Following sell-out seasons in the West End and on Broadway, Peter Quilter’s play End Of The Rainbow will tour the UK in a brand new production opening at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester in February 2016. It’s 1968 and Judy Garland, a once-glittering star, is in London to make her explosive comeback. But off stage, holed up in her hotel room, Judy is battling with her young new fiancé, her devoted accompanist, and her destructive addictions. Will she be able to conquer her demons and reclaim her crown as one of history’s great musical icons? Featuring Garland’s most memorable songs The Man That Got Away, Come Rain Or Come Shine, The Trolley Song and of course Somewhere Over The Rainbow, End of the Rainbow is a fiercely funny and emotionally charged musical play filled with Garland’s legendary tenacity, razor-sharp wit and once-in-a-generation voice. Lisa Maxwell (The Bill, Loose Women) will play … Read more
Rachel Kavanaugh presents us with a wily, almost feral Aunt Eller, a metrosexual Curly, a tomboy Laurey, an arch but staunchly feminine Ado Annie, a profoundly stupid but winningly endearing muscleman Will, a troubled and deranged Jud and a pixie-like Carnes. The interloper, the foreigner, Ali Hakim, is hardworking and mercurial, smart and savvy. The characters may be old but the interpretations are sparky and resonant.
Break A Leg to Bonnie Langford and Gary Wilmot who take over from Samantha Bond and John Marquez in the West End run of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tonight at London’s Savoy Theatre. Based on the popular 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the story of sophisticated conman Laurence Jameson (Robert Lindsay), whose world descends into chaos with the arrival of Freddy Benson – a conman without finese but with lots of bravado. Buy tickets to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels