Julie Atherton News

UNDERGROUND by Isla van Tricht to Open VAULT Festival 2016UNDERGROUND by Isla van Tricht to Open VAULT Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Following the success of Edinburgh Festival hit The Remnants: As Thyself and Threadbare, and the London transfer of Deadpan Theatre's Get Your Sh*t Together, Shrapnel Theatre will open the VAULT Festival 2016 with Isla van Tricht's brand new site-responsive comedy-drama UNDERGROUND. (more...)

Olivier Award-Winning George Stiles Joins Ms. SONG CYCLE Concept ProjectOlivier Award-Winning George Stiles Joins Ms. SONG CYCLE Concept Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Olivier Award-winning composer George Stiles has joined the line-up for 'Ms.', a Musical Song Cycle Album, inspired by women living with Multiple Sclerosis.  (more...)

Julie Atherton to Perform, Talk Career, and MoreJulie Atherton to Perform, Talk Career, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Tickets are now on sale to see Julie Atherton, original star of Avenue Q in the West End and more recently Pure Imagination: The Songs of Leslie Bricusse at the St James Theatre. (more...)

Atherton, Maitland, Want and More To Perform At GIGGIN4GOOD: THE BEST OF BRITISH, Nov 15Atherton, Maitland, Want and More To Perform At GIGGIN4GOOD: THE BEST OF BRITISH, Nov 15
by Robert Gould - Oct 18, 2015

Robert Gould reports on the upcoming Giggin4Good charity concert at the Actors' Church, which will celebrate the best of British musical theatre through the ages. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PURE IMAGINATION - THE SONGS OF LESLIE BRICUSSE, St James Theatre, September 29 2015BWW Reviews: PURE IMAGINATION - THE SONGS OF LESLIE BRICUSSE, St James Theatre, September 29 2015
by Gary Naylor - Sep 30, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a show that looks back at over sixty years of remarkable songs written by Leslie Bricusse, the Londoner who conquered Hollywood and Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cast and VIP Guests at Opening Night of PURE IMAGINATION, Celebrating Leslie BricussePhoto Flash: First Look at Cast and VIP Guests at Opening Night of PURE IMAGINATION, Celebrating Leslie Bricusse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The World Premiere of Pure Imagination, which celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time, opened at St James Theatre, London.  Below, we have a first look at the cast and VIP guests celebrating opening night! (more...)

West End Focused Drama School Launches in BirminghamWest End Focused Drama School Launches in Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Midlands Academy of Musical Theatre (MAMT) is preparing to open its doors to aspiring musical theatre performers auditioning this year. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Legendary Leslie Bricusse - Talking PURE IMAGINATION!BWW Interview: The Legendary Leslie Bricusse - Talking PURE IMAGINATION!
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 24, 2015

It's not every day you're invited to the home of a bona fide legend - but BWW:UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn got the chance to do that when she visited songwriter Leslie Bricusse in London this week... (more...)

THE RAT PACK Returning to Arts TheatreTHE RAT PACK Returning to Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

For the second year running, Hartshorn - Hook Productions brings its signature Edinburgh Festival sell-out show The Rat Pack - Live to the Arts Theatre for a stunning night of 1950s glitz and glamour. (more...)

PURE IMAGINATION Releases First PhotoPURE IMAGINATION Releases First Photo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2015

New official photo released as rehearsals end. To mark the final day of rehearsals for PURE IMAGINATION - The Songs of Leslie Bricusse, we are releasing a new photo of legendary British songwriter Leslie Bricusse with the ridiculously talented cast of Dave Willetts, Julie Atherton, Niall Sheehy, Siobhan McCarthy and Giles Terera. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alexandra Silber On Her Proms Wishlist, Solo Shows And FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!BWW Interview: Alexandra Silber On Her Proms Wishlist, Solo Shows And FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 28, 2015

Alexandra Silber talks to BWW:UK about her forthcoming solo shows at Crazy Coqs, plus the forthcoming FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - and why she wants to sing SHE LOVES ME at the Proms next year, please... (more...)

Dave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie BricusseDave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie Bricusse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Final casting is today announced for the World Premiere of Pure Imagination, which celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. (more...)

Alexandra Silber Announces September Gigs at Crazy Coqs - With Special Guests!Alexandra Silber Announces September Gigs at Crazy Coqs - With Special Guests!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

She's a Grammy nominee, a Broadway star, a BBC Proms headliner… & she has just five shows in the UK this year! Alexandra Silber's run at Crazy Coqs approaches - from the 1st to 5th September inclusive - and her special guests are now confirmed (more...)

BWW Reviews: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, Above The Arts, July 11 2015BWW Reviews: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, Above The Arts, July 11 2015
by Jenny Antill - Jul 12, 2015

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is a musical comedy with a history over two decades. Since premiering Off-Broadway in 1996, it has been seen internationally and is currently playing Above The Arts in London, starring Julie Atherton, Gina Beck, Samuel Holmes and Simon Lipkin. (more...)

Award Winning Composer & Top Agent Complete Onstage Acts FacultyAward Winning Composer & Top Agent Complete Onstage Acts Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Award-winning composer Dougal Irvine (Departure Lounge, Teddy) and major entertainment agent Stuart Piper of Cole Kitchenn complete the faculty line-up for this year's Onstage Acts summer course. Dougal will lead a session exploring his own material, giving a unique insight into the mind of the composer, and Stuart will lead an exclusive and invalu- able Q&A session. They join previously announced Producer and Casting Director Danielle Tarento (Titanic, Dogfight), 2015 Olivier Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical Katie Brayben and the original creative team comprised of Paul Spicer, Julie Atherton (Avenue Q, The Last Five Years) and Musical Director Susanna Squires. (more...)

Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series, in association with Jacob Langfelder, is excited to announce that "Love Me: Downtown and Downunder - A Pride Celebration" will take place on the historic music stage on this Sunday, June 28 at 10:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Atherton and Lipkin On I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGEBWW Interview: Atherton and Lipkin On I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by Jenny Antill - Jun 24, 2015

It's Off-Broadway's second longest-running production and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is being welcomed back to London for a limited run next month featuring a supremely talented cast. Gina Beck (most recently seen as Glinda in Wicked) and Samuel Holmes (Spamalot, Water Babies) are joined by Julie Atherton and Simon Lipkin who are being reunited again in a production for the first time since being part of the Original London cast of Avenue Q nearly a decade ago. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for ONSTAGE ACTS Summer Course with Julie AthertonSTAGE TUBE: New Trailer for ONSTAGE ACTS Summer Course with Julie Atherton
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2015

Musical theatre favourite Julie Atherton has recorded an exclusive teaser video about this year's Onstage Acts summer course, and it features a very special cameo: from her cat, Missfit. Catch the teaser video below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHOCK TREATMENT, King's Head Theatre, April 21 2015BWW Reviews: SHOCK TREATMENT, King's Head Theatre, April 21 2015
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 22, 2015

I haven't approached a show with such a mix of trepidation and excitement for a very long while. For the uninitiated, Shock Treatment is the filmic 'equal' to The Rocky Horror [Picture] Show - but rather than battling transvestite aliens, Brad and Janet are caught up in a reality media nightmare as the cracks in their marriage are exposed live on the local television channel. (more...)

Fra Fee & Laura Tebbutt to Star in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Lyric Theatre BelfastFra Fee & Laura Tebbutt to Star in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Lyric Theatre Belfast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Fra Fee and Laura Tebbutt are set to star in Jason Robert Brown's award-winning 'The Last Five Years' at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast from 24th June - 4th July 2015 in what has been one of their dream roles since the pair met at the Royal Academy of Music back in 2009. (more...)

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