Glenn Close is to make her West End theatre debut in a semi-staged concert production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard at the London Colliseum in April 2016. Tickets are now on sale. Based on Billy Wilder’s classic film, Sunset Boulevard originally premiered in London at the Adelphi Theatre in 1993, where it ran for almost four years and played to nearly two million people. … Read more
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats is back in the UK for a series of limited engagements in Blackpool, London and Manchester. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats, the musical played to sell-out houses at the London Palladium last Christmas. The show will feature Jane MacDonald int he role of Grizabella in Blackpool with Beverley Knight taking on the role … Read more
Beverley Knight is to take on the role of Grizabella when Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats returns to the London Palladium this October. Beverley Knight said: “To be asked to join the company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s historic show was so exciting and totally unexpected as, vocally, I am so different to the many incredible women who have sung the classic Memory over the … Read more
Following on from the successful national tour of Calamity Jane, the nation’s favourite Nancy, Jodie Prenger is back performing the role of Emma in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s musical Tell Me On A Sunday commencing in March 2016. Tell Me On A Sunday is the story of an English girl who follows her heart to New York only to discover that relationships are … Read more
Returning to a role he first played in Gale Edwards’ 1996 Lyceum Theatre revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, Glenn Carter is in tremendous form as Jesus. As Judas, Tim Rogers is a powerhouse of masculine rage and outrage, a fitting contrast to Carter’s Jesus. A very entertaining, sometimes confronting, revival of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Although there are a few moments when the old girl creaks slightly, for the most part the staging feels contemporary and interest is snapped to attention right from the very start, when the slightly menacing words of the auctioneer herald the commencement of proceedings. The sequences in the Phantom’s lair, complete with boat, candles and ornate organ are almost hypnotic; tendrils of smoke wrap around the imagination, infusing the action and music with intrigue. Harriet Jones is beautiful, petite and alluring, exactly as Christine Daaé should be. Vocally, as the Phantom, Kieran Brown’s fine, high-baritone is silky, seductive, and powerful.
BritishTheatre.com is delighted to bring you this first look as Kerry Ellis joins the cast of Cats at the London Palladium playing Grizabella. Kerry Ellis is a West End favourite having appeared as Elphaba in Wicked both in the West End and on Broadway. Her other theatre credits include War of the Worlds Arena Tour, Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Les Miserables at … Read more
With an energetic and talented ensemble, the show gives the audience everything they came for, from the much-loved songs to comedy bordering on campness. You get inflatable sheep, singing camels and dancing Egyptians alongside musical pastiches with line-dancing cowboys, gospel choirs, calypso singers and Edith Piaf-style cabaret.