Tuesday, 26 July 2016

New Adventures announce full casting for the world premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes

New Adventures are delighted to announce full casting for the World Premiere of Matthew Bourne’s production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December. Full tour schedule below. www.new-adventures.net

As previously announced, “Victoria Page”, the girl who dreams of being a great dancer, immortalised on screen by Moira Shearer, will be created by New Adventures star, Ashley Shaw, most recently seen across the UK and internationally as “Aurora” in Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. Rising star and fellow “Aurora”, Cordelia Braithwaite, will also play the role, along with Sleeping Beauty favourite Katrina Lyndon in her principal role debut (at certain performances).

Saturday, 23 July 2016

REVIEW: Footloose at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking

A foyer; palpable with energy and filled with people singing within their groups; the same phrase over and over again. “Everybody cut footloose”. The film of Footloose (1984) starring Kevin Bacon is a cult classic, and fans were eager for the start of the show to toe-tap their way through the evening. As it all kicked off with the unmistakable guitar riff written by Kenny Loggins, the excitement and energy in the audience only grew greater. 
Footloose follows the story of Ren, a Chicago teenagers moves to small, secluded town called ‘Bomont’ in West Virginia, where rock music and dancing are banned after an unfortunate accident killed 4 young residents. His brash attitude and rebellious nature shakes up the younger people of the town and as he meets the Reverend’s daughter, Ariel, things start to get even more complicated. 

Thursday, 21 July 2016

FIRST LOOK: Jesus Christ Superstar at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

The show stars Declan Bennett who plays the role of Jesus. Declan was the original lead in the London cast ofOnce (Phoenix), and has also appeared in Boy George’s musical Taboo (Venue Theatre), RENT (US tour and Broadway), American Idiot (Broadway) as well as on BBC’s EastEnders as Charlie Cotton. As a solo singer-songwriter, his album Record:BREAKUP was released as a live acoustic version in 2013.  He achieved five UK Top 20 singles and a UK Top 20 album with Brit Award nominated band Point Break.  

The cast also includes Tyrone Huntley will play Judas, with Anoushka Lucas as Mary Magdelene, David Thaxton as Pilate, Cavin Cornwall as Caiaphas, Peter Caulfield as Herod, Phil King as Peter, Joel Harper-Jackson as Simon Zealotes and Sean Kingsley as Annas.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

REVIEW: That's Entertainment at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking, with special guest Ruthie Henshall

If you leave a show sighing; wishing you’d stayed at home and binge-watched TV instead, chances are, the show wasn’t worth seeing. I left The New Victoria Theatre after 'That's Entertainment' feeling exactly like that. 

‘That’s Entertainment’ is a mish-mash of 40’s and 50’s hits from movies and musicals. It’s full of potential, but no amount of stellar choreography or knockout vocals could have saved this show. It wasn’t quite a cabaret night, nor was it a storyline show – it was all over the place. One moment we’re absorbed in the genius of Rodgers and Hammerstein, then all off a sudden, we’re thrown into the midst of a ‘Cockney Knees Up’. 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

REVIEW: The Rocky Horror Picture show at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking

Stockings. Corsets. Boas. Suspenders. Let’s be honest – if any of those items are involved, you know you’re in for a great night. The girls (and guys) were out in force at Woking’s New Victoria Theatre for The Rocky Horror Show’s press night. Truly unique in its entirety, Rocky Horror has had a cult following since its premiere.. The New Victoria theatre was full to the brim with eclectic costumes and excitable groups of friends ready for their ultimate night out at the theatre.

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