Blog / Mayor of London

Check here for the latest musical news with links to all your #StageFaves performers, shows and theatres. Also look out for our regular #GetSocial features and contributions from our syndicate media partners including MyTheatreMates.com and the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society.

24 Sep
2019

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the gala night for Mamma Mia! The Party, the immersive theatrical and dining experience being staged at The O2 London. It was an epic evening with star after star saying hi on the ‘Blue Carpet’ including ABBA’s very own Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson as well as cast members Steph Parry, Joanna Monro, Fed Zanni, Julia Imbach and AJ Bentley. Get watching!

17 Sep
2019

Just look at the fairy tale cast for the UK premiere of the Broadway version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, in concert at Cadogan Hall on 20 October. Joining Christine Allado’s Ella will be Jodie Jacobs, Dean John-Wilson, Cedric Neal, Dianne Pilkington, Zoe Rainey and Jac Yarrow. Will you be going to the ball?

07 Aug
2019

Get your glass slippers ready. Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is coming to London. The Broadway version of the screen-to-stage fairytale musical gets its UK premiere in a concert version, directed by Jonathan O'Boyle and accompanied by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, at Cadogan Hall for one night only on Sunday 20 October 2019.

07 Jul
2019

The flags have been flying this weekend for Pride In London 2019 and West End performers and shows have been playing their part. Are you ready for a colourful collaboration between 9 To 5 The Musical and Waitress, for example? Enjoy our Twitter round-up below.

07 Jul
2019

The flags have been flying this weekend for Pride In London 2019 and West End performers and shows have been playing their part. Are you ready for a colourful collaboration between 9 To 5 The Musical and Waitress, for example? Enjoy our Twitter round-up below.

27 Jun
2019

Are you ready to squeeze into that Lycra and try on those platforms because the new immersive theatrical and dining experience Mamma Mia! The Party – at The O2 London – is getting near. Full casting details have now been announced, including at least a few performers who have appeared in the West End production (shout out to Steph Parry and Joanna Munro).

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!

18 Oct
2018

London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert performance of Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends, composed by Emmy Award-winner Howard Goodall, can be seen at London’s Bishopsgate Institute on 1 and 2 November 2018 – & if the casting is anything to by, it’s going to be quite a treat!

19 Sep
2018

David Thaxton’s Arthur and Savannah Stevenson’s Guenevere will not only be joined by the likes of Celinde Schoenmaker, Emmanuel Kojo & Oliver Savile in London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s special forthcoming concert version of Camelot on 6 October 2018, internationally renowned opera star Charles Rice has also been cast as Lancelot. How can we resist?

25 May
2018

They can do nothing wrong! London Musical Theatre Orchestra have announced their 2018 season, featuring three musicals in concert: Camelot at the London Palladium; Girlfriends (starring Lucie Jones and Lauren Samuels) and the return of festive favourite A CHRISTMAS CAROL...

15 May
2018

Fifty years on from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr and 30 years since the first performance of the late Martin Smith’s musical, Hackney Empire joins forces with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra for performances on 30 June and 1 July 2018.

10 May
2018

With a flagship venue in Elephant and Castle and a satellite theatre within the arches of London Bridge Station, all opening in 2019, Southwark Playhouse is intending to stay just as dedicated to high-profile musical theatre. Take a look…

We've known our Mack and our Mabel for a while, but the London Musical Theatre Orchestra have now announced the full cast for the one-night-only concert at the Hacknew Empire on 23 September 2017. And to celebrate the first day of rehearsal, they've released a video of David Bedella singing ‘I Won’t Send Roses’ - oh, and don't forget to enter our MACK AND MABEL competition to win tickets!

01 Sep
2017

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra are going from strength to strength and this Autumn will be no exception! Their next show MACK AND MABEL will take place at the Hackney Empire and casting has now been announced! David Bedella will join Natasha J Barnes and Tiffany Graves for the concert that will take place on 23 September...

28 Jul
2017

On Thursday 27 June, London’s West End showed an overwhelming display of support to the Mayor’s "London is Open" campaign. Over 30 theatres and shows collectively shared photos and videos on Twitter, encouraging visitors to come and experience the magic of London theatres. The Mayor of London then shared a bunch of them on his own Twitter! We've collected our favourite videos and photos so you can see all your #StageFaves messages in one place...

07 Jul
2017
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The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is celebrating its second birthday by announcing details of the last two concerts in its already successful 2017 season. Musical Theatre Review's Angela Thomas shares more info on the season, as well as the full casting announcement...

29 May
2017

It's nearly summer holidays! If that's not enough to shout about, SOLT are returning with Kids Week, giving millions of free tickets to some amazing West End shows! Let's see which StageFaves favourites are on the list this year...

02 May
2017

This year, 23 April wasn't just Shakespeare's birthday, it was also the #LondonMarathon! 40,000 brave runners took on the challenge of a lifetime and raised thousands of pounds for charity. Loads of #StageFaves took to the streets either to run or support their friends. The fantastic Jo Parsons, who recently starred in LES MISERABLES, documented his journey from his training days right through to the finishing line! Read his story here...

24 Apr
2017

Yesterday was the #LondonMarathon2017 and loads of #StageFaves turned out to run the gruelling 26 mile race. Those who were feeling a little less fit took to Twitter to cheer their friends on. Check out our top tweets from the occasion! Have you donated to any of their charitable causes yet?

24 Feb
2017

Who's joining Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill in the London Musical Theatre Orchestra stellar concert presentation of Broadway musical HONEYMOON IN VEGAS? This is one night at the London Palladium not to be missed. (And you could win tickets through #StageFaves if you're lucky!)