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25 Nov

Are you as proud to call yourself a fan as we are here at #StageFaves? What does 'fandom' mean to you? Can you sum it up in a word? Vlogger Perry O'Bree was on hand to help Faves founder Terri Paddock ask the questions at her post-show Q&A at FANATICAL, a new British sci-fi musical that celebrates - and calls to - all fans everywhere. Watch the full Q&A, and Perry's take on it, here...

19 Nov

Do you need reminding why you love musical - or whatever else you happen to be a fan of? Then, you've got to check out the premiere production of Matt Board and Reina Hardy's comic-book show FANATICAL. It's got critics raving, including the one from Starburst, the world's longest-running magazine of cult entertainment...

Get your geek on! As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 20 November 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock is at the Playground Theatre for the world premiere of new British sci-fi convention musical FANATICAL. Got any questions for the show's creatives and stars?

05 Nov

If you're a musical theatre fan and you haven't yet discovered Amy Lovatt's brilliant vlogs about her love of musicals, catch up quick right here. We've chosen five of our favourite instalments for another watch as Amy prepares to take to the stage herself in the world premiere of FANATICAL... (And don't forget to enter our competition to win tickets!)

01 Nov

From Emmerdale to her musical theatre debut, Sophie Powles was won over by the message in FANATICAL: be a good person. She tells us about the fun she's been having in rehearsals, her childhood Power Ranger obsession and why she's a patron of When You Wish Upon a Star...

30 Oct

How many Stargate conventions have you been to? Suanne Braun, who played Goddess Hathor, has been to, and been feted at, quite a few. Her sci-fi experiences have been a boon while preparing for her new stage role in the world premiere of FANATICAL...

12 Oct

It’s just been announced that the upcoming London production of the hit Broadway musical Once Upon A Mattress, due to open at The Playground Theatre from 18 December 2018 to 19 January 2019, has been postponed – so we shall have to wait a little longer!

18 Sep

Fans of musical theatre and sci-fi are in for a treat with FANATICAL, the new musical coming to the Playground Theatre this November. Earlier this year, superstar StageFave Izuka Hoyle performed the song "You Should See Her Fly" from this awesome show. Check out the performance here...

12 Sep

"Don't tell me to get a life -
 I have one now, and it's called sci-fi!" If you love Eugenius, we reckon you won't want to miss London's next brand-new sci-fi geek-out musical, FANATICAL. A full cast of #StageFaves, led by sci-fi supremo Suanne Braun and comedy legend Stephen Frost, has been announced for the premiere production, opening at the Playground Theatre in November...

20 Aug

The team behind the well-received, sold-out UK premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s The Frogs, adapted by Nathan Lane at Jermyn Street Theatre, is to present a new production of the modern-day family musical retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. And this Princess isn’t taking any prisoners…

20 Jul

Bravo to the Playground Theatre for featuring two musicals in the venue’s first full autumn season, running from October 2018 to January 2019: the world premiere of Matt Board and Reina Hardy’s Fanatical the Musical and a jolly Christmas revival of Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer’s musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress.

27 Apr

Matt Board and Reina Hardy's British musical comedy FANATICAL, celebrating 'cult TV sci-fi show Angel 8' and its fans at comic convention, premieres later this year at London's Playground Theatre. Have a sneak-listen of some of the music ahead of casting...