Punchdrunk’s Artistic Director Felix Barrett has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

“The visionary who reinvented theatre.” The Observer Felix Barrett has today been awarded an MBE for his work in the theatre industry. Artistic pioneer Barrett founded Punchdrunk with colleague Pete Higgin in 2000. Since then the company has become renowned around the world for its ground-breaking approach to making theatre, winning numerous awards and thousands […]

DREAMGIRLS announces further casting

DREAMGIRLSSavoy Theatre, London Performances from 19 NovemberDreamgirlswestend.com Further casting announced to join star Amber Riley Reduced price previews tickets from Saturday 19 November to Tuesday 13 December across all price bands including 100 tickets per performance at £15 Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce further casting for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls which […]

WEST END STAR JOANNA STRAND AND FRIENDS TO PERFORM AT LONDON HIPPODROME CASINO ON 14 JULY 2016, IN MAD TRUST FUNDRAISER

JOANNA STRAND AND FRIENDS will perform at The Hippodrome Casino in the heart of London’s West End on Thursday 14 July at 11.00pm, in a fundraising cabaret supporting the work of The Make A Difference Trust (MAD Trust). Joanna will be joined by headline guests Gary Williams and Jacqui Tate, alongside an exciting line-up of […]

Odd Shaped Balls Review

The Old Red Lion 31 May – 26 June.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Newly promoted to the Rugby Premiership, Chiltern Colts and their star fly half James Hall suddenly become newsworthy. So when he is outed by an ex-boyfriend, the media frenzy and reactions of his team mates have a devastating impact on James. Within […]

The Commitments direct from West End

DIRECT FROM LONDON’S WEST END THE COMMITMENTS DUBLIN & UK TOUR – STARTING OCTOBER 2016 CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT   KEVIN KENNEDY TO STAR AS JIMMY’S DA BRIAN GILLIGAN TO STAR AS DECO ANDREW LINNIE TO STAR AS JIMMY RABBITTE Tickets on sale now   “The Commitments is the musical we’ve been waiting for. So good, our […]

Grimy, dark Welsh debut comedy play opens at the Old Red Lion

Velvet Trumpet present: UGLY LOVELYJune 28th – July 16th 2016, Old Red Lion South London-based theatre company Velvet Trumpet present the grimy, dark, bittersweet and, above all, funny debut play of excitable Welsh playwright Ffion Jones: Ugly Lovely. ‘But where else can you go bird? All we’ve got is Swansea. You haven’t got nowhere else.’ […]

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP WILL BEGIN THE FINAL LEG OF ITS RECORD-BREAKING 60TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR THIS AUTUMN

Agatha Christie’s beloved murder mystery The Mousetrap will begin the final leg of its record-breaking, and first ever, UK tour at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 12th September. The tour will then visit Swindon, Cardiff, Wakefield, Perth, Ayr, Edinburgh, Guildford, Birmingham, Tunbridge Wells, Isle of Wight, Derry, Oxford, Carlisle and Aberystwyth. The Mousetrap originally opened at […]

Norma Jeane the Musical Review

LOST Theatre May 30 – June 18.  Reviewed by Claire Roderick Opening on what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birthday, Norma Jeane the Musical takes a look at the demons that haunted her. Opening with Marilyn Monroe being institutionalised after her split from Arthur Miller and critical mauling of her latest film, a bedraggled […]