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The Cat In The Hat, the acclaimed stage of Dr Seuss’s famous children’s character will return to the Pleasance Theatre, Islington this Christmas for a limited season from 6 December 2016 to 2 January 2017. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in […]
Producers have today announced the full cast for the upcoming UK tour of Little Shop Of Horrors. As previously announced X Factor star Rhydian will play musical theatre’s infamous dentist Orin Scrivello DDS. Rhydian will be joined by Sam Lupton (Boq in Wicked, West End, Avenue Q, UK Tour) as Seymour, Stephanie Clift (Mamma Mia!, […]
My best revival recommendation would go to Antic Disposition’s HENRY V played in the evocative setting of Temple Church. It is very hard to find something new to say about one of the most familiar plays in the canon, but this production developed a fully thought through and reconfigured setting in the period of the […]
Following sell-out seasons in the West End and on Broadway, Peter Quilter’s play End Of The Rainbow will tour the UK in a brand new production opening at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester in February 2016. It’s 1968 and Judy Garland, a once-glittering star, is in London to make her explosive comeback. But off stage, holed […]
Evocations of famous films can tip over into parody or unintended comedy very easily but thanks to the skill of the writing and the carefully graded, fully inhabited acting, this production is a triumph on all fronts and deserves a very successful run.
Casting has been announced today for Closer To Heaven, a musical by the Pet Shop Boys and Jonathan Harvey which is returning to the Union Theatre from October 21 to Saturday 28 November 2015 following a sell-out run earlier this year. (Read our review) Set against the backdrop of Soho’s pulsing clubland, Closer to Heaven […]
Following its sell-out run at the Union Theatre in April 2015, it has been announced that Closer To Heaven – The Pet Shop Boys musical will play a return season at the venue from 21 October to 28 November 2015. Set against the backdrop of Soho’s pulsing clubland, Closer to Heaven tells the story of […]