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14 Jun
2019

Ed Baker-Duly will play Robert to Jenna Russell’s Francesca in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s UK premiere production of The Bridges of Madison County, Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s musical adaptation of Robert James Waller’s bestselling novel, directed by Trevor Nunn. Romance is in the air.

13 May
2019

Jenna Russell left us with wonderful memories when she played Dot in Sunday in the Park With George at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. Now she is heading back in July 2019 for Trevor Nunn’s UK premiere production of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s musical The Bridges of Madison County. So who will be her Clint Eastwood?

07 May
2019

It’s taken a while to travel across the pond, but now Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Robert James Waller’s bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County will have its European premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 12 July to 14 September 2019, directed by Trevor Nunn. It could be a bit of a tearfest.

03 Apr
2019

After a fantastic run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF crossed the river to the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End. Then, in what seemed like no time at all, it announced an extension until September! With all this buzz you'd be forgiven for assuming this production must be something special, and if these reviews are anything to go by, you'd be right...

15 Oct
2018

Time to take a look at the principal company chosen for Trevor Nunn’s major revival of Fiddler on the Roof as Judy Kuhn, Stewart Clarke, Matt Corner and Louise Gold joining the previously announced Andy Nyman as Tevye. The production opens on 5 December 2018, so will it be on your Christmas wish list?

14 Sep
2018

The weather will just be fine on your parade if you catch this sneak peek of the cinema trailer for Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith. The Menier Chocolate Factory production, which had a West End run followed by a tour, was filmed during the final week of its run at the Manchester Palace Theatre and is released on 24 October 2018. Not long now…

31 Aug
2018

It’s a mystery no longer, director Trevor Nunn has made his match and chosen actor and writer Andy Nyman to play the lead in his major revival of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein’s classic Fiddler on the Roof, previewing from November 2018.

16 Aug
2018

It’s a festive treat for theatregoers who love a bit of tradition. The much-loved Bock and Harnick show Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn, opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory on 5 December 2018.

06 Aug
2018

While Hamilton looks likely to book forever in the West End, Off-West End, demand is also running high for Gerard Alessandrini's loving parody SPAMILTON at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where booking has now been extended until 15 September 2018...

02 Aug
2018

Did you miss out on seeing Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory, in the West End or on tour? Well, don’t despair as the show will be broadcast in cinemas nationwide on 24 October 2018, as part of a worldwide release.

12 Jun
2018

Can’t get a ticket for Hamilton, then why not pop along to the Menier for the UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton: An American Parody, opening on 24 July 2018. Marc Akinfolarin, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott, Liam Tamne and Julie Yammanee also join the cast.

30 Apr
2018

Can’t get tickets for Hamilton at the VP? It might just be easier to pop along to the UK premiere of spoof Spamilton, playing later on this year at the Menier from 24 July to 8 September 2018.

Celinde Schoenmaker is a West End name and superstar StageFave with a CV chock-full of West End credits but this year she's spending Christmas at the Menier Chocolate Factory alongside Marcus Brigstocke in BARNUM. Our friends at the Musical Theatre Review chatted to Celinde about rehearsals, the showbiz story and fitting such a big show into a smaller theatre...

03 Dec
2017

Marcus Brigstocke isn't the only #StageFave entering the three-ring circus as PT Barnum this month. One of this Christmas' biggest releases from Hollywood is movie musical The Greatest Showman, in which Hugh Jackman plays the showbusiness legend. The high-flying trailer looks thrilling!

29 Sep
2017

We can't wait to see his circus skills! Comedian Marcus Brigstocke will play PT Barnum in Gordon Greenberg's revival of BARNUM this Christmas at the Menier Chocolate Factory, along with #StageFaves including Laura Pitt-Pulford, Celinde Schoenmaker, Harry Francis and many more...

21 Aug
2017

Roll up, roll up! The greatest show on earth is coming to the Menier Chocolate Factory this Christmas. Gordon 'Guys & Dolls' Greenberg will direct London's first major revival of circus musical BARNUM from 25 November...

21 Jun
2017

Whose #StageFaves diary would you like to get a peek into? Fortunately for them, their secrets are safe as it is Adrian Mole's diary that now has a cast full of brilliant #StageFaves attached to it, as the Menier Chocolate Factory have announced the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 – The Musical which opens in Adrian’s 50th birthday year.

17 May
2017

The boy done good. Two years after premiering in his home town of Leicester, and after further development, the musical version of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical will receive its London premiere this summer at the Menier Chocolate Factory - opening in Adrian’s 50th birthday year...

24 Oct
2016

Les Dennis returns to musical theatre this Christmas with the Menier Chocolate Factory revival of SHE LOVES ME, alongside #StageFaves stalwarts including Alastair Brookshaw, Katherine Kingsley, Mark Umbers and Dominic Tighe as well as leading lady Scarlett Strallen...

19 Oct
2016

Seven of your #StageFaves performers are in the long-list running for Best Musical Performance in this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards - plus, audiences will decide which of six shows take home the Best Musical gong on 13 November 2016. Congratulations to them all, we say!