Take Your Mum To The Theatre This Mother’s Day

Take your mum out to see some theatre on Mother's day

The 23rd March is Mother’s Day and we’d like to suggest some great shows that your Mum might enjoy this Mother’s Day. With some of our London choices you can even add a meal to your tickets. Here’s our list of shows your mum might enjoy:- The Girls – Phoenix Theatre, London Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical adaptation of the film Calendar Girls has been wowing audiences and critics alike. This wonderful musical is one for all ages and is highly recommended. Read Our Review. TAKE YOUR MUM TO THE GIRLS Half A Sixpence – Noel Coward Theatre The hit musical that starred Tommy Steele has been updated and now stars critically acclaimed newcomer Charlie Stemp. The rags to riches tale of an ordinary guy who just wants a simple life is sure to Flash, Bang, Wallop it’s way to your heart. Read our review. TAKE YOUR MUM TO … Read more

Top 100 Greatest Musicals Results: 60 – 51

Top 100 Musicals of All Time Poll Results

Welcome to our latest instalment of results from our Top 100 Greatest Musicals of all time poll. There are a few new entries and some bona fide classics in this part of the list. Congratulations to all those who are listed in our roll call of truly great musicals. Did your favourites make the Top 100? Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below. 60. Parade Parade is a musical by Jason Robert Brown (music and lyrics) and Alfred Uhry (book). Premiering on Broadway in 1998, it won the Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score and won six Drama Desk Awards. Based on the trial in 1913 of a Jewish factory manager accused of raping and murdering a thirteen-year-old employee, the project was brought to Jason Robert Brown by Harold Prince. There have been several successful productions of Parade in the UK … Read more

Dirty Dancing Returns To The West End This December

Dirty Dancing comes to London's Phoenix Theatre this December

Producers have announced that Dirty Dancing –  The Classic Story On Stage will add 30 performances to its current UK tour schedule when it comes to London’s Phoenix Theatre this December. Based on the classic film of the same name, this new production stars Lewis Griffiths as Johnny Castle, Katie Hartland as Baby Houseman and Carlie Milner as Penny Johnson. The current UK tour has been directed by Federico Bellone, choreographed by Gillian Bruce, with design by Roberto Comotti. This new production of Dirty Dancing has been breaking box office records across the UK taking over £5.5 million pounds since it hit the road in August. The classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, returns to the UK, following two smash hit West End runs, two hit UK … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Dirty Dancing Tour Rehearsals

Dirty Dancing UK Tour

Dirty Dancing is about to go out on a major UK tour and it’s looking sexier than ever. The classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, returns to the UK this summer, following two blockbuster West End runs, two hit UK tours, and various sensational international productions. Even more dates have been added to the UK tour for this brand new production of Dirty Dancing. Many performances have already sold out, with the production now having sold over 150,000 tickets. We hope that you enjoy these photos featuring Lewis Griffiths as Johnny Castle, Katie Hartland as Baby Houseman and the cast of Dirty Dancing. Photos: Michael Wharley FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DIRTY DANCING UK TOUR

Dirty Dancing UK Tour – Casting Announced

Dirty Dancing

Casting has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of Dirty Dancing. Dirty Dancing returns following two enormously successful West End runs, two sell-out UK tours and various international tours. Lewis Griffiths will star as ‘Johnny Castle’, one of the most iconic roles in popular culture. Lewis has had a prolific career in musical theatre, most recently starring as ‘Nick Massi’ on the UK tour of Jersey Boys. Other roles in UK tours include Ghost and Legally Blonde, and West End credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rent and Whistle Down the Wind. Katie Hartland will make her professional musical theatre debut carrying the watermelons as she takes on the role of ‘Baby Houseman’, having graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015. Carlie Milner will star as ‘Penny Johnson’. Carlie is part of the Dirty Dancing family; starting as a member of the ensemble … Read more

New Dates Added To Dirty Dancing Tour

Dirty Dancing Uk tour dates extended in 2015

CLICK FOR DIRTY DANCING TOUR DATES BELOW Producers of the UK and Ireland tour of Dirty Dancing have announced eight new venues as part of the current tour. Dirty Dancing is based on the 1987 film of the same name written by Elanor Bergstein which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Dirty Dancing is the story of a teenage girl’s relationship with a dance instructor who works at a summer holiday vacation camp. The first tour of Dirty Dancing was a phenomenal success taking in an unprecedented £42,000,000 at theatres across the UK. The current cast includes; Gareth Bailey as Johnny Castle, Roseanna Frascona as Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman, Claire Rogers as Penny Johnson, James Coombes as Dr. Jake Houseman, Julia J. Nagle as Marjorie Houseman, Jessie-Lou Yates as Lisa Houseman, Colin Charles as Tito Suarez, Alexander Wolfe as Neil Kellerman, Michael Remick as Max Kellerman, Wayne Smith as Billy Kostecki … Read more