StagesFaves would you like to see in this new revival?