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[West End]
London Revival, 2006
Reverend Shaw Moore [Replacement]

[West End]
Original London Production, 1985

[West End]
Original London Production, 1978

[West End]
London Production, 1972



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Actor Joss Ackland Has Died Aged 95

British actor Joss Ackland has died at the age of 95, his family said in a statement. 


Ulla! Martians, music and mayhem: who could ask for more from an immersive show? Layered Reality has taken HG Wells classic story, scored It with Jeff Wayne’s much-loved album, added some very effective VR and placed it inside a dedicated space in the City of London.

Cast and Creative Team Announced For UK Tour of Noël Coward's BRIEF ENCOUNTER

The full cast and creative team have been announced for Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted for the stage by Emma Rice. Learn more about the show here!

Miracle Chance, Ellis Kirk & More to Join HEATHERS at The Other Palace This Month

Heathers the Musical, will be ushering in a new cast from 21st February at The Other Palace, with the show now booking until 3 September 2023.

Kevin Clifton, Duncan James & More to Star in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

One of the most trailblazing tours of all time, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of The Worlds' - Alive on Stage! returns to arenas throughout the UK in 2022.

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Returns to Tour in 2022

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of The Worlds' - Alive on Stage! returns to arenas throughout the UK in 2022.  

Episode 14 of Tim Rice's GET ONTO MY CLOUD Podcast Will Feature New Songs From David Essex, Joss Ackland, and Elaine Paige

Tim Rice has revealed the guests on the upcoming 14th episode of his podcast, Get Onto My Cloud! Rice revealed on Twitter that, in the episode, Hal Prince's first thoughts on Evita will be discussed. In addition, there will be songs from David Essex, Joss Ackland, and Elaine Paige.

BWW Interview: Grammy-Winning Guitarist Laurence Juber on Whitefire, VERY BRADY & Hope

Guitarist Laurence Juber, with a musical resume longer than your arm, will play his first full-length concert since the beginnings of our stay-home orders in AN EVENING WITH LAURENCE JUBER, a virtual benefit for Whitefire Theatre June 13, 2020. LJ graciously took some time for this interview between his prepping a musical Broadway-bound and making musical musings with Hope, his wife and frequent collaborator.

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)' From EVITA

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history!

Matt Lapinskas Will Star in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Panto at Ferneham Hall

Ferneham Hall has announced that EastEnders and Dancing on Ice's Matt Lapinskas will join the cast of Beauty and the Beast this Christmas.

Midlands Academy Of Dance And Drama Announces New Advisory Board

Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, affectionately known as MADD, is delighted to announce details of its first-ever Advisory Board that marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the Nottingham based college.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: EVITA

Woof. This week is the biggest decluttering task I've attempted yet-throwing out my Evita CDs. I got 99 problems and Evita CDs are all of them. And that's not including the vinyl and the bootlegs on audio cassette. And the strange flash drives people handed me in dark bars muttering something about Elaine Paige and 'A New Argentina.'

THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Chicago's Hit Theater Production, Offers New Holiday Ticket And Drink Package

Just in time for the holiday season, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is inviting guests to try something new this year with a holiday ticket package. For those looking to bond over a spine-tingling live theater performance, THE WOMAN IN BLACK will include a drink from the bar with the purchase of a ticket using the code HOLIDAY through January 6, 2019. An experience surely not to miss, the production has been called "Spectacular" by the Chicago Sun-Times, and "Brilliant" by Chicago Theater Review, receiving rave reviews from critics across the board. 

John Stahl And Cathy Tyson Join Charles Lawson In The World Premiere UK Tour Of REBUS: LONG SHADOWS

Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announce John Stahl (Big Ger Cafferty) and Cathy Tyson (Siobhan Clarke) will join Charles Lawson (John Rebus) in Rebus: Long Shadows, a brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro. Further casting to be announced shortly.

London's Thriller THE WOMAN IN BLACK Takes the Stage at the Royal George Theatre this Fall

Over eight million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful - and terrifying - theatre events ever staged, and it's coming to shock audiences in Chicago this fall. The Woman in Black - London's long-running West End play -  will open at Chicago's Royal George Theatre in November with all the stage thrills that have led audiences in London to shriek in fear for 30 years.

UK's Acclaimed 'Beyond The Barricade' Concert To Premiere In Australia

The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June.

ELF - A CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Releases 10,000 Extra Tickets Due To Public Demand

Following huge public demand, 10,000 extra tickets have been released for Elf - A Christmas Spectacular starring music legend David Essex and Love Actually star Martine McCutcheon. These tickets are on sale now.

Cast Announced For MAMMA MIA! International Tour

Full casting has been announced for the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! which comes to Palace Theatre, Manchester from 3rd - 14th July 2018 as part of its international tour. Shona White (Donna Sheridan), Nicky Swift (Rosie), Helen Anker (Tanya), Tamlyn Henderson (Sam Carmichael), Daniel Crowder (Harry Bright), Matthew Rutherford (Bill Austin), Lucy May Barker (Sophie Sheridan), Phillip Ryan (Sky), Leisha Mollyneaux (Ali), Lottie Henshall (Lisa), Matt Jordan-Pidgeon (Pepper) and Michael Nelson (Eddie) will star in the production. At certain performances the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Natalie Langston.

Tickets On Sale Friday for ELF Starring David Essex And Martine McCutcheon

ELF, the hit West End and Broadway musical based on the Hollywood blockbuster movie starring Will Ferrell, is to be supersized into a Christmas spectacular which will tour the UK in December 2018. This extravaganza will play three major arenas this Christmas: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Birmingham Genting Arena and Nottingham Motorpoint Arena. Tickets go on-sale on Friday 9 March at 9am.

BEYOND THE BARRICADE To Premiere In Australia

The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, a glittering concert of musical showstoppers, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June.


David Essex has not appeared on Broadway.

David Essex has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

David Essex's first West End show was Godspell which opened in 1972

David Essex has been nominated for the Performance of the Year in a Musical award at the Olivier Awards for his role in Evita.

David Essex has written 1 shows including Mutiny! (Composer).

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