Wrap up warm because Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez and Jennifer Lee’s stage adaptation of the Disney favourite Frozen is on its way with the West End production named as the first to open at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane in autumn 2020. Are you ready to let it go?
It’s shaping into quite a cast and we still have several months to wait before the opening! Joining Zizi Strallen’s Mary and Charlie Stemp’s Bert will be Joseph Millson, as Mr George Banks, and the music and stage legend that is Petula Clark, as the Bird Woman (and rumour is Petula’s role may be extended in this staging). Mary Poppins returns home to the West End’s Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019 to 29 March 2020 so get ready.
Could there be a better time for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Mary Poppins to return to the West End, with the movie sequel starring Emily Blunt having been such a hit? Now you can put the confirmed dates in your diary with news that the production starring Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp will open for previews at the Prince Edward Theatre from 23 October 2019 with opening night on 13 November. Are you booking your flight?
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!
Fifteen years after its critically-acclaimed stage premiere, Mary Poppins is flying back to its original West End home, the Prince Edward Theatre, when Disney’s Aladdin ends its run in August 2019. We can't wait to see Zizi Strallen & Charlie Stemp step in time!
Jiminy Cricket makes his National Theatre stage debut tonight (13 December 2017) in Dennis Kelly's stage adaptation of the 1940 Walt Disney screen classic PINOCCHIO. Watch #StageFave Audrey Brisson bring him to life - and remind yourself of the Disney original. You'll be giving a little whistle all the way to the South Bank and back...
Disney knows a thing or two about getting people talking - and sharing. We loved their use of social media at West End Live this year. In the Disney hut, fans were encouraged to get pics of themselves with props and costumes from Disney's two current West End hits, ALADDIN and THE LION KING, both of which performed at this weekend's festival....
Today, the London production of THE LION KING welcomes 11 new cast members from all over the world, including #StageFaves Janique Charles, Gary Jordan and Dominique Planter who take over the principal roles of ‘Nala’, ‘Zazu’ and ‘Shenzi’ respectively. Now in its 18th year, over 14 million people have seen Disney’s award-winning musical at the Lyceum Theatre and we can't wait to see the new cast in action.
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...
We're still hoping the actual stage show will join fellow Disney hits The Lion King and Aladdin in the West End at some point. But in the meantime, UK audiences can experience the Tony Award-winning delights of Disney's NEWSIES on the big screen from 19 February. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos..