REVIEW: Lazarus, Kings Cross Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

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What we have here is a clear successor to ‘Mamma Mia’, in that the show takes a seminal back-catalogue and lifts from it a mix of tracks to elaborate and decorate a strongly dramatic tale that happens to chime harmoniously with the personality of the musical and lyrical content.

Jamie Muscato To Star In John Osborn Drama

Jamie Muscato will lead the cast of A Subject Of Scandal and Concern at London's Finborough Theatre.

Following his appearance in Bend It Like Beckham, Jamie Muscato will star in The Finborough Theatre’s new production of John Osborne’s A Subject Of Scandal and Concern from 22 May – 7 June 2016. This new production will be the first theatrical staging for over 40 years and will mark the plays London premiere. Based on the true story of the last man to stand trial for blasphemy in England, A Subject Of Scandal and Concern was originally written for television in 1960 starring Richard Burton and Rachel Roberts, and directed by Tony Richardson, and was first seen onstage in Nottingham in the early 1960s. Cheltenham, 1842. George Jacob Holyoake is a poor young teacher, making his way from Birmingham to Bristol to visit a friend who has been imprisoned for publishing a journal that criticises the establishment. When he makes a stop in Cheltenham to address a lecture, his … Read more

Rediscovered John Osborne Play To Be Staged At The Finborough

Book now for A Subject Of Scandal And Concern at Finborough Theatre

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the London premiere – and the first production in over 40 years – of John Osborne’s A Subject Of Scandal And Concern will run at the Finborough Theatre from 22 May 2016. Cheltenham, 1842. George Jacob Holyoake is a poor young teacher, making his way from Birmingham to Bristol to visit a friend who has been imprisoned for publishing a journal that criticises the establishment. When he makes a stop in Cheltenham to address a lecture, his words and his overwhelming commitment to speaking the truth will change his life forever. Arrested and tried for blasphemy, and separated from his starving wife and child, Holyoake is faced with the choice of conforming to the establishment or staying true to his beliefs during in a time of injustice and intolerance. Based on the true story of the last man to stand trial for … Read more

Dogfight in Concert at St James Theatre

Dogfight in Concert at the St James Theatre

Exactly a year after Dogfight’s acclaimed European premiere season ended at Southwark Playhouse, the original cast and creative team are to reunite for a special concert version of the musical in the main theatre at St James Theatre on Sunday 11 October. Dogfight was showered with praise by the critics and the production was nominated Best Musical and Laura Jane Matthewman named Outstanding Emerging Talent in the Evening Standard Awards. Dogfight also received three Off West End Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Female and Best Male, and it was shortlisted Best Off West End Production in the Whatsonstage Awards. Producer Danielle Tarento said today: “Dogfight was such a special project for everyone involved. Now we have a wonderful opportunity to reunite the Dogfight family to once more sing the magical score by Pasek and Paul and relive again the heartbreaking love story between Eddie and Rose. As the lyrics … Read more

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