There was a time when we Brits lead the field with groundbreaking new musicals on both sides of the Atlantic. In the 1980s Cameron Macintosh, Andrew Lloyd Webber and pals ruled the world with mega hits like CATS, LES MIS, MISS SAIGON, PHANTOM etc. Those shows are all still around of course but they’re beginning to look distinctly old-school.
News from London's Theatreland.
Two More Daringly Brilliant Broadway Musicals Join Hamilton in London
By Phil Willmott Monday, July 2 2018, 07:28
Producer of the Disastrous West End Revival of Tartuffe Slashes Ticket Prices
By Phil Willmott Monday, July 2 2018, 07:02
Understudy Steph Parry to Take Over from Lulu in 42nd Street’s Star Role
By Phil Willmott Friday, June 15 2018, 16:26
You may have read or heard the story of how understudy Steph Parry ran from her normal show 42nd STREET to take over a lead role in MAMMA MIA!, with no notice, last week.
Steph Parry as Dorothy Brock and 42nd Street Ensemble. Photo Matt Crockett
Dreamgirls sets closing date in the West End
By Phil Willmott Tuesday, June 12 2018, 13:45
Hurry! If you haven't seen the glorious DREAMGIRLS in the West End you only have until January 12th when it closes in the West End ahead of a national tour.
It's one of the best loved musicals of the past 50 years, a reputation cemented by a terrific movie and the rave reviews of both critics and audiences who have seen it at the Savoy Theatre.
Playwright Suman Bhuchar Previews the Royal Court's Season of Readings by British Asian/ Indian writers
By Phil Willmott Wednesday, May 30 2018, 12:49
The Royal Court are currently presenting a series of play readings of classic works by British Asian/ Indian writers. We asked one of the playwrights, Suman Bhuchar, to talk about her career and what we can expect from this mini-festival
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