Side Show Revival Starts Broadway Previews

Side Show The Muiscal on Broadway

Following seasons at The Kennedy Centre and The La Jolla Playhouse, the re-imagined production of the 1997 Tony-nominated musical Side Show has begun previewing on Broadway at the St James Theatre. Side Show has a score by Dreamgirls composer Henry Kreiger, with book and lyrics by Tony nominee Bill Russell and additional book material by Director Bill Condon. Bill Condon who was director of the film Dreamgirls, makes his Broadway directorial debut with Side Show which officially opens on November 17. Side Show is inspired by the true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, conjoined twins who in their time, were the highest paid performers on the vaudeville circuit. Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, who starred in both the Kennedy Centre and La Jolla productions reprise their roles as the Hilton Sisters. The original Broadway production  staged in 1997 was the only time in Tony history where two … Read more

Richard Armitage In The Crucible Hits Cinemas

Richard Armitage

Digital Theatre have announced that special cinema screenings of the recent Old Vic production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible starring Richard Armitage will take place on December 4 and 7. The screenings will take place in the UK and Ireland with international screenings to follow. For more information visit

The Cat In The Hat Returns This Christmas

The Cat In The Hat. Photo: Garry Lake

Following a sell-out run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the National Theatre’s acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat will return to London in a brand new production this festive season from Monday 8 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015 at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home? Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children aged 3+. Dr Suess’ The Cat In The Hat, based on the book by Dr. Seuss, … Read more

REVIEW: The Wild Duck, Barbican Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

The Wild Duck: Richard Piper as Ekdal senior in Sydney's Belvoir Company's production Photo: Alastair Muir

It is, in every way, a complete theatrical triumph; a marvellous reimagining of Ibsen, set firmly in an Australian idiom, resonating with thrilling power, and chilling, insightful imagination. If you have but a passing interest in theatre, do yourself a favour and see it immediately. It will be a long time before you see something quite like this again, if ever.