If you’re a fan of the musicals of Stephen Sondheim such as SWEENEY TODD (recently at the London Coliseum) FOLLIES (about to be revived at the National Theatre) MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (at the Harold Pinter Theatre a year ago) SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (currently on in New York starring movie star Jake Gyllenhaal) and COMPANY (soon to be reinterpreted in the West End with a woman as the central character) you may enjoy the rare opportunity to discover an early work of his, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, which I’ve just directed at The Union Theatre and which runs until March 8th.
Here is where you will read about new shows, upcoming productions, and West End gossips!
Discover a little known, early piece by musical theatre genius, Stephen Sondheim
By Phil Willmott Saturday, February 11 2017, 08:31
The Ferryman heads to the West End
By Phil Willmott Thursday, February 9 2017, 16:11
It’s great that enlightened producers are still producing new plays in the West End so all credit to Sonia Friedman Productions, Neal Street Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions who’ve announced that they’re transferring Jez Butterworth’s THE FERRY MAN to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre, even before its premiere at the Royal Court on 24th April.
Young Frankenstein heads for the West End
By Phil Willmott Thursday, February 9 2017, 15:00
I'm very excited! It’s just been announced that Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - described today as “the new comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie” - will open in the West End on Thursday 28 September at the Garrick Theatre.
A great new family show launches in the West End
By Phil Willmott Tuesday, January 31 2017, 14:46
Some of the most beloved characters of children’s literature are heading to the London Palladium when a new version of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS opens there in June, featuring Edwardian river and woodland creatures Ratty, Mole and Badger and of course there high spirited friend, Toad.
London Box Office dance critic Thomas Michael Voss talks about the premiere of an exciting new work he’s choreographed
By Phil Willmott Tuesday, January 31 2017, 14:17
Thomas Michael Voss, one of our ballet critics, is also an award nominated choreographer.
We ask him to describe QUAESTIO, his much anticipated new dance work which is currently in rehearsals and will be performed at RESOLUTION 2017, the UK’s biggest dance festival, now in its 28th year, at the Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, London.
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