From Ethel Merman to Elaine Paige and Julie Andrews; from Bob Hope to Marvin Gaye, Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard – they have all dreamed of performing at The London Palladium and did. [More]
Third Finger, Left Hand first saw the light of the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe some years ago. It has had sufficient qualities, good press and public interest to make its way to London and onto the stage of Trafalgar Studios. [More]
Miss Holly Golightly cordially invites you to Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The 1961 American romantic comedy film is coming to Broadway! Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a classic tale about a young New York socialite who becomes interested in a struggling writer who has recently moved into her apartment building. With the New York Times calling it “shimmering” and the Daily News calling it “Titillating”, one can only wonder what the morning buzz at ... [More]
It’s the season to be jolly! And pantomime is a big part of that jolliness. So Paul O’Grady’s sardonic and sometimes caustic take on Aladdin, the hero from the Arabian Nights, ought to have brightened up the London theatre scene.
This is not some angst-ridden religion-based story. Rather Dan Looney, the man who came up with the concept takes a long, humorous and lyrical look at the silly things us humans get up to. [More]
Coming hot-off-the-heels of its critically acclaimed Broadway success last year, ‘Once’ has found its way on to the London West-End stage. Directed by Tony-award winning John Tiffany, and including Broadway veteran Declan Bennett and Zrinka Cvitešić of the Croatian National Theatre, the show seems poised for an extended run here in London. [More]
The Thrill of Love is an incisive new and gripping work by Amanda Whittington, brought to the stage by director and producer James Dacre. The play’s story is backed by the haunting music of Billie Holiday. Together Whittington and Dacre seek to fathom the motive behind Ruth Ellis’ murder of her lover. [More]
It is said that “nothing succeeds like success.” And one hopes that the title of this new stage and musical version of the 1957 film is a good omen to that. The Sweet Smell of Success opened at the Arcola Theatre on Ashwin Street, Hackney. It is directed by Mehmet Ergen with musical direction provided by Bob Broad and choreography by Nathan M Wright. [More]
The two largest cities in the world are home to the biggest stages in theatre performance. Often running the same shows simultaneously, one always wonders what the difference is between London’s West End, and New York’s Broadway, and which one is better?
Let’s start with London. The West End of London, commonly known as the West End, is an area of London containing the city’s most popular theatre, entert... [More]
The Arcola Theatre resides deep in the heart of London’s Hackney borough. Its address is in the midst of a little slice of Turkey in Dalston. The Arcola Theatre was founded by Mehmet Ergen, its artistic director, in September 2000. It originally opened in a building that once housed a textile factory on Arcola Street, from which it derived its name.