Menier Chocolate Factory News

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCEBackstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

One-Woman Show GOBLIN MARKET Set for 59E59, Edinburgh This SummerOne-Woman Show GOBLIN MARKET Set for 59E59, Edinburgh This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

A haunting folktale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation, Goblin Market is based on the widely popular poem of Christina Rossetti. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today has announced the full company for their brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for BY JEEVES at The Old Laundry TheatreFull Cast Announced for BY JEEVES at The Old Laundry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Old Laundry Theatre has just announced the full cast, led by Bill Champion and Nadim Naaman, of the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn's light-hearted, fun musical BY JEEVES, opening on Friday 6 October - Saturday 4 November 2017 (Press Night: Monday 9 October 2017 at 7.30pm) and directed by Alan Ayckbourn. (more...)

Photo Flash: HANDBAGGED Opens at Theatre by the LakePhoto Flash: HANDBAGGED Opens at Theatre by the Lake
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Two icons, one destined to rule, the other to lead. But when the gloves came off, who had the upper hand? Moira Buffini's sensational comedy looks behind the closed doors of the palace to speculate what really happened when two of the most powerful women in the world clashed. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Helm DESSERT World Premiere at Southwark PlayhouseTrevor Nunn to Helm DESSERT World Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following on from his success with Daytona at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Oliver Cotton, has written a new play for our time, Dessert. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFEAndrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

Book Now For THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE At Menier Chocolate FactoryBook Now For THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE At Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

This summer, Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary's musical version of Leicester's favourite teen comes to London's Menier Chocolate Factory. Book tickets here from £45 (more...)

Casting Announced for ALLIGATORS  at Hampstead TheatreCasting Announced for ALLIGATORS at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Hampstead Theatre has announced the casting for Andrew Keatley's Alligators, a Hampstead Downstairs Original. Directed by Simon Evans, this burning new thriller asks how well we actually know those closest to us and explores how shameful secrets, that we thought long buried, can come back to bite us. (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo Take on Opera at the WNO Gala!VIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo Take on Opera at the WNO Gala!
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2017

Cynthia Erivo sang Nessun Dorma, from the opera Turandot, during the WNO Opera Gala Concert at the Kennedy Center on June 3rd. Check out the video of an excerpt from her performance! (more...)

Christina Bianco brings ME, MYSELF AND EVERYONE ELSE to London's HippodromeChristina Bianco brings ME, MYSELF AND EVERYONE ELSE to London's Hippodrome
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 7, 2017

Christina Bianco brings ME, MYSELF AND EVERYONE ELSE to London's Hippodrome Casino (more...)

Casting Announced For James Bridie's MR. GILLIE at Finborough TheatreCasting Announced For James Bridie's MR. GILLIE at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and continuing their rediscovery of James Bridie, one of the West End's most successful dramatists of the 1930s and 1940s, the first London production since its 1950 premiere of Mr Gillie runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 25 June 2017 (Press Night: Monday, 26 June 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of LOVE IN IDLENESS on Opening Night at the Apollo!BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of LOVE IN IDLENESS on Opening Night at the Apollo!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2017

Following a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's revival of Terence Rattigan's brilliant comedy Love in Idleness has just transferred to the Apollo Theatre. Click below to hear what the company had to say on opening night! (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Return to Joe's Pub for 'CLOSE TO YOU' CelebrationKyle Riabko to Return to Joe's Pub for 'CLOSE TO YOU' Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to Joe's Pub at The Public for two solo concerts by popular demand on Friday, September 29 at 9:30 PM and Saturday, September 30 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE IN CONCERT, Cadogan HallBWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE IN CONCERT, Cadogan Hall
by Andrew Tomlins - May 22, 2017

Having premiered on Broadway in 2005, The Color Purple was first seen on the London stage back in 2013 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production, directed by John Doyle, subsequently transferred to Broadway, launching British actress Cynthia Erivo to international stardom. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Marisha Wallace Lead THE COLOR PURPLE Concert Curtain CallVIDEO: Watch Marisha Wallace Lead THE COLOR PURPLE Concert Curtain Call
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2017

The British Theatre Academy presents a charity gala performance of The Color Purple to raise money for young performers who cannot afford to train in performing arts. Recent performances have included The Secret Garden at The Ambassadors Theatre and Godspell at St Pauls Church, Covent Garden. This concert features a line-up of West End performers alongside a choir of children from the BTA. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Public ApologyCynthia Erivo and Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Public Apology
by Alan Henry - May 20, 2017

Tony Award Winner Cynthia Erivo took to BroadwayWorld.com's Facebook page to respond to Glenn Close's public apology for missing a performance on Mother's Day due to illness.  (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 SeasonTHE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: LOVE IN IDLENESS Celebrates Opening Night at the Apollo TheatrePhoto Flash: LOVE IN IDLENESS Celebrates Opening Night at the Apollo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Following a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's revival of Terence Rattigan's brilliant comedy Love in Idleness has just transferred to the Apollo Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

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