Mark Gatiss joins actors and comedians in coming-out show

Mark Gatiss leads celebrity coming out show

Mark Gatiss and other actors and comedians are lined up to take part in a charity gala presentation of a show about coming out. They will take the stage at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End for Outings, a powerful, funny and confessional collation of over 20 true-life tales. It will play one night only on Monday 26 June, 2017. The show premiered to huge acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has since delighted audiences on tour around the UK. It was created by award-winning writers after a campaign for submissions that was supported by Stephen Fry among many others. Now Outings comes to the West End for the first time, in an exclusive one-night gala presentation in aid of the LGBT+ helpine charity Switchboard. Alongside Gatiss who is a patron of Switchboard, the cast of over 20 – each telling a different story – will include comedians … Read more

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Moves Closer To Broadway Run

Harry Potter and family

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, together with J K Rowling have today confirmed that talks are now well underway to bring the record-breaking show to Broadway in Spring 2018. Exclusive talks are now being held with the Ambassador Theatre Group to bring the hit play to the Lyric Theatre on Broadway. ATG are currently planning multi-million dollar renovations to remodel, transform and reconfigure the 1900 seat theatre, turning it into a more intimate theatre with approximately 1500 seats. Friedman and Callender said “We are thrilled about ATG’s ambitious plans which will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a unique theatre space tailored to the specific needs of the production over the play’s two parts. The remodelled Lyric will include a smaller auditorium redesigned to the specifications of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child team, as well as an adapted … Read more

Thriller Celebrates 3000th Performance

Thriller Live celebrates 3000 performances in the West End

Last night, the cast of Thriller Live celebrated as the show celebrated its 3000th performance in the West End. Thriller has now been seen by more than 3 million people worldwide and is currently touring the UK. Producers Paul Walden & Derek Nicol said: “We are thrilled that Thriller Live continues to rock the West End, delighting audiences of all nationalitites in its 8th record-breaking year at the Lyric Theatre.” Thriller Live opened at the Lyric Theatre on January 26, 2009 and recently passed Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita to become the 17th Longest Running West End Musical of all time. Thriller Live is unlike other West End musicals. There is no script or story, it is instead a eye-popping spectacular concert celebration of Michael Jackson’s music and dance legacy, bringing to life on stage his distinctive high-energy dancing and the pulsating sound of many of pop’s greatest … Read more