We’re eagerly anticipating these fantastic West End musical which are heading our way in 2018. Have you booked your tickets? JANUARY Girl From The North Country Following a critically acclaimed season at the Old Vic Theatre, Girl From The Old Country transfers to the Noel Coward Theatre for a strictly limited season. Conor McPherson weaves the iconic songs of Bob Dylan into a show brimming with hope, heartbreak and soul. Read our review. BOOK TICKETS FOR GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Eugenius Eugenius, the teenage love story set against a background of comic books and superheroes comes to The Other Palace. Fast becoming a cult phenomena, Eugenius will bring out your inner Geek. BOOK TICKETS FOR EUGENIUS AT THE OTHER PALACE FEBRUARY All Or Nothing All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical follows the rise and demise of The Small Faces. This home-grown musical comes to the West End’s Arts … Read more
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have announced details of their 2018 season, which includes As You Like It, Peter Pan, Dinosaur World Live, Little Shop Of Horrors and The Turn Of The Screw. The season opens on 17 May 2018 with Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (17 May – 15 June), a revival of their 2015 Olivier Award-nominated production, in the final year of the First World War Centenary Commemorations. For the wounded soldiers of WW1, imagination is their only escape. Yet as they’re transported to the fantastical lagoons and pirate ships of Never Land, allegories of the war they’ve left behind are ever present. George Llewelyn Davies, later killed in action in 1915, was one of the children who inspired J. M. Barrie to create the iconic character of Peter Pan. Remembering him, and a generation of Lost Boys, the production enchanted young and old alike during its original, critically … Read more
We’re almost done with this massive project to identify the Top 100 Greatest Musicals as judged by our readers and musical theatre fans around the world. In this latest instalment Alan Menken, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander and Ebb all make repeat appearances. Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on the results. 40. Little Shop Of Horrors Long before Alan Menken became Mr Disney, he and writer Howard Ashman wrote an Off-Broadway musical that over the years has become one of the world’s favourites. Little Shop Of Horrors was based on the 1960 low budget black comedy that starred a young Jack Nicholson. Premiering Off Off Broadway, then moving to Off Broadway, the show ran for five years before moving to London and Sydney amongst other locations. Frank Oz of The Muppets fame made a great movie adaptation of the film bowing to studio pressure … Read more
Producers have today announced the full cast for the upcoming UK tour of Little Shop Of Horrors. As previously announced X Factor star Rhydian will play musical theatre’s infamous dentist Orin Scrivello DDS. Rhydian will be joined by Sam Lupton (Boq in Wicked, West End, Avenue Q, UK Tour) as Seymour, Stephanie Clift (Mamma Mia!, West End) as Audrey, Paul Kissaun (Calamity Jane, Fiddler on the Roof, UK Tours) as Mushnik, Sasha Latoya (Rent, Greenwich Theatre, Britain’s Got Talent) as Crystal, Vanessa Fisher (Hairspray, UK Tour) as Chiffon, Cassie Clare (Cats, West End) as Ronnette and Josh Wilmott (Spamalot, We Will Rock You, UK Tours) as Audrey II. The cast also includes Phil Adele, Stephanie McConville and Neil Nicholas. A charming, kooky and hilarious 1950s musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of Seymour, the assistant at Mushnik’s Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, who becomes an overnight … Read more
Seriously – anyone interested in good productions of musicals should hot foot it to Manchester to catch Bond’s work. The puppet plants which Olié produces here are wonderful, that magic combination of fascinating and repellant. Gunnar Cauthery makes an excellent Seymour, all shy, geeky and naive. Kelly Price is luminous as Audrey.