It makes a lovely change to receive an industry email announcing a live performance that’s happening rather than closing down, or from a beleaguered theatre appealing for funds.
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
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.
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.
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