REVIEW: The Go-Between, Apollo Theatre ✭✭

Book now for Michael Crawford In The Go-Between at London's Apollo Theatre

Apparently The Go-Between started life as a play, and for once the book here, written by David Wood, is not the problem here. The Go Between fails because of its score, which fails at every hurdle. If you are going to The Go-Between to hear Michael Crawford perform Phantom(ish) songs you will be sorely disappointed.

REVIEW: Flowers For Mrs Harris, Sheffield Crucible ✭✭✭

Flowers For Mrs Harris

Flowers For Mrs Harris Sheffield Crucible Theatre 3 Stars The new musical Flowers for Mrs Harris, recently enjoyed its world premiere season at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. It also brought to a close Daniel Evans’ tenure as Artistic Director after seven years, before he takes up his new position at Chicester. Evans undoubtedly leaves on a high. Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff have worked to adapt the story of a woman who ultimately wants to be loved and acknowledged. Whilst she has a best friend, we learn her husband died during World War II and the country is in the midst of austerity. She works tirelessly to help others but one day decides that she wants something for herself. Without giving too much away, her final destination is Christian Dior’s store in Paris. Her journey is more than her trip to Paris though; it is about finding contentment in … Read more

Casting Announced For The Go-Between

Book Now for Michael Crawford in The Go-Between a new musical at the Apollo Theatre

Full casting has been announced for upcoming musical The Go-Between.  Based on the classic novel by L. P. Hartley and adapted by David Wood, The Go-Between is a new musical with a score written by Richard Taylor. Michael Crawford returns to the West End to play Leo Colston. He will be joined by Issy Van Randwyck (Fascinating Aida)  in the role of Mrs Maudsley. The iconic roles of Ted and Marian, the lovers who embark on a forbidden affair and for whom Leo acts as the go-between, will be taken by Stuart Ward, who played the lead ‘Guy’ in Once in both the UK and USA, and Gemma Sutton, who most recently starred in the hugely-acclaimed production of Gypsy in the West End. Other cast members include Julian Forsyth, Stephen Carlile, Silas Wyatt-Barke, Jenni Bowden, John Addison, Luka Green, William Thompson, Johnny Evans Hutchinson, Archie Stevens, Matty Norgren, Samuel Menhinick, … Read more

Michael Crawford Returns To The West End In The Go-Between – On Sale Now

Michael Crawford stars in The Go-Between. Tickets now on sale

Award-wining star Michael Crawford, remown for originating the role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera and beloved around the world for his role as Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do Have Them, will return to the West End in a new production of The Go-Between this summer. Michael Crawford plays Leo Colston, a man who can no longer hide from the memories of his past. Memories of the gloriously hot summer of 1900 and of his days spent in Norfolk come flooding back. Spending the holidays with the family of his school friend Marcus in their luxurious country home, the young Leo finds himself acting as the go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian and tenant-farmer Ted who are embroiled in a forbidden secret love affair. The innocent Leo gets caught up in the adult atmosphere of deceit and manipulation as he risks everything in … Read more

REVIEW: Whistle Down The Wind, Union Theatre ✭✭✭

Whistle Down The Wind At The Union Theatre

Regan’s sure and steady direction brings the piece to life with charm and warmth. From the moment the three siblings rescue three new-born kittens from drowning right through to the exploration of the burnt-out barn and the discovery of the stranger’s gift, the story unfolds from the viewpoint of a youngster. As the central siblings, Cathy, Nan and Charles, Grace Osborn, Imelda Warren-Green and Alex James Ellison are each splendidly natural, full of charm, and the banter and bickering to and fro of growing up.

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