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"C'est magnifique!" says The Stage and, across the board, critics are professing j'adore AMOUR. We've rounded up a few of the four- and five-star reviews as well as the latest show trailer. Are you ready to fall in love? Time to get booking!

03 Apr
2019

After a fantastic run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF crossed the river to the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End. Then, in what seemed like no time at all, it announced an extension until September! With all this buzz you'd be forgiven for assuming this production must be something special, and if these reviews are anything to go by, you'd be right...

14 Mar
2019

One of a few big Broadway transfers to have hit the West End in recent months, WAITRESS is the irresistible musical from Sara Bareilles and the all-female creative team behind the original production. The show was a hit across the pond and judging by these reviews, it's going to be a success here too...

An unexpected hit when it originally opened on Broadway, COME FROM AWAY has flown the coop, finally landing in London's West End. Needless to say, this heartwarming new musical about the triumph of humanity in the face of tremendous evil stole the hearts of UK audiences as much as across the Atlantic. Nominated for a series of the biggest honours at this year's Olivier Awards, fans and critics alike would no doubt love to see it scoop some accolades. See what the critics are saying about it here...

25 Jan
2019

A hidden gem in the Andrew Lloyd Webber canon, ASPECTS OF LOVE has returned to the London stage after a successful run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, and Jonathan O'Boyle's production is certainly making its mark! We've rounded up the reviews, the Offies nominations - and the stunning, brand-new trailer...

16 Nov
2018

What originally started as a concept album, then a community project, has over the passing of many years, found itself a record-breaking New York production, currently playing at the National Theatre ahead of a Broadway run! HADESTOWN is taking the musical theatre world by storm and if these reviews are anything to go by, it's got a long life ahead of it!

16 Sep
2018

It's time for the women to shine! UNEXPECTED JOY is stealing hearts and changing minds at the Southwark Playhouse this month and it's not just audiences who have been won over. The critics are raving about this heartwarming musical about the power of love, family and acceptance. Don't believe us? See for yourself...

09 Jul
2018

There are always a lot of expectations when it comes to big revivals, especially when they've already had a brilliant reception on the other side of the Atlantic. Sometimes the success just doesn't translate to the London stage. Not this time! THE KING AND I returns with its head held hight and a series of glowing reviews to back up the hype. Here is our reviews round-up of this production...

06 Jul
2018

Every once in while a truly unique, unlikely gem of a musical appears that reminds you why you love the form so much. After years of praying to the Musical Theatre Gods, the 2015 Tonu-Award winning FUN HOME has finally arrived in London and the hype is REAL. It's rare a musical receives such universally amazing reviews, but this one has...

18 Apr
2018

Last night, TINA - THE MUSICAL officially opened on London's West End and if these reviews are anything to go by, it's..."Simply The Best!" We've put together a round-up of the top reviews from this new musical charting the astonishing life of the legend Tina Turner, battended by the woman herself!

17 Jan
2018

Want to know what's in store for musical theatre in 2018? Well look no further. Our friends at Musical Theatre Review have put together a month by month run-down of what to look forward to this year. Whether it's the next West End sensation, a cult classic playing on the fringe or a show that's touring near you, they've got you sorted!

03 Jan
2018
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The first-ever revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE is currently enjoying a run at the Charing Cross Theatre and we couldn't be more excited about it! Chris Peluso and Ashley Stilburn are starring in this long-awaited production and our friends at the Musical Theatre Review caught up with the two to chat about re-imagining the show in 2017...

29 Dec
2017
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West End superstar Emma Williams is playing Alice Fitzwarren in this year’s star-studded pantomime DICK WHITTINGTON at the London Palladium. Our friends at the Musical Theatre Review chatted to Emma about the magic of panto and reuniting with her HALF A SIXPENCE costar Charlie Stemp...

29 Dec
2017
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Celinde Schoenmaker is a West End name and superstar StageFave with a CV chock-full of West End credits but this year she's spending Christmas at the Menier Chocolate Factory alongside Marcus Brigstocke in BARNUM. Our friends at the Musical Theatre Review chatted to Celinde about rehearsals, the showbiz story and fitting such a big show into a smaller theatre...

21 Dec
2017

The wait is over! HAMILTON officially got its London premiere tonight (21 December 2017) at the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre. We're rounding up the reviews as they come in. Do Brits get it? Here's what critics are saying so far...

20 Dec
2017

THE GRINNING MAN got its London premiere this week at the West End's Trafalgar Studios and is capturing the hearts of audiences and reviewers alike. Whether it's the puppets, the haunting score or the fantastic lead performance from Louis Maskell, we've rounded up the best reviews for your pleasure and perusal...

After a hugely successful opening night, everyone really is talking about Everybody's Talking About Jamie! Coming to the West End after a sold-out run in Sheffield, this new British musical opened at the Apollo Theatre on 22 November 2017 and just take a look at all these 4- and 5-star reviews. We've rounded up some of the best reviews from press night here.

After a successful out of town try-out, the raucous YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (based on the 1974 film of the same name) had its long-awaited opening in London's West End on 10 October 2017 and if the reviews we woke up to are anything to go by, it's going to be a big success. We've rounded up the best reviews from press night along with cool features, behind-the-scenes video clips and interviews from the red (sorry...green!) carpet...

Very rarely does a show come along that receives unanimous praise and adulation, after all, appealing to the wide ranging tastes of both audience and critics is a tough ask. The National Theatre's production of FOLLIES however, is one of those shows! It's been ages since we've seen such glowing reviews pouring in from far and wide and it's great to see the Sondheim classic 1971 musical still feels as fresh as ever! You can't be a true musical theatre lover without a bit of Sondheim, and we reckon FOLLIES is the perfect way to clock in a few hours of one of the greatest American composers...We've rounded up the best reviews and features so you can get your FOLLIES fix all in one place!

24 Jul
2017
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This year, West End Bares goes over the rainbow with a Wizard Of Oz theme and West End superstar Rebecca Trehearn will lead the cast in RUBY STRIPPERS this October at the Novello Theatre...