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17 Apr

Another Theatreland casualty of the coronavirus outbreak, this summer's London premiere of LOCAL HERO has been cancelled at the Old Vic Theatre.

If 2018 is year of the woman (and it is!), then it all seems to be coming together now. This September, there are a host of fantastic musicals with women right in the centre of the action. Even more exciting, they all bring something totally new to the theatre scene, telling stories we rarely get to hear in commercial productions. Here are our Top 5 Feminist Picks opening over the next month...

24 May

Beverley Knight and a host of fabulous StageFaves have been confirmed for the new musical SYLVIA which will play at London's Old Vic Theatre this September 2018. See the full casting below...

27 Apr

The 1983 film LOCAL HERO has been adapted for the stage and will play in Edinburgh next year before transferring to London's Old Vic Theatre. David Greig and Bill Forsyth co-wrote the adaptation, with music and lyrics by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits...

09 Apr

We've got more photos from the year's Olivier Awards. Check out these of your #StageFaves winners in the press room with their trophies and the people who presented them those trophies, care of photographer Pamela Raith.

It’s only two weeks until the biggest theatre awards of the years, so time to see how excited the lucky nominees are getting about the big night, starting with Best New Musical.

01 Dec

As we come to the end of the year, it's time to start celebrating what our #StageFaves have been getting up to this year, and the brilliant guys over at The Curtain Up Show have just announced the nominees for their Album of the Year 2017, in association with TodayTix.

09 Nov

Casting has been announced for the West End transfer of the Old Vic's production of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, which begins its run at the Noel Coward Theatre in December. With many of the original cast being joined by some fantastic new faces, we can already tell it's going to be wonderful! Check out the full cast, watch the new trailer and send them some StageFaves cheer!

24 Oct

On 11 May 2018, London's Old Vic Theatre will celebrate its 200th birthday and they have announced an amazing bicentenary season which includes the world premiere of new musical SYLVIA. A co-production with ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company, SYLVIA uses dance, hip hop, soul and funk to shed new light on a remarkable story at the heart of the Suffragette movement.

04 Oct

It's been a sell-out at the Old Vic, where it finishes this Saturday, now more theatregoers will have the chance to see Conor McPherson's amazing musical makeover of Bob Dylan classics in GIRL FROM THE COUNTRY. It transfers to the West End for a limited season from 29 December 2017. We've got the new show trailer to remind you just how stunning it is...

01 Sep

The Old Vic Theatre and Sony Music Entertainment have announced the release of the Official London Cast Recording of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. Featuring lyrics and music by Bob Dylan, the album was recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and will be released this September...

22 Aug

If you missed the Old Vic's musical stage adaptation of Dr Seuss' wonderful children's book THE LORAX, mark your diaries for the show's three-week return from 15 October 2017. Simon Paisley-Day returns to narrate as The Once-ler with a new cast of #StageFaves just announced...

03 Aug

Faves founder Terri Paddock has been raving about Conor McPherson's new musical GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, inspired by Bob Dylan songs, and judging by this video of Sheila Atim's performance in the show at the Old Vic Theatre, we can understand why! Have a watch...

19 May

It was the first day of rehearsals for #StageFaves COMMITTEE, HOLY CRAP, and GIRLS FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY as well as first day in the QUEENS THEATRE for the new cast of LES MISERABLES this week! Here are our 10 top rehearsal tweets!

Last month Andy Karl won the top prize at the #OlivierAwards for his fantastic portrayal of Phil Connors in Tim Minchin's musical GROUNDHOG DAY. After taking the show across the pond to Broadway, he's now nominated for a Tony Award too! Andy stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to chat about the show, the recent MET gala and an unfortunate injury he sustained onstage...

05 May

What do Bob Dylan and ABBA have in common? Well...they've both got 'jukebox' musicals! Bob Dylan's 1963 song "Girl from the North Country", from his second studio album, provided inspiration for this world premiere new musical (or is it a play with music?) opening at the Old Vic Theatre this July. We've got two fab songs for you from GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY (wonder how they came up with the title?!), sung by the cast, to whet your whistle. It certainly doesn't sound like MAMMA MIA!

02 May

The nominations for the 2017 #TonyAwards have finally been announced and two shows first seen in London have been nominated for major awards. The Magnificent MISS SAIGON and the glorious GROUNDHOG DAY have been nominated for Best Musical Revival and Best New Musical respectively. To top it all off, West End #StageFaves Andy Karl and Eva Noblezada have been nominated too. Both performers completed a West End run before jetting off to Broadway and we couldn't be more excited that such great British talent is being celebrated over on the Great White Way! Here are our 14 top tweet reactions to the news from both creatives and fans.

28 Apr

Bob Dylan's 1963 song "Girl from the North Country", from his second studio album, provided inspiration for writer-director Conor McPherson for this world premiere new musical (or is it a play with music?) at the Old Vic Theatre. Who'll be singing that and other classic Dylan tracks?

Only a few days (or are you already counting the hours) to the 2017 Olivier Awards ceremony this Sunday (9 April) at the Royal Albert Hall, but today we want to wind the clock back rather than forward. Do you remember just how much excitement was generated around the openings of the Best New Musical nominees: DREAMGIRLS, THE GIRLS, GROUNDHOG DAY and SCHOOL OF ROCK?

03 Apr

Ahead of the Olivier Awards on Sunday, we're sending big congrats to Charlie Stemp, Jon Robyns, Simon Lipkin, Giles Terera and other #StageFaves who've been #AlsoRecognised in the online awards run by our sister site My Theatre Mates. And we can't stop watching the hilarious video acceptance from former Avenue Q co-stars Jon, Simon and Giles. View it here...