Blog / Alan Williams

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23 Aug
2019

It’s a pretty exciting combination: Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers and Mark Ravenhill all creating a brand new musical adaptation of David Walliams’ novel The Boy In The Dress for the RSC in November 2019, directed by Gregory Doran. But now we know some of the casting too with Rufus Hound, Irvine Iqbal, Natasha Lewis and Forbes Masson all taking lead roles in the much-anticipated production.

16 Jul
2019

Rev up that flux capacitor because it’s time to find out more casting details for the world premiere production of Back to The Future The Musical with Hugh Coles as George McFly, Rosanna Hyland as Lorraine Baines and Cedric Neal as Goldie Wilson.They join the previously announced Olly Dobson as Marty McFly in the show which opens at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 before transferring to the West End. Plus have a listen Cedric’s rendition of new song, ‘Gotta Start Somewhere’.

17 May
2019

Great Scott! It was and remains a classic movie from the 1980s and now it’s going to be reinvented as a stage musical. Grab your hoverboard because Back To The Future The Musical is introducing itself at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a 12-week season before the cast (including Olly Dobson as Marty) and crew squeeze into the DeLorean to travel to the West End.

StageFaves’ Perry O’Bree attended the West End charity gala opening of The Band at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, a special night raising money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Perry was there on the Red Carpet to chat to all the talented cast – one confessed to being a big fan of Perry – as well as Take That’s Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams too! Are you ready to see them ‘Shine’?

06 Dec
2018

Currently starring in the title role of Disney’s stage musical Aladdin, Matt Croke will release his debut album Only Dreaming – full of classic songs from stage and screen – on 7 December (digitally) and 14 December on CD. There’s just time to add it to your Christmas wish list!

03 Nov
2018

A stream of A-listers including Paul McCartney, Bryan Cranston, Judi Dench, Henry Cavill, Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Black, Steve Martin and more have contributed to a music video for ‘The Hero – A West End & Friends Tribute’ alongside stars of London’s West End (Charlie Stemp, Marisha Wallace, Cleve September, Kerry Ellis and oodles more #StageFaves). Everyone involved wished to pay thanks to servicemen and women around the world and to raise money for the UK charity, Help For Heroes.

02 Nov
2018

Following sell-out performances in 2016 and 2017, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra returns to the Lyceum Theatre for three performances of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens & Mike Ockrent’s A Christmas Carol on 10 and 17 December 2018 & just look at the cast – full of #StageFaves. There’s no ‘Bah, humbug!’ from us!

10 May
2018

As hit London musical Aladdin enters its third year at the Prince Edward Theatre, 14 new cast members embrace a whole new world, including #StageFaves Fred Johanson and Julian Capolei.

28 Feb
2017
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Disney musicals are now a family favourite and a staple on both sides of the theatrical pond. Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Charlie Reynolds looks back on some of the biggest hits and the biggest flops in the back catalogue...

20 Apr
2016

Mrs Henderson Presents star and 2016 Olivier Awards nominee Emma Williams is one of many West Enders running the 2016 London Marathon on Sunday 24 April 2016. She's running to raise money for Save the Children UK. Here's why...

01 Apr
2016

UPDATED: Lara Pulver wins Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Here's your crib sheet on Lara as well as the other worthy Olivier contenders in this category Amy Lennox, Emma Williams, Lara Pulver and Preeya Kalidas.