Prez is a brilliant biochemist. His experiments show a leading herbicide is carcinogenic. He has an existential fight against entrenched interests on his hands - not helped by the fact that he wears dreadlocks, dresses like David Bowie, and carries a chip on his shoulder as big as the sink estate he grew up on. In his heart he knows he's right, but can he prove it? Photo Flash: DISASTER! A MUSICAL in Rehearsals for UK Premiere Concert November 15, 2016
We popped into rehearsals for the UK Premiere of Seth Rudesky's Broadway hit DISASTER: THE MUSICAL! Starring its creator Broadway legend Seth Rudetsky and a cast of top West End performers, DISASTER is packed with unforgettable 70s dance floor hits such as 'I Will Survive', 'Knock On Wood,' 'Hooked On A Feeling,' 'I Am Woman' and 'Hot Stuff'.Photo Flash: London Musical Theatre Orchestra Presents STATE FAIR November 10, 2016
Rodgers and Hammerstein's ever popular State Fair received its symphonic premiere on Sunday night at London's beautiful Cadogan Hall. The London Musical Theatre Orchestra, a 32-piece orchestra under the baton of founder and conductor Freddie Tapner, brought the rich music of the 1996 Broadway production about the Frake family and their trip to the Iowa State Fair, to life.
In a double first for the LMTO, this was also the first full scale public performance by the company which debuted its inaugural gala, in June of this year, to a packed house at Bishopsgate Institute where they are orchestra in residence.
The concert was directed by award winning director and Evening Standard Awards nominee Thom Southerland featuring a cast of West End stars Wendi Peters, Clive Carter, Richard Fleeshman, Emma Hatton, Oliver Savile and Celine Schoenmaker. The score features favourites including It Might as Well Be Spring, You Never Had It So Good and The Man I Used to Be.Photo Flash: CALLISTO: A QUEER EPIC's Transfer at Arcola Theatre November 7, 2016
Callisto: a queer epic transferred from the Edinburgh Fringe to Arcola Theatre studio 2 last month, as part of it's EH to E8.
Callisto: a queer epic by Howard Coase tells a constellation of four stories scattered across time and space, from a London opera house in 1675 all the way to a research lab on the Moon in the year 2223, spanning the historical and the fictional and everything in between.Photo Flash: More WEST END BARES 2016 September 29, 2016
Bit of Sunshine, written and performed by Nicole Zweiback, sold out both of its performances at Theatre503 on the 25th and 26th of September to become the theatre's most successful two night run of the year.
Presented by KILTER theatre and Bloody Deeds Productions in a co-production with Theatre503, Bit of Sunshine tells the story of Kira, the perfect teenager. Kira wants to go to Oxford, but her eating disorder shatters everything in her path. This poignant, harrowing story explores what it's like growing up with mental illness and the lifelong struggle of addiction in a world obsessed with the struggle for perfection.Photo Flash: Edinburgh 2016 - Street Performers On The Royal Mile August 30, 2016
This year's Festival saw a whopping 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows in 294 venues across the city. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that by yesterday afternoon, with hundreds of performances still to take place, an estimated 2,475,143 tickets had been issued for shows - a 7.7% increase on last year.Photo Flash: THE SECRET GARDEN Wins The Second Annual WEST END BAKE OFF July 16, 2016
The team from The Secret Garden were today announced as the winners of the second annual West End Bake Off in aid of Acting for Others. The winners, chosen by judges Christopher Biggins, Dame Barbara Windsor and Michael Ball OBE, were revealed at the event held at St Anne's Church Courtyard.Photo Flash: Polly Stenham's NO QUARTER at Network Theatre July 15, 2016
Pictures of N'You were brought up on mythology. Hollow mythology. That's why you're all stuck, all angry, a prince in the wrong story.'
Fleeing a world he has rejected, Robin finds solace in his music and the sanctuary of his remote family home. But as his kingdom begins to crumble around him, how far will he go to save it and at what cost?
NO QUARTER, originally performed at the Royal Court in 2013, is a dark yet tender drama exploring self-identity and displacement. Polly Stenham is an award-winning playwright most widely known for her work at both the National Theatre and Royal Court Theatre (Hotel, Tusk Tusk, That Face).O QUARTER by Jamie Scott-SmithPhoto Flash: BIG DANCE 2016 LAUNCH July 1, 2016
Big Dance 2016 was launched yesterday in London's Trafalgar Square by Darcey Bussell, Akram Khan, Big Dance director Jacqueline Rose, Alistair Spalding and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Big Dance Week runs 2 to 10 July 2016 and celebrates a decade of festivals, coming to a close this year. Khan has choreographed a mass dance, which will be performed by hundreds in Trafalgar Square tomorrow, and there are numerous free events, performances, workshops, film screenings and debates, created by and with communities all over London, the UK and internationally. Find more information and a full programme here.Photo Flash: THE SISTERHOOD at Leicester Square Theatre July 2, 2016
Henriette wishes to marry the man she adores. Is that so much to ask? Apparently so for this trio; her overbearing matriarchal mother; her intellectual, sexless sister and her downright randy aunt. These 'learned ladies' have quite the different suitor in mind in the shape of a pompous, bombastic and self-proclaimed 'genius' of poetry.
Her downtrodden father is adamant to support Henriette in her choice of husband and so the war begins in hilarious and ridiculous fashion.Photo Coverage: THANK YOU FOR THE OTHER MUSIC - Mamma Mia!'s Cabaret In Aid Of MAD Trust September 23, 2015
Now in its 6th year, this annual event combines the naughtiness of burlesque along with the razzle dazzle of the West End featuring the hottest performers currently appearing in the West End. The evening is based on the original concept 'Broadway Bares' by legendary Broadway and West End director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.Photo Coverage: Alison Jiear, Simon Webbe, Leanne Jones at THREE LITTLE PIGS Launch June 12, 2015
SIMON WEBBE (Blue, Strictly Come Dancing, Sister Act), ALISON JIEAR (Olivier Nominated - Jerry Springer, On The Town, Britain's Got Talent), LEANNE JONES (Hairspray), TAOFIQUE FOLARIN (The Lion King, Avenue Q) and DANIEL BUCKLEY (Book of Mormon) star in this latest musical from the dynamic and multi-award winning musical theatre song-writing duo that is GEORGE STILES and ANTHONY DREWE.Photo Coverage: A GALA CELEBRATION IN HONOUR OF KEVIN SPACEY Red Carpet at the Old Vic Theatre April 21, 2015
After a sell-out success gala concert production last year at London's Lyric Theatre (currently home to Thriller! Live) GODSPELL IN CONCERT returns for a 28 venue UK Tour starring Andy Abraham, Tom Senior, Leanne Jarvis, Laura Mansell, Jennifer Potts, Jason Broderick, Robert Hannouch, Dominique Planter, Mitch Miller and Maeve Byrne.Photo Coverage: Julie Atherton, Jack Shalloo and Jess Robinson At THE FOLLOW SPOT March 7, 2015
Drawing chiefly from the musical theatre world, The Follow Spot also includes a healthy dose of comedic entertainment - there's a regular support slot for a comic and the night is held together brilliantly by 'compere extraordinaire' Jess Robinson