Of course we must be positive about any audacious theatrical enterprise but whilst I wish the Dutch producers of musical, SOLDIER OF ORANGE, every success with it in London, the way in which they’re exporting it after 9 years of success in Holland suggests they’ve little understanding of the market here.
Here is where you will read about new shows, upcoming productions, and West End gossips!
Ouch! I Predict Someone’s Going to Lose a Lot of Money
By Phil Willmott Monday, February 17 2020, 11:42
A Fun and Fishy West End Play Goes on Sale Today
By Phil Willmott Friday, February 7 2020, 15:00
The Ambassadors Theatre used to be unavailable to producers whilst the percussive dance musical STOMP was in residence for years. Although that was a wonderful show it's good news for London theatre goers that they vacated the venue because if frees up one of the West Ends smallest venues for a series of fascinating and enticing productions that wouldn’t be able to fill one of the bigger more expensive buildings.
Jessica Martin Stars in a Rare Revival of BLITZ! - a Forgotten Musical by the Writer of OLIVER!
By Phil Willmott Tuesday, January 21 2020, 10:21
Lionel Bart’s epic musical BLITZ! is a celebration of London’s working-class spirit as the Nazis rained down bombs on British cities. You can see it at the Union Theatre, near Southwark tube from February 5th – March 7th - and it’s directed by me!
The Mystery of the West End’s HELLO DOLLY shuffle
By Phil Willmott Monday, November 25 2019, 09:05
It’s been announced that UK acting royalty Imelda Staunton will play the title role of Dolly Levi in a NEW production of HELLO DOLLY for the West End.
Beverley Knight and the Music of the Drifters Feature in an intriguing New West End Show
By Phil Willmott Friday, November 1 2019, 08:28
There are two types of jukebox musicals, the term given to shows which stitch together existing hits to tell a story. Some have an original plot, such as WE WILL ROCK YOU, MAMMA MIA and MOULIN ROUGE but equally successful are productions which tell the story of the artists who first recorded the material eg. BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROL KING MUSICAL, JERSEY BOYS and TINA.
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