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07 Apr
2019

So the big day has arrived. Olivier Awards rehearsals have been taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, the set is beginning to take shape, all the nominees are picking out their sparkly outfits and the nerves are growing. StageFaves has a look at the build-up on Twitter so far.

07 Feb
2019

We knew the West End production of Les Misérables was moving to the Gielgud Theatre while the Queen’s was being refurbished but we couldn’t have predicted that the venue would be hosting the concert version of the ever-popualr musical and that the cast would feature Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier). Could it be one of the biggest musical theatre events of 2019? It just might be…

08 Jan
2019

As one of the most financially successful productions in the history of the West End, it's not surprising that LES MISERABLES doesn't want to take a break, so while its current home at the Queens Theatre undergoes a refurb, it will transfer to a new West End home at the Gielgud for four months from the end of July...

24 Sep
2018

It was smiles all round as The Stage Debut Awards 2018 recognised breakthrough talent in the shape of Amara Okereke, the first actress of colour to play the role of Cosette, Louis Gaunt for his performance in Grange Park Opera’s Oklahoma! and composer Gus Gowland for his show Pieces of String at Mercury Theatre, Chichester. Have you seen any of their work?

17 Aug
2018

Everyone's Talking About Jamie's John McCrea and Lucie Shorthouse, Tina The Musical's Adrienne Warren and The King and I's Kelli O'Hara compete with the likes of Bryan Cranston and Aidan Turner in the West End category, while eight up-and-coming StageFaves are nominated across the Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical fields in The Stage's second annual Debut Awards. Who gets your vote?

30 Jul
2018

Did Les Misérables make you miserable? Or did it inspire you? When Sarah Whitfield was a teenager, her dad frequently embarrassed her with his love of the musical above all others. So, after he was diagnosed with late-stage cancer, she set out to find out why the show meant so much to him and to its worldwide following. Here are some of the responses she received…

27 Jul
2018

First it was the Victoria Palace Theatre in readiness for the opening of Hamilton, now Delfont Mackintosh Theatres is turning its attention to its other venues in need of a little TLC, and that includes the West End home of Les Miserables. Where do you think the musical will move to?

22 Jun
2018

Were you at West End Live!? Brilliant wasn't it!? Don't you wish it was still going on? Were you unable to attend? Gutted, right? WELL FEAR NOT!! West End Live 2018 have put together a comprehensive YouTube playlist of the performances from over the weekend....

19 Jun
2018

Stars from our favourite #StageFaves shows rocked out Trafalgar Square at this year's West End Live which was bigger and better than ever! We've rounded up some of our favourite moments in 10 top tweets! Check out our dedicated page for more coverage!

19 Jun
2018

We thought vlogger Perry O'Bree had met a vast array of West End stars on Day One of West End Live 2018, but there was no let up on Day Two as you can see! Watch all his backstage video interviews with #StageFaves including Killian Donnelly, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Danielle Hope, Suzie Mathers and many others. There’s even a great view of performances from Heathers The Musical, Eugenius! and Killian singing with The Barricade Boys – to name a few!

13 Jun
2018

SO MANY SHOWS TO SEE! Everybody's Talking About Jamie officially opens West End Live's 2018 proceedings at 11am this Saturday 16 June. The Saturday schedule continues with a slew of other West End big-hitters, with plenty other #StageFaves musicals and stars including Nathan Amzi, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Emma Kingston and Danielle Hope...

26 May
2018

West End LIVE 2018 is back – for an incredible 14th year – and we will be making sure you know everything there is to know about the event in Trafalgar Square on 16 and 17 June 2018. Starting with the packed list of shows queuing up to take part.

25 May
2018

Time for another #PalladiumPicks and this week it's a song from the longest running musical in the West End, LES MISERABLES. Jeremy Secomb popped by the London Palladium for a very intense rendition of "Stars" sung by the character Javert. We reckon those sideburns deserve an acting credit of their own...

20 May
2018

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...

18 May
2018

"More often than not, I tend to go to the theatre by myself. While it took a bit of getting used to at first, I am now perfectly happy rocking up solo for some theatre magic!" Sometimes it’s a buy-now-or-never ticket decision; sometimes it’s a weeknight; sometimes folks just aren’t free; sometimes you’re not sure who to invite ... learn to love yourself and go ON YOUR OWN! Here are some of our tips for heading to the theatre solo style!

08 May
2018

There are changes in the roll call at Les Misérables from 11 June 2018 as the musical enjoys its 33rd record-breaking year. So who is joining Dean and Bradley?

04 May
2018

Two of our extended #SFTeam, guest vlogger Alexa Putman and blogger Becky Wallis, recently enjoyed the ULTIMATE stagey weekend together with visits to Five Guys Named Moe, Les Miserables, Barnum and Matilda in London. Can you keep up?!

20 Apr
2018

Killian Donnelly will make history as the first Irishman to play the role since Colm Wilkinson in the original production. Watch him chat below about bringing the show home to Dublin…

03 Apr
2018

Wonderful West End actor and all-round superstar StageFave Ramin Karimloo is well known for his onstage roles in massive shows like LES MISERABLES and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA but his recording career is similarly awesome. His latest release is "From Now On" from the smash-hit film The Greatest Showman. Watch the video here...

28 Mar
2018

On 27 March, the stagey community celebrated World Theatre Day 2018! Tonnes of fans and #StageFaves alike shared their photos, experiences and videos all about their love for theatre! We've put together our Top Tweets pick from #WorldTheatreDay which we think sums up the joy we all feel when we settle in to watch a great show...