Casting: Les Miserables

Here’s yet one reason more for audiences to see Les Misérables… From 12 June 2017, Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson will join the cast as Jean Valjean and Fantine, while Hayden Tee returns as Javert from 17 July. Such news will ensure there won’t be any empty chairs, not that that’s an issue; the current production still plays to standing room only! Donnelly returns to the London … Continue reading Casting: Les Miserables

Review: Alice’s Adventures Underground (The Vaults) ****

“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” Immersive theatre is a genre which continues to grow in popularity and possibility. Although the genre is still relatively new to traditional audiences, the success of Punchdrunk and Secret Cinema in recent years has made this once niche experience more mainstream though there is still work … Continue reading Review: Alice’s Adventures Underground (The Vaults) ****

Interview: The Cast of Half A Sixpence

Last week, a number of bloggers got to go behind the scenes at Half A Sixpence. We got banjo lessons, dance lessons and were even treated to a backstage tour. You can read all about that (and my amazing dancing) in my Blogger’s Night feature. We were also lucky enough to have a Q&A with Charlie Stemp (Arthur Kipps), Emma Williams (Helen), Bethany Huckle (Flo), … Continue reading Interview: The Cast of Half A Sixpence

Review: Junkyard (Rose Theatre Kingston) ****

Who would’ve thought that putting together bits and bobs could create something so beautiful? Of course, I’m talking about the playground, the centre point and home of the show Junkyard. But the same could be said of the show itself: pieces of wood and metal, drums and guitars, and a cacophony of profanities all combine to create something great. Currently playing at the Rose Theatre … Continue reading Review: Junkyard (Rose Theatre Kingston) ****

Half A Sixpence: Bloggers’ Press Night

Half A Sixpence marks six months on the West End stage, and myself and a number of bloggers were invited along to help celebrate what a triumph, what a triumph (it is)! We were lucky enough to be given an exclusive behind the scenes look at the show, including a banjo lesson, Q&A with the cast, and more… There was definitely a buzz of excitement and laughter as we … Continue reading Half A Sixpence: Bloggers’ Press Night

Casting: Miss Saigon UK & Ireland Tour

Principal casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Miss Saigon. Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical will perform at the Curve Leicester, where it will play from Saturday 1 July – Saturday 22 July 2017.  Red Concepcion (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Normal Heart) will play ‘The Engineer’, Sooha Kim (Miss Saigon, London) ‘Kim’, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon, London) ‘Chris’, … Continue reading Casting: Miss Saigon UK & Ireland Tour

Rose Theatre Kingston – Alice in Wonderland Auditions

It’s only four months into the year, but planning for Christmas Pantos is already underway! The Rose Theatre Kingston has announced that their winter show will be Alice in Wonderland, adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville. Based on the much loved stories of Lewis Carroll, audiences will step through the Looking Glass with Alice this Christmas and join her in this glorious adventure. And this year, you could … Continue reading Rose Theatre Kingston – Alice in Wonderland Auditions

Review: The Weatherman (Basic Space) ****

Taking on big issues can seem a daunting task. Why are you telling this story? Who should be speaking it? How do you tread the thin line between being pertinent and being preachy? Such is an issue faced by Quirk in their green show: The Weatherman. But they needn’t worry. Like your carbon footprint, this show will leave a mark. It’s indelible and a highly personal and enjoyable experience. For as … Continue reading Review: The Weatherman (Basic Space) ****

Review: The Inevitable Disappearance of Edward J. Neverwhere ****

Edward J. Neverwhere is not real. But his story is. Exploring the power of memory, The Inevitable Disappearance of Edward J. Neverwhere immerses audiences in a world of pure imagination. But in a show that relies on telling not showing, audiences may need to use their imagination to make sense of a somewhat convoluted narrative. Created by his childhood friend, he may be imagined but everything he feels is … Continue reading Review: The Inevitable Disappearance of Edward J. Neverwhere ****

Review: A Lost Art (Basic Space) ***

Letters capture a unique and single moment in time. A Lost Art takes these snapshots from the past and breathes new life into them. But not in speech: through dance. What results is vibrant and vibrant storytelling, but one which has lacks the intimacy of its inspiration. From dance based theatre company Palms Down, A Lost Art invites audiences to rediscover the art of writing. Escape into an … Continue reading Review: A Lost Art (Basic Space) ***