Blog / Michael Grandage

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Would you go over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Some 5,000 bodies were found at the foot of the falls between 1850 and 2011. The first recorded person to go over and survive was Annie Edson Taylor in 1901. Join Faves founder Terri Paddock and the QUEEN OF THE MIST company on 20 August 2019 to find out more about this extraordinary woman and the musical she inspired.

07 Jun
2019

Today is going to be a good day and here’s why: An extra ticket release for the West End production of Dear Evan Hansen goes ahead on 10 June 2019 (Pasek and Paul’s Tony Award-winning show begins previews at the Noël Coward Theatre on 29 October) and now fans have a chance to be part of the musical’s distinctive artwork.

28 May
2019

Pint of Wine Theatre Company’s production of Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist, which received its UK premiere in a sold-out run at the Jack Studio Theatre in April 2019, will transfer to London’s Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited seven-week season from 15 August to 5 October 2019. Plus the original London cast recording will be released to coincide with the opening.

29 Apr
2019

Miss Saigon star Alistair Brammer is back in the West End and flying high with the news that he will be playing Fiyero in the hit musical Wicked at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre from 22 July 2019.

22 Apr
2019

"To find a production as good as this one with singer/actors of this calibre is a joy." Audiences and critics have taken to Twitter to praise the UK premiere of Queen of the Mist at Brockley's Jack Studio Theatre. Take a look at some of our favourite tweets, then book your tickets for the show that runs until 27 April 2019!

17 Apr
2019

The battle is on for your votes in the run up to West End Eurovision 2019 including ‘The Best ident Movie’. From previous winner The Phantom of the Opera to new kid on the block Only Fools and Horses – The Musical, #StageFaves has brought together several of the video contenders to help you make up your mind.

09 Apr
2019

As Queen of the Mist begins performances at Brockley's Jack Studio Theatre, discover more about this UK premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's historical musical from its leading lady, Trudi Camilleri. Check out the brilliant interview, then book your tickets for the show running from 9 to 27 April 2019!

05 Apr
2019

There's no watery fog in these rehearsal images from Queen of the Mist, just reams of sheet music, plenty of cases, the odd juggling ball and a host of performers, which all makes us very intrigued about the UK premiere that comes to the Jack Studio Theatre from 9 to 27 April 2019. Take a look, then book your tickets!

29 Mar
2019

"I will tempt my fate, take a chance." So says Anna Edson Taylor in this atmospheric, watery new trailer for musical Queen of the Mist, which comes to the Jack Studio Theatre from 9 to 27 April 2019. Have a watch, then book your tickets!

19 Mar
2019

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?

18 Mar
2019

Queen of the Mist, Michael John LaChiusa’s award-winning musical based on the incredible true story of a groudnbreaking woman, will receive its professional UK premiere at the Jack Theatre next month, when Pint of Wine Theatre Company stage the show from 9-27 April 2019.

18 Mar
2019

Romance is in the air as West End performer, Strictly Come Dancing favourite and TV actor Danny Mac joins the UK touring company of Amélie The Musical, based on the much-loved film, opposite French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson as Amélie Poulain. Danny will portray the sweet daydreamer Nino Quincampoix from 22 May 2019, with Chris Jared playing the part during performances at the Watermill Theatre from 11 April to 18 May.

16 Mar
2019

Did you hear the gossip? The multi-talented Peter Polycarpou – well-known for his stage, film and TV performances – has been cast in the role of Don Quixote’s squire, Sancho Panza, alongside Kelsey Grammer’s Don Quixote in the first West End production of Man of the Mancha for 50 years, running at the London Coliseum from 26 April to 8 June 2019. Could that be double trouble?

16 Mar
2019

Did you hear the gossip? The multi-talented Peter Polycarpou – well-known for his stage, film and TV performances – has been cast in the role of Don Quixote’s squire, Sancho Panza, alongside Kelsey Grammer’s Don Quixote in the first West End production of Man of the Mancha for 50 years, running at the London Coliseum from 26 April to 8 June 2019. Could that be double trouble?

19 Feb
2019

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!

16 Feb
2019

Perhaps best known to UK theatre-goers for her roles in The Grinning Man and La Strada, French-Canadian actress Audrey Brisson has been cast as the iconic Amélie Poulain in the musical stage adaptation of Amélie The Musical, beginning a UK tour in April 2019 at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury. Are you feeling romantic?

08 Feb
2019

In the same week that queues of hopefuls lined up for the Dear Evan Hansen open auditions, dates have been confirmed for the Tony Award-winning Broadway show’s West End transfer, with previews at the Noël Coward Theatre set to begin on 29 October 2019 followed by an opening night on 19 November. Now it’s all about what the casting will be!

30 Jan
2019

It’s a family affair for Laura Pitt-Pulford as she takes on the role of Sheryl, the matriarch of the eccentric Hoover family, in Little Miss Sunshine, running at the Arcola Theatre from 21 March to 11 May 2019 before heading off on a UK tour. Among the other Hoovers she will be attempting to keep in check will be Gary Wilmot, Gabriel Vick, Paul Keating and Sev Keoshgerian. Happy travels…

17 Jan
2019

Mob Wife, A Mafia Comedy, Michael Mott and Corey Skaggs' criminally funny musical, receives a handful of developmental performances at Cockpit Theatre later this month. Get a flavour for the wiseguy-filled tale with these clips of a trio of songs being performed at New York's 54 Below.

15 Jan
2019

Starbuck Theatre Company is bringing Mob Wife, A Mafia Comedy, created by the team of Michael Mott and Corey Skaggs, to the UK later this month. The tale of marriage and mobsters will have a series of developmental performances at the Cockpit Theatre from 24 to 26 January 2019. Time to book your tickets!