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14 May

Craig Revel Horwood's new production of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM only announced its big-name star, Strictly Come Dancing's Kevin Clifton, in mid-March, just as theatres were locking down. It's now postponed its tour, which was due to launch in late September, by a full year...

30 Aug

After a seven-month run at the Piccadilly Theatre, Drew McOnie’s staging of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, starring Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen and recent addition Matt Cardle, will play its final performance on Saturday 27 October.

06 Jul

X Factor winner and best-selling recording artist Matt Cardle can’t resist the woo of the West End as he takes over from Will Young as bandleader Wally Strand from 31 July in Strictly Ballroom The Musical.

22 Jun

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....

13 Jun

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...

11 Jun

Is there any end to the number of screen-to-stage shows on offer? Guest blogger Amanda Reynolds makes the case for newcomers Strictly Ballroom and An Officer & a Gentleman and long-running favourites such as Grease, Mamma Mia! and Hairspray. Just don't bring your popcorn to the theatre...

26 May

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.

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree at the West End premiere of STRICTLY BALLROOM, starring Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen and Will Young at the Piccadilly Theatre (on 24 April 2018). Did you spot Baz Luhrmann in the house? And who'd Perry rhumba with at the after-party?

22 Mar

We love a fresh take on a classic and we also love Will Young. That bodes well for this new music video released by the team behind STRICTLY BALLROOM. Listen to Will and the cast perform a beautiful rendition of "Time After Time" and get super excited for the show to open this month...

22 Feb

This week we were given an exciting sneak peek into rehearsals for the tour of A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN! And we enjoyed it so much we thought we’d check out what was happening in some other rehearsal rooms! Thanks to our #StageFaves for sharing! Here are our top 10 rehearsal tweets…

17 Feb

It's the middle of February and love is in the air! Wednesday was valentines day and thousands of lovebirds flew to theatres around the country to enjoy a musical together! There was also a lot of, a LOT a lot of we put together our top tweets from Valentines Day 2018. Some are funny, some are cool, some are...original, to say the least.

14 Feb

Strictly Ballroom the Musical has officially launched at the Cafe de Paris in London ahead of previews at the Piccadilly Theatre from 29 March. Love London Love Culture is excited… and gives five reasons why

25 Jan

No need to wait until winter 2018 to ‘keep dancing’, Olivier Award-winning DrewMcOnie’s spectacular production of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical is heading to the Piccadilly in March and here’s the latest casting news.

22 Dec

We'll have to wait just a little longer for them to show us their paso doble as it has been announced that the opening of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM will be delayed by two weeks. The first preview will now take place on Thursday 28th March, with the opening night moved to Thursday 24th April.

15 Nov

It’s time to celebrate all things theatre on #LoveTheatreDay 2017 in association with The Stage! Ever wondered happens backstage at your favourite musicals? Now is your chance to find out with our top ten #Backstage tweets!

11 Nov

Will Young, Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen aren't the only ballroom beauties cast in Baz Luhrmann's screen-to-stage adaptation of his 1992 cult film hit. Find all the #StageFaves announced so far for Drew McOnie's West End transfer...

08 Sep

Are you a fan of Baz Luhrmann's 1992 Australian film hit STRICTLY BALLROOM? Well, get your happy face on! It's finally coming to the West End, directed and choreographed by Brit wunderkind Drew McOnie. Have a look at the video trailer for the UK premiere and start dreaming about who you want on your West End dance card...