With thanks to my fellow blogger WestEndWilma for the following information about upcoming London shows, top picks for the Edibnurgh Fringe Festival and more:
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EXCITING NEW FORCE ON THE LONDON THEATRE SCENE’MUSICALTHEATREREVIEW
and Loewe’s majestic Camelot,
winner of four Tony Awards, returns to the West End for the first
time in over thirty years. Packed with some of musical theatre’s
best songs, LMTO’s concert version with full orchestra will
celebrate the centenary of Alan
Jay Lerner’s birth at the West End’s favourite
theatre, the London Palladium. Camelot includes the songs “If Ever I Would Leave You”,
“How To Handle A
Lusty Month of May” and “Camelot”.
incredible concert also stars top west end talent including Sam Swann, Clive Carter,
Celinde Schoenmaker, Matthew McKenna, Emmanuel Kojo, Oliver Savile
Higgins-Humes. The London Musical Theatre Orchestra
is conducted by founder Freddie Tapner, who said: “I’m
extraordinarily excited to have this sensational cast join LMTO at
the London Palladium. Camelot hasn’t been seen in the West End for
30 years, and we can’t wait to share this glorious score with you
on Saturday 6th October.”
to availability. Tickets must be booked by Saturday 6th October.
Palladium Saturday 6 October 7.30pm lmto.org
over a month to go until the fifth anniversary gala ceremony of the
West End Wilma Awards takes place, now is the time to buy your
tickets so you don't miss out on the stagiest event of the year!
We are close to selling out and so book fast if you want to be
there with us to see the winners crowned on Sunday 4 November at
the Arts Theatre in London. Click here
special 5thyear anniversary gala will feature incredible
performances from previous Wilma Award winners from the past five
Hunter, Evelyn Hoskins and Alice Fearn and
a drinks reception sponsored by crime fiction writer Martina Cole.
Tim McArthur will host the ceremony for the 5th year in a
row. Also returning for the 5th year will be performer Kieran Brown,
Musical Director Alexander
Bermange and photography by Ollie Boito.
are priced £20/£25. 10% of every ticket sold will be donated to the
National Autistic Society, helping to create Relaxed Performances
of theatre shows, helping to make theatre accessible to all.
Liza Pulman Sings Streisand 15 Oct, 28 Oct & 11 Nov Fascinating Aida’s Liza Pulman celebrates
the legend of Barbra
Streisand with her fabulous band, in this hugely
successful and critically lauded ★★★★★ triumph.
Having played to packed houses across the country and two sell-out
performances at Wilton’s Music Hall during the summer, acclaimed
singer and comedienne Liza
Pulman returns to London due to
phenomenal demand. The
Other Palace gives fans another fantastic chance
to see Liza’s incredible talents live on stage as she squeezes
history, warmth and humour into this ‘world class show’ (Encore
Radio). Alongside her musical director Joseph Atkins, Liza
‘bewitches us with sheer vocal virtuosity and emotional expression’
(British Theatre), bringing not only her exceptional voice and
compelling storytelling, but her own personal slant on Streisand’s
life and music.
A must see for music lovers and Streisand fans everywhere, ‘get your
tickets booked, I promise you won’t be disappointed’! (London
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Talking About Jamie has announced that
internationally renowned personality, Michelle Visage,
will be making her West End musical debut playing the role of Miss
Hedge from Thursday 18 October 2018. Click here
to read more
Prenger leads the cast in Abigail’s Party,
Mike Leigh’s groundbreaking comedy classic which begins a major UK
tour in Brighton on 10 January 2019 and tours until 20 April 2019
in Edinburgh. Click here
to read more
rehearsals begin, full casting for the UK & Ireland tour
of Victor Hugo’s classic novel Les Miserables
has been announced. This production inspired the hugely
successful movie version and is being called a Les Mis for the
21st century! Click here
to read more
Womack stars in a new production
Girl on the Train, a gripping thriller based on the
internationally acclaimed number one best-selling novel heading out
on a UK & Ireland tour next year. Click here
to read more
The smash hit comedy play The Play That Goes Wrong is
celebrating four years in the West End and we've got four tickets to
give away to one lucky winner! Click here to enter now
smash-hit National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of
the Dog in the Night-Time returns to London for a strictly limited
season at Piccadilly Theatre, following an acclaimed UK and
International tour. Tickets on sale now
Come Dancing UK Arena Tour is waltzing back on the
road from January 2019 for 29 shows across the country.
Strictly favourite Ore Oduba will be hosting the tour for a
second time. Tickets on
MUSICAL announce full casting for it’s West End transfer
The three time West End Wilma Award nominated show Heathers
the Musical transfers to the Theatre Royal
Haymarket next month and is promised to be bigger and better
than ever before!Keep reading
selling fast for the West End Wilma Awards on Sunday 4
November 2018 at the ARTS Theatre in London's West End. Book yours
Nominees were announced this week (check them
out here) and there is some amazing talent
shortlisted and some incredible live performances being announced
miss out,book now!
November 2018 marks exactly five years since the first West End
Wilma Awards. This year, a special fifth anniversary gala
ceremony will be held at The Arts Theatre in London’s West End and
you can come too!
Danielle Steers(Bat Out Of Hell - Dominion Theatre) Rachel John(Hamilton
- Victoria Palace Theatre) Jason
Pennycooke (Hamilton - Victoria Palace Theatre) Summer
Strallen(Young Frankenstein - Garrick Theatre) Lucy
Shorthouse(Everybody’s Talking About Jamie - Apollo
Rhianne-LouiseMccaulsky(Bat Out Of Hell - Dominion Theatre) Amy Manford(The
Phantom of the Opera - Her Majesty’s Theatre) Jordan Fox(Kinky
Boots - Adelphi Theatre) Steph Parry(42nd
Street - Theatre Royal Drury Lane)
I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical(Live at Zedel) Anna-Jane
Casey(Pizza Express Live) London Never
Dies(London Cabaret Club)
Best Touring Production
Sunset Boulevard The Band Jersey Boys
Tickets are on sale priced £20/£25. 10% of every
ticket sold will be donated to the National Autistic Society,
helping to create Relaxed Performances of theatre shows, helping
to make theatre accessible to all. Book
Public voting will open online 7 September 2018 at westendwilma.com for
theatre lovers to vote for their winners.
Must see London Theatre shows this
Here are some of my ‘must see’ shows that either I have already
seen this summer and highly recommend or shows that I am dying to
see when I get there and don’t think should be missed! Read here
There is still time to enter our competition
to WIN tickets to see THE JUNGLE at the Playhouse
Theatre plus a bottle of Prosecco & show programme. It's one
of the hottest tickets in town so enter now!
(17 August), the shortlisted nominees for this year's West End Wilma Awards
will be announced!
Tickets are already selling fast and so be sure to book your seats
now if you are thinking if coming on Sunday 4 November 2018 at the
ARTS Theatre in London's West End!
The 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival kicks off this
Friday in Scotland and runs for the entire month of August. Over
the past few weeks, I've interviewed more than 200 acts who will
be performing during the festival and today and tomorrow I'll be
sharing some of my top picks of the fringe! Check them out!
WIN tickets to see The Jungle at the
Playhouse Theatre plus a
bottle of Prosecco & show programme
Following universal critical acclaim and
unprecedented audience response, the National
Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good
Chance Theatre of Joe Murphy and Joe
Jungle, directed by Stephen
Daldry and Justin Martin, is an extraordinary new way
to experience West End Theatre.
Miriam Buether’s triumphant set transforms the
traditional Playhouse Theatre auditorium, beyond all recognition,
into the bustling Afghan Café at the heart of the Calais refugee
and migrant camp, where a community forged from necessity shares
unimaginable stories of hope against all odds. The Jungle tells
stories of loss, fear and hope, of the Calais camp’s creation –
and of its eventual destruction, and of the intense, moving and
uplifting encounters between refugees from many different
countries and the volunteers who arrived from the UK.
"The Jungle is probably the single most
important theatrical production in London right now" West End
Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The
Jungle – just across the Channel, right on our doorstep. The
Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community and hope, of
the Calais refugee and migrant camp’s creation - and of its
eventual destruction. Join the residents over freshly baked naan
and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café, and experience the
intense, moving and uplifting encounters between refugees from many
different countries and the volunteers who arrived from the UK.
60 years after making his stage debut at the London
Coliseum in 1958 starring in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the
celebrated singer and actor Tommy Steele – Britain’s first Rock and
Roll star – returns to this prestigious London stage to celebrate his
idol Glenn Miller in a new musical production.
Glenn Miller was the best selling recording artist in
the world from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands.
In those four years, he scored 23 number-one hits – more than Elvis
Presley and The Beatles.
The Glenn Miller Story features the journey the
legendary big band leader took to find his unique sound, and his
subsequent fame and untimely death. With the authentic sounds of In
the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000,
Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and many more era-defining
favourites. It is produced by Bill Kenwright with choreography by
Olivier Award Winner Bill Deamer and direction by Bob Tomson and Bill
Coming to Hoxton Hall this September - join Iris
Theatre on a voyage of discovery from Sinbad to Ali Baba, through the
greatest stories ever told!
A young servant
girl, Dunzayad, is to marry the powerful king Shahryar. But this
isn’t her husband-to-be’s first wedding - every single night he
marries a new girl, and every single morning he has her killed.
As she steps up
to take her marriage vows, her sister Sharazad can’t stand aside and
watch; defiantly facing danger, she bravely sacrifices herself in place
of her sibling. With the feast drawing to a close and the end in
sight, Sharazad starts to tell stories. And with every fantastical
tale she stretches out the thread of their lives a little further,
slowly but surely melting her new husband’s stoney heart.
Filled to the brim with music, puppetry and dance, Arabian Nights is
the world premiere of a new play by Nessah Muthy, writer of The Host
and Heorine. Based on the ancient library of texts, One Thousand and
One Nights, it is a celebration of the artistic and cultural history
of the ancient Middle Eastern world, with thousands of legends
bounding across its pages.
Blending tales from ancient Arabic, Jewish, Greek, Indian, Persian
and Turkish cultures together alongside a broad range of musical and
puppeteering disciplines, this new production stretches across both
borders and genre in an evening of storytelling that weaves a
tapestry into the future.