Blog / Southwark Playhouse

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02 Jan

Nearly 20 years after the multi-award-winning Monsoon Wedding became one of the most successful international films of all time, the movie’s director Mira Nair will stage the new musical version which features a book by Sabrina Dhawan and Arpita Mukherjee, lyrics by Masi Asare and Susan Birkenhead and music by Vishal Bhardwaj.

27 Oct

Richard Hawley and Chris Bush’s Standing At The Sky’s Edge at the Crucible Theatre is named Best Musical at the UK Theatre Awards 2019, while Rebecca Trehearn’s title role in Nottingham Playhouse’s Sweet Charity wins the actress Best Performance in a Musical.

16 May

Jethro Compton’s stage adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with music by Darren Clark, premieres this week at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Compton explains why he transplanted this mythic tale to the coast of Cornwall...

11 Feb

Olivier Award-winning actress Rebecca Trehearn will take on the title role in Nottingham Playhouse’s revival of the Broadway musical classic SWEET CHARITY this summer. Check out this fabulous video of her transforming into Charity Valentine...

16 Mar

After her thoughts comparing The West End with Broadway, Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Katie Rose turns her attention closer to home - West End shows vs their touring counterparts...

06 Apr

Following its acclaimed premiere at London Theatre Workshop in December last year, the musical play Through the Mill transfers to the Large at Southwark Playhouse this summer, running from 6 to 30 July 2016, with a press night on Friday 8 July.