Blog / Revivals

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.

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...

01 Apr
2019

After a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's critically acclaimed revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has transferred to the West End's Playhouse Theatre for a limited season. Continuing our #FirstNightTakeover series, Faves vlogger Perry O'Bree was there. Amongst the opening night audience, he rubbed elbows with husband-and-wife West End stars Michael Jibson and Caroline Sheen and with onstage father and daughter stars Andy Nyman and Harriet Bunton. Watch what happened 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...

11 Jan
2019

If it isn’t exciting enough that the Fats Waller musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ is being revived at Southwark Playhouse from 19 April to 1 June 2019, following its premiere at Mercury Theatre Colchester from 15-30 March, just look which artists are making their debuts as director and theatre choreographer. It’s only Tyrone Huntley and Strictly’s Oti Mabuse. We think the joint is going to be jumpin!

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...

23 Oct
2018

In musical two-hander BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR, Oliver Beamish plays the Older version of titular World War One hero and Canadian ace pilot opposite Charles Aitken as his younger, dare-devil self. In our latest featured interview, he discusses how they seep into each other's performance. And Blackadder gets a nod too...

23 Oct
2018

Charles Aitken plays the titular World War One hero and Canadian ace pilot in Proud Haddock's production of musical two-hander BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR at London's Jermyn Street Theatre. Having been raised in the US, he was shocked to discover how little he knew about the Great War before: he's making up for it now. Check out this must-read interview...

15 Oct
2018

Time to take a look at the principal company chosen for Trevor Nunn’s major revival of Fiddler on the Roof as Judy Kuhn, Stewart Clarke, Matt Corner and Louise Gold joining the previously announced Andy Nyman as Tevye. The production opens on 5 December 2018, so will it be on your Christmas wish list?

If 2018 is year of the woman (and it is!), then it all seems to be coming together now. This September, there are a host of fantastic musicals with women right in the centre of the action. Even more exciting, they all bring something totally new to the theatre scene, telling stories we rarely get to hear in commercial productions. Here are our Top 5 Feminist Picks opening over the next month...

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...

19 Jul
2018

It's time to take a trip this summer...AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS returns to London at the Union Theatre this August and casting has now been announced...

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?

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...

25 May
2018

Bring on the summer because FAME is back! Jorgie Porter, Mica Paris and Keith Jack will lead the newly announced cast in the UK tour celebrating the musical's 30th anniversary. Full casting below...

22 May
2018

As part of the Finborough's Celebrating British Music Theatre series, David Heneker and Warner Brown's love letter to Hollywood's first movie stars THE BIOGRAPH GIRL receives its first revival since its 1980 West End premiere. We caught up with #StageFaves Sophie Linder-Lee and Lauren Chinery about the show and the real-life Hollywood legends they play: Mary Pickford and Dorothy Gish...

17 May
2018

'A show viewed through a microscope may also be seen through a magnifying glass': Warner Brown had consigned THE BIOGRAPH GIRL, which he co-wrote with the late David Heneker in 1980, to the history of his youth. Mercurius artistic director Jenny Eastop and the Finborough Theatre have made him consider it anew. Here, he explains the 'small is sublime' approach and new additions to the material...

16 May
2018

They could be the Golden Girls of the 1920s. Check out these fantastic publicity photos of Emily Langham and Lauren Chinery as sisters Lillian and Dorothy Gish, who became two of Hollywood's first movie stars, with Nova Skipp as Momma. They're celebrated in 1980s West End musical THE BIOGRAPH GIRL, revived next week at the Finborough Theatre...

15 May
2018

It's got to be one of the most hotly anticipated shows to come to London this year. COMPANY opens on London's West End at the Gielgud Theatre this September and the lead role, usually played by a man, will be played by the fantastic Rosalie Craig. Caroline Hanks-Farmer was there and caught a lot of it on camera...

10 May
2018

They absolutely oughtta be in pictures, and they will be soon. A nine-strong cast of #StageFaves has been announced for the UK's first-ever professional production of THE BIOGRAPH GIRL, David Heneker's 1980 lovesong to Hollywood's silent film era. Who's playing Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford, DW Griffith and other celluloid legends?