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BWW Interview: Creators Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary Talk The ADRIAN MOLE MusicalBWW Interview: Creators Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary Talk The ADRIAN MOLE Musical
by Marianka Swain - Jul 10, 2017

Playwright Jake Brunger and composer Pippa Cleary have been creating musicals together since they met at Bristol University in 2008. Their work includes Jet Set Go!, The Great British Soap Opera and an adaptation of Sue Townsend's beloved The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾. The latter begins a London run at the Menier Chocolate Factory this week. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Returns to Glasgow King'sHAIRSPRAY Returns to Glasgow King's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad when the smash-hit musical, Hairspray arrives in Glasgow this October as part of a major UK tour. (more...)

You Can't Stop the Beat! Casting Announced For UK Tour of HAIRSPRAYYou Can't Stop the Beat! Casting Announced For UK Tour of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad in the major UK tour of the smash hit musical Hairspray, opening at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff this summer. (more...)

Stars of Stage and Screen Launch Thrilling New Season at Birmingham HippodromeStars of Stage and Screen Launch Thrilling New Season at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Actors, Directors and Producers from across the UK gathered at Birmingham Hippodrome last week to usher in a sparkling new season of shows, featuring the best in West End musicals, world-class opera, ballet, free outdoor festivals and more. (more...)

Jest End Cast 2016 AnnouncedJest End Cast 2016 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland  returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

Smash Hit Musical HAIRSPRAY Announces Major UK TourSmash Hit Musical HAIRSPRAY Announces Major UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Today, producer Mark Goucher has confirmed that following the phenomenal success of the recent UK tour, the smash hit production of Hairspray will embark on a further major tour opening on 16 August 2017 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Announces Second UK Tour in 2017/18HAIRSPRAY Announces Second UK Tour in 2017/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Today, producer Mark Goucher has confirmed that following the phenomenal success of the current UK tour, the new production of Hairspray will return at the end of summer 2017 to once again tour the UK. This second tour of the smash hit musical will visit venues across the country until the spring of 2018. Casting, dates and locations for the 2017/18 tour will be announced in due course. (more...)

BWW Interview: Cat Simmons On OLIVER!BWW Interview: Cat Simmons On OLIVER!
by Jenny Ell - Dec 17, 2015

Between shows on a Wednesday evening and remarkably unflustered by emergency rehearsals right up until the half hour call, BWW:UK caught up with the delightful and bubbly Cat Simmons to discuss her role as Nancy in Oliver! at the Curve Theatre in Leicester.  (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, December 14 2015BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, December 14 2015
by Jenny Ell - Dec 15, 2015

The dust has only recently settled on the last production of Hairspray at the Curve in Leicester but now this production is on the road across the UK. Based on the packed house at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham last night, it's proven itself to be a show that people will return to. It's just upsetting that this time around the show did not live up to my expectations. (more...)

Paul Kerryson to Direct OLIVER! at the Curve fromTodayPaul Kerryson to Direct OLIVER! at the Curve fromToday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Curve theatre, Leicester has announced its Christmas musical for 2015 will be a new production of Lionel Bart's masterpiece Oliver!. Opening on 2 December 2015, with previews from 27 November, the production also sees Paul Kerryson return as director. (more...)

Verity Rushworth Lands Lead Role in UK Tour of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'SVerity Rushworth Lands Lead Role in UK Tour of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Verity Rushworth will play the role of Holly Golightly on the UK Tour of Breakfast at Tiffany's from 2 May to 11 June 2016, appearing at His Majesty's Aberdeen, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Theatre Royal Bath, Glasgow Theatre Royal, King's Theatre Edinburgh and Wycombe Swan.  She will be sharing the role with Pixie Lott, whose dates have been previously announced.  Truman Capote's classic novella has been adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning Finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), and contains memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding (One Man, Two Guvnors).  (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Laura Pitt-Pulford to Lead OLIVER!, Sarah Ingram Set for THE WITCHES at the Curve; Casting Announced!Peter Polycarpou, Laura Pitt-Pulford to Lead OLIVER!, Sarah Ingram Set for THE WITCHES at the Curve; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Curve today announces casting for the theatre's productions of Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES and Lionel Bart's classic musical, OLIVER! (more...)

Paul Kerryson to Direct OLIVER! at the Curve from Nov 27Paul Kerryson to Direct OLIVER! at the Curve from Nov 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Curve theatre, Leicester has announced its Christmas musical for 2015 will be a new production of Lionel Bart's masterpiece Oliver!. Opening on 2 December 2015, with previews from 27 November, the production also sees Paul Kerryson return as director. (more...)

Tony Maudsley to Don House Slippers in UK's HAIRSPRAY Tour; Full Casting AnnouncedTony Maudsley to Don House Slippers in UK's HAIRSPRAY Tour; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Tony Maudsley (ITV1's Benidorm) will play Edna Turnblad in the major 40-week UK tour of Hairspray which will open at Curve theatre in Leicester this autumn. He will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and much-loved Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (BBC1 Tumble) as Wilbur Turnblad and British singer and West End performer Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle. Freya Sutton will reprise the role of Tracy Turnblad alongside established musical theatre performer Jon Tsouras (A Chorus Line) who will play the role of Corny Collins. Dex Lee (The Scottsboro Boys) will play Seaweed, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon) will play Link Larkin, Lauren Stroud (Wicked) will play Amber, Monique Young (Top Hat) will play Penny, Karis Jack (Urinetown) will play Little Inez, Adam Price (Hairspray) will play Male Authority Figure, Tracey Penn (Made in Dagenham) will play Female Authority Figure and Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot) will play Duane. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Curve Theatre Leicester, December 3 2014BWW Reviews: THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Curve Theatre Leicester, December 3 2014
by Jenny Antill - Dec 4, 2014

The Sound of Music has seen several UK tours and productions over recent years and the Curve has decided to produce yet another version of the show for its Christmas production this year. Some say it's been done to death and Bill Kenwright has just announced another tour featuring Danielle Hope as Maria but the Curve somehow always manages to find something fresh. Artistic Director Paul Kerryson leaves the Curve on a massive directorial high. (more...)

Laura Pitt-Pulford and Michael French to Star in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Leicester Curve This WinterLaura Pitt-Pulford and Michael French to Star in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Leicester Curve This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Laura Pitt-Pulford and Michael French are set to star as 'Maria' and 'Captain Von Trapp' in Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Paul Kerryson at the Leicester Curve. The musical runs November 28, 2014 through January 17, 2015. (more...)

New HAIRSPRAY UK Tour to Launch in 2015-16New HAIRSPRAY UK Tour to Launch in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

A new production of the international smash hit Hairspray will embark on a major UK tour in 2015/16. This big, bold and beautiful musical comedy will begin its UK tour at Leicester's Curve theatre on 9 September 2015 and will then tour to 29 venues across the UK, including a Christmas residency at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre in December 2015. (more...)

Pitt-Pulford and French To Star In Curve's THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas!Pitt-Pulford and French To Star In Curve's THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Curve today announce casting for their production of The Sound of Music. Paul Kerryson will direct a cast including Emma Clifford (Baroness Elsa Schraeder), Michael French (Captain Von Trapp), Emma Harrold (Liesl Von Trapp), Mark Inscoe (Max Dettweiler),Laura Pitt-Pulford (Maria Rainer), Lucy Schaufer (Mother Abbess), Annie Wensak (Frau Schmidt), and Jack Wilcox (Rolf Gruber). (more...)

Laura Pitt-Pulford and Michael French to Star in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Leicester Curve This WinterLaura Pitt-Pulford and Michael French to Star in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Leicester Curve This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Laura Pitt-Pulford and Michael French are set to star as 'Maria' and 'Captain Von Trapp' in Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Paul Kerryson at the Leicester Curve. The musical runs November 28, 2014 through January 17, 2015. (more...)

BWW:UK Awards Update - Sunday's Live Standings!BWW:UK Awards Update - Sunday's Live Standings!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 12, 2014

Here are the current standings for UK / West End as of Sunday 12, October. (more...)

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