INTERVIEW: Tim Driesen on the UK Tour of Jersey Boys

Tim Driesen

After a phenomenal seven years, Jersey Boys continues to run in the West End with no sign of stopping. As the national tour of the international hit musical Jersey Boys kicks off in Manchester, BritishTheare.com caught up with the tour’s Frankie Valli – Tim Driesen to talk about the show and the challenges of playing a living legend. You’ve just returned from playing Frankie Valli … Read more

Meet The Cast Of Twickeham’s Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd Cast Twickenham

On the 10th September Twickenham Theatre launch their inaugural season with an intimate production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Olivier Award winner David Badella will play the razor-wielding madman Sweeney Todd with Sarah Ingram as his pie-making partner in crime, Mrs Lovett. Joining Badella and Ingram will be Shaun Chambers, Chris Coleman, Zoe Curlett, Genevieve Kingsford, Mark McKerracher, Mikaela Newton and Josh Tevendale. Twickenham Theatre’s … Read more

Marry Me A Little Returns To St James Theatre Studio for One Week Only

Marry Me A Little review St James Theatre

Following a critically acclaimed sell-out run this August, Stephen Sondheim’’s Marry Me a Little will return to St. James Studio for an extra week of performances from Monday 6 – Saturday 11 October 2014, it was announced today. Marry Me A Little pieces together a selection of songs by the undisputed master of the contemporary Broadway musical to tell a charming and bittersweet tale of … Read more

Composer and Lyricist Sandy Wilson Passes Away Aged 90

Sandy Wilson

Composer and lyricist Sandy Wilson has passed away at the age of 90, his agent confirmed today. Born in Sale, Manchester, Wilson served in the Royal Ordinance Corps in Great Britain, Egypt and Iraq. While at Oxford, he wrote reviews for the Oxford University Experimental Theatre Club and then attended the Old Vic Theatre School on a production course. Most of Wilson’s work for the … Read more

Jamie Lloyd To Direct Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Jamie Lloyd

Jamie Lloyd is to direct Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory this Christmas. The show forms part of the venue’s winter season, which also includes Buyer and Cellar, by Jonathan Tolins, and An Evening with Joan Plowright. Fresh off his success with the Trafalgar Transformed season, and his productions of The Commitments and Urinteown which is now set to transfer to The Apollo … Read more

Meet The Altar Boyz

Altar Boyz Greenwich Theatre

Hallelujah! Spread the good news, as the five boyz who will make the band lineup for the UK Premiere of Alater Boyz have today been revealed! Playing band members Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham will be Liam Doyle, Jonny Fines, Jamie-Ray Hartshorne, Faisal Khodabukus and Alex Jordan-Mills. Liam Doyle is currently starring as Fiyero in Wicked (UK Tour). Other recent credits include Link Larkin … Read more

Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Gala Sells Out

Miss Saigon London

The Gala Performance to celebrate 25 years of Boublil and Schönberg’s “MISS SAIGON” on Monday 22 September, has sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale this morning, Tuesday 26 August. Over 18,000 people tried to buy tickets when booking opened at 10.00am; an unprecedented amount for a single performance in a theatre with just over 1700 seats. Fans who queued around the block … Read more

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