There’s going to be a lorra lorra laughs & maybe a few tears along the way when popular actress Sheridan Smith once again plays Cilla Black, a role which brought her much acclaim in Jeff Pope’s BAFTA award-winning ITV series. This time, though, audiences will have the chance to see her in Bill Kenwright’s touring stage production of Cilla The Musical, also written by Pope, and opening on 23 September for a four-week season.
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the Savoy Theatre, continuing in the West End to 31 August 2019. Perry was there at the after-party to catch up with several members of the cast including Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Brian Conley and Bonnie Langford. Watch out for Brian describing Perry as one of the best theatre vloggers around & some expert video-bombing fromOlivier Award winner Michael Jibson!
There’s 13 days to go until Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical opens for previews at London’s Savoy Theatre & actress Caroline Sheen has roughly that same amount of time to learn the role of Violet Newstead following injured Louise Redknapp’s break from the show. Redknapp will re-join the show from the end of March. That’s showbiz…
After more than 21,000 votes being cast, the winners have been announced for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2018: Six The Musical wins for Best UK Cast Recording Best UK Cast Recording, Mean Girls on Broadway is the Best American Cast Recording and Carrie Hope Fletcher’s solo effort When The Curtain Falls is top in the Best Solo Album category. Was your favourite victorious?
The naughtiest puppets in town are coming to a venue near you as comedy musical Avenue Q returns to tour the UK, opening at Portsmouth’s Kings Theatre on 25 January 2019. Will you be checking out your favourite fuzzy friends?
It’s nearly 40 years since the classic movie was released, but the themes in 9 to 5 will strike a chord with a whole new audience when the musical version opens at London’s Savoy Theatre in January 2019. Are you looking forward to living the Dolly daydream?