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20 May

Yes, it’s that time of year again and we can’t wait for the free theatre festival West End Live to return to Trafalgar Square on the weekend of 22 and 23 June 2019. Want to know which shows are performing at this year’s event, from old favourites to first-timers? Then read on…

08 Apr

What a night for musical theatre at the Olivier Awards with Come From Away and Company each winning four prizes and awards going to the Sondheim show’s Jonathan Bailey and Patti LuPone. Also in the acting honours though were Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’s Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Caroline, Or Change’s Sharon D Clarke. Plus among the performances Six The Musical almost blew the roof off the Royal Albert Hall!

05 Mar

After much-anticipation actors Sheila Atim and Giles Terera announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2019 today and it wasn’t long before the celebrations began for two West End musicals in particular. The acclaimed gender-bending revival of Sondheim’s Company and powerful Canadian show Come From Away are recognised in nine categories each. The King and I and the Queens of Six The Musical are close behind with six and five nominations respectively. Who do you think will come out top on the night?

15 Feb

They are big shoes to fill but we have the feeling that Nkeki Obi-Melekwe is going to make her mark in her West End debut as Tina in the record-breaking run of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre. She joins the company on 15 April 2019, as does the new Ike Turner, Ashley Zhangazha. And as for original West End Tina Adrienne Warren, she is preparing to head off to NYC to lead the Broadway production in autumn 2019.

20 Jan

It’s the best new for fans of the West End production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre as Adrienne Warren and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith continue in the roles of Tina and Ike Turner until 13 April 2019. Plus over 200,000 tickets have been released for the popular show and there’s a cast recording is in the pipeline.

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.

London's newest Jukebox success, TINA - THE MUSICAL opened on 17 April 2018 to rave reviews from many of the big publications. from a star-studded red carpet to a showstopping lead performance from Broadway star Adrienne Warren, it's already a hit. So much so, that the producers have already announced the show will be extending until February 2019...

18 Apr

Last night, TINA - THE MUSICAL officially opened on London's West End and if these reviews are anything to go by, it's..."Simply The Best!" We've put together a round-up of the top reviews from this new musical charting the astonishing life of the legend Tina Turner, battended by the woman herself!

08 Mar

It's nearly time for TINA: THE MUSICAL to open at The Aldwych theatre on London's West End and the excitement is growing! In the second of three short films charting the development of the world premiere, book-writer Katori Hall shares her experiences of growing up as a black woman in the American south and talks about how Tina showed everyone "I can be authentically black, and still take over the world."

27 Feb

The clock is ticking until TINA: THE MUSICAL opens at The Aldwych theatre on London's West End next month and they're celebrating in style! In the first of three short films charting the development of the world premiere, director Phyllida Lloyd meets Tina Turner herself to chat about her incredible story and what she hopes for from the new show...

11 Jan

We may not need another hero but TINA The Musical does need someone to play the role of Anna Mae, the 11 year-old Tina Turner, along with the adult cast of the musical. So if you are a black and mixed race girl between the ages of 9 – 12 years old, under 4’ 10” with good acting skills and a fantastic singing voice and you think you're simply the best...then now is your chance!

17 Nov

Tina has found her Ike - and a whole bunch more. Further casting is announced today in the forthcoming world premiere of TINA The Tina Turner Musical, which opens at the West End's Aldwych Theatre in March...

17 Oct

It's official! Broadway's Adrienne Warren, who took part in the workshops of TINA The Musical, will make her West End debut portraying her idol, rock legend Tina Turner, in the new bio-musical, which premieres next spring, directed by Mamma Mia!'s Phyllida Lloyd. Read what the two American divas had to say about each other at today's media launch event...

15 Sep

Tina Turner is excited - and so are we! After two years in development, the musical based on the life of this iconic queen of pop will get its world premiere in the West End, directed by Mamma Mia!'s Phyllida Lloyd. We reckon TINA THE MUSICAL will be...well, simply the best...

09 Aug

Our #SummerMusicalMoment interview series is in full force and we're feeling the summer vibes! This week, we chatted to BEAUTIFUL's David O'Mahony about his post-West End plans, jetting off to foreign shores and taking his girlfriend with long as she gets a window seat!

07 Aug

How can time have flown by so quickly? On Saturday 5th August BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL bowed out after more than two fabulous years in the West End and we were so sad to see it go! The good news is that a UK tour with a new cast kicks off in September! In the meantime, we counted down 10 top tweets from the final night. Warning: you may need a box of tissues handy…

31 Jul

We're sorry to see BEAUTIFUL bowing out of the West End this weekend. But the just-announced cast for the UK and Ireland tour, launching next month, looks gorgeous enough to travel for. It's led by Bronte Barbe as Carole King and tons more #StageFaves...

BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical has posted closing notices for 5 August 2017 at the West End's Aldwych Theatre, just before its planned UK tour opens. Will you visit the London production before it finishes? Watch here what happened when King herself visited in March...

12 Feb

Often met with snobbery, jukebox musicals are flourishing in the West End. Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dawn Bush discusses her own revelations about these much-loved productions...

19 Dec

Tina Turner came to town to drop in on workshops for a new musical based on her life, which is now in development, under the direction of Phyllida Lloyd, who made a Mamma Mia! monster hit out of Abba's back catalogue. Who do you think should play Tina when the show comes to fruition? Any ideas for Ike?