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"C'est magnifique!" says The Stage and, across the board, critics are professing j'adore AMOUR. We've rounded up a few of the four- and five-star reviews as well as the latest show trailer. Are you ready to fall in love? Time to get booking!

16 May
2019

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...

10 May
2019

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of AMOUR at the Charing Cross Theatre. Perry was there taking in the intimate atmosphere of Michel Legrand’s musical fantasy and of course fitting in some post-show chats with cast members Anna O’Byrne, Elissa Churchill and Claire Machin. It was a ‘chocolate box of delightful joy’ and Perry seems to have loved every bite!

29 Apr
2019

'I don't deserve your attention / I'm hardly worthy of mention...' So sings Dusoleil in Michel Legrand's AMOUR - but we beg to differ. Especially after watching this full-length, sneak-peek into the rehearsal room, including interviews with stars Anna O'Byrne and Gary Tushaw and director Hannah Chissick. Have you entered our competition yet?

22 Apr
2019

"To find a production as good as this one with singer/actors of this calibre is a joy." Audiences and critics have taken to Twitter to praise the UK premiere of Queen of the Mist at Brockley's Jack Studio Theatre. Take a look at some of our favourite tweets, then book your tickets for the show that runs until 27 April 2019!

19 Apr
2019

The landmark revival of Howard Goodal's THE HIRED MAN, running at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch this month (before touring to Hull and Oldham) has announced a cast of fantastic StageFaves. This epic, heroic tale of love, betrayal and loyalty is one not to be missed...

16 Apr
2019

We love these snapshots of activity as we count down to the much-anticipated UK premiere of the late, great Michel Legrand's AMOUR. Did you know that the Charing Cross has a theatre pug?! Plus, have you watched Anna O'Bryne's first-listen video yet? Or entered our competition?

The 2019 Olivier Awards may be over, but this year's categories were so strong they will never be forgotten! Amongst loads of cool photos and tidbits to get us all excited, the team also launched a "Road to the Oliviers" segment. Here are all the videos featuring Musical Theatre shows and stars...

On Sunday, the 2019 Olivier Awards ceremony brought together the great and the good of the British Theatre world in one place. As usual, both the ceremony and the red carpet brought us ALL the feels, and some tweeters could only truly explain how they were feeling in gif form...

08 Apr
2019

Last night was the biggest in British Theatre! The Olivier Awards celebrated the best of all things stagey and we reckon this was the best year yet. As all your favourite musical theatre stars arrived on the Red Carpet, StageFaves’ awesome vlogger Perry O’Bree was ready to chat with all the nominees and guests, while at the same time Twitter was flooded with photos. Here are our personal faves...

It's been a hell of a West End opening for COME FROM AWAY! The Broadway transfer flew into London after a run in Ireland and now it's nominated an astonishing NINE TIMES!!! In case you needed reminding why, Rachel Tucker (who is herself nominated for Best Actress in a supporting role) teamed up with social media star Doug Armstrong for a lovely acoustic medley and a chat about the show...

05 Apr
2019

There's no watery fog in these rehearsal images from Queen of the Mist, just reams of sheet music, plenty of cases, the odd juggling ball and a host of performers, which all makes us very intrigued about the UK premiere that comes to the Jack Studio Theatre from 9 to 27 April 2019. Take a look, then book your tickets!

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...

The 2019 Olivier Awards are fast approaching and we're already super excited. The only problem is, we have to wait until the weekend to know who wins!!! If, like us, waiting is not your forte, here's a cool video to help ease the pangs of desire. Three top theatre professionals chat about all four of the fantastic Olivier Nominates shows in the "Best New Musical" category...

27 Mar
2019

They've sold-out at the Edinburgh Fringe, played to packed houses at the Vaults Festival, run their own all-female comedy night at Southwark Playhouse, and now the ladies of NOTFLIX are back at Underbelly Southbank Festival for a second year, ready to improvise two brand new movie-musicals in front of your very eyes...

21 Mar
2019

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of LIZA SINGS STREISAND, in which Liza Pulman pays tribute to the musical talents of Barbra Streisand (though, trust us, this isn't a 'tribute show'!), at Shaftesbury Avenue's Lyric Theatre. What did Perry think of the show? What did he and Liza bond over afterwards? Watch here!

14 Mar
2019

One of a few big Broadway transfers to have hit the West End in recent months, WAITRESS is the irresistible musical from Sara Bareilles and the all-female creative team behind the original production. The show was a hit across the pond and judging by these reviews, it's going to be a success here too...

14 Mar
2019

"Well worth waiting 90 years for": Mark Giesser exceedingly long-overdue UK premiere of the Gershwins' STRIKE UP THE BAND has been attracting some great reviews as well as two Offies nominations. "All who profess to love musical theatre would be insane to miss it." What else have critics said?

An unexpected hit when it originally opened on Broadway, COME FROM AWAY has flown the coop, finally landing in London's West End. Needless to say, this heartwarming new musical about the triumph of humanity in the face of tremendous evil stole the hearts of UK audiences as much as across the Atlantic. Nominated for a series of the biggest honours at this year's Olivier Awards, fans and critics alike would no doubt love to see it scoop some accolades. See what the critics are saying about it here...

12 Mar
2019

How scary is it performing alone on a West End stage? How important is the relationship with an audience to a solo performer? In the second part of our Liza Sings Streisand interview, Liza Pulman gives us the scoop.