Jeanette Bayardelle tells us about bringing her one-woman musical SHIDA, based on the redemptive story of her childhood best friend, and being overwhelmed by responses from London audiences at The Vaults. See some of those audience responses here... plus another of Jeanette's Broadway Shorts.
I'm so pleased I was able to see for myself two shows I've been working on recently on StageFaves, both UK premieres of lauded Off-Broadway musicals and now both recognised with multiple Offies nominations for their London runs. On-the-spot reactions and videos here for Shida and Preludes.
Broadway star Jeanette Bayardelle has made her London stage debut in her highly personal one-woman musical SHIDA. It's an "astonishingly powerful performance" of a "visceral and unapologetic examination of life derailed". We've rounded up review highlights to date. Time to get booking!
Off-Broadway musical SHIDA will get its UK premiere at The Vaults next month. It's written and performed by Jeanette Bayardelle, who we're a little obsessed with from her "Broadway Shorts" film series. Watch her take on Hamilton and her Shida trailer here...
In the second of our two-part interview, Bare: A Pop Opera star Darragh Cowley shares his Shakespeare ambitions and dishes the dirt on co-star and drama school peer Lizzie Emery as well as director Julie Atherton.
In the first of our two-part interview, Bare: A Pop Opera star Darragh Cowley discusses playing ‘the golden boy’ and why 2019 is the right time to revive Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere's coming-of-age musical about Catholic school.
Our friends at Musical Theatre Appreciation Society paid a visit to rehearsals for Bare: A Pop Opera, which is revived at The Vaults this summer care of performer-turned-director Julie Atherton. We're super-excited now! Have you entered our competition to win tickets yet?
Broadway star and American X-Factor finalist Stacy Francis plays a Catholic school nun in Julie Atherton's revival of coming-of-age and coming-out hit Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults this summer. Which other StageFaves are joining her in class...?
Actor-turned-director Julie Atherton helms a new production of coming-of-age and coming-out hit Bare: A Pop Opera, coming to The Vaults this summer and marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Casting has yet to be announced...
A soulful The Shining? An a cappella Avengers? A Sondheim-esque Stand By Me? We don't know the shows being created in these images of Notflix, but they look awesome. Have a peek for yourselves, then book your tickets!
Following on from one final, sold-out show at the O2 arena, comes news that the musical Tainted, featuring the memorable sounds of Marc Almond and Soft Cell, will have its first-ever public performances in a special showcase at The Vaults on 24 October 2018, supported by an ambitious KickStarter campaign.
The mods are still in fashion. After previous London runs at The Vaults and extensive touring, ALL OR NOTHING – THE MOD MUSICAL will move direct from its current five-week season at the Arts Theatre to ten weeks at the West End's Ambassadors Theatre. Is that anywhere near Itchycoo Park?
2018 is the year of the woman and it's also the year we answer the question "are women funny?" with a resounding YES!! The ladies of NOTFLIX - The Improvised Musical are back this March for five dates at the prestigious Vaults Festival. So grab your tickets to see the funniest women in improv turn your favourite movies into a once-in-a lifetime musical...because let's be honest...EVERYTHING'S better as a musical!
Get ready to rock'n'roll across the UK as the cast is announced for the award-winning musical TEDDY, by Tristan Bernays, with music by Dougal Irvine. How many fresh new #StageFaves can you spot in this company?
Happy Birthday HAIR, 50 years young this October 2017! The 50th anniversary production of HAIR, currently running at THE VAULTS, celebrated with a fantastic gala evening! Tribes old and new came together with many original London cast members in attendance. We’ve rounded up 10 top tweets that make us love that hippie life!
HAIR, the tribal love musical that took musical theatre by storm all those decades ago is back, enjoying a raucous run at The Vaults theatre. Writer/lyricist James Rado will not only be visiting the London production (for a gala night on 17 October 2017) but he was also involved in re-writing certain lines to make it even more relevant...
TEDDY's back! The award-winning musical, set in the aftermath of the Blitz, heads out on a national tour in 2018, starting at The Watermill Theatre and finishing off in London at The Vaults...
We can't believe it hasn't happened before, but this November, for the first time, a clothing optional performance of HAIR descends on the capital for one night only! The 10pm show will be a safe space for audiences wishing to forget their troubles...and their clothes, so take a towel and leave your sense of shame at home with the hippies of the 1960's...
Join the Tribe! Andy Coxon, who finishes this weekend in Yank!, leads the 50th-anniversary revival of HAIR as hippy Berger, alongside original Manchester cast members Robert Metson and Laura Johnson as Claude and Sheila. Who else has been cast?
Producers are still looking for the stars to play Berger, Hud and Margaret Mead in HAIR's upcoming 50th anniversary season in London but initial cast is now announced - and demand is already so high, they've extended booking into the new year. (Yes, that IS a true hair extension.) Scroll down for a reminder to watch the show performance at West End Live last month too...