Category Archives: Theatre News

A Meal & A Show!

A trip to the theatre is made even more enjoyable by a delicious meal. Here are some suggestions for group-friendly venues in Bristol, London and Watford.

 

The Glassboat is convenient for a combined visit to the theatre.

The Glassboat is convenient for a
combined visit to the theatre.

TOP NIGHT IN BRISTOL

Bristol Old Vic has been celebrating its 250th anniversary this year with a programme of top theatre performances and a £25m development programme. GTW’s Jonathan Taylor stayed the night in the city to see a performance of King Lear starring actors Timothy West and Stephanie Cole. Read More »

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Chichester Festival

GUYS AND DOLLS, ,Music and lyrics - FRANK LOESSER., Book - JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWS, Director Gordan Greenberg, Choreographer - Carlos Acosta, Designer - Peter MaKintosh, Phoenix Theatre, London, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson - www.perssonphotography.com /

The Chichester Festival Theatre’s dazzling production of Guys and Dolls premiered at the Savoy Theatre for a strictly limited season in January 2016; a little over a decade since the production last appeared in London’s West End. Guys and Dolls transferred to the Phoenix Theatre on March 19 seeing Samantha Spiro, Richard Kind and Oliver Tompsett join Siubhan Harrison in the leading roles.

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Kings Place The ultimate showcase

Behind the glass façade of central London’s Kings Place lies an award-winning arts venue that’s home to a packed programme of comedy, music and family-friendly concerts, as well as shows and events.

PIC 1 - Brodsky Quartet in Hall One_credit Mariona Vilaros Two world-class concert halls sit alongside purpose-built art galleries, cafés and restaurants, as well as conference and events facilities – offering group travel organisers a plethora of choice, all under one roof. Read More »

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Finding Neverland Musical To Open In London

Successful Broadway musical, Finding Neverland, is set to open in London’s West End in January 2017.

Featuring a book by James Graham, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, Read More »

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Kit Harington To Star In Doctor Faustus

Kit Harington makes a deal with the Devil in Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York's Theatre from April 9, 2016.

Kit Harington makes a deal with the Devil in Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s Theatre from April 9, 2016.

Game of Throne’s star Kit Harington will return to the London stage to play the lead role in Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York’s Theatre from April 9, 2016.

Doctor Faustus is directed by Jamie Lloyd, with an original story by Christopher Marlowe, which has been revamped by Colin Teevan.

Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his soul in return for the ability to perform anything he pleases with the power of black magic. Read More »

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Dreamgirls Confirmed For West End

Dreamgirls. Amber Riley. Photo credit Blair Caldwell

Amber Riley will make her debut as Effie White in Dreamgirls from November 2016.

Dreamgirls is set to open at the Savoy Theatre in November 2016, starring Amber Riley as Effie White. Amber Riley is an American actress and singer best known for her role as Mercedes Jones in Glee. Amber Riley said: Read More »

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West End Transfer For Sheffield’s ‘Show Boat’

Based on the 1926 novel by Edna Ferber, Show Boat tells the story of freedom, loyalty and love. Spanning 40 years of American history, the musical follows the lives of three

generations aboard the Cotton Blossom show boat as it sails the Mississippi River, with a timeless score featuring such classics as Ol’ Man River, Make Believe and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.

Daniel Evans’ production opened at the Sheffield Crucible on December 10, 2015, receiving an extended booking period to January 23, 2016. Daniel Evans said: “Show Boat is often thought to be the mother of all musicals. Read More »

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Legally Blonde at Leicester Curve

Lucie Jones as Elle Woods - Legally Blonde - Curve Leicester - Pamela Raith Photography (2)Lucie Jones will be joined by Tupele Dorgu as Paulette, Ian Kelsey in the role of Callahan, Danny Mac as Warner and Jon Robyns as Emmett.

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture, the Leicester Curve’s brand new production of Legally Blonde will open on April 14, scheduled to run until May 14. Read More »

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Theatre exhibition

Love Theatre? You’ll love this!

3._Installation_view_of_Curtain_Up_Celebrating_40_Years_of_Theatre_in_London_and_New_York_at_the_VA_9_Feb_-_31_August_2016(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Stunning costumes from the hit musical The Lion King

Presented as an immersive theatrical experience, this fascinating exhibition takes visitors beyond the stage to the design workshops, and through the history of the awards to the red carpet and glitzy award ceremonies. Curated by the V&A and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), Curtain Up is part of a year-long programme of activity that celebrates 40 years of the Olivier Awards, which recognise excellence in professional theatre. Read More »

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Engage With Your Inner Rock Star at EXHIBITIONISM

EXHIBITIONISM should be on the ‘must-see’ list for any rock music lover. It’s the first international exhibition on The Rolling Stones and is likely to receive rave reviews when the exhibition opens on April 6.

Critics have described the Rolling Stones as The Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band.

Critics have described the Rolling Stones as The Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band.

Said to be the largest event of its kind to be staged by a band or artist, EXHIBITIONISM has taken three years of planning and will run across two entire floors of the Saatchi Gallery, with nine themed galleries.

Band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts have all selected items from their own personal collections and have been fully involved in shaping the exhibition to ensure that it offers a stylish and immersive insight into the band’s 50 year history. Read More »

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