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…
Cast changes see Hayden Tee playing Miss Trunchbull alongside Rob Compton and Holly Dale Spencer as Mr and Mrs Wormwood in the RSC’s Matilda The Musical with Gina Beck continuing as Miss Honey. There are also two new Matildas joining the cast, but where have they got to?
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.
It's no secret that Brit James Corden is a fan of musicals, but he stepped it up on his "Late Late Show", by inviting Tim Minchin, Ben Platt and Abigail Spencer onto his show for a special performance of DONALD: THE MUSICAL, inspired by Minchin's smash hit show MATILDA.
Continuing our series on affordable theatre, guest blogger Nicole Ackman runs through the best places in London for younger theatregoers to get the most out of their Student ID. Do YOU know which blockbuster West End musical you can see for just £5?!
What's that!? It's Friday! FriYAY more like. And it's time for another #PalladiumPicks video! This Friday we're feeling naughty, so we thought what better way to get ourselves ready for the weekend than our favourite song from Tim Minchin's MATILDA!?
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!
The worldwide smash hit musical MATILDA is still going strong and a new class of revolting children have now been announced. The three girls who will join Emma Moore in the title role were put through their paces by Rebecca Thornhill (who plays Mrs Wormwood, Matilda's mum) in a ballroom dancing lesson! Find out about the new leads and watch the video here...
MATILDA THE MUSICAL may be full of revolting children but the focus is on the adults today as a host of new #StageFaves join the cast from 12th September. Stepping into the sensible shoes of Miss Trunchbull is David Shannon and taking on the role of Miss Honey, is star of Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and much more, Gina Beck.
The Easter weekend is almost upon us! Everyone's getting ready to enjoy a glorious 4 day break, soak up the sun and take part in some festive fun. But what about your favourite stars and shows? They may be busy over the weekend entertaining us all but your #StageFaves are celebrating the Easter holidays in their own unique way!
With the Broadway smash hit Hamilton coming to the West End, a white actor has been cast into one of the previously black roles. Is this right? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Willy Mukendi-Wood discusses Colour Blind vs. Copycat casting...
We never tire of meeting new Matildas, but we need a collective noun for them. A "cuteness"? Watch this cuteness of Matildas learning acrobatic skills from the show's Miss Trunchbull, Craige Els. Our fave quote: "I'll be a flying pig. Because I want to fly and I love pigs." Oink to that!
Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Kate Rose wonders, why are the theatre scenes on Broadway and in the West End so different?
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...
The stars of 38 shows across Theatreland - including 20 #StageFaves musicals - joined in the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's campaign to declare to the world that #LondonIsOpen - to business, to creativity, to talent, following last month's EU Referendum. See all the musical cast photos here...
Today we officially launch our special #WestEndLive section and introduce Perry O'Bree, who'll be our guest tweeter & vlogger for the extravaganza in London's Trafalgar Square this Saturday and Saturday, 18-19 June 2016. Watch his launch videos, and how he introduces himself (hilarious!), here...
Let's hear it for the ladies! We've got a plethora of wonderful shows on tour and in the West End which put brilliant women centre stage. Here, we take a look at some trailers for shows either currently or soon to be in the West End where fantastic actresses do what they do best - eight times a week.
UPDATED: Winners' conversion rate now added to this story... There are 13 musical productions in the 2016 Olivier Awards running, all but three of them still running (or, in the case of Bugsy Malone, soon to be returning). Brush up on the tallies and #GetSocial with them all here.
Here's a reminder of all the full shortlists in the 2016 Olivier Awards, with a Stage Faves focus on musicals. Plus, watch Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton read the nominations at the star-studded nominations event in February.