REVIEW: A Christmas Carol, Lyceum Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

London Musical Theatre Orchestra A Christmas Carol Lyceum Theatre

A Christmas Carol London Musical Theatre Orchestra Lyceum Theatre, 11th December 2017 5 Stars Book Tickets Seeing this sprawling, grand, majestic musical entertainment again in the once splendid surroundings of Bertie Crewe’s opulently spacious rococo interior (behind Beazley’s proudly neo-classical facade), with the full resources of the LMTO massed on stage, complete with a chorus and a line up of superb soloists, all in evening dress, flanked by a brace of sparkling Christmas trees, and beneath the trademark red banners of this specialist orchestra, in this melodramatic, sentimental story of vice and redemption, it is easy to think that there is rather more of nineteenth century French grande-opera about it than the conventional trappings and concerns of Broadway showbiz.  Hearing Alan Menken’s stunning score, given lush and vivid life in Michael Starobin’s gorgeous orchestrations, it is easy to imagine oneself back in the world of Meyerbeer, Gounod and Berlioz, where … Read more

West End Men Announce New Tour

The West End Men are about to embark on their third UK Tour

The West End Men have announced that X Factor star Marcus Collins will be joining their new UK Tour. Following two hit tours in 2012 and 2013, the West End Men are preparing for their third tour. Joining Marcus Collins will be Glenn Carter, James Bisp and Alexis Gerred. The West End Men have appeared in West End hits including Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, The Phantom Of The Opera, and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. The repertoire for this concert tour will include a showcase of much-loved musical theatre standards from shows including Les Miserables, West Side Story, and South Pacific alongside pop classics from artists as diverse as Queen and Stevie Wonder. Special guest star Nadia Forder will be appearing at concerts in Dublin, Watford, Guildford and Liverpool. The West End Men 2015 UK Tour Sunday 24th May 2015 Milton Keynes Theatre Monday 25th May 2015 The Swan … Read more

REVIEW: Jesus Christ Superstar UK Tour ✭✭✭✭

Jesus Christ Superstar on tour in the UK

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.

Jesus Christ Superstar 2015 Tour Tickets and Casting

Jesus Christ Superstar on tour in the UK

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

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