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Mountview Names New Theatre 'The Mack' In Honour Of Sir Cameron Mackintosh Photo Mountview Names New Theatre 'The Mack' In Honour Of Sir Cameron Mackintosh
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021

London's Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts today announced that its main theatre is to be known as The Mack, in honour of Sir Cameron Mackintosh's long-standing support for Mountview which included a generous gift of ÂŁ1 million to complete the building of the theatre that will now bear his name.

Photos/Video: Inside Rehearsal For THE LAST 5 YEARS Photo Photos/Video: Inside Rehearsal For THE LAST 5 YEARS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021

All new rehearsal images and behind the scenes rehearsal video have been released of the West End transfer of Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk Award-winning musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

MY NIGHT WITH REG Extends Run at the Turbine Theatre Photo MY NIGHT WITH REG Extends Run at the Turbine Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2021

The production also announces a special charity night gala on Wednesday 18 August. The evening is in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. The charity help support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, continue to fight against HIV and provide services and support to help improve the nation's sexual health.  

BWW Review: MY NIGHT WITH REG, Turbine Theatre Photo BWW Review: MY NIGHT WITH REG, Turbine Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 28, 2021

The last time Reg was breaking hearts on a London stage was at the Apollo Theatre back in 2015. Simpler times. Much has been said and many comparisons have been drawn between the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and everything that’s happened in this pandemonium of a pandemic.

Photos: First Look at MY LIFE WITH REG at the Turbine Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at MY LIFE WITH REG at the Turbine Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021

Stephen K Amos (Benny), James Bradwell (Eric), Edward M Corrie (John), Paul Keating (Guy), Gerard McCarthy (Daniel) and Alan Turkington (Bernie), will star in Kevin Elyot’s award-winning, and much-loved dark comedy, My Night With Reg.  

BWW Review: HAMLET, Theatre Royal Windsor Photo BWW Review: HAMLET, Theatre Royal Windsor
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 25, 2021

The hottest Hamlet on the scene is an octogenarian. But Ian McKellen’s latest stage appearance in Windsor is far from being a geriatric production. In the run up to their opening, McKellen and the company described it as “age blind”, almost an experiment to see how the visual aspect of a Shakespeare play impacts the content. The resulting answer is difficult to pin down. Hamlet’s perceived age changes the dynamics. But also, surprisingly, it ultimately doesn’t matter much.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For MY NIGHT WITH REG at the Turbine Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For MY NIGHT WITH REG at the Turbine Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021

This modern classic, which captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself, won both the 1995 Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, after its premiere at the Royal Court and subsequent transfer to the West End. 

THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Open at the Garrick Theatre in September Photo THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Open at the Garrick Theatre in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021

Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, will now be opening at the larger Garrick Theatre for an extended limited season, previewing from 17 September, with an opening night on Thursday 23 September and now running until 17 October 2021.

Casting Announced For MY NIGHT WITH REG at The Turbine Theatre Photo Casting Announced For MY NIGHT WITH REG at The Turbine Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021

This modern classic, which captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself, won both the 1995 Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, after its premiere at the Royal Court and subsequent transfer to the West End. 

MY NIGHT WITH REG By Kevin Elyot Announced At The Turbine Theatre Photo MY NIGHT WITH REG By Kevin Elyot Announced At The Turbine Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2021

My Night with Reg will run from 7 July – 21 August 2021, with opening night on Tuesday 13 July.  

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Will Transfer to The West End in September Photo THE LAST FIVE YEARS Will Transfer to The West End in September
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2021

After a critically acclaimed run at Southwark Playhouse last year and a highly successful worldwide stream with stream.theatre, Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, will play a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre, previewing from 17 September, with an opening night on 23 September and running until 13 October 2021. 

THE LAST FIVE YEARS, F*CK 7TH GRADE, and More Come to Broadway on Demand Photo THE LAST FIVE YEARS, F*CK 7TH GRADE, and More Come to Broadway on Demand
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2021

Broadway On Demand will several special events perfect for at-home celebrations of Galentine's Day, Palentine's Day and/or Valentine's Day, including Jill Sobule's one woman show from City Theatre F*ck 7th Grade and the Southwark Playhouse production of Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years.

Southwark Playhouse's THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Stream Thanksgiving Weekend Photo Southwark Playhouse's THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Stream Thanksgiving Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2020

Broadway On Demand will present the first-ever streamed production of Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, recorded live at the Southwark Playhouse, for five performances only this Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, November 26 - Sunday, November 29 only on Broadway On Demand.

Southwark Playhouse to Present CONSTELLATIONS Starring Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo and Oliv Photo Southwark Playhouse to Present CONSTELLATIONS Starring Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo and Oliver Johnstone
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020

Lockwood Henderson Productions will present the first London revival of 'Constellations' by Nick Payne at Southwark Playhouse, directed by Jonathan O'Boyle, and starring Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo and Oliver Johnstone. The play will run Thursday 26 November - Saturday 19 December, 2020.

Four New Shows Announced as Part of Southwark Playhouse's 2020 Season Photo Four New Shows Announced as Part of Southwark Playhouse's 2020 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020

Southwark Playhouse today announced Nick Payne's Constellations as the next show to follow the current run of The Last Five Years and Philip Ridley's The Poltergeist in its new socially distanced auditorium. The production will play for three weeks from 26 November - 19 December 2020 to a live socially distanced audience of 110.

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Southwark Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Southwark Playhouse
by Caroline Cronin - Oct 6, 2020

Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years has a brilliantly problematic narrative - two souls taking us on a journey of their relationship, but one in chronological order (Jamie), and one in reverse (Cathy). Jonathan O'Boyle's version takes it to the upper echelons of directorial genius by creating an actor-muso production where the actors are entwined at all times through the music itself - and now, I can't imagine consuming this musical in any other way.

Photo Flash: London's Independent, Fringe & Alternative Theatres Celebrated at THE OF Photo Photo Flash: London's Independent, Fringe & Alternative Theatres Celebrated at THE OFFIE AWARDS 2020
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2020

Celebrating its 10th anniversary with a ceremony held in the iconic Grand Hall of Battersea Arts Centre on Sunday 8 March 2020, the Off West End Awards once again celebrated the best of independent, fringe and alternative theatres across London.

Frances Barber Will Return As Outrageous Billie Trix Photo Frances Barber Will Return As Outrageous Billie Trix
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2019

Producers today announce that critically acclaimed 'MUSIK' by writer Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe is to get a four-week London run following its sold out world premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.

VIDEO: Sean Mathias Discusses A PRAYER FOR WINGS at King's Head Theatre Photo VIDEO: Sean Mathias Discusses A PRAYER FOR WINGS at King's Head Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2019

A PRAYER FOR WINGS, the award-winning play by internationally acclaimed Welsh-born director Sean Mathias, transfers to London!

BWW Review: MOTHER OF HIM, Park Theatre Photo BWW Review: MOTHER OF HIM, Park Theatre
by Laura Jones - Sep 25, 2019

Based on a true story, Evan Placey's debut play Mother of Him tells the story of a Canadian teenager under house arrest while he waits for his hearing. We eventually discover that Matthew (Scott Folan) has raped several girls at a sorority house along with a friend. Although we don't see the world outside - every time the front door opens, there are flashes from the paparazzi cameras and shouts from journalists who are camped outside the family home.

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