Nativity! The Musical: Photos

The first images of Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s production of Nativity! The Musical have been released. Daniel Boys, Simon Lipkin and Sarah Earnshaw will star in the world premiere, which opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Friday 20 October 2017. For a full list of venues and dates, see further down this page. Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, … Continue reading Nativity! The Musical: Photos

Interview: James Byng & Terence Wilton (The Woman in Black)

Last week, a number of bloggers were lucky enough to be invited to go behind the scenes of The Woman in Black. We had done the backstage ghost tour (and survived), watched the show (and survived), so now it was time for a Q&A with cast members James Byng and Terence Wilton (who fortunately for us had also survived the performance!) From scares off stage to … Continue reading Interview: James Byng & Terence Wilton (The Woman in Black)

Review: The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre ★★★★

Some shows stay with you for a long time. Perhaps because it resonates with you deeply, perhaps because it raises your spirits…or perhaps it’s because it chills them to the core. Playing at the Fortune Theatre for 28 years, The Woman in Black is a story which lives on, still surprising and scaring audiences to this day. Based on Susan Hill’s novel, playwright Stephen Mallatratt takes this … Continue reading Review: The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre ★★★★

Behind the Scenes: The Woman in Black

A group of crows is called a murder. Rather appropriate, right? Well, if a group of terrified bloggers at The Woman in Black has a collective name, it would probably be ‘victims’! Along with some fellow theatre bloggers, I was lucky enough to go behind the scenes at The Woman in Black thanks to our friends at Raw PR and the wonderful team at the Fortune Theatre. … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: The Woman in Black

Crazy For You: Claire Sweeney to Join Cast

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce that Claire Sweeney will take over the role of Irene in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre’s acclaimed production of Crazy For You. Claire takes over the role from Caroline Flack, and joins Tom Chambers who plays Bobby and Charlotte Wakefield who plays Polly from 16 January 2018 at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. Tour dates and venues are available further down the page. … Continue reading Crazy For You: Claire Sweeney to Join Cast

Big Fish the Musical: Casting

Clare Burt is today announced to star as Sandra Bloom alongside the previously announced Kelsey Grammer as Edward Bloom in a new production of John August and Andrew Lippa’s Big Fish the Musical. Based on the novel Big Fish by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Pictures film screenplay by John August, this new production will be the London premiere of the musical and also marks Kelsey’s first time on the … Continue reading Big Fish the Musical: Casting

The Jungle Book: UK Tour

Children’s Touring Partnership and Royal & Derngate, Northampton are delighted to announce a new adaptation of a family classic, The Jungle Book. The award winning creative team bringing Rudyard Kipling’s timeless story to the stage includes playwright Jessica Swale, director Max Webster and internationally renowned songwriter Joe Stilgoe. The production will premiere at Royal & Derngate, Northampton from Tuesday 28 November until Sunday 31 December 2017, and will then embark on a UK … Continue reading The Jungle Book: UK Tour

Review: Edward II (The Tristan Bates Theatre) ****

‘Shocking’ and ‘surprising’ are two words you would probably not use to describe a history play. From school, we have history drilled into our heads: divorced, beheaded, died, we can recite English Kings and Queens and even their deaths. But Lazarus Theatre’s Edward II proves a shock to the system. Stunning audiences visually, this is one of few shows to genuinely surprise me on the London stage. King … Continue reading Review: Edward II (The Tristan Bates Theatre) ****