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Theatre: Carabosse, Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal, Newcastle); Ensemble/cover Mrs Lovett & Beggar Woman, Sweeney Todd (Chichester Festival); Female Authority Figure/cover Velma von Tussle, Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre); Ensemble/cover Mme Thenardier, Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); Zenobia, ... (read complete bio)
 

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Theatre: Carabosse, Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal, Newcastle); Ensemble/cover Mrs Lovett & Beggar Woman, Sweeney Todd (Chichester Festival); Female Authority Figure/cover Velma von Tussle, Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre); Ensemble/cover Mme Thenardier, Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); Zenobia, ... (read complete bio)
National Theatre Of Scotland Announces New Digital And Streamed Theatre Projects Photo National Theatre Of Scotland Announces New Digital And Streamed Theatre Projects
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 1, 2020

The National Theatre of Scotland is set to continue its new work over the coming months, with an innovative mix of streamed theatre and digital projects, including two new productions from leading Scottish creatives Hannah Lavery and Adura Onashile, both addressing urgent contemporary and historical issues around race in Scotland today.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2019

The critically-acclaimed hit Girl from the North Country, written and directed byConor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is to play at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End for a limited season from 10 December 2019 to 1 February 2020. Girl from the North Country opens in the West End following a run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, opening 28 September 2019, and prior to the Broadway production opening in March 2020 at The Belasco Theatre.

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Returns to the West End Photo GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Returns to the West End
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2019

The critically-acclaimed hit Girl from the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is to play at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End for a limited season from 10 December 2019 to 1 February 2020. Girl from the North Country opens in the West End following a run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, opening 28 September 2019, and prior to the Broadway production opening in March 2020 at The Belasco Theatre.

SCHOOL OF ROCK to Hold Kids' Auditions in London Photo SCHOOL OF ROCK to Hold Kids' Auditions in London
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2018

Continuing the countrywide search for the opportunity to 'join the band', further kids open auditions will take place later this year in London on 16 and 17 May for musicians and on 21 and 23 May for ensemble, in Plymouth on 8 September and in Manchester on 22 September 2018. If you are between 8 - 12 years old and play a rock instrument (guitar, bass, piano, and/or drums) or sing, registration and further details can be found by contacting Jessica Ronane Casting

New Kids Cast Joins West End's SCHOOL OF ROCK Photo New Kids Cast Joins West End's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2018

Before school's out this February half term, Andrew Lloyd Webber announces that later this month (24 February 2018) he will welcome a new group of kids to his Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock - The Musical. Continuing in the West End at the New London Theatre, School of Rock - The Musical is currently booking to 13 January 2019. In October this year an Australian production will open at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne, a Broadway production continues at the Winter Garden Theatre and the US national touring production is currently booking to September 2018.

Stephen Leask to Lead SCHOOL OF ROCK in the West End; New Adult Cast Announced Photo Stephen Leask to Lead SCHOOL OF ROCK in the West End; New Adult Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Today, 23 October 2017, rehearsals begin for the new West End cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock - The Musical. Stephen Leask, having played the role of alternate Dewey since May this year, will now lead the cast as Dewey Finn from 15 November 2017.

DICK WHITTINGTON Announced As 2017 Palladium Pantomime
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Qdos Entertainment today (23 December 2016) announces they will return to the London Palladium over the Festive Season in 2017 with Dick Whittington.

Photo Flash: Opening Night of CINDERELLA at the London Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Qdos Entertainment's production of Cinderella opened last night, Wednesday 14 December 2016, and runs over the Festive season, until Sunday 15 January 2017.

CINDERELLA Panto Opens Tonight at the London Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Qdos Entertainment's production of Cinderella officially opens tonight 14 December 2016 at the London Palladium. This five-week limited run the over the festive season concludes on Sunday 15 January 2017.

Photo Flash: Pantomime Returns to the London Palladium with CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Qdos Entertainment's production of Cinderella runs over the Festive season at the London Palladium for five weeks only to Sunday 15 January 2017, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016.

CINDERELLA Begins Previews This Weekend at the London Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Qdos Entertainment's production of Cinderella begins previews at the London Palladium today, 10 December 2016, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. This five-week limited run the over the festive season concludes on Sunday 15 January 2017.

Cast Complete for CINDERELLA at the London Palladium; Previews Start This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Qdos Entertainment's production of Cinderella begins previews at the London Palladium this Saturday, 10 December 2016, with press night on Wednesday 14 December 2016. This five-week limited run the over the festive season concludes on Sunday 15 January 2017.

National Theatre Live Broadcasts THE THREEPENNY OPERA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

National Theatre Live previously announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens tonight, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Natasha J Barnes To Play Title Role in CINDERELLA at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

Natasha J Barnes who will play the title role of Cinderella, Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play The Wicked Stepsisters complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas. They join the previously announced Paul O'Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup).

Natasha J. Barnes to Step Into Iconic Glass Slippers for CINDERELLA at the Palladium
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 1, 2016

The Daily Mail has reported that Natasha J. Barnes has been cast in the title role in the forthcoming London revival of Cinderella. 

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Live Broadcast of National Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA in September
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Rufus Norris's National Theatre production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world direct from the National's Olivier Theatre on 22 September at 7pm.

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace Theatre
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

Last night, Saturday 9 April 2016, after 4,600 performances and prior to the theatre's previously announced refurbishment programme, the final Victoria Palace Theatre performance of Billy Elliot The Musical took place in front of a packed house with guests including past and present Billy Elliots, original cast members and members of the show's creative team.  The over 1530 strong audience rose to their feet for the curtain call to join the Company in celebrating a very special evening and a phenomenal eleven year run in the West End.  Director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall and composer Elton John joined the company on stage accompanied by 32 past and present Billy Elliots (the most Billy Elliots to ever appear on stage together), 24 past Michaels and 18 past Debbies as well as several adult members of the original Company. 

BILLY ELLIOT's Final Performance to Support East Durham Trust
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 1, 2016

The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play its final London performance in support of East Durham Trust, a charity based in Easington, Co. Durham, a former mining town and the setting for Billy Elliot's iconic story.  Tickets for the final performance will be released for sale today (Tuesday 1 March 2016, 2pm) via the Victoria Palace Theatre box office, with all proceeds from ticket sales for this performance being donated to East Durham Trust.

Euan Garrett, Matthew Seadon-Young Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 16, 2015

Billy Elliot the Musical today (16 November 2015) welcomes Euan Garrett, 12 years old from East Lothian, Scotland, who will make his West End stage debut at the Victoria Palace Theatre as the forty-second boy to play the title role in the iconic British musical in London.  Also joining the cast today is Matthew Seadon-Young who will play Billy's older brother Tony.

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