New Booking Period Announced For MAMMA MIA! In London New Booking Period Announced For MAMMA MIA! In London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

The global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London's Novello Theatre is now extending its booking period from Monday 9 March 2020 to Saturday 19 September 2020. MAMMA MIA! celebrated its 20th anniversary in London's West End at the Novello Theatre on Saturday 6 April 2019 and is now in its 21st year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New Cast of MAMMA MIA! at Novello Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at the New Cast of MAMMA MIA! at Novello Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

The global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrated its 20th anniversary in London's West End at the Novello Theatre on Saturday 6 April. Now, in the musical's 21st year, the producers have announced some major cast changes in the London production from Monday 10 June 2019. Mazz Murray, who has previously played Tanya in the London production, will be returning to the musical, but this time as Donna, and Kirsty Hoiles will join her as Tanya. Also new to the musical will be Cameron Burt as Sky, Melissa Nettleford as Ali, Sophie Matthew as Lisa, Taylor Bradshaw as Eddie and Danny Nattrass as Pepper. They will be joining Ricky Butt as Rosie, Richard Trinder as Sam, Neil Moors as Harry, Stephen Beckett as Bill and Lucy May Barker as Sophie. Caroline Deverill continues to play the role of Donna at certain performances. (more...)

Mazz Murray, Kirsty Hoiles, and More Join the Cast of MAMMA MIA! in London Mazz Murray, Kirsty Hoiles, and More Join the Cast of MAMMA MIA! in London
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

The global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrated its 20th anniversary in London's West End at the Novello Theatre on Saturday 6 April. Now, in the musical's 21st year, the producers are delighted to announce some major cast changes in the London production from Monday 10 June 2019. Mazz Murray, who has previously played Tanya in the London production, will be returning to the musical, but this time as Donna, and Kirsty Hoiles will join her as Tanya. Also new to the musical will be Cameron Burt as Sky, Melissa Nettleford as Ali, Sophie Matthew as Lisa, Taylor Bradshaw as Eddie and Danny Nattrass as Pepper. They will be joining Ricky Butt as Rosie, Richard Trinder as Sam, Neil Moors as Harry, Stephen Beckett as Bill and Lucy May Barker as Sophie. Caroline Deverill continues to play the role of Donna at certain performances. (more...)

Barratt, Fearn, Hoiles & More To Perform At SNAPPY TITLE: MAKING HISTORY at The Pheasantry, February 21
by Robert Gould - Feb 11, 2016

BWW reports on the charity concert, Snappy Title: Making History at The Pheasantry on February 21 in aid of MyAware (the Myasthenia Gravis Association). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE - THE MUSICAL, Curve Theatre Leicester, March 17 2015
by Jenny Antill - Mar 18, 2015

Last night saw the world premiere of new musical The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole at the Curve in Leicester. Being a champion for original writing and aptly being author Sue Townsend's home town, it was only right that this show sees its debut here. Many people hold the books in high regard - myself included - and watching it last night made me reminisce. Set in 1980s Leicester, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole centres around a boy aged 13 and ¾ who is essentially battling through adolescent life; from spots to girls to bullies, Adrian is encountering all of them! Townsend's books are written in Adrian's words and in diary format so I was incredibly intrigued about how this could successfully be adapted for stage. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Curve's SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE, Opens March!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Curve today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ - The Musical. The cast includes Rosemary Ashe (Grandma), Cameron Blakely (Mr Lucas), Amy Booth-Steel (Miss Elf/Doreen Slater/Mrs Lucas), Neil Ditt (George Mole),Kirsty Hoiles (Pauline Mole) and Neil Salvage (Bert Baxter). (more...)

BWW Reviews: COLLABORATIONS - The Songs of Elliot Davis
by Jenny Antill - Sep 20, 2013

Collaborations - The Songs of Elliot Davis is the latest offering from SimG Records, who are at the forefront of championing new musical theatre. This album features songs from the Olivier-nominated 'Loserville', 'Out There' and 'Best Friends and Butterflies' and are written by the aforementioned Davis with assistance from other esteemed writers such as his 'Loserville' partner James Bourne, Anthony Drewe, Adam Bard and Sam Kenyon. (more...)

Elliot Davis Album Released In Aid Of Teenage Cancer Trust
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

New album features Bourne, Stenson, Xavier, Strallen and more! (more...)

A STAGE KINDLY Launches New Musical Theatre Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2012

A STAGE KINDLY Literary Department, a rare and unique opportunity for writers and composers creating new musicals to submit their work for a number of exciting opportunities, has just launched. The literary department and the opportunities it offers writers is made possible by the affiliation of three leading new musical theatre organisations: The A STAGE KINDLY New Musical Theatre Initiative, Stagescripts Ltd, and the New Musicals Network. (more...)

AUDIO: Introducing Danny Davies HEY PRODUCER! Cabaret Collection
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

Prominent players from the world of musical theatre have come together to record a unique collection of original musical theatre and cabaret songs, all composed by Danny Davies, with additional lyrics by playwright, director and actor Pete Gallagher, and lyricist Judy Wolfson in the new album Hey, Producer! Below, BroadwayWorld is pleased to introduce the album's title track! Stay tuned for more coming soon! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at BETTY BLUE EYES Performance Highlights in the West End!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2011

Everybody's been talking about the animatronic pig which cost a reported £100,000 for Cameron Mackintosh's new musical comedy BETTY BLUE EYES, based on the Handmade Film 'A PRIVATE FUNCTION' by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray. BETTY BLUE EYES is the first original musical Cameron Mackintosh has produced in ten years. It started previews at the Novello Theatre in the West End on 19 March and opened on 13 April. Reelkandi TV got the first look at the production highlights and now BroadwayWorld brings you a glimpse of the exciting production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cameron Mackintosh's New Musical - BETTY BLUE EYES
by BWW - Apr 4, 2011

Everybody's been talking about the animatronic pig which cost a reported £100,000 and we've now got the first photos from Cameron Mackintosh's new musical comedy BETTY BLUE EYES, based on the Handmade Film 'A PRIVATE FUNCTION' by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray. BETTY BLUE EYES is the first original musical Cameron Mackintosh has produced in ten years. It started previews at the Novello Theatre in the West End on 19 March with a press night on 13 April. (more...)

Fowler, Hammarlund Leads The Rose Theatre's THE THREE MUSKETEERS Nov 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

The Rose Theatre's first ever musical, co-produced by Broadway producer, Bud Martin, has now been fully cast for its Christmas run at the Rose from 27 November 2010 - 2 January 2011. (more...)

SNAPPY TITLE - FROM THE HEART - Cabaret Of Songs From New Musicals At The Pigalle Club On February 21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2010

Following the success of the original Snappy Title last September, New Musicals Network will present Snappy Title: From the Heart at the Pigalle Club in Piccadilly on Sunday 21st February, 2010. (more...)

Hoiles, Legat And Power Join Cast Of SNAPPY TITLE At The Pigalle Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

Kirsty Hoiles, who has spent the summer wowing audiences as the young Viv Nicholson in Spend Spend Spend at the Watermill Theatre, has now joined the all-star cast of Snappy Title, (the charity cabaret at Piccadilly's Pigalle Club in aid of MMD and the Actors' Benefit Club. (more...)

Review: Spend Spend Spend at the Watermill
by Robert Gould - Jul 21, 2009

Spend Spend Spend, a show that first hit the West End back in 1999 - with its tuneful score, hard-nosed but also raunchily humorous book and an emotional core that rings with human truth - is a much underrated gem of a musical. Now, in a newly forged 'actor-musician' production at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, the gem sparkles and shines even brighter. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Images from West End's 'Gone With The Wind'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2008

Darius Danesh and Jill Paice lead the cast in Trevor Nunn's production of Margaret Mitchell's classic novel, Gone with the Wind, playing the iconic roles of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara. The show opens on April 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Gone With The Wind' Opens On West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2008

Darius Danesh and Jill Paice will lead the cast in Trevor Nunn's production of Margaret Mitchell's classic novel, Gone with the Wind, playing the iconic roles of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara. Joining them are Edward Baker-Duly who will play Ashley Wilkes, Madeleine Worrall who plays Melanie, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Mammy and Jina Burrows as Prissy. (more...)

Photo Preview: Danesh & Paice of 'Gone With The Wind'
by BWW - Feb 13, 2008

Darius Danesh and Jill Paice, who play the iconic roles of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara in the up-coming West End musical Gone with the Wind, began rehearsals this week for Trevor Nunn's production of the classic love story which opens at the New London Theatre in April. (more...)

Danesh Joins Paice in Nunn's 'Gone with the Wind,' Begins April 4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2008

Darius Danesh and Jill Paice will lead the cast in Trevor Nunn's production of Margaret Mitchell's classic novel, Gone with the Wind, playing the iconic roles of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara. Joining them are Edward Baker-Duly who will play Ashley Wilkes, Madeleine Worrall who plays Melanie, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Mammy and Jina Burrows as Prissy. Gone with the Wind will have its first performance at the New London Theatre on Friday April 4, 2008, officially opening on Tuesday April 22, and is initially booking until September 27, 2008. (more...)