I was surprised to receive a press release recently promoting the last chance to see the west end transfer of Robert Icke’s critically acclaimed production of Hamlet starring the multi award-winning Andrew Scott and which closes at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 2 September 2017.
News from London's Theatreland.
Phelim McDermott launches the news season at English National Opera with his fresh take on the classic, AIDA
By Phil Willmott Tuesday, August 8 2017, 09:55
Good news for opera fans! It’s been announced that the innovative and inspirational director, Olivier Award-winner Phelim McDermott, will direct a new production of Aida to launch English National Opera’s 2017/18 season.
EVITA is back and should be better than last time!
By Phil Willmott Thursday, July 13 2017, 08:34
Producer Bill Kenwright’s rather elegant production of the classic Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Evita is headed black to the West End and it's going to be much better than the last time.
How can I be so sure? Well there are two very good reasons. The first is that the most recent revival was at the cavernous Dominion Theatre, a huge place the saps most shows of any personality - although not the current show An American in Paris, which is an absolute delight from beginning to end and which you should definitely try and catch.
Book Early for Some Festive Fun, Vegas Style
By Phil Willmott Monday, June 26 2017, 15:14
Here’s some advanced news of how you can enjoy a little vintage Las Vegas this Christmas.
The ever popular The Rat Pack - Live From Las Vegas returns to the West End 13 Dec - 3 Feb.
Why are the London Producers of YANK! so coy about its Gay Storyline?
By Phil Willmott Monday, June 26 2017, 14:46
The modest Charing Cross Theatre, situated underneath the arches of the railway station which gives the venue it’s name, is fast establishing itself as a home for innovative and quality musical theatre.
I'm glad to hear that the next production will be YANK! Yank was the nick name given to American soldiers in the Second World War and there’s long been a buzz about the piece amongst show aficionados in New York following a try out production Up State and Off Broadway in 2010.
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