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Andrew Tomlins

Andrew Tomlins Andrew Tomlins was formerly the Editor of UK theatre website West End Frame between 2012 and 2016.


BWW Review: SIERRA BOGGESS, Cadogan Hall
February 3, 2020

Since making her Broadway debut as Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid in 2007, Sierra Boggess has firmly established herself as one of theatre's biggest stars on both sides of the Atlantic. She is synonymous with The Phantom of the Opera, having played Christine for several engagements (including the 25th Anniversary Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall). Her transatlantic career has also seen her originate the role of Christine in Love Never Dies in London and Ms. Mullins in School of Rock on Broadway.

BWW Review: WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF, Soho Theatre
September 13, 2019

Following its most recent run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cora Bissett's autobiographical musical What Girls Are Made Of has transferred to London. It's a cool and bold piece with a unique style, so feels at home at the Soho Theatre.

BWW Review: FALSETTOS, The Other Palace
September 5, 2019

In many ways, when William Finn and James Lapine's musical Falsettos premiered on Broadway in the early 90s it was ahead of its time. The show centres around what is still often described as an a?oeunconventionala?? or a?oemoderna?? family.

BWW Review: SWEET CHARITY, Donmar Warehouse
April 18, 2019

Set in 1960s New York, Sweet Charity centres around unlucky-in-love dance hall hostess, Charity Hope Valentine who has dreams of making a better life for herself. This revival of Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon's show marks Josie Rourke's final production as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, and it's safe to say Rourke isn't going out quietly!

BWW Review: TINA, Aldwych Theatre
April 17, 2018

Following several years of development, Tina, the new musical about Tina Turner, has opened at the West End's newly restored Aldwych Theatre. If the electrifying Saturday night audience I was part of is anything to go by, this show is set to have a long run in London.

BWW Review: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, Hampstead Theatre
March 20, 2018

First seen Off-Broadway in 2003, Michael Longhurst's revival of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Caroline, Or Change is the latest production to transfer to London from Chichester.

BWW Review: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Royal Festival Hall
March 16, 2018

Having run on Broadway in 2010, this week James Lapine's Stephen Sondheim revue, Sondheim On Sondheim, was staged for one night only with the terrific BBC Concert Orchestra and a cast of West End talent.

BWW Review: EVITA, Phoenix Theatre
August 2, 2017

Last seen in the West End three years ago at the Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright's production of Evita has opened at the Phoenix Theatre for a three-month limited run. Hot off the heels of its most recent UK tour, Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti have reprised their roles as Eva Peron and Che and are, without doubt, the strongest pair to have led the show for years.

BWW Review: BAT OUT OF HELL, London Coliseum
June 22, 2017

As London temperatures soar, Bat Out Of Hell - a scorching hot new musical - has opened at the ENO London Coliseum following its recent premier in Manchester.

BWW Review: ON THE TOWN, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
June 1, 2017

Before jetting off to Broadway to direct Jack Thorne's King Kong musical, Olivier winner Drew McOnie has returned to the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre to revive On the Town. Set over twenty-four hours in 1944, the musical follows three American sailors on shore leave in New York. Each has a whirlwind romance, before heading back to sea.

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.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Lyceum Theatre
December 22, 2016

Despite being a decade-long tradition in New York, Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens' musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol had never previously been staged in London. Based on Charles Dickens' classic novella, the story we all know and love is brought to life with a thrilling score. This week LMTO brought the musical to the Lyceum Theatre (home of the West End production of The Lion King) for a one-night-only concert staging.

BWW Review: JEST END, Waterloo East Theatre, 3 December 2016
December 6, 2016

Jest End has returned to London's Waterloo East Theatre one year on from its most recent run at the venue. Lovingly pointing the finger at the West End's latest shows, best-loved stars and recent hot topics, Jest End is London's answer to off-Broadway sensation Forbidden Broadway.