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Sally Ann Triplett Joins the Cast of WHITE CHRISTMAS on UK Tour Photo Sally Ann Triplett Joins the Cast of WHITE CHRISTMAS on UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2021

The show also stars Dan Burton as 'Phil Davis', Matthew Jeans as 'Bob Wallace', Jessica Daley as 'Betty Haynes', Emily Langham as 'Judy Haynes' and Duncan Smith as 'General Waverly'.

WHITE CHRISTMAS UK Tour Announces Casting Photo WHITE CHRISTMAS UK Tour Announces Casting
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021

A timeless romantic comedy to warm hearts of all ages, WHITE CHRISTMAS features the classic songs “Blue Skies”, “Sisters”, “I Love A Piano”, “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” and the most famous festive song of all
 “White Christmas”.

VIDEO: Get a First Look At Peter Duncan's Second Filmed Panto, CINDERELLA Photo VIDEO: Get a First Look At Peter Duncan's Second Filmed Panto, CINDERELLA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2021

Last year, with hundreds of pantomimes cancelled and theatres across the country closed, 'Blue Peter' legend Peter Duncan filmed an interactive version of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in his own giant back garden - starring as Dame Trott as well as co-directing.

BWW Interview: Cassidy Janson Chats WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN at Cadogan Hall Photo BWW Interview: Cassidy Janson Chats WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN at Cadogan Hall
by Fiona Scott - Aug 20, 2021

Cassidy Janson was playing Anne Hathaway in &Juliet when West End theatres closed in 2020. Before the show reopens, the Olivier Award-winning star of Beautiful, Chess and most recently The Mousetrap, will be playing Virginia Woolf in a one-off performance of Well-Behaved Women at Cadogan Hall on 3 September. Janson spoke to us about the show.

Photos: First Look at Peter Duncan Filming CINDERELLA Panto Photo Photos: First Look at Peter Duncan Filming CINDERELLA Panto
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021

In 2020, with the great tradition of the family pantomime cancelled in many towns and cities across the land, riding to the rescue to make sure that panto-loving audiences didn’t miss out was ‘Blue Peter’ legend Peter Duncan with his biggest and best “Here’s One I Made Earlier” challenge!

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Returns on Tour This June Photo PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Returns on Tour This June
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2021

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert The Musical will officially re-open at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 23 June 2021 before touring to Leeds Grand Theatre, Hull New Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Glasgow King's Theatre, and more!

Digital Revival of SCARAMOUCHE JONES Will Return to Stream.theatre Next Month Photo Digital Revival of SCARAMOUCHE JONES Will Return to Stream.theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2021

Due to popular demand the acclaimed digital revival of Justin Butcher's Scaramouche Jones or The Seven White Masks will return to streaming for two weeks.

Guest Blog: Playwright Justin Butcher On Reviving the Adventuresome Spirit of Scaramo Photo Guest Blog: Playwright Justin Butcher On Reviving the Adventuresome Spirit of Scaramouche Jones
by Matt Wolf - Mar 18, 2021

The playwright Justin Butcher reflects on the origins of his solo picaresque, which was premiered in 2001 by the late, great Pete Postlethwaite and is being revived afresh in a new digital version starring Shane Richie and directed by Olivier Award nominee Ian Talbot.

BKLYN THE MUSICAL, SCARAMOUCHE JONES, CRUISE and More Available to Stream in March an Photo BKLYN THE MUSICAL, SCARAMOUCHE JONES, CRUISE and More Available to Stream in March and April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2021

stream.theatre is adding even more shows to their platform through March and April including 4 exclusive digital premieres of major new productions. For drama fans, Shane Richie stars a new revival of Scaramouche Jones by Justin Butcher, which premieres on 26 March.

Shane Richie to sStar in Digital Revival of SCARAMOUCHE JONES OR THE SEVEN WHITE MASK Photo Shane Richie to sStar in Digital Revival of SCARAMOUCHE JONES OR THE SEVEN WHITE MASKS
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2021

Much-loved and multi-talented stage and screen actor Shane Richie (EastEnders; The Entertainer; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; I’m A Celebrity
 Get Me Out of Here) will take on the role of the titular tragic clown in the digital revival of Justin Butcher’s absorbing solo show, Scaramouche Jones.

Peter Duncan Launches A Facebook Live Drama Club Photo Peter Duncan Launches A Facebook Live Drama Club
by Stephi Wild - Jan 8, 2021

'Blue Peter' legend Peter Duncan launches a Facebook Live Drama Club and due to overwhelming demand  extends online streaming of his panto film 'Jack and the Beanstalk' to February 21.

BWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK ONLINE, Jack Be Nimble Photo BWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK ONLINE, Jack Be Nimble
by Fiona Scott - Dec 7, 2020

Former Blue Peter presenter, writer, director and regular pantomime dame, Peter Duncan, decided to film a pantomime in his back garden to entertain audiences at home and in cinemas this Christmas.

BWW Interview: Peter Duncan Chats JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Coming To Everyman Cinemas Photo BWW Interview: Peter Duncan Chats JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Coming To Everyman Cinemas
by Fiona Scott - Nov 30, 2020

In March, theatres across the UK closed, and hundreds of pantomimes were cancelled due to the pandemic. Blue Peter legend Peter Duncan - a critically acclaimed panto dame, writer, producer and director – decided to film Jack and the Beanstalk in his back garden as an online alternative to be downloaded by families to watch together at home over Christmas.

Adam Woodyatt To Star In World Premiere Of Peter James' LOOKING GOOD DEAD Photo Adam Woodyatt To Star In World Premiere Of Peter James' LOOKING GOOD DEAD
by Stephi Wild - Nov 13, 2020

Following the announcement that Peter James' latest Roy Grace novel Find Them Dead has reached No.1 in the book charts - his 17th No.1 in the UK, Peter James and producer Joshua Andrews are delighted to announce that award winning EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt will play the leading role of Tom Bryce in the World Premiere stage production of the Peter James best selling novel “LOOKING GOOD DEAD” opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 1 April 2021 ahead of a major UK tour.

Peter Duncan Signs Two Cinema Deals To Screen His Homemade Pantomime in 55 UK Cinemas Photo Peter Duncan Signs Two Cinema Deals To Screen His Homemade Pantomime in 55 UK Cinemas
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2020

'Blue Peter' legend Peter Duncan has signed deals with UK cinema chains Everyman and Showcase to give a cinema release to his socially distanced online pantomime, 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.

THE MOUSETRAP Announces Two Casts For its Return to London Photo THE MOUSETRAP Announces Two Casts For its Return to London
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2020

The Mousetrap has announced two rotating casts for its socially-distanced reopening at St. Martin's Theatre in London.

LOOKING GOOD DEAD Will Make its Stage Premiere on a UK Tour
in March 2021 Photo LOOKING GOOD DEAD Will Make its Stage Premiere on a UK Tour in March 2021
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2020

Following the news this week that his latest Roy Grace novel, FIND THEM DEAD, has gone straight to No.1 in the UK Book charts, Peter James and producer Joshua Andrews have announced the World Premiere stage production of the Peter James novel LOOKING GOOD DEAD.

Flashback: LEND ME A TENOR at the Gielgud Theatre Photo Flashback: LEND ME A TENOR at the Gielgud Theatre
by Caroline Cronin - Apr 9, 2020

It's a strange old time right now, with our beloved theatre community mourning the loss of jobs, of creative outlets, and of the human connections that theatre is so brilliant at creating. This collective grief is felt over at BroadwayWorld UK too, and we want to do what we can to continue celebrating the industry we love so much, so we've launched a series of features that celebrate musicals and plays from days gone by.

EUGENIUS! Musical Fundraiser Performance To Be Streamed Online Photo EUGENIUS! Musical Fundraiser Performance To Be Streamed Online
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2020

With the theatre industry in an unprecedented position and venues closed across the UK due to the COVID - 19 outbreak, industry leaders are creatively seeking ways to support theatre and bring it directly to you - at home. Following their hugely popular run at the Other Palace in 2018, the out-of-this-world British musical Eugenius! will release the full archive footage of the show online on Friday 20th March at 7pm in order to raise money for Acting for Others and provide some much-needed relief to those self-isolating.

EUGENIUS! is Available Online In Aid Of Acting For Others Photo EUGENIUS! is Available Online In Aid Of Acting For Others
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2020

Following their hugely popular run at the Other Palace in 2018, the out-of-this-world British musical Eugenius! will release the full archive footage of the show online on Friday 20th March at 7pm in order to raise money for Acting for Others and provide some much-needed relief to those self-isolating.

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