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) ****

‘Too Darn Hot’: London’s Hottest Tickets

I don’t know about you, but when it gets to Summer…all I want to see are musicals. When I was a kidk, Summer would be the time you’d go up to town, catch a matinee and if you’re really lucky, go to Planet Hollywood! (Oh those were the days…now every time I walk up Haymarket, I make a noise like a cat hissing.) Plus, our … Continue reading ‘Too Darn Hot’: London’s Hottest Tickets

Interview: Zara Plessard (Alice’s Adventures Underground)

As the end of summer approaches, so too does the end of one of its hottest tickets. Alice’s Adventures Underground has been wowing audiences at the Vaults once again, myself included. Immersing oysters and all in its wonderful, wacky world, Les Enfants Terribles’ retells the story of Alice in Wonderland, putting the audience at its very heart (or club or spade or diamond). Earlier this … Continue reading Interview: Zara Plessard (Alice’s Adventures Underground)

The Other Palace: Work in Progress Productions

The Other Palace is delighted to announce two Work in Progress productions, first discovered during Pitch Days held on 24 May 2017. Spilt Milk and Ever Onward will have public sharings on Friday 11 August and Friday 24 November respectively. Paul Taylor Mills, Artistic Director said, “I am thrilled that we have been able to, within the first 6 months of operating, find two brilliant new musicals to support and develop. This is at … Continue reading The Other Palace: Work in Progress Productions

London Premiere: Big Fish the Musical

A certain Big Fish has made a big jump across the pond… Kelsey Grammer will star 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 … Continue reading London Premiere: Big Fish the Musical

Sunset Boulevard: Full Casting

Full casting has been announced for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour will open at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017. Joining the previously announced Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and Danny Mac as Joe Gillis will be Adam Pearce as Max Von Mayerling, Molly Lynch as Betty Schaefer, Dougie Carter as Artie Green, and Carl Sanderson as Cecil B DeMille. The rest of the company … Continue reading Sunset Boulevard: Full Casting

Interview: Caroline Buckley (Grab ’Em by the Pussy)

A certain president seems to be the hot topic on stage at the moment. And for once, I’m not talking about Thomas Jefferson, George Washington or anything Hamilton related. The now infamous Julius Caesar by The Public Theater featured the assassination of Donald Trump, just a few blocks away from Trump Tower. In the UK, the Donmar Warehouse’s Arturo Ui reworked Brecht’s original parable for the rise of … Continue reading Interview: Caroline Buckley (Grab ’Em by the Pussy)

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – Tour Dates

New Adventures are delighted to announce the tour dates for the much-anticipated return of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella.  The tour opens on Saturday 9 December 2017 at Sadler’s Wells where it plays a seven-week season until Saturday 27 January 2018. See below for a list of confirmed venues. One of New Adventures’ most loved productions Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a thrilling and evocative love story, set in London … Continue reading Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – Tour Dates