I had the luck to see the brilliant West End musical Billy Elliot last week and from the set to the cast it was truly amazing.
The plot unfolds with the 1984-1985 County Durham miner strike, in North Eastern England. Billy (Ryan Collinson) is dealing with both his father and brother fighting the strike, the death of his mother, and trying to find a place besides the expected world of boxing. Billy soon finds an unexpected passion for ballet with the sassy, yet enco... [More]
Yes, we hear you. We have all been in the same boat at least once at some stage of our theatre lives. And yes, we have all cursed and sworn at that annoying person seated in front, behind, or sometimes for the ultimate luck – just beside. [More]
A musical based on the legendary band is set to grace the West End come 24 September and (shortly!) be staying until 19 January 2013.
The Fast 5:
1.) The show celebrates the 50th year mark of The Beatles releasing their first single 'Love Me Do' in October 1962.
2.) The show features 20 of The Beatles songs and even features film footage as well. The show focuses on the beginning of their career in Liverpool and leads up to the craze of Beatlemania.
3.) The... [More]
The Woman in Black has gained some popularity over the past few months, most notably because of the blockbuster thriller starring the former Harry Potter-Daniel Radcliffe. Although the movie wasn't a favorite with the critics, the West End production at the Fortune Theatre (Russell Street) does not disappoint, with a 23 year run on the West End and 7 million viewers (and growing...) under its belt.
I dared to see the show this past weekend and all I can say is that there should... [More]
After experiencing mass success and a series of runs throughout the United States, Australia, and now the United Kingdom, Chris D’Arienzo’s powerful rock n’ roll musical Rock of Ages is set to hit the big screen at the beginning of June 2012. [More]
Exciting news! We've recently added even more West End hits to our ever expanding theatre break options. So in order to help you figure out which production is right up your alley, we wrote a little synopsis for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
1.) Noises Off - (Venue Old Vic Theatre) Created by famed playwright Michael Frayn, Noises Off is an uproarious piece of theatre consisting of a play within a play and what occurs behind the scenes. Love triangles, alcoholics... [More]
Just in time for London's Summer Olympics, Derren Brown will be returning to the West End to revive his hit show Svengali. Set to premier at London's Novello Theatre, Brown will once again illustrate his talent as part illusionist performer and part clairvoyant mind reader. Performances debut July 17 and will run through August 11.
1.) Brown was inspired to enter his unconventional profession when first taking a hypnosis show performed by Martin S. Taylor.
As summer slowly creeps closer and closer the debate continues with newspapers, theatre critics and even West End heavyweights like Andrew Lloyd Webber joining in on the question on everyone's mind: How will the West End be affected by the Summer Olympics?
Webber was recently quoted to the BBC saying that he believes the West End will be a "bloodbath" this summer, predicting at least three major big-budget musicals will be forced to close their doors. He also noted that advan... [More]
She Stoops to Conquer is back in London at the National Theatre after a 10 year absence. Oliver Goldsmith's comedy from 1773 deals with social class and mistaken identity in the most delightful way with this well put together cast.
The play opens with Mrs. Hardcastle (Sophie Thompson) and Mr. Hardcastle (Steve Pemberton) discussing the arranged marriage of their daughter Kate Hardcastle (Coronation Street's Katherine Kelly) to an old friend's son of Mr. Hardcastle. Subsequen... [More]
The Olivier nominations were announced today at noon in the May Fair hotel, by last year Olivier's best actor and actress winners- Roger Allam & Nancy Carroll. Matilda The Musical swept the nominations by being nominated into all 10 musical categories, which is the maximum amount of categories that a musical can be nominated for. The four actresses that play the title role of Matilda were nominated as a collective group for best actress in a musical. The top nominees for dramatics was The... [More]