Tuesday, 23 December 2014

FIRST LOOK: City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse

Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser are Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu, Peter Polycarpou and Rebecca Trehearn star in The Donmar Warehouse's production of City of Angels. 

They are joined by Nick Cavaliere, Cameron Cuffe, Marc Elliott, Adam Fogerty, Kadiff Kirwan, Sandra Marvin, Mark Penfold, Jennifer Saayeng, Jo Servi and Tim Walton.

Two decades after its London premiere, Artistic Director Josie Rourke revives one of the acknowledged greats of twentieth century musical theatre.

Hollywood comes calling for a New York novelist. The offer is too good to refuse: adapt the private detective protagonist of his books into a big-screen hero. The siren song of Los Angeles is a dangerous temptation and while his movie plays out in black and white, his new life is all-too colourful.

Pedro Almodóvar, Bartlett Sher and Rossy de Palma take part in post show talk for Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

To celebrate the UK première of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane’s new musical comedy adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar’s Oscar-nominated film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – now playing live on stage in London’s West End – Pedro Almodóvar will be taking part in a conversation with director Bartlett Sher and star of the original film Rossy de Palma.  Esteemed film critic Maria Delgado will chair the panel.

This unique event will be broadcast across the country live via satellite in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, alongside a screening of the original 1988 film. There will be an opportunity for the public to ask Pedro and the panel a question by tweeting @womenvergeuk and @picturehouses.

Tickets for the show and Q&A live on stage from 7.30pm at the Playhouse Theatre are now on sale at womenonthevergemusical.com or on 0844 871 7631. The Q&A will follow the performance.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Katie Mitchell's THE CAT IN THE HAT embarks on UK Tour in 2015

Katie Mitchell’s acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat will embark on its first UK tour in 2015, opening at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Thursday 29 January. Full tour schedule attached.

This new production was first presented in a sold out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is currently playing a festive season at Pleasance Theatre, Islington where it continues until Sunday 4 January 2015. The 2015 tour will visit 30 venues across the UK, as well as playing a short run in Bahrain in January.

From Here To Eternity is now available on DVD!

Tim Rice’s epic musical From Here to Eternity is now released on DVD and digital platforms. The production was filmed at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London and directed by Nick Morris (Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert and Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert).

Adapted from James Jones’ classic 1951 novel, it is a gripping tale of illicit love and army life set in 1941 Hawaii, immediately prior to the attacks on Pearl Harbour. Having recently transferred to the base, troubled Private Prewitt (Robert Lonsdale) falls for Lorene (Siubhan Harrison), the kind hearted escort club girl, while simultaneously his platoon sergeant, Warden (Darius Campbell), embarks on a dangerous affair with his commanding officer’s wife, Karen (Rebecca Thornhill), setting the lives of both men on a course they cannot control. As war approaches, the worlds’ of the four lovers and the soldiers of G Company are dramatically ripped apart.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

REVIEW: Aladdin at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking

There is nothing that gets me more in the mood for christmas than Pantomime, remembering back to my childhood where I used to be taken to see one every year brings back all the feelings of excitement!

The pantomime starts out with an advert. Yes, you read that correct, an advert. I feel very disappointed that adverts have now been introduced to theatres. It completely takes you away form the magic of theatre and I couldn't believe my eyes when it started to play! It left the auditorium feeling very stale and unenergised for the performance. However this energy dip was soon rescued by the cast. 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

NEW TRAILER released for ONCE the musical, starring Ronan Keating

The multi award winning musical ONCE has released their very first trailer featuring new Guy – Ronan Keating. The new trailer follows a fantastic week for the Boyzone star, after receiving incredible reviews!

Ronan Keating and Jill Winternitz as Guy and Girl will lead the cast in Once The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre until 21 March 2015. 

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