Les Misérables, arguably the best musical of the past 30 years and a juggernaut hit around the world, is going walk-about in the West End, and by the time it settles into its new home long term fans many not recognise it.
News from London's Theatreland.
The Mystery of the Shape-shifting Les Mis!
By Phil Willmott Wednesday, January 16 2019, 13:55
Introducing Essential Classics 2019 at the Union Theatre
By Phil Willmott Wednesday, January 2 2019, 14:30
From January the 4th I’ll be directing the Union Theatre’s third Essential Classics season, this year entitled Enemies of the People.
Our Critic Stuart King's Theatre top 10 of 2018
By Stuart King Wednesday, January 2 2019, 09:33
As 2018 prepared to shuffle off its mortal coil, I sat musing on the state of the London theatre scene over the past 12 months and found plenty to praise - even with the ever-looming doom and gloom of Brexit and increasing xenophobia (both of which, perhaps unsurprisingly managed to find their way into productions). Much new writing was enjoyed by audiences around the capital, despite the seemingly prohibitive economic realities of producing and staging new work.
Musical SIX goes from Strength to Strength
By Phil Willmott Monday, December 24 2018, 12:10
First, new musical SIX took the Edinburgh Festival and the West End by storm, now we hear tracks from the studio cast recording have hit 40,000 streams a day, reaching over 3.5 million in total.
If you haven’t seen it yet, and I must confess, I haven’t, the producers describe it as “a concert-style show with a phenomenal all-female band”.
What Happens in Richard II
By Nicky Allpress Friday, December 21 2018, 14:45
With the Almeida’s production of Richard II, starring Simon Russell Beale stripped back to 90 minutes and getting rave reviews there’s never been a better time to encounter one of Shakespeare’s most poetic plays.
Here’s a run down of the plot if it’s new to you.
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