Principal Casting Announced For Menier’s Fiddler On The Roof

Fiddler On The Roof cast Menier Chocolate Factory

Principal casting has been announced for Trevor Nunn’s new production of classic musical Fiddler On The Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced principal casting for its revival of classic musical Fiddler On the Roof which is to be directed by Trevor Nunn. For this new poroduction Andy Nyman is to lead the company as Tevye, with Judy Kuhn as Golde. Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Matt Corner (Fuedka), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Louise Gold (Yente), Kirsty MacLaren (Chava) and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel). This joyous and heart-breaking story of the travails of Tevye the milkman, his wife and five daughters features such classic songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and remains a heart-warming celebration To Life – L’chaim! Fiddler on the Roof sees Trevor Nunn renew his collaboration with the Menier – he previously … Read more

Casting Announced For Zelda At The Other Palace

Zelda - A Post-modern musical

Casting has been announced for the workshop performances of Zelda – A Post-Modern Musical at The Other Palace. It’s the debaucherous 1920’s, and infamous flapper and socialite Zelda Fitzgerald and her husband F.Scott Fitzgerald are throwing a party like no other…. and you’re invited. Join Zelda as her tumultuous relationships reaches boiling point and she tries to hold the party, and herself, together. This brand new musical features a jukebox score of reworked “post-modern” classic and popular songs originally performed by artists including Britney Spears, Eminem, The Black Eyed Peas, Pink, Eurythmics and Rihanna.* The cast for the workshop performances is led by Jodie Steele (Heathers, Wicked) as Zelda Fitzgerald and Matt Corner (The Last Ship, Jersey Boys) as F.Scott Fitzgerald. The cast also includes Geri Allen, Chris Auckett, Dougie Carter, Chris Jenkins, Laura Mansell and Esme Sears. Zelda – A Post-Modern Musical is written by Victoria Gimby based on … Read more

Jersey Boys London Celebrate 8th Anniversary

Book now for Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre now celebrating its 8th anniversary

The cast of Jersey Boys recently celebrated the show’s 8th anniversary in London. The event also marked the first time that all of the Four Seasons were changed simultaneously since the show’s opening in 2008. The new London cast will feature Matt Corner as Frankie Valli, Simon Bailey as Tommy De Vito, Declan Egan as Bob Gaudio and Matt Hunt as Nick Massi, with Dayle Hodge playing Frankie Valli at certain performances. Jersey Boys is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they turned 30. The show is packed with their hits, including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December, … Read more

INTERVIEW: Matt Corner On Playing Frankie Valli

Jersey Boys celebrates it's 8th anniversary in London's West End

As Jersey Boys approaches it’s 8th anniversary we got a chance to chat to Matt Corner who is playing Frankie Valli in the show that has become a massive hit around the world. Tell us a bit about your background? I grew up in Darlngton. As a youngster, I went to Stagecoach as a confidence building exercise and realised that I wanted to be an actor. I loved watching videos of Only Fools And Horses with David Jason, who I greatly admire, he’s just a genius as a comic actor. He was a huge inspiration and the reason I got into acting. I spent most of my time day dreaming at school. I’d be reading the text of Midsummer Night’s Dream stuck inside my maths text book. The teachers at school laughed – the careers adviser asked me what I really wanted to do for a living! Getting into musicals … Read more

New Cast Announced as Jersey Boys Celebrates 8th Birthday in London

Jersey Boys announce a new cast as the show enters its 8th anniversary in London

From Tuesday 15 March, there will be four new Seasons joining the cast of Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre ahead of its 8th Anniversary on 18 March. This is the first time since the show opened in London that all four Seasons have changed. Jersey Boys is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they turned 30. The show is packed with their hits, including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December, 1963 (Oh What a Night), Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got), Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes … Read more

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