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A KILLER PARTY to Have UK Premiere, Streaming on Stream.Theatre Photo A KILLER PARTY to Have UK Premiere, Streaming on Stream.Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2021

The UK premiere of A Killer Party will be released as a series of 9 episodes to watch on-demand, at home or on the go, bringing the very best of British stage and screen directly into your living room.  This side-splitting new musical, fueled by a contemporary pop score, will be available to watch on stream.theatre from 19 April – 16 May.

BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD, The Vaults Photo BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD, The Vaults
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 30, 2019

After being on Broadway twice, God has finally arrived to London. And She's a woman! A lesbian, specifically comedian Zoe Lyons. Displeased with how people have been taking Her Ten Commandments too literally, She's decided to descend onto Earth to give a new, updated, and more modern list first-hand so not to be misinterpreted once again. She's accompanied by Her two best Archangels, Michael (Matt Tedford) and Gabriel (Tom Bowen), who will help Her answer people's questions and set things straight for the future of the universe.

Photo Flash: First Look at AN ACT OF GOD at The Vaults Photo Photo Flash: First Look at AN ACT OF GOD at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019

After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons as seen on 'Mock The Week' and 'Celebrity Masterchef') assisted by her devoted angels Michael (Matt Tedford, aka 'Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho') and Gabriel (Tom Bowen, Johnny Castle in 'Dirty Dancing the Musical') will answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.

Photo Flash: First Look Matt Tedford and Tom Bowen in The European Premiere Of AN ACT Photo Photo Flash: First Look Matt Tedford and Tom Bowen in The European Premiere Of AN ACT OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons as seen on 'Mock The Week' and 'Celebrity Masterchef') assisted by her devoted angels Gabriel (Tom Bowen, Johnny Castle in 'Dirty Dancing the Musical') and Michael (Matt Tedford, aka 'Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho') will answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.

Comedian Zoe Lyons Will Star As God In The European Premiere AN ACT OF GOD Photo Comedian Zoe Lyons Will Star As God In The European Premiere AN ACT OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019

After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons as seen on 'Mock The Week' and 'Celebrity Masterchef') assisted by her devoted angels Gabriel (Tom Bowen, Johnny Castle in 'Dirty Dancing the Musical') and Michael (Matt Tedford, aka 'Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho') will answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.

BWW Review: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE!, Pleasance Theatre Photo BWW Review: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE!, Pleasance Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 22, 2019

Night of the Living Dead Live! pays homage to its inspiration, the George A. Romero cult classic movie, while generating laughs and shocks aplenty

Photo Flash: First Look at NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Night of the Living Dead Live, which recently announced an extension to 8 June, is now playing at Pleasance, London. The first ever UK stage adaptation and the only officially authorised production based on George A. Romero's cult zombie classic is directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger: The Musical; Shock Treatment, Valley Of Song) and produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE Announces Extension Photo NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

Night of the Living Dead Live has announced that it will extend to 8 June, playing a total of nine weeks at Pleasance, London, with opening night for press on 16 April. The first ever UK stage adaptation and the only officially authorised production based on George A. Romero's cult zombie classic is directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger: The Musical; Shock Treatment, Valley Of Song) and produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla. Production images are now available to download in the link above.

Photo Flash: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE Announces Full Cast Photo Photo Flash: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Casting is announced today for Night of the Living Dead Live, the first ever UK stage adaptation and the only officially authorised production based on George A. Romero's cult zombie classic. The production, directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger: The Musical; Shock Treatment, Valley Of Song) will come to life at Pleasance, London from 9 April to 19 May 2019. 

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE Will Make UK Premiere Photo NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE Will Make UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Based on George A. Romero's unparalleled 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, the first ever UK stage adaptation and the only officially authorised production will come to life at Pleasance, London from 9 April to 19 May 2019. Directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger: The Musical; Shock Treatment, Valley Of Song), Night of the Living Dead Live will pay homage to the cult monochrome classic, skirting the line between the horrific and the hysterical as it resurrects the original zombie masterpiece. Casting will be announced in due course.

BWW Review: HAMILTON (LEWIS) A MUSICAL PARODY, King's Head Theatre Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON (LEWIS) A MUSICAL PARODY, King's Head Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Sep 7, 2018

This version of the life of Hamilton - not that one, Hamilton (Lewis) - is a lot of fun for anyone in that crossover in the venn diagram for fans of Formula One and Musical Theatre. And, fortunately for the box office, plenty that are not.

Hamilton (Lewis) To Play The King's Head Theatre In September Photo Hamilton (Lewis) To Play The King's Head Theatre In September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Hamilton (Lewis) is the epic story of a self-starter, who worked a lot harder, by being a lot faster. Born and raised in Stevenage, this is the musical story of the most successful British F1 driver in the history of the sport. Blending hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, discover the petrol-fuelled thrills and spills of the life of Hamilton (Lewis) then, as told by Hamilton (Lewis) now. A brand new musical parody guaranteed to have you in hysterics all the way to the finish line. Not in any way endorsed by Lin-Manuel Miranda... or Hamilton... (Lewis)... or the Pussycat Dolls.

HAMILTON Parody Musical About Lewis Hamilton To Premier At The Edinburgh Fringe Festi Photo HAMILTON Parody Musical About Lewis Hamilton To Premier At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Hamilton (Lewis) is the epic story of a self-starter, who worked a lot harder, by being a lot faster. Born and raised in Stevenage, this is the musical story of the most successful British F1 driver in the history of the sport. Blending hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, discover the petrol-fuelled thrills and spills of the life of Hamilton (Lewis) then, as told by Hamilton (Lewis) now. A brand new musical parody guaranteed to have you in hysterics all the way to the finish line. Not in any way endorsed by Lin-Manuel Miranda... or Hamilton... (Lewis)... or the Pussycat Dolls. From the Olivier award nominated producers... but not the winners of 11 Tony Awards!

Liverpool's Royal Court Presents LIVER BIRDS FLYING HOME Photo Liverpool's Royal Court Presents LIVER BIRDS FLYING HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

LIVER BIRDS FLYING HOME is the brand new musical featuring Beryl & Sandra, the iconic characters created by Carla Lane and Myra Taylor from the classic TV series The Liver Birds. The musical features lyrics by Barb Jungr, music by Mike Lindup and book by Barb Jungr, George Seaton and Linda McDermott. Produced by Liverpool's Royal Court, Olivier Award winning West End producer James Seabright and George Seaton and directed by Benji Sperring, the musical opens at Liverpool's Royal Court for a limited engagement from Friday April 13th.

Liverpool's Royal Court Presents LIVER BIRDS FLYING HOME Photo Liverpool's Royal Court Presents LIVER BIRDS FLYING HOME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2018

LIVER BIRDS FLYING HOME is the brand new musical featuring Beryl & Sandra, the iconic characters created by Carla Lane and Myra Taylor from the classic TV series The Liver Birds. The musical features lyrics by Barb Jungr, music by Mike Lindup and book by Barb Jungr, George Seaton and Linda McDermott. Produced by Liverpool's Royal Court, Olivier Award winning West End producer James Seabright and George Seaton and directed by Benji Sperring, the musical opens at Liverpool's Royal Court for a limited engagement from Friday April 13th.

Ben Irish will Star  as The Toxic Avenger in the Cult Rock Show THE TOXIC AVENGER - T Photo Ben Irish will Star as The Toxic Avenger in the Cult Rock Show THE TOXIC AVENGER - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The West End will get a hunky new superhero and leading man tonight (Tuesday) when Ben Irish joins the cast of the critically acclaimed rock musical The Toxic Avenger - The Musicalin the title role.

BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Arts Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Arts Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Oct 3, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a show packed with broad humour and commercial songs - and underpinned by a message that matters.

Photo Coverage: Exclusive Look at THE TOXIC AVENGER at Arts Theatre Photo Photo Coverage: Exclusive Look at THE TOXIC AVENGER at Arts Theatre
by Roy Tan - Oct 3, 2017

The acclaimed rock musical 'The Toxic Avenger The Musical' opened at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week season from Thursday 28 September.

Final Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the transfer to the Arts Theatre of the acclaimed rock musical, The Toxic Avenger The Musical.

BWW Review: HOLY CRAP!, King's Head Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 14, 2017

The Heather Brothers are back with their new heavenly blaspheme musical comedy Holy Crap!. After launching the first pay-per-view religious channel in Great Britain, the American Bobby Del La Ray (John Addison), The "Hallelujah Cowboy", soon realises that there is no market for such an enterprise in the "godless and bankrupt UK". Since his meddling with the mafia is taking its tall on his mother, who is being held hostage in Sicily, he decides to start offering his few viewers another kind of entertainment, something that he is sure will increase his figures: porn. Helped by Rex Bedderman (Arvid Larsen), a legendary British rockstar and devout Christian who promotes his channel, Bobby's influence starts to grow.

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