Following a successful workshop in 2017, Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills are to present cult musical Heathers at The Other Palace for limited season in June 2018. Cult musical Heathers is back in class this summer and the show will be boasting new songs, new material and new classmates. Heathers is based on the 1988 classic teen film which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. The show has gained cult status with production sin Los Angeles, and New York and now it’s London’s turn. Hot off the success of The Addams Family UK Tour and the release of her solo album, Carrie Hope Fletcher will play Veronica Sawyer in this twisted tale of friendship, teen drama and deadly obsession. Heathers is written by award-winning writers Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Kevin Murphy (Refer Madness, Desperate Housewives). The production is to be directed by Andy Fickman and choreographed by … Read more
Hayley Tamaddon stars as Millie in the Thoroughly Modern Millie UK Tour 2018 STOP PRESS – The Thoroughly Modern Millie Tour has been cancelled Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, the Thoroughly Modern Millie UK Tour starts up again in March 2018 at the Richmond Theatre. It’s the roaring 20’s, Millie Dillmount from Kansas, steps off the train into a New York city filled with speakeasies, frivolous flappers and the pulsating sounds of syncopated jazz. America has thrown off its inhibitions and anything goes! Millie’s ‘modern’ plan is to work in a typing pool and marry the wealthy boss. But then she meets and falls in love with Jimmy, a man without a dime to his name… or so she thinks. This delightful production follows a hugely successful tour in spring 2017 and in its new run will star actress Hayley Tamaddon. Hayley will take on the title role … Read more
What is most admirable about Gary Lloyd’s directorial vision here is that no attempt is made to recreate the film, the book or even the way this musical has been produced before. He does not seek to make a musical horror story – rather, he makes a dramatic musical which has horrific elements. Kim Criswell is magnificent as Carrie’s mother. Her voice is in remarkable form and she sings the difficult score with bravura ease.
Of course, the show has no hope without a tremendous Carrie and in Evelyn Hoskins, Lloyd has a true star. Hoskins is perfect.
Casting has been announced for the London premiere of the musical Carrie which will play at the Southwark Playhouse from May 1 to 30, 2015. Evelyn Hoskins (Spring Awakening, Cool Rider, The Secret Garden) will play Carrie White with Kim Criswell ( Nine, Cats, Follies, Annie Get Your Gun) will take on the role of Margaret White. The cast of Carrie also features Sarah McNicholas as Sue, Greg Miller Burns as Tommy, Gabriella Williams as Chris, Dex Lee as Billy, Jodie Jacobs as Miss Gardner, David Habbin as Mr Stephens, Molly McGuire as Norma, Bobbie Little as Frieda, Emily McGougan as Helen, Patrick Sullivan as George, Olly Dobson as Freddy and Eddie Myles as Stokes. Adapted from Stephen King’s classic horror novel Carrie has music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and book by Laurence D. Cohen. The show ill be directed by Gary Lloyd with musical direction by … Read more
It was announced today that Carrie the musical is coming to London! Twenty seven years after first wreaking havoc, the world’s most talked about Broadway musical is coming to London. Academy Award winning Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore (Fame), and original screenplay writer Lawrence D. Cohen, have transformed Stephen King’s unlikely Cinderella story into an infectiously modern musical that has gripped audiences from Australia to America with its timeless story and thrilling score. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since the legendary original production. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, it first premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1988 before transferring straight to Broadway, but never made it to London. In 2012, its score and book were revised by original composer Michael Gore, lyricist Dean Pitchford and librettist Lawrence D. Cohen and this newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision for Carrie will now be presented … Read more