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.

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?

05 May
2018

Twenty whole years after its Parisian debut (GASP), French musical NOTRE DAME DE PARIS is back in the UK for an extremely limited run at the London Coliseum next January 2019.

01 May
2018

Sondheim classic INTO THE WOODS gets a 21st-century twist in an in-the-round production directed by and starring Tim McArthur, which runs at London's Cockpit Theatre 23 May to 24 June 2018, with a press night on 25 May. Full casting here...

24 Apr
2018

The next year is an exciting and busy period for musical revivals, as some beloved shows return to the West End. Here are four of the biggest ones that guest blogger Nicole Ackman advises you to get booking now...

24 Apr
2018

A slightly belated present for #ShakespearesBirthday. Casting is announced for this summer's fringe revival of Olivier Award-winning RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, with nods to the bard's The Tempest, coming to Upstairs at the Gatehouse in May...

03 Apr
2018

What better in the run-up to the opening night for CHICAGO, back in the West End at London’s Phoenix Theatre, than a series of interviews from Caroline Hanks-Farmer with the show’s stars? We start with cellmates Sarah Soetaert (Roxie) and Josefina Gabrielle (Velma).

20 Mar
2018

One of the most fun, timeless classics of all has to be RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET and now it's time for it to return (see what we did there) to London for a run at Upstairs at the Gatehouse...

14 Mar
2018

TWANG!!, Lionel Bart and Harvey Orkin’s comical celebration of the classic folklore hero Robin Hood and his more-than-merry-men, has its professional debut on the London fringe in a brand-new version at the Union Theatre next month...

14 Mar
2018

The cast of twelve #StageFaves helping to inaugurate Cirencester's new state-of-the-art Barn Theatre started rehearsing THE SECRET GARDEN in London. What happened when they arrived in Cirencester in the heart of the Cotswolds? How are the folk music traditions of the area seeping into their performance of this new actor-musician production? WATCH these two videos to witness how it's all coming together...

14 Mar
2018

There's something exciting happening in the Cotswolds. A brand-new, 200-seat, state-of-the-art theatre is opening with a brand-new, actor-musician production of THE SECRET GARDEN. And there's a cast of #StageFaves who've made the journey from London to be a part of The Barn Theatre's launch. See who's who here...

02 Mar
2018

It hasn't been professionally performed in the UK since the 1980s, but the Finborough Theatre has announced it will be reviving THE BIOGRAPH GIRL as part of its newly announced season...

02 Feb
2018

Bakers, this is a cherry atop your jubilee. Much-loved Great British Bake-Off co-host Mel Giedroyc will return to the musical stage later this year to star in Marianne Elliott's much-anticipated revival of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY, alongside Rosalie Craig as the show's first-ever female Bobbi, and Broadway legend Patti Lupone...

12 Jan
2018

We challenge you to read this news without humming... "Fame! I'm gonna live forever"... "Baby, remember MY name... Remember. Remember". And, if you're too young to remember the tune, for goodness sake, educate yourself by booking tickets now for the 30th-anniversary production of screen-to-stage hit FAME THE MUSICAL, which launches an extensive tour from Manchester in July.

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...

28 Nov
2017

Got your tickets yet for Streetlights, People!’s award-winning production of Adam Gwon's renowned ORDINARY DAYS? Meet the four-strong cast in our series of five videos... then get booking to see the show at Drayton Arms Theatre, where it continues its limited season until 9 December 2017.