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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.

19 Apr
2019

The landmark revival of Howard Goodal's THE HIRED MAN, running at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch this month (before touring to Hull and Oldham) has announced a cast of fantastic StageFaves. This epic, heroic tale of love, betrayal and loyalty is one not to be missed...

06 Feb
2019

Do biscuits inspire your creativity? Custard creams, Hob Knobs or pink wafers? Before he became a world-famous novelist (think Mortal Engines), Philip Reeve shared a spark of inspiration over a cup of tea in Brighton with Brian Mitchell. Terri Paddock talked to them about their collaboration 20 years on as The Ministry of Biscuits is revived...

24 Jan
2019

Full casting has been confirmed for the UK tour of In The Willows – the explosive brand new musical retelling of The Wind In The Willows – from the award-winning Metta Theatre. Olivier award-winning actor Clive Rowe stars as Mr Badger will be teaming up with X Factor fave Seann Miley Moore (Duck), Let It Shine’s Matt Knight (Chief Weasel) and deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca (Otter). Will you be joining in the adventures?

18 Jan
2019

Got a #FridayFeeling that you absolutely escape dreary January blues in Britain? We love the summer vibes radiating from these photos of the CLUB MEX cast and director Julie Atherton in holiday mode. They've just started partying properly at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre...

17 Jan
2019

The team behind brand-new immersive nightclub musical CLUB MEX have been counting down to tonight's opening with daily videos on social media this week, and we just can't get enough. So we've rounded them up for you here. Watch, including sneak-peek interviews in the rehearsal room with director Julie Atherton... and just try not to feel like dancing along. (Don't forget to enter our competition!)

29 Nov
2018

CBBC regular Jade Johnson’s audition via Instagram must have been pretty successful because now she has a starring role in the world premiere of part-immersive, part-musical clubbing experience Club Mex at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre in early 2019. Plus there’s a chance to view that new song below…

23 Nov
2018

Manchester to London is becoming a well-worn path for musical transfers from the Hope Mill Theatre. After Pippin in January, now another of director Jonathan O'Boyle's Hope Mill classic revivals comes to Southwark Playhouse, care of Aria Entertainment. Full London cast is now announced for this new take on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's ASPECTS OF LOVE. Have you seen who's who?

06 Nov
2018

It'll be hard to beat the actor-muso perfection of the Barn's inaugural production of The Secret Garden earlier this year, but the just-announced actor-muso cast for JUST SO look like they're up to it. Matthew Kelly is helping voice Stiles & Drewe's family treat. Who's bringing the animals to life onstage? Full company here...

04 Nov
2018

After the success of its inaugural season, including the launch production of The Secret Garden and this summer's revival of The Rise & Fall of Little Voice, the new state-of-the-art Barn Theatre in Cirencester concludes its first year with another family-friendly musical; Kirk Jameson's much-anticipated revival of Stiles and Drewe's Just So. Watch the director interview legendary lyricist Anthony Drewe about the show...

17 Aug
2018

Everyone's Talking About Jamie's John McCrea and Lucie Shorthouse, Tina The Musical's Adrienne Warren and The King and I's Kelli O'Hara compete with the likes of Bryan Cranston and Aidan Turner in the West End category, while eight up-and-coming StageFaves are nominated across the Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical fields in The Stage's second annual Debut Awards. Who gets your vote?

Do you prefer Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart or Rachel Marron? You could see her as both over the coming months. After her West End turn in Chicago, which she started this week, she'll return to The Bodyguard, launching a new tour in December. WATCH these great videos of her embracing her inner murderess...

09 Aug
2018

After an extended summer season at the Union Theatre last year, 1950s British musical classic SALAD DAYS is returning for an autumn tour featuring a host of #StageFaves including Wendi Peters and Mark Anderson. WATCH the trailer, filmed by fellow #StageFave Chris Kiely, here...

02 Aug
2018

They're known for fabulous regional premieres of West End classics and this latest production is no exception! The Queens Theatre Hornchurch have announced the casting for their latest production, ONCE, this October. Leading the cast is Daniel Healy, who was in the cast during its West End run!

25 Jul
2018

Have you seen the Barn Theatre's fantastic new trailer for THE RISE & FALL OF LITTLE VOICE? No wonder Michael Strassen's acclaimed production has just extended a week. You now have until 11 August 2018 to get yourself to Cirencester to see stunning newcomer Sarah Louise Hughes in action...

25 Jun
2018

Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded... #WestEndLIVE! The six wives of Henry VIII made history last weekend with a kick-ass performance at the annual two-day extravaganza in Trafalgar Square. All in preparation for a new tour and returns to first Edinburgh Fringe and then the Arts Theatre, with several new queens...

19 Jun
2018

As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Friday 20 July 2018, Faves founder Terri Paddock returns to the Barn Theatre to quiz the team behind a major new revival of Jim Cartwright’s Olivier Award-winning 1992 play with music The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Can you get yourself to the Cotswolds to join her? Got any questions to send even if you can't make it?

13 Jun
2018

Newcomer Sarah Louise Hughes takes the title role of Little Voice in a brand-new production of Jim Cartwright's 1992 modern classic THE RISE & FALL OF LITTLE VOICE. In this exclusive first interview, Sarah tells us more about her audition experience for such a big role, her time at Italia Conti and her advice for other performers... plus, are you ready for the documentary? Watch a sneak-peek here...

13 Jun
2018

After the announcement of Dreamgirls last week, we're doubly gutted to hear that its neighbour along the Strand, fellow Broadway transfer KINKY BOOTS, will also be finishing its West End run on the very same day, 12 January 2019. How many times will you be able to see Charlie, Lola and the girls before the show closes? (Starting this weekend at West End Live perhaps?!)

12 Jun
2018

Cirencester's Barn Theatre put itself firmly on #StageFaves' map with its inaugural production of The Secret Garden earlier this year. Its next music theatre offering has now been announced: Michael Strassen will direct a major new revival of Jim Cartwright's Olivier Award-winning THE RISE & FALL OF LITTLE VOICE with newcomer Sarah Louise Hughes taking on the title role immortalised by Jane Horrocks...

01 May
2018

Bright, young stars from across the country will have a chance to shine as one of the children from Oakmoor School in the new tour of the feelgood musical.