London Show Guide

Theatre Royal set for revamp costing $12.5m

The transformation of Glasgow’s Theatre Royal from ordinary to world class venue has just moved a step closer after organisers revealed that they have now raised the vast majority of the money they need has now been raised. Scottish Opera have said that £12m of the £12.45m target needed to completely revamp its long standing [Continue]

Sylvester Stallone takes to the stage of the Palladium for a Q&A session

The London Palladium will once again host an evening of talk with an interview of a popular screen actor in January 2014. Sylvester Stallone who has seen a resurgence in popularity following The Expendables series of films (which will see the third in the series being released in 2014) will discuss his life and career [Continue]

The Stage reveals who is currently head honcho of the West End

Under the watchful eye of The Stage publication, their annual power list highlights who is the deemed the most powerful in the West End stage. For the fifth consecutive year, Rosemary Squire and Howard Panter have been named the most powerful of them all. This comes very close to matching Andrew Lloyd Webber’s six year [Continue]

Goodnight Sweetheart set to take to the stage

Hit time travelling TV comedy Goodnight Sweetheart is set to return in the form of a stage musical. The creators of the original show, Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks, have said that although they have no plans to bring it back as a sitcom on television, they are “some way down the line of doing [Continue]

Unknown 17 year old wins lead role in revival of Miss Saigon

A seventeen-year-old high school student from Charlotte, North Carolina will be starring as Kim in “Miss Saigon” when it opens in the West End next year. Eva Noblezada is a Philipino-American who apparently reminds producer Cameron Mackintosh of the original Miss Saigon, Lea Salonga. Casting director Tara Rubin saw her in New York when she [Continue]

Organisation aims to stamp out ticket profiteering

Profiteering on ticket sales has been causing considerable grievance to the public for many years; some individuals and organisations are always thinking of new ways to make money by scamming rather than any legitimate means, and there are a lot of ways. Since the vast majority of event tickets are sold online these days, the [Continue]

Marti Webb returns to Tell Me On a Sunday 30 years after it West End debut

Most British music-lovers are familiar with Marti Webb, the musical actress who has been delighting audiences in the UK and abroad since the early 1960s. Her chart-topping single “Take That Look Off Your Face” is probably the best known, and that’s one she’ll be reprising in January at the St. James Theatre, more than 30 [Continue]

The National and the Almeida dominate the Evening Standard short list

The shortlist of the current year’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards is dominated by celebrated productions and performances from the Almeida theatre and National theatre. The Southbank venue has around ten nominations for shows such as The Effect and The Amen Corner, Othello and the Light Princess while Almeida has received seven nominations for [Continue]

New musical based around the first London A-Z

Isy Suttie, comedian and actress known for playing Dobby in the Peep Show will be debuting in a new show about the woman who created the London A-Z. The show, that will be premiering in February 2014, tells of a story about the peculiar Phyllis Pearsall. Michael Matus and Frances Ruffelle who are regulars on [Continue]

Experienced performers join the production of Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory

The production of Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory, which is mainly made up of young musical talent, has recently added a number of experienced performers like James Dreyfus and Jackie Clune to the cast. Clune who has been touring recently in the Dolly Parton Musical while Dreyfus an experienced MC, will join the previously [Continue]

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