Blog / Laurence O’Keefe

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01 Jul
2019

It’s to the classroom for Noel Sullivan as from 19 August 2019 he picks up his briefcase and guitar in order to take on the iconic role of Dewey Finn in the West End production of School of Rock at London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre. Will you be rockin’ along to see him in action?

20 Mar
2019

You couldn’t make it up. Not only is ArtsEd graduate Jac Yarrow making his professional stage debut in the West End, he is doing so at the London Palladium, alongside Sheridan Smith and Jason Donovan, while playing one of the most iconic roles in musical theatre. For Jac is living the dream by playing the lead in the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, opening at the London Palladium in June 2019.

14 Mar
2019

Is there a pattern emerging? First Michael Ball returns to Les Misérables to play Javert, now Jason Donovan will return to the London Palladium in the new production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to star as the Pharaoh, 28 years after he triumphed in the title role at the same theatre. No loincloth this time though!

04 Mar
2019

Sheridan Smith has busy winning acclaim for her television work, but the Olivier Award-winning actress’ performances onstage have always been popular too (not least in the musicals Legally Blonde and Funny Girl). This summer she returns to the West End to play The Narrator in the brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium. Now we just have to find out who her Joseph will be?

25 Feb
2019

Time to go get a slushie and watch Carrie Hope Fletcher & Jamie Muscato perform ‘Seventeen’, the second single released for digital download from the upcoming album Heathers the Musical – Original West End Cast Recording. The complete album is released on1 March 2019.

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End gala opening of Heathers The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, transferring from The Other Palace. Watch our awesome vlogger delving into the Heathers candy store as he catches with all the stars of the cast at the after-show party including Carrie Hope Fletcher (who thinks he’s the best!) & grabs a #StageFaves selfie with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. How very…

10 Sep
2018

Nathan Amzi saves the day as smash-hit musical Heathers has its official opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket this week. His name is now on the Westerberg High register and will remain there until the end of the semester on 24 November.

17 Aug
2018

That’s right, a new song has been written into Heathers The Musical ahead of its West End debut at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in September 2018, along with changes to the script too. Oh, and did you want to know which new performers will be joining Carrie Hope Fletcher in the London cast? Then look no further…

04 Jul
2018

Missed the sell-out European premiere production of HEATHERS? Don’t fret, grab a slushie and head down to see the dark tale of murderous teenage angst at the Theatre Royal Haymarket when the show transfers from 3 September to 24 November.

11 May
2018

The Heathers are here and they mean business in the UK premiere of Heathers – The Musical from 9 June to 4 August 2018. Oh, and did you fancy seeing the cast’s old high school pictures, then go no further…

13 Apr
2018

Following on from a great response to the 2017 workshop, the musical version of 80s cult classic movie Heathers has its European premiere at London’s The Other Palace from 9 June 2018.

26 Mar
2018

Full cast details have been revealed for the star-studded London revival of Chess, the first West End production of Chess since 1986 – plus there’s a new rehearsal photo featuring the cast and creative team…