Big, the musical based on the classic movie of the same name which starred Tom Hanks is coming to the Plymouth Theatre Royal and Bord Gais Energy Theatre prior to a West End opening Next Year. Big will star The Wanted singer and Strictly Come Dancing champion Jay McGuinness. Josh Baskin is twelve-years-old and hates being little, until one night at the carnival the mysterious Zoltar machine grants his wish to be big. Now trapped in an adult’s body and alone in New York, he innocently tries to find his way around a grown-up world where it’s all work and no play. But whilst everyone around him tries to act their age, Josh just can’t help being himself. Maybe he’s going to end up teaching the real adults a thing or two… Originally produced on Broadway in 1996, Big has music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr … Read more
: The official website for Shit-faced Shakespeare, the unholy offspring of Magnificent Bastard Productions, describes their show as “the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member.” Nevertheless, it inspires a certain amount of suspicion. Surely there wouldn’t actually be a drunk cast member? Wouldn’t it be dangerous? And wouldn’t a drunk person performing on stage be incredibly obnoxious? In fact, it is very real, all necessary precautions are taken, and it is extraordinarily entertaining.
Producers of the new tour of Sister Act the musical have just released this great sneak preview track of Alexandra Burke singing Fabulous Baby. With original music by the legendary Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, Sister Act tours the UK soon in a new production directed by Craig Revel Horwood. Enjoy Fabulous Baby and spread the word. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SISTER ACT ON TOUR
Following last night’s opening at Southwark Playhouse, producers of The Toxic Avenger have rerleased these great production photos from the musical that is now playing at Southwark Playhouse. With Music and lyrics by David Bryan and Book and lyrics by Joe PiPietro, the team behind Memphis, this show will have you rolling in the aisles and will turn you into a compulsive recycling freak by show’s end. THE TOXIC AVENGER IS NOW STREAMING ON BROADWAY HD
For the first time ever a Shakespearean play has been performed in the Palace Of Westminster. Over 8500 people applied for the lottery to receive 100 golden tickets. Richard II reimagined as a Westminster power struggle was staged on Saturday night, celebrating four centuries of the writer at the centre of Britain’s national culture. Tim Delap was Richard, the charismatic leader who faces a challenge from Harri Bolingbroke (Hermione Gulliford), reimagined in this new version as a female Leader of the Opposition. Richard II will now transfer to The Arcola Theatre from 3 May Photos: Nick Ruter
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is uproariously funny. It is irreverent and energetic, with a versatile and imaginative set that lends itself brilliantly to unapologetic silliness. Perhaps most importantly, the script is not only very clever, but its characters are extremely consistent. They are desperate to fulfil their best laid plans, so when things go wrong, you really feel for them. Then things keep getting worse, and worse. And the belly laughs pour forth.