Casting announcement for Cilla The Musical

FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF CILLA THE MUSICAL Andrew Lancel and Carl Au join the cast of Cilla the Musical written by BAFTA® award winning Jeff Pope, with it’s world premiere at the Liverpool Empire on 7th September.   Bill Kenwright’s new musical features: Andrew Lancel (Brian Epstein); Carl Au (Bobby); Amy Bridges (Rose Willis); Gemma Brodrick-Bower (Pauline); Paul Broughton (John White); Bill Caple (Ringo Starr); Tom Christian (Kenny Willis); Tom Dunlea (Hutch); Pauline Fleming (Big Cilla); Joshua Gannon (Paul McCartney); Billie Hardy (Pat); […]

Leeds Legend to be Celebrated

DAZZLING TRIBUTE TO A TRUE LEEDS DANCE LEGEND West Yorkshire Playhouse will be the venue for a unique and inspiring evening of dance on Sunday 8 October when Phoenix Dance Theatre and Northern School of Contemporary Dance join forces to pay tribute to Nadine Senior MBE, the Yorkshire-born dance pioneer and founding principle of the […]

Crazy For You Review

Leeds Grand Theatre – until 2 September 2017 3*** Crazy for You appears to be a classic comedy Broadway musical written in the roaring 20s. But this is a musical from the 90s, using classical songs written by George and Ira Gershwin.  Ken Ludwig’s quirky 1992 plot gave the Gershwin brothers this new feelgood hit, […]

Dreamboats and Petticoats Review

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton – until 26 August 2017.  Reviewed by Karen Millington Burnet 3*** What a lovely, balmy, late autumn evening to be out and about, but definitely an opening night of two halves. The Man of the Match was always going to be the charmingly demure Elizabeth Carter’s Laura who, amongst a cast still […]

The Wedding Singer Review

Leeds Grand Theatre – until 26 August 2017 4**** Adapted from the 1998 film The Wedding Singer written by Tim Herlihy and starring Herlihy’s college mate Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, Matthew Sklar (Music) and Chad Beguelin (Lyrics) with a book by Herlihy and Beguelin have concocted a musical that is high on comedy and […]

CRAZY FOR YOU AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE

CRAZY FOR YOU AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE Crazy For You, the Gershwin brothers high-energy, high-kicking and gloriously glamorous feel-good musical, is set to run at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 29th August 2017 for one week only.Starring Olivier Award-nominees Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing, Casualty) and Charlotte Wakefield (Sophie in ‘Mamma Mia!’, Truly Scrumptious in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’), and Love Island […]

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover Review

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Sweet Venues – until 28 August.  Reviewed by Jessica Brady 5***** The Happy Idiot presents a new LOOSELY based version of the controversial novel by D.H Lawrence ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ with hilarious results. As a new company they couldn’t have picked a better story to reinvent and put such a unique spin […]