Simon Bailey News

Rebecca Trehearn and Simon Bailey to Join Alice Fearn, Sophie Linder-Lee & More for WEST END SWITCHED OFF at St James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Rebecca Trehearn and Simon Bailey join Alice Fearn, Sophie Linder-Lee and more for launch of West End Switched Off at the St James Studio. (more...)

BWW Reviews: I CAN'T SING!, London Palladium, March 26 2014
by Gary Naylor - Mar 27, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a wonderfully entertaining musical about young love - and the X Factor - with an hilarious book from Harry Hill. (more...)

Review Roundup: I CAN'T SING: THE X FACTOR MUSICAL
by Review Roundups - Mar 26, 2014

I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical opened tonight, March 26 at the London Palladium. Irreverent, mischievous, packed full of side-splittingly funny songs and eye-popping sets, I CAN'T SING! is the irrepressible new musical comedy that goes behind the microphones and under the judges' desks to reveal big bust-ups, huge voices and the cutest young love story the West End has ever seen. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

First Production Photos Of I CAN'T SING: THE X FACTOR MUSICAL Unveiled
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 25, 2014

A preliminary sneak peek at the highly anticipated new West End musical based on the international hit reality competition series created by Simon Cowell, THE X FACTOR, titled I CAN'T SING, is now available to view via a series of new production photos. (more...)

Nadim Naaman to Perform Live At The Pheasantry, March 30
by Robert Gould - Mar 13, 2014

Following a sell-out launch gig for his debut album 'We All Want The Same' at the Union Theatre in September last year, West End star Nadim Naaman will perform a live concert at The Pheasantry on Sunday March 30. (more...)

Tracie Bennett, Michael Matus, Katie Rowley Jones and Gareth Snook Complete WEST END RECAST Lineup, March 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Tracie Bennett, Michael Matus, Katie Rowley Jones and Gareth Snook complete the all-star cast for West End Recast. (more...)

West End Stars Support Target Ovarian Cancer in 'PLAYING OUR PART', May 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

On Sunday 18 May 2014, stars of the West End will come together for an evening of pop and musical theatre at the prestigious Cadogan Hall, Chelsea, to raise funds and celebrate the work of Target Ovarian Cancer (registered charity numbers 1125038 England/Wales and SC042920 Scotland). (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Frances Ruffelle and More Set for WEST END RECAST at Duke of York's Theatre, March 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, some of our finest West End musical theatre stars will be performing songs from roles they have always wanted to sing but will NEVER be cast in. (more...)

Simon Cowell Stops by I CAN'T SING! Rehearsals for Some Impromptu Judging
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

As if playing a parody version Simon Cowell wasn't enough for Olivier winner Nigel Harman, he also had to perform in front of the real-life legendary X FACTOR judge - with absolutely no warning. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at I CAN'T SING! The X Factor Musical's Trio of Judges - Nigel Harman, Victoria Elliot & Alex Knight!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Today, I CAN'T SING! The X Factor Musical (which begins previews at the London Palladium from Thursday 27 February) revealed the first image of the X Factor judges. Check out the photo below, featuring Queen JORDY played by actress Victoria Elliot, X Factor Supremo SIMON played by Olivier Award-winning actor Nigel Harman and LOUIS, the ever positive Irish boy band manager played by Alex Knight! (more...)

Official Poster For I CAN'T SING: THE X FACTOR MUSICAL Unveiled
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 11, 2014

The official poster for the highly anticipated new West End musical based on the international hit reality competition series created by Simon Cowell, THE X FACTOR, titled I CAN'T SING, is now available to view. (more...)

'A Very West End Christmas' EP Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

The EP is available on iTunes for 3.95* and proceeds are going to CRY UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Band Aid Charitable Trust. The direct link to download the EP is: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/a-very-west-end-christmas-ep/id738570036 (more...)

BWW TV: New Trailer Released for West End's X Factor Musical, I CAN'T SING!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 13, 2013

I CAN'T SING!, the brand new musical comedy from Harry Hill & Steve Brown, opens in the West End next Spring. As previously announced, Olivier Award-winner Nigel Harman will play X Factor supremo Simon, with CYNTHIA ERIVO (recent Evening Standard Award nominee for The Color Purple) and Alan Morrissey as lovestruck contestants Chenice and Max. Joining Nigel on the judging panel will be Ashley Knight as the ever-positive boyband manager Louis and VICTORIA ELLIOT as pop queen Jordy. Simon Bailey will play the overly affectionate X Factor host Liam O'Deary, with Billy Carter as Executive Producer and Simon's right hand man, Gerard Smalls. BroadwayWorld brings you a just-released trailer below! (more...)

2013 Year In Review: Carrie Dunn's Best And Worst Of Theatre
by Carrie Dunn - Dec 09, 2013

The UK editor-in-chief reflects on the ups and downs of West End theatre in 2013. So, another busy year in the West End - and a busy year for BWW:UK. I've been the editor-in-chief of BWW:UK for nearly five years now, working closely with our US newdesk (and dealing with that inconvenient time difference), and overseeing our ever-expanding reviewing squad (as well as our London writers, we also have a team at the Edinburgh Festival every year, and regional reviewers in cities around the UK including Glasgow, Birmingham, Sheffield and Bristol). (more...)

Ashley Knight, Victoria Elliott & More Join West End X FACTOR Musical I CAN'T SING!; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Ahead of a performance by cast members on next Monday's broadcast of the Royal Variety Performance, Stage Entertainment and Syco Entertainment have announced full casting for I CAN'T SING!, the brand new musical comedy from Harry Hill & Steve Brown which opens in the West End next Spring. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Simon Bowman, Sophie Louise Dann & More Join Together for Charity EP: A VERY WEST END CHRISTMAS
by Courtnie Mele - Nov 14, 2013

In a project of unprecedented scale, co-producers Darren Bell and Kris Rawlinson brought together almost fifty stars of musical theatre, after two months of planning, to record an album of Christmas songs for charity; 'A Very West End Christmas'. The proceeds will be split between equally between Giggin' For Good, which raises money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, West End Fests, which raises money for CRY UK and TheBand Aid Charitable Trust. (more...)

Craig Mather's Debut EP VIEW OF YOU Available Now
by Robert Gould - Nov 11, 2013

View Of You, a six-track EP of brand new original songs written and performed by actor/musician/singer-songwriter Craig Mather is now available, as of today, November 11. (more...)

Craig Mather's Debut EP VIEW OF YOU Set For Launch Gig Tonight
by Robert Gould - Nov 10, 2013

View Of You, a six-track EP of brand new original songs written and performed by actor/musician/singer-songwriter Craig Mather will be released on Monday November 11. A launch gig to celebrate the release of the former Les Miserables star's EP will be held at London's prestigious Black Velvet Club tonight, November 10 at 7 pm. (more...)

Craig Mather's Debut EP VIEW OF YOU Set For Nov 10 Launch Gig; Nov 11 Release
by Robert Gould - Nov 07, 2013

View Of You, a six-track EP of brand new original songs written and performed by actor/musician/singer-songwriter Craig Mather will be released on Monday November 11. A launch gig to celebrate the release of the former Les Miserables star's EP will be held at London's prestigious Black Velvet Club on Sunday November 10 at 7 pm. (more...)

Natalie Casey and Simon Bailey Join IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

West End stars Simon Bailey and Natalie Casey have been announced as the lead guests of If It Only Even Runs a Minute at the Hippodrome Casino tonight, Ocotber 20th. (more...)

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