10 Best New Plays in London What Play should you see first in London? We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list regularly so new productions get on your radar and when original casts change that is factored in. Plays which have been running for more than three years are not included – this is a list for new or relatively new productions running in London. So go see them! 1. The One Day Of The Year Despite its trappings and narrative, this is not a play about Anzac Day, the public holiday in Australia where attention is paid to those who fought for their country in wars, those who were killed or maimed, or worse, survived. No. In the same way Death of … Read more
What Musical should you see first in London? We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list regularly so new productions get on your radar and when original casts change that is factored in. Musicals which have been running for more than three years are not included – this is a list for new or relatively new productions running in London. So go see them! 1. Gypsy – awarded BritishTheatre.com’s only 6 Star Rating Everyone in this company is superb in their part, everyone can really sing, really dance and really deliver the goods in terms of dramatic and comic acting. This is that rare beast: an exquisitely cast musical where the requirements of the parts have more importance in the casting process than potential … Read more
A further three stops have been announced on the forthcoming tour of the sward-winning musical Mary Poppins. In addition to dates in Leicester, Bristol, Bublin, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Southampton, Mary will now also fly into Norwich, Plymouth and Newcastle. Casting for the tour will be announced soon. Dates and on sale details are shown on our Mary Poppins tour page.
New musical Facing East will be presented in concert at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue in a concert version in aid of Pride In London and Stonewall. The event will be hosted by the Wicked and Ab Fab regular Harriet Thorpe, and will feature Rebecca Lock, Alasdair Harvey, Peter DiCesare and Michael Vinsen Based on Carol Lynn Pearson’s stirring play, Facing East is a new and intimate musical by David Rigano and Mark-Eugene Garcia. The musical follows an upstanding American Mormon couple who unexpectedly meet their gay son’s partner whilst dealing with his death. When they’re forced to face a reality long ignored, they must balance their beliefs with their emotions and make peace with this stranger in order to make peace with their loss. Now making its UK premiere for one night only at the Lyric Theatre, this is one of the first opportunities to hear the soaring new score … Read more
It was announced today the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Alison Jiear will join the cast of The 3 Little Pigs, the new musical by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe playing the role of Mummy Pig. The Olivier nominated actress will be performing alongside Simon Webbe (Blue, Strictly Come Dancing, Sister Act), Gareth Gates (Pop Idol, Dancing On Ice, Les Miserables) and Leanne Jones (Hairspray). This Great Big Little West End show premieres at the Palace Theatre on 5th August 2015. Book Now
The unstoppable, extraordinary Cynthia Erivo proved, twice, what a potent combination Brown’s music and lyrics can be in the hands of a singer whose voice can electrify every note. Her rendition of Stars And The Moon was perfectly judged, poetical and gorgeous in every way, each word ablaze with intense feeling, each note true and rich. But her staggeringly powerful I Can Do Better Than That served as the 11 o’clock number here and, quite rightly, brought the house down.
It is genuinely delightful to be able to report that anyone, child, adult, theatre sceptic or theatre lover, should have no hesitation in snaffling a ticket to the one man sensation that is Just Jim Dale, now playing at the Vaudeville Theatre after what can only be described as a glittering press night. Theatrical luminaries, critics, fans and audience members were seemingly all of one mind – Jim Dale is one hell of a performer.
The cinema trailer for London Road, the award-winning musical that premiered at the National Theatre has now been released. The movie, which is directed by Rufus Norris features Olivia Coleman, Anita Dobson, Tom Hardy and the entire original National Theatre cast. Purchase London Road on DVD from Amazon https://youtu.be/I8NxcsH9o4A