Christopher Biggins, Ruthie Henshall and Wendi Peters are announced as judges for the West End Bake Off 2018 being held on 19th May 2018. Theatrical charity Acting For Others are to hold the West End Bake Off 2018 on Saturday 19 May 2018 in the grounds of St Paul’s Church, Bedford Square London WC2E 9ED. This years event is being held to co-incide with the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. This year Christopher Biggins returns to the tents as head judge joining Ruthie Henshall and Wendi Peters to judge the cake creations of top West End shows. Ruthie Henshall said today “I’m so thrilled to be judging for the first time in this year’s right royal West End Bake Off. Not only is it such a special event that brings the West End together, to celebrate the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry and … Read more
The producers of the smash-hit show Puttin’ On The Ritz have announced their new show That’s Entertainment!. That’s Entertainment! celebrates the biggest hits of the 40’s and 50’s including music by Lerner and Loewe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Each venue will feature a very special guest star alongside the cast of West End Singers and Dancers, including Ruthie Henshall, Jane McDonald, The Overtones, Jonathan Ansell and Elaine C Smith. With glorious costumes, sumptuous music, stunning dance routines and an award-winning cast of singers and dancers, this is guaranteed to wow the audience and keep their toes-tapping! That’s Entertainment!! is “feel-good” entertainment at it’s best for all the family. THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT UK TOUR Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 May 2016 Theatre Royal Windsor Jonathan Ansell BOOK ONLINE Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 May 2016 Opera House Manchester The Overtones BOOK ONLINE Tuesday 17 – … Read more
In the case of Betty Buckley as Carlotta, the casting was inspired. Her powerful and joyful rendition of I’m Still Here stopped the show. But it was Anita Dobson’s self-deprecating turn as Stella which finally galvanised the entire company into glorious cohesion: her attack in Who’s That Woman was splendid (a gutsy belt matched her tap-dancing prowess) and she and all of the other women acquitted themselves well in bringing Andrew Wright’s clever choreography to life. The younger versions of Sally, Phyllis, Ben and Buddy were spot-on, engaging and sublime. Christine Baranski’s Phyllis was brittle, regal and immaculately stylish.