It’s great to see so many people of all ages enjoying and loving The Sound Of Music. There’s a magic about the Sound Of Music that defies explanation, generation after generation fall in love with this tale of family, love and adversity and the message of hope that it expels into the audience in wave after wave. How could you do anything but love it.
It was fascinating to hear the animated discussion in the auditorium, in the intervals or scene breaks, about the identity of the murderer(s) (not to give anything away, you know) and there was an audible gasp from many when the final revelation came. It is rare indeed – and an indication of the success of the piece – to witness this level of genuine engagement between stage and audience. Gravitas comes from a detached but dead-accurate performance from Paul Nicholas and Ben Nealon’s welcome brio is the pulse of the play.
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.
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.
CLICK FOR AND THEN THERE WERE NONE TICKET INFORMATION AND TOUR DATES BELOW This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the ‘Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie, and the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company. To mark both occasions, her most popular and best-selling thriller And Then There Were None, is returning to the stage for a UK tour. The world’s best-selling mystery ever, And Then There Were None has sold over 100 million copies to date. Widely considered to be Christie’s masterpiece, her own stage adaptation of this dark and captivating tale will thrill and enthral, as murder unfolds… A group of 10 strangers is lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing. At dinner a recorded message is played accusing each of them in turn of having a guilty … Read more
It was confirmed today by the producers that Marcus Collins has withdrawn from the UK tour of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. A statement on behalf of Producer Bill Kenwright said “We have been advised by his agent that Marcus Collins has withdrawn from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Marcus was contracted to appear from 3rd February up to 6th June 2015, but he did not show up for rehearsals and then subsequently withdrew altogether. Without ever performing. No reason has been given by Marcus or his management. As this is an ongoing matter, no further comment is available at this time. However, we are very pleased to confirm that the production continues as scheduled with Lloyd Daniels as Joseph and Matt Lapinskas as Pharaoh. Lloyd Daniels, having reached the final of The X Factor in 2009, then went on to perform in sold-out arenas across the UK … Read more
CLICK FOR JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR TOUR DATES BELOW Bill Kenwright has announced casting for his 2015 tour of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Jesus Christ Superstar 2015 tour tickets are now available. Venues and ticket outlets are shown below. Casting for the tour includes Glenn Carter as Jesus. Glenn has performed the role in the West End, on Broadway on on film. Jonathan Tweedie will play Pontius Pilate, Tim Rogers (Whistle Down The Wind, Carousel, West Side Story, Jersey Boys) will play Judas Iscariot and X-Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji will play Mary Magdalene. Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus Christ seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The show has been an audience favourite playing world-wide since 1971. The show features sings including I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Everything’s Alright, and Gethsemane. … Read more
Music legend turns master storyteller as Tommy Steele takes to the stage to narrate the extraordinary tale of the world’s most famous big band leader, accompanied by a live 16-piece Glenn Miller orchestra and a full supporting company of singers, dancers and actors. Tommy Steele was Britain’s first rock ‘n’ roll star. Dubbed the UK’s answer to Elvis Presley, he landed his first UK No.1 with Singing the Blues in January 1957, reaching the top spot before Elvis, who didn’t land his until the June that year. The big screen soon beckoned for Tommy, and that same year he filmed The Tommy Steele Story, which dramatised his rise to fame and was one of the first British rock ‘n’ roll movies. A soundtrack of the same name was released to coincide with the film’s opening and became the first album by a UK-based act to reach No.1. His legendary career … Read more