Opened: October 18, 1988
Closing: January 21, 1989

Budgie - 1988 - West End History , Info & More

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Australian Theatre Festival NYC To Honor Caroline O'Connor And Producer Neil Gooding At 2023 Gala by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2023

Get ready for the Australian Theatre Festival NYC 2023 Fundraising Gala, honoring Broadway and West-End icon Caroline O'Connor and Producer Neil Gooding. Join in for an evening of performances and celebrations, showcasing Australian stories and artists in NYC. Tickets and tables are still available for purchase.

James Murphy Featured on Debut Single from Lol Tolhurst (The Cure) x Budgie (Siouxie & the Banshees) x Jacknife Lee by Michael Major - Jul 24, 2023

Their upcoming album features an astonishing list of guest vocalists and musicians including The Edge (U2), Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream), Civil Rights avant-garde artist Lonnie Holley, Mary Lattimore, Starcrawler wild child Arrow de Wilde, Mark Bowen (IDLES) and more. Check out the track list!

Caroline O'Connor Revealed as an Honoree For The Australian Theatre Festival NYC 2023 Gala by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2023

Co-Artistic Directors & Executive Producers Mark Barford, Connor Delves & Jillian Geurts has announced Caroline O'Connor as an honoree for the Australian Theatre Festival NYC 2023 Gala.

Review: NOTFLIX THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL, Luna Park, Caravanserai, Brighton Fringe by Caroline Cronin - Jun 2, 2023

Touting themselves as 'The Spice Girls of improv', the team behind Notflix the Improvised Musical certainly knew how to inject some zig-a-zig-ah into the Brighton Fringe as they took the stage in Luna Park at the Caravanserai site this week.

Casting Revealed For The World Première of THE THIRD MAN at Menier Chocolate Factory by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2023

As rehearsals begin, the Menier Chocolate Factory has announced full casting for the world première of the new musical, The Third Man. Learn more about who is starring in the show here!

Casting Revealed for The World Premiere of THE THIRD MAN at Menier Chocolate Factory by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2023

As public booking opens, the Menier Chocolate Factory has announced initial casting for the world première of the new musical, The Third Man. Learn more about who will be starring in the show here!

PACIFIC OVERTURES, CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, and More Set For Menier Chocolate Factory 2023 Season by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2023

With Marjorie Prime currently running at the company's home base in South London and Funny Girl on Broadway, the Menier Chocolate Factory announced forthcoming programming for 2023. Learn more about the lineup here!

Theatre Peckham Announces Second Peckham Fringe by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2023

Theatre Peckham is bringing Peckham Fringe back for its second year in 2023, hosting 18 productions that will take over the main theatre and studio space for five weeks. Last year's Peckham Fringe was highly successful, with Tatenda Shamiso's No ID going on to run at VAULT Festival and the Royal Court, and David Alade's Offie nominated Sunny Side Up having a three-week run at Theatre Peckham.

REAL HOUSEWIVES Cast Member And Media Personality Kara Alloway To Release 'Most Hated' Novel by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2023

“Most Hated” the highly anticipated debut novel by Real Housewives Of Toronto cast member and media personality Kara Alloway, will be released May 9th, 2023.   Published by Canadian publishing house, RE:Books Publishing, “Most Hated” is a juicy and fascinating peek behind the curtain into the world of reality TV.

Julia Lester, Aaron Lazar, John-Michael Lyles & More Complete the Cast of Sierra Boggess Led THE SECRET GARDEN by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2023

The complete cast has been announced for “The Secret Garden” at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre. See who will star in the show, performance dates, how to purchase tickets and more!

Thomas Truax Teams Up With Budgie For New Single 'Everything's Going To Be All Right' by Michael Major - Nov 18, 2022

An eerie post-punk track that sees sharp spoken-word vocals, atmospheric guitar wobbles and reverb-drenched tremolo descend towards a catchy chorus that sees Truax bear his upbeat rock’n’roll teeth, “Everything’s Going to Be All Right” is taken from a new album ‘Dream Catching Songs.’

IN CONVERSATION WITH SARAH, DUCHESS OF YORK - ON STAGE Set For February 2023 by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2022

A real-life fairy-tale: one woman's extraordinary untold story of navigating life in the public eye through kindness and resilience. In Conversation with Sarah, Duchess of York will take place in February next year for one night each in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Rewrite Screenwriters' Residency Programme 2022 Is Discovering And Supporting Indian Screenwriting Talent by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2022

Rewrite Screenwriters' Residency programme 2022 announces its official talent and projects that were selected and mentored in its second phase Rewrite 1.2, held between 24 – 30th August 2022.

J.Rocc Shares 'Go!' / 'Flawless (Smoothed Out)' Ft. Budgie by Michael Major - May 25, 2022

J.Rocc is back with a new full length album A Wonderful Letter on Stones Throw. Today, he shares the second set of new tracks from the record: “Go!” and “Flawless (Smoothed Out)” featuring the London born and Los Angeles based producer, Budgie. 

Hercules & Love Affair and ANOHNI Unveil New Single 'One' by Michael Major - May 25, 2022

Art dance phenomenon, Hercules and Love Affair is set to release their first album in five years, the highly anticipated new album In Amber, Today, they have unleashed brand new single “One”, a ferocious, vital composition with lynchpin collaborator ANOHNI and outstanding drummer Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees).

Harmonica Virtuoso Mike Stevens to Release 'Breathe in the World, Breathe Out Music' Album by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 1, 2022

Award-winning Canadian harmonica ace Mike Stevens is set to Breathe In The World, Breathe Out Music with the announcement of his new album — available May 20, 2022 via Stony Plain Records. Known for his genre-bending, rules-eschewing approach to the harp, Breathe In The World, Breathe Out Music spotlights the multi-talented virtuoso in an inventively alternate way; while his unique vocal harmonica technique features prominently across all 12 songs, Stevens also provides lead vocals on four tracks — despite revealing a previous discomfort around singing. 

Sango Collaborator Huey Briss Lets Lyricism Shine in 'Redd Foxx' Visuals by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 13, 2021

Long Beach, CA lyricist Huey Briss has released his latest visuals for 'Redd Foxx.' The record was produced by Niko Beats, who is DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples and the Beat Junkies Crew's son.

World Premiere Of TIME AND TIDE Comes to Park Theatre by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2019

Relish Theatre in association with Park Theatre will present the world premiere of award-winning playwright James McDermott's new play TIME AND TIDE, directed by Rob Ellis. Starring Wendy Nottingham as May (Vera Drake, Peaky Blinders, Mr Selfridge), Paul Easom as Ken, Elliot Liburd as Daz, and Josh Barrow as Nemo, the production runs from 5-29 February 2020, with a national press night on Friday 7 February.

Maria Friedman and Anita Dobson Join the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2019

Maria Friedman and Anita Dobson join the company of Trevor Nunn's critically acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof, which is currently running at the reconfigured Playhouse Theatre until 28 September. Friedman plays Golde, and Dobson plays Yente from 18 June, taking over from Judy Kuhn and Louise Gold respectively. They join Andy Nyman (Tevye), Nicola Brown (Chava), Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Matthew Hawksley (Fyedka), and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel), as well as Miles Barrow, Sofia Bennett, Philip Bertioli, Lottie Casserley, Elena Cervesi, Lia Cohen, Talia Etherington, Shoshana Ezequiel, Isabella Foat, Fenton Gray, James Hameed, Adam Linstead, Adam Margilewski, Robert Maskell, Benny Maslov, Robyn McIntyre, Gaynor Miles, Ellie Mullane, Tania Newton, Craig Pinder, Valentina Theodoulou and Ed Wade.

BWW Review: MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL is a Triumph in Melbourne by Victoria Beal - Mar 24, 2019

BWW Review: MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL is a Triumph in Melbourne - a show that everyone will love!

Kero Kero Bonito Share Video For SWIMMING, Plus NA Tour Dates Including Coachella by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 19, 2019

Kero Kero Bonito's critically-acclaimed sophomore album Time 'n' Place was surprise-released last year on Polyvinyl Record Co. and the band recently announced a forthcoming 7-inch out May 17th. The 7-inch will include Time 'n' Place highlight “Swimming” as the A-Side and a newer track “The Open Road” as the B-Side. Today, the band releases the video for “Swimming,” a track the band says is “about visiting the beach with your mother as a child, and returning as an adult without her. It's a tribute to growing up, our mums and the '70s singer-songwriters we enjoy together.” Watch “Swimming,” filmed off the coast of Dorset, England, HERE.

Kero Kero Bonito Releases New Track Today by Tori Hartshorn - Feb 25, 2019

Kero Kero Bonito's critically-acclaimed sophomore album Time 'n' Place was surprise-released last year on Polyvinyl Record Co., and today the band is back with new music. To celebrate their forthcoming North American tour, which includes a performance at Coachella, KKB announce a new 7-inch. Featuring TIme 'n' Place highlight “Swimming” as the A-Side, the 7-inch features a brand new B-Side entitled “The Open Road,” which the band says “is a song about our North America tour last year, including anecdotes about the time a lorry nearly jackknifed into us in a blizzard '(We came to a halt in the snow / Swerving on the wet slush below / Just as well we did 'cos / That lorry in front of us / Was gonna tip over)' and getting robbed in San Francisco '(Way out on the north golden coast / Just as we were ready to go / Bandits broke into the van / And took all we had).'” Listen to the new song HERE, stream it on DSPs HERE, and pre-order the vinyl HERE.

EDINBURGH 2018 - BWW Review: PLAYLIGHT ROBBERY, Just The Tonic at The Caves by Amy Hanson - Aug 19, 2018

Thanks to Playlight Robbery, by Hivemind Productions, we have finally found a better use for all of those flyers than papier-mache craft projects or lining a budgie cage.  In an admirable bit of recycling, the cast of this improv show will take a flyer that you bring along, and with only the information on it, recreate the show live on stage.

Metallica's Remastered GARAGE DAYS RE-REVISITED Out Today by Macon Prickett - Apr 13, 2018

Nearly three decades after going out of print, Metallica today releases a remastered version of The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited as part of their ongoing remasters series via their own Blackened Recordings label. Visit www.metallica.com to see all formats available for purchase. 

Critically Acclaimed Actress Anita Dobson Leads The Cast of Stage Traffic Productions' World Premiere Of 3WOMEN by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2018

3Women, the debut play by the award-winning comedian and writer Katy Brand, will premiere at Trafalgar Studios 2, starring the celebrated screen and stage actress Anita Dobson (Eleanor), alongside Debbie Chazen (Suzanne), Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Laurie), and Oliver Greenall (Waiter). Running from 15 May to 9 June 2018, with press night on 18 May, 3Women explores the relationships between three generations of the same family, brought together in one hotel room, in a darkly comic and pertinent exploration of what it means to be a woman.

Nuffield Southampton Theatres Hosts An Evening with Anita Dobson and Lorna Fitzgerald by Julie Musbach - Feb 22, 2018

Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) has announced a special one-off event with EastEnders icons Anita Dobson (Angie Watts) and Lorna Fitzgerald (Abi Branning) on 25 February at Nuffield Southampton Theatres, City. The event will be hosted by BBC South Today presenter Sally Taylor MBE.

Metallica's GARAGE DAYS RE-REVISITED To Be Re-Released by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 25, 2018

The Wait is over...Actually, it's back! Nearly three decades after going out of print, Metallica will release a remastered version of The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited on April 13, 2018 as part of their ongoing remasters series via their own Blackened Recordings label.

Full Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Howard Brenton's THE SHADOW FACTORY by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2018

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces the full cast for the company's inaugural production at NST City the world premi re of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory, which Hodges directs. Veteran of stage and screen Anita Dobson joins the cast as Lady Cooper/Ma (Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre; The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC; Frozen, National Theatre) along with Shala Nyx who plays Polly. Dobson, known for playing the iconic role of Angie Watts in EastEnders, and Nyx join David Birrell (Fred/Hugh), Catherine Cusack (Lil/Sylvia), Lorna Fitzgerald (Jackie Dimmock), Hilton McRae (Lord Beaverbrook) and Daniel York (Len Gooch) to complete the company. The Shadow Factory opens on 15 February, with previews from 7 February, and runs until 3 March.

J. L. Higgs Pens 'Ella: A Stepmum's Tale' by Christina Mancuso - Apr 12, 2017

Author J. L. Higgs brings the fairy tales of Cinderella and Humpty Dumpty into the modern day. In 'Ella: A Stepmum's Tale' (published by Balboa Press AU), readers will learn life lessons about not judging anyone by outward appearances alone.

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents RABBIT HOLE by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire's touching play, as the final play in the 16/17 season.  Directed by Katie Laris, performances will be April 12-29 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre.

BWW Review: OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR, National Theatre, 10 August 2016 by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2016

'This is our show,' proclaims one of the musically angelic but devilishly foul-mouthed convent schoolgirls descending on Edinburgh for a choir competition. And by God it is. A cracking ensemble of six plays the vividly drawn gang, as well as everyone else they encounter - the world viewed with their female adolescent gaze. It's colourful, rough-edged, raucous and almost painfully intense: a stunning encapsulation of what it feels like to be teetering on the cusp of adulthood.

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016: THE LAST GALAH Was A Great Way To Finish by Barry Lenny - Jul 3, 2016

Everybody took to the stage for the rousing finale, including the stage crew.

St. James Theatre Announces A CONVERSATION WITH ANITA DOBSON by marianka swain - Feb 4, 2016

St. James Theatre has announced that Anita Dobson, star of stage and screen, will join Edward Seckerson to discuss her varied career on Sunday 20 March at 3pm. One of Britain's most distinguished actresses, Dobson's extensive list of credits ranges from popular TV staples like EastEnders to classical theatre and musicals.

Legendary Artist Roger Dean to Appear at Rick Wakeman's WAKEmanFEST by Caryn Robbins - Aug 12, 2015

Legendary artist Roger Dean is the latest celebrity to be added to the line-up for Rick Wakeman's WAKEmanFEST in October 2015 in Lincolnshire.

SOUNDGARDEN's 'Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path' to Be Released 11/24 by Caryn Robbins - Oct 28, 2014

Recognized as one of the world's most influential bands in rock music, Grammy-winning multi-platinum selling band Soundgarden started a musical transformation that inspired a generation in its record-breaking career, leaving an indelible mark by helping redefine alternative and hard rock.

Joe Layton to Lead New BBC America Drama TATAU; Full Cast Announced by Caryn Robbins - Sep 25, 2014

Joe Layton (New Worlds, Father Brown) and Theo Barklem-Biggs (Silk, The Inbetweeners Movie) have been cast as Kyle Connor and Paul 'Budgie' Griffiths – the lead roles in BBC AMERICA's new drama Tatau.

BBC America Renews ORPHAN BLACK & BROADCHURCH, Orders Two New Series by Tyler Peterson - Jul 9, 2014

BBC AMERICA's General Manager, Perry Simon, made the following announcements today during the channel's presentation for the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills.

THE ADVENTURES OF KING WHIZZER is Released by Christina Mancuso - Jun 28, 2013

Rebecca and Kylie Hilton offer an entertaining, insight-filled book for the young. Titled The Adventures of King Whizzer, kids will have no trouble understanding and appreciating this altogether amusing and lighthearted story. Easy-to-follow, succinct lines on top of vivid and whimsical pages make for a productive reading experience for children.

Anita Dobson to Star in New Musical Based on THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS at Riverside Studios by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

Anita Dobson will star in a new musical based on Camille Saint-Saens' The Carnival Of The Animals, according to a report by the Daily Mail. Created by Gavin Greenaway, Roger Hyams, Andrew Marshall and Brian Eastman, a tryout will open at Riverside Studios on July 4 and run for two weeks through July 14, 2013.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces Casting for ASSASSINS by Kelsey Denette - Aug 8, 2012

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for the groundbreaking American musicalAssassins, the first production in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse for the 2012/13 Season. T

Met Museum Presents Efterklang & the Wordless Music Orchestra, 9/22 by Kelsey Denette - Aug 7, 2012

Danish band Efterklang (translation: 'remembrance' and/or 'reverberation') plays the music from its new album Piramida (release date September 25). For this collaboration with the 16-member Wordless Music Orchestra and guest conductor Matthew Coorey, Efterklang has engaged composers Missy Mazzoli, Karsten Fundal, and Daníel Bjarnason to create arrangements of the music of Piramida for the ensemble with orchestra.

Anita Dobson to Make Royal Shakespeare Company Debut in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2012

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Anita Dobson will make her Royal Shakespeare Company debut in The Merry Wives of Windsor, beginning Oct. 25 in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Finborough Theatre Presents Gilbert and Sullivan's THE GRAND DUKE, by Harmony Wheeler - Mar 13, 2012

The New Actors Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre presents THE GRAND DUKE. The Finborough Theatre's 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series continues with the first fully staged professional UK production of Gilbert and Sullivan's final operetta, The Grand Duke, since the original 1896 production. It opens at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited run of six Sundays and Mondays from Sunday, 1 April 2012.


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Thank You Mr. Endell
There Is Love and There Is Love
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In One of My Weaker Moments
I'm Sure We Won't Fall Out Over This
May, Doris and Jane
Why Not Me?
If It Wasn't for the Side Effects
Old Compton Street
If That Baby Could Talk
Winners and Losers
I Like That in a Man
If I Never Loved You
It'll Cost Ya
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