Join Michael Ball and some of the West End’s biggest stars as the Stages Musical Theatre Festival At Sea brings luxury to a musical theatre festival experience this October. Artists including Michael Ball, Collabro, Beverley Knight, The Showstoppers, Christina Bianco, Lee Mead, Sophie Evans, John Owen-Jones, Don Black, Arlene Phillips and Marti Webb will headine this unique experience which is a must for musical theatre … Read more
Cardiff’s own Noel Sullivan has joined the cast of Tiger Bay the musical which is to be presented at the Wales Millennium Centre from 13 – 25 November 2017. Tiger Bay the Musical is set in 1900s Cardiff at a time of unrest between the workers heaving coal in the docklands, known as Tiger Bay, and the Bute Dock Company and merchants of the Coal … Read more
Full casting has been announced for Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party, which will receive its London premiere at The Other Palace (formerly the St James Theatre) on 13 February 2017. Tickets are now on sale. Joining the previously announced Frances Ruffelle as Queenie are John Owen-Jones (Les Miserables, The Phantom Of The Opera) as Burrs, Simon Thomas (Phantom Of The Opera, Legally Blonde) as … Read more
Cadogan Hall brought a lavish concert performance of the piece to its stage, and – once again – we saw and heard just why we should value this work amongst the highest achievements in the musical theatre. It is simply breath-taking. Indeed, freed of decor and costume, lighting and choreography, and of all the pageantry of the theatre, when exposed to the forensic inspection of the concert platform its virtues come across even more strongly.
West End Heroes wisely avoided making the concert a remembrance festival; instead it was a celebration of the brilliant talent within both the military and the UK theatre scene. Director Tim Marshall said he wanted to offer a ‘great night out’; by that standard the production passed with flying (military) colours.
Major cast changes are afoot at The Phantom Of The Opera with the announcement today that John Owen-Jones will return to the role of The Phantom from 7 September 2015, with Ben Forster taking on the role from 1 February 2016. John Owen-Jones has now played the role of The Phantom more than any other actor in the West End production’s history. John’s last performance … Read more