Musical Theatre

The Top Ten Best Broadway and West End Shows of 2016

Jane Ireland | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

I am a huge fan of musical theatre and as we get towards the end of January, I've teamed up with Angry Baby to share our top ten 'must see' musicals o...

Need A Doctor? Why A Comedy Musical Can Fill the Void for Whovians

James Brinsford | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Brinsford

We are currently in the midst of the barren lands where a series has finished some months ago and the next instalments will not be coming in to view on the horizon until the Autumn. So how does a Whovian get their fix until then? The answer has arrived in the shape of an award-winning musical...

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.

Where Lies the Future of British Music Theatre?

James Haddrell | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Haddrell

We may not know where the future of British music theatre lies or what it looks like, but in order for there to be a meaningful future this kind of broad exploration is essential.

Press Night Pressure - Behind the Scenes of 'Bel-Ami' the Musical

Abigail Poulton | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Abigail Poulton

If performing on a West-End stage for the first time wasn't daunting enough, I had to perform to a sold-out auditorium of industry figures, theatre critics and honorary guests...

University Students Make History With West-End Debut

Abigail Poulton | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Abigail Poulton

London College of Music, final year Musical Theatre students, attempt their biggest feat yet; staging a brand new musical in the heart of the West-End. 'Bel-Ami, by Alex Loveless, opens this evening at the Charing Cross Theatre. I can already sense the growing nerves as the Dress-run ends and the performers begin to prepare for their world premiere.

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.

Geeks n' Cheese - Loserville the Musical

Emily Luxton | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Emily Luxton

Loserville is unashamedly cheesy, but it's the kind of cheese that we all enjoy every once in a while!

Theatre Review - Anthony Rapp: Without You

Chris Cox | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Chris Cox

After a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Without You has transferred to the Menier Chocolate Factory till the 15th of September. It is a performance which reminds you just how powerful theatre can be.

F.Scott Fitzgerald in London's East End! Classic Novel The Great Gatsby Gets a Music Hall Makeover

Martin Newman | Posted 30.06.2012 | Home
Martin Newman

In the crumbling surrounds of a music hall in London's East End beautiful young creatures in fringed and sequinned flapper dresses are dancing on table tops while dapper gents, who might have emerged from a 1920s copy of Vanity Fair, quaff G&Ts at the bar.

Theatre Review - Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Chris Cox | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris Cox

Back in 1972 Stephen Schwartz, the man behind every teenage girl's musical delight Wicked, teamed up with Bob Fosse to create Pippin, a show that ran for just under 2000 performances. Cabaret, Grease and A Chorus Line were around at the same time and have recently had hugely successful revivals, but till now Pippin has been pretty much lost.

Goodbye 42nd Street, Hello Gypsy

Priya Mahida | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Priya Mahida

Curve, a theatre located smack-bang in the city centre, provides visitors with an experience usually associated with only some London-based theatres. ...

Love, Passion and Live Theatre: The Phantom of the Opera 25 Years on

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber

'Masked balls.' These were the only words uttered by the London Sunday Times drama critic when he review The Phantom of the Opera 25 years ago today. Most composers, let alone producers, would be suicidal to receive a review like that in a major newspaper.