Casting announced for Flash Point’s Pageant at Camden Fringe

Pageant musical casting

Legendary musical writer and director Bill Russell (Side Show, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) reunites with actor Miles Western for a brand new production of Pageant, which ran in the West End and won Western an Olivier for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. The show will play at the London Irish Centre as part of the Camden Fringe from 10 – 25 August 2017, before being presented from 1 – 2 September 2017 at the Poole Lighthouse. Miles Western, now playing the role of host Frankie Cavilier, will be joined by Nicholas Chiappetta (What’s Love Got To Do With It? at the Charing Cross Theatre; Madame Butterfly, Heritage National Opera UK Tour) as Miss Industrial Northeast, Alex Anstey (winner of national drag talent contest Drag Idol) as Miss Great Plains, John McManus (Top Hat, West End; Sweeney Todd, West End; Taboo, BBC) as Miss Bible Belt, Kevin … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Side Show at Southwark Playhouse

Book tickets for Side Show at Southwark Playhouse

BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you these first look images of Side Show the musical which opens tomorrow night at Southwark Playhouse. Tickets for Side Show are now on sale. Inspired by the real-life story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, the celebrated conjoined Siamese twins who went from a seedy sideshow act to become the highest paid Vaudeville stars of their time, Side Show is a remarkable story about love, acceptance and embracing the unique. With a score by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls) and book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Elegies For Angels and Punks and Raging Queens) and additional material by Bill Condon (Director – Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters), Side Show’s Broadway production in 1997 marked the first time that two actresses shared the nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress. The cast features Louise Dearman (Wicked) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Regent’s Park) as conjoined … Read more

Dearman and Pitt-Pulford Join Together for Side Show The Musical

Side Show at Southwark Playhouse

Producers have announced that Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford will play conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the much anticipated UK premiere of the Broadway musical Side Show at Southwark Playhouse. Inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about love, acceptance and embracing the unique. Louise Dearman (Daisy) is best known for being the first actress to star as both Glinda and Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked, playing both roles to great acclaim in the West End. Her many other theatre credits include Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (UK Tour), Bianca in Kiss Me Kate (Royal Albert Hall), Mrs D in The Water Babies (Leicester Curve), Eva Peron in Evita (UK Tour) and Jan in Grease (West End). Laura Pitt-Pulford (Violet) received a 2016 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance … Read more

Come Look At The Freaks – Side Show At Southwark Playhouse

Side Show at Southwark Playhouse

Paul Taylor-Mills will present the UK premiere of Side Show at the Southwark Playhouse from 21 October 2016. The production will be directed by Hannah Chissick. Inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, Side Show is a remarkable musical about love, acceptance and embracing the unique. The Hilton Sisters make ends meet playing a headline act at a seedy side show, languishing under the rule of an oppressive ringmaster. But when spotted by a talent agent, they are thrust into the spotlight of the famed 1920’s Orpheum Circuit. They soon become the highest paid vaudeville stars of their time, but whilst Daisy relishes the spotlight, Violet wishes for a quiet life with a man she loves, and who loves her. Can they balance their individual dreams with their inescapable physical connection? Side Show is a heartwarming musical about the search for love and acceptance amidst … Read more

Elegies At The Criterion Theatre In Aid Of MAD Trust

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queen at the Criterion Theatre for the MAD Trust

Tickets are now on sale for a West End revival of the song cycle Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, taking place at the Criterion Theatre on Sunday 31 May 2015. More than 30 of the West End’s most talented performers will take to the stage for the special “one night only” performance in aid of The Make A Difference Trust, with direction by Stephen Whitson and musical direction by Dean Austin. Cast members who are confirmed so far* include: Vivienne Acheampong, Simon Bailey, Paul Baker, Daniel Boys, Natalie Bush, James Charlton, Adam Colbeck Dunn, Michelle Crook, Fra Fee, Sarah French, Tom Gillies, Rachel Lea Gray, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Emma Hatton, Paul Hazel, Nick Hendrix, Graham Hoadly, Freddy Hutchins, Lauren Ingram, Kurt Kansley, Emma Kingston, Emma Lindars, Leon Lopez, Grace McKee, Matt McKenna, Ako Mitchell, Ursula Mohan, Katie Paine, Michael Pickering, Ella Marshall-Pinder, Kelly Price, Sophia Ragavelas, Grace Reynolds, Paul Riddiford, … Read more

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