Blog / Tim Rice

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13 Aug

Cast changes see Hayden Tee playing Miss Trunchbull alongside Rob Compton and Holly Dale Spencer as Mr and Mrs Wormwood in the RSC’s Matilda The Musical with Gina Beck continuing as Miss Honey. There are also two new Matildas joining the cast, but where have they got to?

10 May

As hit London musical Aladdin enters its third year at the Prince Edward Theatre, 14 new cast members embrace a whole new world, including #StageFaves Fred Johanson and Julian Capolei.

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree at the West End premiere of CHESS, starring Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Cedric Neal, Tim Howar, Cassidy Janson and Philip Browne at the London Coliseum (on 1 May 2018). Did Perry thank Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice for the music at the after party?

19 Apr

After a sold-out run in 2014, All Star Productions – winner of the Best Producer in the Off-West End Awards 2018 – teams up in May with Trilby Productions and The Cockpit to stage a fresh new adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

There’s the West End cast of Hamilton opening the Olivier Awards ceremony, US musical theatre legend Chita Rivera will lead a West Side Story tribute and past stars of Joseph are celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary – it’s going to be quite a night…

26 Mar

Full cast details have been revealed for the star-studded London revival of Chess, the first West End production of Chess since 1986 – plus there’s a new rehearsal photo featuring the cast and creative team…

19 Mar

The roof of the Theatre Royal Haymarket was the place to be today as Take That and cast members celebrated the six-week West End run of The Band at the theatre this Christmas.

16 Mar

Could it be magic? Looks like it, as Tim Firth’s Take That-inspired musical The Band looks set to transfer to London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from December 2018.

20 Feb

It's no secret that Brit James Corden is a fan of musicals, but he stepped it up on his "Late Late Show", by inviting Tim Minchin, Ben Platt and Abigail Spencer onto his show for a special performance of DONALD: THE MUSICAL, inspired by Minchin's smash hit show MATILDA.

05 Sep

The worldwide smash hit musical MATILDA is still going strong and a new class of revolting children have now been announced. The three girls who will join Emma Moore in the title role were put through their paces by Rebecca Thornhill (who plays Mrs Wormwood, Matilda's mum) in a ballroom dancing lesson! Find out about the new leads and watch the video here...

07 Aug

MATILDA THE MUSICAL may be full of revolting children but the focus is on the adults today as a host of new #StageFaves join the cast from 12th September. Stepping into the sensible shoes of Miss Trunchbull is David Shannon and taking on the role of Miss Honey, is star of Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and much more, Gina Beck.

28 Jun

The full cast has been announced for this summer's return of the Open Air Theatre's Olivier Award-winning revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. In addition to the previously announced Declan Bennett, Tyrone Huntley and Peter Caulfield - all reprising their performances as Jesus, Judas, Pilate and Herod, respectively - who's back and who's new?

30 May

Emma Rice may be leaving her position as Artistic Director of The Globe next year, but she's still bringing a whole host of exciting new shows to the theatre in the time she has left! They have just announced the 2017 winter season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, entitled "The Winter Selection". Opening the season will be ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS, a new musical directed by Emma Rice (who also wrote the book), with lyrics by Christopher Dimond and music by Michael Kooman, presented by special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment. Read all the info below...

10 Apr

What a weekend! Our #StageFaves vlogger Perry O'Bree spent Sunday afternoon at the Royal Albert Hall on the red carpet at the 2017 Olivier Awards! Catch his interviews with the likes of Tim Minchin, Audra McDonald, Tyrone Huntley and the cast of Gary Barlow's THE GIRLS...

THE BAND is off to a fan-frenzy start - taking £2 million in the first two hours of its touring on-sale today! Check out our video and photos from the Take That musical's secret launch yesterday at Manchester Apollo to see what all the fuss is about. Then #GetSocial for THE BAND & its Let It Shine-winning stars on the show's new #StageFaves page...

The Olivier Awards are going primetime on ITV this year. And that's in addition to other coverage on radio and social media on the night. Which #StageFaves performances are you most looking forward to as part of the show?

28 Feb

Disney musicals are now a family favourite and a staple on both sides of the theatrical pond. Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Charlie Reynolds looks back on some of the biggest hits and the biggest flops in the back catalogue...