Casting has been announced for the Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away which has its UK premiere at the Phoenix Theatre in January 2019. Casting has been announced for Come From Away the musical in the West End which opens at the Phoenix Theatre in January 2019. Telling the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small … Read more
It’s 1963 and Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls has a proud tradition of fostering free spirits from all walks of life – so it’s a crushing blow when the new Headmistress turns out to be a tyrant with strict Victorian values. Giving a new twist to the world of Malory Towers and The Girl’s Own Annual, with lashings of charm and toe-tapping tunes, Crush … Read more
Sam Mendes’ production of the musical adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is in excellent shape. Nothing indicates that more clearly than the show not missing a beat despite the fact that three understudies were called upon to perform. The company didn’t hiccup. Routines are polished and well-drilled; Mark Thompson’s wonderfully colourful, and sometimes colourless, costumes and sets are in pristine shape and conjure up the requisite sense of magic effortlessly. The tunefulness and sprightly fun of Marc Shaiman’s music remains infectious and sweet.