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Three-Night Run of ABOUT BILL Starring Kim Ismay is Coming to the Other Palace in Oct Photo Three-Night Run of ABOUT BILL Starring Kim Ismay is Coming to the Other Palace in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

About Bill productions will present a three-night run of¬†About Bill¬†at¬†The¬†Other Palace¬†‚Äď The one woman show starring Kim Ismay, running from 7-9 October 2022.¬†

Guest Blog: Keith Strachan On THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL Photo Guest Blog: Keith Strachan On THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
by Guest Blog: Keith Strachan - Dec 5, 2017

The Little Match Girl was written in 1975 and 1976. I had seen a TV adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen short story on BBC2 at Christmas 1974 and discovered it was written by Jeremy Paul - who I'd met at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond.

Photo Flash: In the Rehearsal Room for Tabard Theatre's THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL Photo Photo Flash: In the Rehearsal Room for Tabard Theatre's THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2017

Rehearsal images have been released from the Tabard Theatre's Christmas production of The Little Match Girl, based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical that launched the Christmas single Mistletoe and Wine, will be directed by the original show's composer, Keith Strachan.

Full Cast Announced For THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL at Tabard Theatre Photo Full Cast Announced For THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL at Tabard Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 13, 2017

Tabard Theatre today announces full casting for their Christmas production of The Little Match Girl, based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical that launched the Christmas single Mistletoe and Wine, will be directed by the original show's composer, Keith Strachan. Emily Cochrane leads the company in the role of The Little Match Girl and she will be joined by Jack Ayres Aimee Barrett (Josie), Charlotte Christensen (Liza), Julia Faulkner (Mrs Roberts/Winifred/ Washerwoman), Rob Hadden (Jeb), Kathryn Hamilton-Hall (Elsie/Cook/Maud), Matt Philip Harris, Ian McCurrach (Butler), Emily Whiting (Charlotte) and Anthony Williamson (Rich Man). The production opens on 8 December, with previews from 7 December and runs until 31 December.

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Enters Fourth Year in the West End Photo SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Enters Fourth Year in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

A new musical is born at every performance of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, each created on the spot by the incredible, multi-award winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. The show has just announced 2018 dates, entering its fourth year in the West End.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DOG ENDS at Tabard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Last seen as part of the BBC's popular Play For Today series, Dog Ends has been adapted and updated by Richard Harris for its limited 4 week run at the Tabard Theatre. Keith Strachan directs Christien Anholt (The Vet), Anita Graham (Beatrice), Bryan Hands (Grandad), Jeffrey Holland (Henry), Alex Mann (Julian), Charlotte Peak (Danielle) and Nick Wilton (George). Dog Ends opens on 23 March with previews from 22 March running until 15 April.

Olivier Award Winning SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Celebrates 800th Performance
by Julie Musbach - Feb 19, 2017

In 2015 SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL had its West End premiere in an Olivier Award winning season. New musicals created on the spot by the incredible, multi award-winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. On Monday 20th February Showstopper! The Improvised Musical celebrates a musical theatre milestone- they will be playing their 800th show. 

Tabard Theatre Announces Stage Premiere of DOG ENDS As Part Of Theatre's Re-Launch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Tabard Theatre today announced the stage premiere of Richard Harris's black comedy Dog Ends.

SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical Extends Until December at the Lyric Theatre
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 29, 2016

Every night the cast of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical pull off something incredibly ambitious; they create a real musical from scratch, not just an improv night with songs but a full story with characters you can care about, a live band of incredible musicians, and seamless choreography.

Blog - Showstopper! The Musical High-Wire Act
by Guest Blogger: Showstopper! - Nov 30, 2015

When we started Showstopper! in 2007, I was very clear about one thing - I wanted it to look and feel like a real musical. I wanted people to fall in love and dance about in top hats. I had no interest in 'an improv show with songs in it.' (There were plenty of those around and some very good ones too.) I wanted a show that would one day sit in the West End. You know… a musical.

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Extends, Transfers to the Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

5 p.m.Following a 10-week engagement wowing audiences and critics alike in the first-ever season for an improvised musical in the West End, the run of SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL is being extended, with a transfer to the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. For just 10 more performances between 15th February and 25th July, audience suggestions will be transformed instantly into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results.

SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Must End 28 November
by Sally Henry Fuller - Nov 9, 2015

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical has been wowing audiences and critics alike in this first ever season for an improvised musical in the West End. Every night audience suggestions are transformed instantly into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results. The show is now in its final three weeks at the Apollo Theatre.

BWW Reviews: DREAMBOATS & MINISKIRTS, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, October 13 2014
by Jenny Antill - Oct 14, 2014

Dreamboats and Petticoats has done the UK tour rounds on several occasions as well as having a very successful West End run. There has also been a massive franchise of CDs that have been released which have acted as another good marketing tool. Because of all this, Bill Kenwright along with his creative team have put a sequel on the road entitled Dreamboats and Miniskirts.

DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS Announces 2014 Tour Dates
by Christina Mancuso - Dec 3, 2013

Inspired by the 7 smash hit multi-million selling albums of the same name, the West End sell out sensation DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS returns for another hit-packed UK tour in 2014, opening at the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre on 14 January. Featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock 'n' Roll era, this whirl round the jukebox of one of the most dynamic musical decades continues to delight and entertain audiences around the country. The tour will visit Llandudno, Northampton, Manchester, Bromley, Oxford, Dartford, Belfast, Kings Lynn, Birmingham, Malvern, Sunderland, New Brighton, and Plymouth, with further dates and casting to be announced.

SOUL SISTER UK Tour Kicks Off New Dates in Nottingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Perth and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Nominated for Best New Musical at the 2013 Olivier Awards, Bill Kenwright and John Miller launch today new dates for 2013 for the smash-hit UK tour of SOUL SISTER - the new musical inspired by the music, life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, that caused a sensation at the West End's Savoy Theatre with rave reviews and standing ovations. The show will visit Nottingham, Bristol, Stoke, Malvern, Brighton, Blackpool, Liverpool, Windsor, Bromley, Sunderland, and Perth.

SOUL SISTER UK Tour Announces New Dates in Nottingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Perth and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

Nominated for Best New Musical at the 2013 Olivier Awards, Bill Kenwright and John Miller have announced new dates for 2013 for the smash-hit UK tour of SOUL SISTER - the new musical inspired by the music, life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, that caused a sensation at the West End's Savoy Theatre with rave reviews and standing ovations. The show will visit Nottingham, Bristol, Stoke, Malvern, Brighton, Blackpool, Liverpool, Windsor, Bromley, Sunderland, and Perth.

SOUL SISTER Begins February 25 at the Lyceum Theatre
by Kelsey Denette - Jan 28, 2013

Soul Sister, the new West End smash-hit musical inspired by the music, life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, rolls into the Lyceum Theatre from Mon 25 February - Sat 2 March.

Ike & Tina Turner Musical SOUL SISTER, Starring Emi Wokoma, Closes on the West End Today, Sept 29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2012

Bill Kenwright and John Miller end their strictly limited West End season of SOUL SISTER, the new musical inspired by the music, life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, which caused a sensation during its inception at the Hackney Empire. Featuring Emi Wokoma as 'Tina Turner' - whose vocal and dance talents have attracted huge critical and public acclaim since the production's launch - SOUL SISTER will close at the Savoy Theatre today, 29 September 2012.

Photo Flash: First Look at Emi Wokoma as 'Tina Turner' in SOUL SISTER on the West End!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

Bill Kenwright and John Miller will present a strictly limited West End season of SOUL SISTER, the new musical inspired by the music, life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, which caused a sensation during its inception at the Hackney Empire. Featuring Emi Wokoma as 'Tina Turner'-whose vocal and dance talents have attracted huge critical and public acclaim since the production's launch-SOUL SISTER will play at the Savoy Theatre now through 29 September 2012, with opening night set for tomorrow, 23 August at 7pm. Get a first look at Wokoma as Turner in the photos below!

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