As Funny Girl prepares to preview at the Menier Chocolate Factory, we are pleased to bring you these great photographs from the rehearsal room featuring Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice. Funny Girl returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 première. With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, the Broadway smash which skyrocketed Barbra Streisand to stardom, is revived with book revisions by Harvey Fierstein. Sheridan Smith plays Fanny Brice, who rose from the Lower East Side of New York to become one of Broadway’s biggest stars under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. While she was cheered onstage as a great comedienne, offstage she faced a doomed relationship with the man she loved. With a score featuring now-classic songs such as “People”, “You Are Woman, I Am Man” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade”, this brand new production promises to be … Read more
BritishTheatre.com are pleased to bring you a series of photographs from the rehearsals rooms of the Hamsptead Theatre where Hapgood by Tom Stoppard is currently rehearsing. London 1988. The Cold War is approaching its endgame and somebody in spymaster Elizabeth Hapgood’s (Lisa Dillon) network is leaking secrets. Is her star Double Agent a Triple? The trap she sets becomes a hall of mirrors in which betrayal is personal and treachery a trick of the light. The production, directed by Howard Davies (55 Days at Hampstead Theatre, Temple at Donmar), is written by acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard, whose many plays include The Coast of Utopia, The Real Thing and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. His screenplays also include Shakespeare in Love and Anna Karenina. The revival of this classic espionage drama is an exciting chance to see the Tom Stoppard play you’ve never seen. BOOK TICKETS FOR HAPGOOD AT HAMPSTEAD THEATRE
Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights opens this week in London on Tuesday 13th October. The show which is now in previews has just announced that it will be extending its run at the Kings Cross Theatre until Sunday 3 January 2016. Nominated for thirteen Tony Awards and winning four for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations, In The Heights is an uplifting and exhilarating journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities – a place where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggle can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind. With a gripping story and unforgettable Latin and hip-hop infused score, … Read more
On Thursday evening, Les Misérables celebrated its 30th anniversary with a very special gala performance at the Queen’s Theatre in aid of the Save The Children Syria Children’s Appeal. To celebrate this milestone, the current stellar cast were joined onstage by members of the original company and special guests including Colm Wilkinson, Roger Allam, Patti LuPone, Frances Ruffelle, John Owen-Jones and Gerónimo Rauch in a special finale. We hope that you enjoy these pictures from the Les Miserables 30th Birthday celebrations. Book Now For Les Miserables At The Queens Theatre
BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you an advance look at Pixie Lott who will play Holly Golightly in a new production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s opening in March 2016. These fabulous images taken by photographer Uli Weber, show Pixie in iconic poses that are instantly associated with this classic story. Breakfast at Tiffany’s will begin performances at the Curve Theatre, Leicester on 3 March 2016, before embarking on a UK & Ireland Tour. The 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End will be from 30 June to 17 September 2016. Book Tickets For Breakfast At Tiffany’s
BritishTheatre.com is pleased to be bringing you these first look images of the Into The Heights rehearsal room. Previews for Into The Heights begin this Saturday 3rd October at the King’s Cross Theatre. Into The Heights is being presented by popular demand following its sell-out UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. Reprising their roles following the run at Southwark Playhouse are David Bedella as Kevin, Josie Benson as Camila, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Daniela, Sam Mackay as Usnavi, Sarah Naudi as Carla and Eve Polycarpou as Abuela. They are joined by Vas Constanti as Piragua Guy, Jade Ewen as Vanessa, Lily Frazer as Nina, Antoine Murray-Straughan as Graffiti Pete, Joe Aaron Reid as Benny and Cleve September as Sonny. The cast also includes Jocasta Almgill, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Michael Cortez, Gabriela Garcia, Reiss Hinds, Alexandra Sarmiento, Spin and Philippa Stefani. In The Heights is an uplifting and exhilarating journey into Washington … Read more
It’s not the ghosts at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane that you have to worry about. As these great pictures show someone has been letting the Oompa Loompas out to celebrate Roald Dahl Day at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the result is mayhem. Today would have been Roald Dahl’s 99th birthday and we’re celebrating alongside these crazy Oompa Loompas. Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has quickly become one of the West End’s most popular and successful stage musicals. It has broken multiple records at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it has been seen by over more than 1.25 million people since it opened in June 2013. Photos: Matt Crockett BUY YOUR TICKETS TO CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY NOW!
Following its success at the St James Theatre, McQueen opens tonight at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited season until 7 November 2015. McQueen is a journey into the visionary imagination and dream world of Alexander McQueen, fashion’s greatest contemporary artist. Set on a single London night, it is more than a bio-play. It is stepping into the fairy story landscape of McQueen’s mind, the landscape seen in his immortal shows, where with a dress an urchin can become an Amazon, where beauty might just help us survive the night. A girl has watched McQueen’s Mayfair house for eleven consecutive days. Tonight she climbs down from her watching tree and breaks into his house, to steal a dress, to become someone special. He catches her, but, instead of calling the police, they embark together on a journey through London and into his heart. McQueen features Stephen Wight in the … Read more