The last 18 months have seen an extraordinary amount of television and movie stars take to the West End and Broadway stages. On the West End, Amber Riley has embodied the role of Effie White in the first ever London production of Dreamgirls. Meanwhile on Broadway, Bette Midler has taken on the infamous matchmaker Dolly … Continue reading Movie and Television Actors on the Stage
Cast: Fanny Brice – Sheridan Smith Nick Arnstein – Tom Partridge (Understudy) Eddie Ryan – Joshua Lay Florenz Ziegfeld – Nigel Barber On 3rd August 2015, it was announced that Sheridan Smith would star in a revival of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill’s acclaimed musical Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory. In a completely … Continue reading Review: Funny Girl
Cast: Martha – Imelda Staunton George – Conleth Hill Honey – Imogen Poots Nick – Luke Treadaway Edward Albee’s legendary 1962 play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is currently playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. Directed by James MacDonald and starring celebrated actress Imelda Staunton, fresh from her recent triumph in Stephen Sondheim’s … Continue reading Review: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Cast: Jean Valjean – Adam Bayjou (understudy) Javert – Hayden Tee Fantine – Lucy O’Byrne Eponine – Hollie O’Donoghue Cosette – Charlotte Kennedy Marius – Paul Wilkins Les Misérables has the accolade of being the longest running West End musical in history, and watching the standing ovation at yesterday’s matinee performance, it’s clear to see … Continue reading Les Misérables Review
Cast: Velma Kelly – Sophie Carmen-Jones Roxie Hart – Hayley Tamaddon Billy Flynn – John Partridge Matron ‘Mama’ Morton – Mica Paris Kander and Ebb’s scintillatingly dazzling musical Chicago has arrived at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham for a very limited engagement. Having not been on the West End since 2011, this was an … Continue reading Chicago Review
Hello everyone, This Wednesday, 17th November, it was Love Theatre Day. To celebrate, I thought I would put together a list of five of the best productions I have seen in the last twelve months. I have seen so many incredible productions this year and it has been so difficult choosing just five, but otherwise … Continue reading Love Theatre Day 2016
Cast: Janet – Haley Flaherty Brad – Richard Meek Frank-N-Furter – Liam Tamne Narrator – Steve Punt Rocky – Dominic Andersen Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is back at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham by popular demand, after having visited the theatre not much more than 12 months ago. The touring production has been … Continue reading Rocky Horror Show Review
Cast: Elphaba - Rachel Tucker Glinda - Suzie Mathers Fiyero - Oliver Savile Madame Morrible - Anita Dobson The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Mark Curry For a limited period of time, Wicked has assembled an all-star cast in celebration of its 10th anniversary on the West End. After playing Elphaba to great acclaim for … Continue reading Wicked Review