Only Fools and Horses musical comes to Theatre Royal Haymarket

Only Fools and Horses musical Theatre Royal Haymarket

The Only Fools and Horses musical comes to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in February 2019 starring Paul Whitehouse, Tom Bennett and Ryan Hutton. John Sullivan’s iconic and record-breaking television series Only Fools and Horses has been turned into a brand-new West End musical. With an original score and script by Jim Sullivan (John’s son) and Paul Whitehouse, the Only Fools and Horses musical will start previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 9 February 2019. Paul Whitehouse also takes centre stage as Grandad, uniting with Tom Bennett (Del Boy) and Ryan Hutton (Rodney) in this unique showstopper, featuring cherished material from the TV series. Join us as we take a trip back to 1989, where it’s all kicking off in Peckham. While the yuppie invasion of London is in full swing, love is in the air as Del Boy sets out on the rocky road to find his soul mate, … Read more

REVIEW: Broken Wings, Theatre Royal Haymarket ✭✭

Broken Wings review Theatre Royal Haymarket

Matthew Lunn reviews Broken Wings, a new musical by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Broken Wings Theatre Royal Haymarket 2 August 2018 2 Stars I must confess myself to be unfamiliar with the work of Gibran Khalil Gibran, the Lebanese-American poet and philosopher whose work inspired this musical. On seeing Broken Wings, the story of his first love and how he came to lose her, I felt compelled to examine his work, and get to know him a little better. This musical offers glimpses of his life, his loves and his character, and one experiences moments of undeniable pleasure in the richly woven images of turn of the century Beirut. There is wonderful music, the work is sincere and admirable in its themes – in these dispiriting times, any piece that rails against women’s commodification is to be applauded. Yet its earnest depiction of … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Rehearsals from World Premiere of Broken Wings

Broken Wings Theatre Royal Haymarket

Great first look images from Kate Scott from the rehearsal room of Nadim Naaman’s new musical Broken Wings. “Broken Wings”, an autobiographical tale of tragic love based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran’s 1912 masterpiece, will premiere as a semi-staged production with 9-piece orchestra, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from August 1 – 4. Co-Writer Nadim Naaman leads the cast as the iconic Gibran, the show’s narrator, with Rob Houchen (Marius in the West End production of “Les Misérables” and “Titanic” at Charing Cross Theatre) as Gibran’s teenage self and Nikita Johal, fresh from playing the lead role of Wendla in the acclaimed “Spring Awakening” at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, as Selma. New York City, 1923. An ageing Gibran narrates from his cold studio. Through poetry and music, he transports us back two decades and across continents, to turn-of-the-century Beirut. His eighteen-year-old self returns to The Middle East after five years … Read more

Take That Launch London Season The Band From Theatre Rooftop

The Band launches in London

Take That today launched the London season of hit musical The Band with a special performance on the roof of the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Take That joined the cast of new musical The Band today performing on the roof of the Theatre Royal Haymarket where the show will play this Christmas from 1 December to 12 January 2019. Take That are co-producers of Tim Firth’s award-winning new musical The Band which features their music. Since opening at the Manchester Opera House in September 2017 the show has broken box office records around the UK. The musical stars Rachel Lumberg as Rachel, Alison Fitzjohn as Claire, Emily Joyce as Heather, Jayne McKenna as Zoe, AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Yazdan Qafouri and Sario Solomon, winners of BBC’s Let It Shine, as The Band, Faye Christall as Young Rachel, Katy Clayton as Young Heather, Rachelle Diedericks as Debbie, Sarah Kate Howarth as Young Claire, Lauren Jacobs … Read more

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