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'Urinetown' Delivers Toilet Humour

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

At the beginning of Urinetown, you are told that this isn't your typical musical, and they're not kidding. After a three year run on Broadway, this unconventional toilet-based musical has arrived at the Apollo theatre; bringing it's host of odd characters and even odder storyline along with it.

Dessa Rose Enchants London's West End

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Dessa Rose is set in America's Deep South through the 1840s, telling the story of two young women who are on very different paths, that ultimately cross.

Seven Places to Go When You Visit the Cotswolds With Kids

Mette Poynton | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Every day my family and I consider ourselves lucky to be living in one of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds.

The Pajama Game Steams Up The West End

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

For a 20 week limited run, The Pajama Game moves into London's West End, and boy is it a welcome visitor. With theatreland have a tricky time, and new shows not fairing so well, it's time to send in a classic to reignite what the West End is all about.

Kickstarters v. Investors

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

There's been much debate in the press recently about whether Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns offer backers a raw deal. If the rewards offered: previews, back-stage passes, special commemorative t-shirts, and premier invitations are really adequate compensation for early investment in a speculative project...

The Emotional Exhaustion of a Kickstarter Campaign

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

Some 72 hours ago, David Baddiel, Stratford East and I launched our Kickstarter campaign, for Infidel - the Musical! In the weeks before this decision was reached, long debates were had. Was it odd, unseemly even, to be asking strangers and fans for money?

Carole King Musical, 'Beautiful' in San Francisco Review

James Willstrop | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Willstrop

A musical biopic of Carole King might not seem the most likely of shows to secure production from the Broadway bigwigs but nevertheless we have an initial premiere at the Curran theatre in San Francisco, before the New York reviews in November. And it could be that those who signed this one off might be looking at a success.

Daniel Craig Takes First Stage Bow With Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz held hands while taking a bow after their joint Broadway debut on Tuesday. The couple star in 'Betrayal', wh...

I'm No Fan of Musicals - but Could Amélie on Broadway Work?

Clare Wiley | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clare Wiley

So. I hate musicals: my dirty little secret. They're too brash, too cheery. The overacting, injected with a fake sugary merriment, seems exhausting. I find myself pinning my face into the shape of a smile, and holding it there until the show's over.

Tom Morris and His Testing Times at the Bristol Old Vic

Jason Holmes | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Morris is adamant that Britain is in what he calls 'a really weird state of extraordinary creative health'. 'The cultural centre is healthy and has enormous capacity to grow,' he says, 'but we have all sorts of old-fashioned knee-jerk resistances to embracing that opportunity.' The trick, therefore, is to free the UK of its default setting of archaic mores and systems of thought.

A Chorus Line, One of Broadway's Finest Hours (or two) in London

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Being involved in musical theatre from a young age, the score of A Chorus Line has been circling around my head for the last decade at least.

Seven Places To Go When You Visit The Cotswolds This Summer

Mette Poynton | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Every day I consider myself so lucky to be living in one of the UK's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds. People come to The Cotswolds from all over the World to experience this truly magnificent place with its picture perfect villages and landscapes.

British Theatrical Invasion in NY's Sweltering Heat

Larry Jaffee | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

As long as there are boards to tread on both sides of the Atlantic, you can be sure a British-American theatrical exchange will be going on in New York.

Celebrating the Right to Be Heard: 'The Color Purple - The Musical' Premieres in London

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Joao Paulo Nunes

Despite its success with audiences after it opened on Broadway in 2005, the adaptation of Alice Walker 's novel The Color Purple into a musical play was never going to garner the most effusive of welcomes by theatre and literary critics.

Ding Dong the Witch Is Alive!

Lee Mannion | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lee Mannion

With Wicked the musical celebrating its 10th anniversary later this year, should Andrew Lloyd Webber be looking over his shoulder?

New York Baby

Rebecca Root | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Root

New York City became my favourite place as soon as I stepped off that bus. Aside from partying on hotel rooftops, eating copious amounts of pepperoni pizza and hardcore celeb spotting, of course I hit up all the tourist hotspots. The iconic monuments you see in movies and the infamous landscapes painted on posters are all there for you to feast your eyes upon.

Samsung's Guys and Dolls: Unpacking the Stereotypes In the Galaxy S4 Launch

Tamara Sword | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

How could a company as big as Samsung get its most important product launch of the year so terribly wrong? Can a bad launch damage end sales or is the device itself the only thing that matters? And what does a misguided production like this have to tell us about the management culture and mindset within Samsung?

The Book of Mormon Arrives in London, Prepare to be Converted

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

A night full of great songs, a talented cast and one or two outrageous moments, quite frankly, the Mormons had me at "Hello".

Is 'Off' The New 'On' in the West End?

Frances Ruffelle | Posted 12.03.2013 | Home
Frances Ruffelle

Here in London musical theatre lovers have been enjoying catching obscure musicals produced in small London playhouses. Such opportunities these days to go see shows you wished you could have seen on Broadway or shows that only had short runs here in London or in New York.

'I Always Sing In The Shower'

PA | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Hugh Jackman has revealed he warms up his voice every day with a one-man show in the shower. The singer and actor - who has starred in his own one-...

Fonzy And Alicia Silverstone Play Closes After Just Five Days

WENN | Posted 16.01.2013 | Home

A raunchy new Broadway play starring Henry Winkler and Alicia Silverstone is set to close after just five days. The Performers, a farcical look at ...

Sarah Dean

'She Was So Incredibly Alone'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Megan Hilty has revealed she was shocked to find out just how alone Marilyn Monroe really was, during her research for her part in 'Smash'. In the ...

John Williams Comes to London Thanks to RPO

Ben Falk | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Ben Falk

The RPO are a brilliant ensemble and the thought of hearing the Superman fanfare emanating from their brass section is tantalising. It's always been an annoyance to me that movie scores aren't accorded the same respect as "traditional" classical music.

Is Stand-up Comedy Getting Stand-up Attention Again?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Preetam Kaushik

Have you ever had the 'Stand-up Comedy audience moment'? You know, when you're guffawing aloud about a joke on another community, and the next one tur...

Top Ten Movies That Should Be Stage Musicals

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

If you haven't seen Anne Hathaway's shorn and chilly cranium yet, it's probably time to put down the Xbox controller/children/Proust, and try to recherché your temps perdu- cruise over to the Daily Mail website and bitch or coo as you feel appropriate.