Menier Chocolate Factory News

Calling All Bakers, Witches and Princesses! Ahmanson to Throw Cast Party for INTO THE WOODS Actors EverywhereCalling All Bakers, Witches and Princesses! Ahmanson to Throw Cast Party for INTO THE WOODS Actors Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Fiasco Theater's "Into the Woods" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will throw a cast party for all the Bakers and Witches, Cinderellas and Princes, Milky Whites, et al., who have ever appeared in a production of "Into the Woods." (more...)

Showers in the Mother City Won't Rain on The Fugard's Parade as FUNNY GIRL Opens in Cape TownShowers in the Mother City Won't Rain on The Fugard's Parade as FUNNY GIRL Opens in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

There may have been a thunderstorm in the Mother City today, but nobody is gonna rain on The Fugard's parade as FUNNY GIRL celebrates its opening tonight. Having commenced performances on 18 April, The Fugard will welcome the media and special guests from the Cape Town entertainment scene at a special performance of the show this evening. (more...)

Casting Announced for TWITSTORM at Park TheatreCasting Announced for TWITSTORM at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The team behind Park Theatre hits Dead Sheep, An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Deny Deny Deny and The Roundabout, will return to the theatre with the world premiere of a brand new comedy, TWITSTORM, playing from 31 May - 1 July, with a press night on 1 June. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric HammersmithFull Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh PlayhouseBWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at Edinburgh Playhouse
by Adam Robinson - Apr 20, 2017

People, people who need musical revivals, are the luckiest people in the world. And no musical has been overdue a return as the classic Funny Girl. A show based on the life and career of quirky Broadway performer Fanny Brice. (more...)

First Listen to 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from THE BRAILLE LEGACYFirst Listen to 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. BroadwayWorld brings you a first listen to the song 'Liberte Egalite and Fraternite' from the show below! (more...)

Sheridan Smith to visit Birmingham Hippodrome in Smash-Hit Musical FUNNY GIRLSheridan Smith to visit Birmingham Hippodrome in Smash-Hit Musical FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to welcome Sheridan Smith in the UK Tour of Funny Girl from 8 - 13 May 2017 who reprises her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice. (more...)

Photo Flash: Charing Cross Theatre presents THE BRAILLE LEGACYPhoto Flash: Charing Cross Theatre presents THE BRAILLE LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The world premiere of a major new musical, "The Braille Legacy", is the thrilling, true, inspirational and epic story of Louis Braille, a young blind boy who wanted the same chance in life as those who see and ended up improving the lives of millions of blind people around the world. (more...)

BWW Interview: Fiasco Theater Company's Patrick Mulryan Talks Deep INTO THE WOODSBWW Interview: Fiasco Theater Company's Patrick Mulryan Talks Deep INTO THE WOODS
by Don Grigware - Apr 17, 2017

Actor Patrick Mulryan, a member of the Fiasco Theater Company, is currently playing Jack in their touring production of Into the Woods at the Ahmanson through May 14. He took time from his busy schedule to talk about the role and his blossoming theatre career. Patrick, you are having such a great time playing Jack that the joy you are feeling transcends the footlights. What is your honest impression of him? Define his character traits and flaws. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Marlowe Theatre, CanterburySamantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher star in The Addams Family, coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (May). (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Robert Hastie's Production of JULIUS CAESARFull Casting Announced for Robert Hastie's Production of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for his inaugural production as Artistic Director - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Presents First Actor-Musician Production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICThe Watermill Theatre Presents First Actor-Musician Production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

???????Following the outstanding success of past Sondheim productions at The Watermill Theatre, including the Tony award-winning Sweeney Todd which transferred to the West End and Broadway, The Watermill will present A Little Night Music as part of its 50th anniversary season, performed for the first time by a company of actor-musicians. (more...)

Third Rep Company Presents the Premiere of Lizzie Nunnery's THE SUM at Liverpool EverymanThird Rep Company Presents the Premiere of Lizzie Nunnery's THE SUM at Liverpool Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

New writing is in the spotlight with the Everyman Company's third production of the season. The Liverpool playwright Lizzie Nunnery's latest play reflects the aspirations and concerns of families in the city. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate FactoryFurther Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

With Love in Idleness currently running at its home base and soon to follow its production of Travesties at the Apollo Theatre, and with David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom running in the West End, and Funny Girl on a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces a casting update for its production of Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

CTG Launches INTO THE WOODS Mobile App, Readies for Family DayCTG Launches INTO THE WOODS Mobile App, Readies for Family Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

To celebrate the arrival of the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production of "Into the Woods" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group has launched the "GO! To The Woods" mobile app and will hold a special "Family Day" event on Saturday, April 8, 2017. (more...)

Principal Cast Announced for European Premiere of WORKINGPrincipal Cast Announced for European Premiere of WORKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

???????Gillian Bevan, Dean Chisnall, Krysten Cummings, Siubhan Harrison, Peter Polycarpou and Liam Tamne will lead the cast of the European Premiere of WORKING. (more...)

Countdown to Opening Night for FUNNY GIRL at The Fugard TheatreCountdown to Opening Night for FUNNY GIRL at The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

With only two weeks to go before its first performance, The Fugard Theatre is gearing up to welcome Capetonian audiences to a brand new production of the classic 1964 musical, FUNNY GIRL. (more...)

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK TourJeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health.  (more...)

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK TourJeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health.  (more...)

Book Now For LOVE IN IDLENESS In The West EndBook Now For LOVE IN IDLENESS In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Following a sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Terence Rattigan's brilliant comedy Love in Idleness transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 50 performances only. This brand new production marks Trevor Nunn's exciting return to Rattigan's work, following the huge success of Flare Path. Book tickets now from £26 (more...)

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