Oh how we do wish they were somehow here again... Killian Donnelly and Holly-Anne Hull only had 13 performances as the Phantom and Christine, and sadly they won't get any more as the remainder of the 14-month UK and Ireland tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has now been cancelled.
Craig Revel Horwood's new production of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM only announced its big-name star, Strictly Come Dancing's Kevin Clifton, in mid-March, just as theatres were locking down. It's now postponed its tour, which was due to launch in late September, by a full year...
She got to perform 'And I Am Telling You' with Jennifer Hudson on The Voice... and soon Nicole Raquel Dennis will get a chance to sing all of Effie White's songs every night as she is cast to lead Dreamgirls' first-ever UK tour. Watch her in action here.
Bring on the champions. Queen wanted to give musical theatre fans something to look forward to so scrambled quickly to reschedule We Will Rock You's 2020 tour, which had been due to start next month, for early 2021, with several new dates added.
After Thriller and Waitress, we're sad to wave goodbye to another rollicking West End musical whose run has been cut short by the coronavirus crisis. But we LOVE these celebratory quotes from its #StageFaves stars including David Hasselhoff, Bonnie Langford, Louise Redknapp, Chelsea Halfpenny, Natalie McQueen and many others.
Bring It On The Musical will play a London season at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall from 9 December 2020 to 10 January 2021, following a UK and Ireland tour which opens at the Birmingham Hippodrome on 2 June 2020.
In the final instalment of our "Once is not enough" video series, we have to take another look at the official show trailer. ONCE is like the best pub lock-in ever - and this captures the mood perfectly. (Last chance to enter our competition by Friday 6 March!)
Fans of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical are likely to be just a little bit excited to hear that Sharon Sexton and Rob Fowler will be back as Sloane and Falco in a new UK tour of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell, opening at Manchester Opera House from 10-26 September 2020. They appear alongside new stars of the musical: Glenn Adamson as Strat and Martha Kirby as Raven.
We continue our "Once is not enough" video series with this sampling of ONCE's 16-strong actor-musician cast in glorious all-playing, all-singing action onstage at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch. (You can still win tickets to see them all live in our competition by 6 March.)
We continue our "Once is not enough" video series with this recently released version of Dan Healy's Irish street busker Guy from ONCE imploring listeners "Say It to Me Now". There's much we want to say to him, starting with 'wow!'. (Don't forget to enter our competition by 6 March!)
Don't be too sad about WAITRESS finishing its run at the Adelphi Theatre in July. Producers have announced an extensive schedule for the musical's first-ever UK and Ireland tour, opening in November. And a London return?
We continue our "Once is not enough" video series with this recently released version of the haunting "If You Want Me" from ONCE, sung by acclaimed Guy and Girl, Daniel Healy and Emma Lucia. (Psst. Have you entered our competition yet?)
Casting for the return of Sister Act just keeps getting better, not least Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe. Watch what Whoopi Goldberg says about making her London stage debut in the hit adaptation of her film.
To coincide with ONCE's first UK tour - and our competition to win tickets - we're embracing one critic's sentiment that "Once is not enough" to celebrate this musical, with our new series of videos about the show. First up, watch, listen and swoon to two versions of the Oscar-winning song "Falling Slowly".
It's won Tony, Olivier and scores of other awards around the globe. Has it also been winning the hearts of critics on its first-ever major UK tour? Short answer: yes! We've rounded up the review highlights and there are a whole bunch of ★★★★★!
I first fell in love with Once after seeing the original 2007 independent Irish film. Then again when I the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation had its West End premiere in 2013. And now again on the musical’s first major UK tour. As a pull quote on the show poster proclaims, when it comes to Once, “seeing it once is not enough”.
Here's theatre worth travelling for! In the latest in Faves founder Terri Paddock's musical theatre post-show talks, she heads to Woking's New Victoria Theatre to catch up with the cast of multi-award-winning ONCE THE MUSICAL on its first-ever UK tour. Join us this Wednesday 12 February!
New term dates are in the calendar for Wise Children’s musical adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers, now in a co-production with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, where the tour will open on 27 March 2020. London dates see the show running at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall from 27 July to 31 August.
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of Curtains at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre. Perry is wowed by the incredible dance numbers, fabulous vocals & on the edge of his seat as he tries to solve such an entertaining musical whodunnit. Plus he gets to chat post-show to the stars including Jason Manford, Carley Stenson, Rebecca Lock, Samuel Holmes and lan Burkitt. It’s certainly a musical to lift your spirits.
Featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will be returning to tour the UK, following an Australian tour, with performances beginning at Manchester Opera House from 10-26 September 2020. Are you ready to rock?