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Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be - 1959 - London Fringe

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Theatre Royal, Stratford East

(London, )
Gerry Raffles Square
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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).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016
A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: Chicago comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013
Paper Mill Playhouse will continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! will feature David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (Mr. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! will also feature 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater from November 21 through December 29. The official press opening night is Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 7:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015
This Christmas audiences will be transformed to the land of StratEastHam by the Olivier Award nominated and critically acclaimed team at Theatre Royal Stratford East, with their new adaption of ROBIN HOOD. Combining the timeless story with a contemporary and fresh script and original music, this version is sure to impress audiences during its run at the highly renowned East London producing house. ROBIN HOOD is running from Saturday 5 December to Saturday 23 January, with press night on Wednesday 16 December.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012
Fifty years after he started writing it, Quasimodo, a major musical by Oliver! composer Lionel?Bart,will finally get its World Premiere at the King's Head Theatre in London in March 2013.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013
Paper Mill Playhouse will continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Charles Dickens musical Oliver!, with a holiday 'twist' for the entire family. With a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, Oliver! will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Oliver! will feature David Garrison (Fagin), best known for his role as Steve Rhoades on the hit television series Married...with Children, Betsy Morgan (Nancy), John Treacy Egan (Mr. Bumble), Jose Llana (Bill Sikes), David Hess (MR. Brownlow), Ethan Haberfield (Artful Dodger) and introducing Tyler Moran as Oliver. Oliver! will also feature 16 local boys from across the state of New Jersey who auditioned from a pool of over 200. Oliver! will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater from tonight, November 21 through December 29. The official press opening night is Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 7:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Following the sold-out run at Park Theatre, London, full casting has been announced for the first national tour of The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, the new political comedy from journalist, broadcaster and playwright Jonathan Maitland (An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Dead Sheep). Directed by Dugald Bruce-Lockheart, the tour will begin at Festival Theatre, Malvern on 22 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014
Robert Webb re-joins the Olivier award-winning comedy Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense on tour from February - April 2015 following his West End run earlier this year. Jason Thorpe will play Jeeves and the role of Seppings will be played by Christopher Ryan from February - June 2015. The trio will be taking over from John Gordon Sinclair (Jeeves), James Lance (Bertie Wooster) and Robert Goodale (Seppings).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017
Will Young, Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen will lead the cast of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical when it makes its West End debut in 2018.
by - Nov 1, 2011
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for November 2011.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014
Mark Arden as Fred, Ryan Molloy as Horace, Stefan Booth as Tosher, Christopher Ryan as Red Hot, Vivian Carter as Myrtle, Stevie Hutchinson as Ted/PC 2, John Olohan as Paddy, Gary Watson as Norman/PC 1 and Joanna Woodward as Margaret join the previously announced BAFTA nominated Jessie Wallace (EastEnders) as Lil, Gary Kemp (The Krays/ The Bodyguard/Spandau Ballet) as PC Collins, Sarah Middleton as Rosie, Ruth Alfie Adams as Brenda, Will Barton as Percy and Suzie Chard as Betty to complete the cast of Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017
Full casting for the UK tour of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap includes Sam Phillips (Clifford), Beverly Klein (Helga ten Dorp) and Julien Ball (Porter). They join the previously announced TV stars Paul Bradley (Holby City and EastEnders) as Sidney Bruhl and BAFTA nominee Jessie Wallace (EastEnders and Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be) as Myra Bruhl.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015
From Tuesday 10 March, Gary Watson will be joining the cast of JERSEY BOYS at the Piccadilly Theatre, playing Nick Massi, as the smash hit musical celebrates its 7th London birthday on 18 March.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014
Mark Arden as Fred, Ryan Molloy as Horace, Stefan Booth as Tosher, Christopher Ryan as Red Hot, Vivian Carter as Myrtle, Stevie Hutchinson as Ted/PC 2, John Olohan as Paddy, Gary Watson as Norman/PC 1 and Joanna Woodward as Margaret join BAFTA nominated Jessie Wallace (EastEnders) as Lil, Gary Kemp (The Krays/ The Bodyguard/Spandau Ballet) as PC Collins, Sarah Middleton as Rosie, Ruth Alfie Adams as Brenda, Will Barton as Percy and Suzie Chard as Betty in Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be. Check out photos of the cast in action at Stratford East below!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014
Mark Arden as Fred, Ryan Molloy as Horace, Stefan Booth as Tosher, Christopher Ryan as Red Hot, Vivian Carter as Myrtle, Stevie Hutchinson as Ted/PC 2, John Olohan as Paddy, Gary Watson as Norman/PC 1 and Joanna Woodward as Margaret join the previously announced BAFTA nominated Jessie Wallace (EastEnders) as Lil, Gary Kemp (The Krays/ The Bodyguard/Spandau Ballet) as PC Collins, Sarah Middleton as Rosie, Ruth Alfie Adams as Brenda, Will Barton as Percy, and Suzie Chard as Betty to complete the cast of Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be. Scroll down to see some photos of the cast in action!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014
The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS are pleased to announce that Olivier Award nominee Ryan Molloy, who won critical acclaim for originating the role of Frankie Valli in the London production, will join the Broadway company for a limited engagement, Tuesday, July 29 through Sunday, October 19.
by Gary Naylor - May 10, 2014
Gary Naylor sees one of Sir Noel Coward's less performed works staged in exactly the right venue for its mix of light comedy, gentle suspense and tremendously witty songs.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016
Theatre Royal Stratford East continues their commitment to developing new British musical theatre with the world premiere of AMERICANA: IN CONCERT, a high-energy new musical for a new generation. Just three performances only from 31 March 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016
Theatre Royal Stratford East continues their commitment to developing new British musical theatre with the world premiere of AMERICANA: IN CONCERT, a high-energy new musical for a new generation. Just three performances only from 31 March 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017
A brand new production of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap will embark on a 12-week national tour for the first time in 20 years, opening September 2017, with press night at the Theatre Royal Brighton on Thursday 14 September.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013
Quasimodo, the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, is getting its World Premiere, 50 years after it was written. In a major coup for the King's Head Theatre in London, Quasimodo will play for a 4-week season from last night, 20 March through 13 April 2013. Scroll below for a first look at the show's stars Steven Webb and Zoe George!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013
Fifty years after he started writing it, Quasimodo, a major musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, will finally get its World Premiere at the King's Head Theatre in London this month, March 2013.
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2013
Ahead of the first public preview tonight, producers have released rehearsal footage and creative interviews for Quasimodo, the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, which is getting its World Premiere, 50 years after it was written. In a major coup for the King's Head Theatre in London, Quasimodo will play for a 4-week season from Wednesday 20 March - Saturday 13 April. Click below to watch the behind-the-scenes video!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018
Following last year's critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End Vintage' (highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release') Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with 'Lost West End Vintage 2' to be released on July 27th 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Reading Rep Theatre and A Girl Called Stephen today announce the full casts for their double bill coproduction of verbatim plays Locker Room Talk by Gary McNair, and Safe by Alexis Gregory. For Locker Room Talk, Christie O'Carroll directs Sasha Clarke (Actor 1), Emily Joh Miller (Actor 2), Sivan Raphaelly (Actor 3), and Tilda Wickham (Actor 4). Annie Kershaw directs Joshua Asare (Samuel), Sasha Clarke (Alecia), Elijah Ferreira (Jack), and Emily Joh Miller (Tami) in Safe.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016
David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play the role of 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (15 - 20 August), Belfast Grand Opera House (5 - 10 September), Liverpool Empire (12 - 17 September), Glasgow King's Theatre (19 - 24 September), Aberdeen His Majesty's Theatre (26 September - 1 October), Bromley Churchill Theatre (10 - 15 October), Woking New Victoria Theatre (17 - 22 October), Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (24 - 29 October), Norwich Theatre Royal (31 October - 5 November) and Leeds Grand Theatre (22 - 26 November). www.chicagothemusical.com/uktour. Please see full listings below.
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016
David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most-loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play Mama Morton in the musical's touring production.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016
Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018
Best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle is to join the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt will play the role of band leader Wally Strand, from Tuesday 31st July at the Piccadilly Theatre. He takes over the role from Will Young.
by Gary Naylor - Jul 4, 2018
Miss Littlewood pays tribute to a pioneer of British theatre whose work either side of the Second World War did more for what is called outreach these days, than any other figure before or since.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014
The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys welcome Olivier Award nominee Ryan Molloy, who won critical acclaim for originating the role of Frankie Valliin the London production, to Broadway for a limited engagement, beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 29. Molloy will remain with the show through Sunday, October 19. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Molloy onstage with the Broadway company!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
Following last year's critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End Vintage' (highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release') Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with 'Lost West End Vintage 2', released and available in stores from today.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013
Producers are hunting for an undiscovered singing talent for the role of a lifetime to star as the infamous and tragic Parisian hunchback Quasimodo in the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart.
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015
According to Deadline, Geoffrey Rush has officially signed on to play OLIVER! composer Lionel Bart in Vadim Jean's upcoming musical biopic CONSIDER YOURSELF.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017
Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018
Anna Francolini and Gerard Horan will join previously announced Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen and Will Young in the company for Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann's classic film that inspired the world to dance, Strictly Ballroom The Musical will begin performances at the Piccadilly Theatre on Thursday 29th March 2018 (Press Night Tuesday 24th April).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015
From Tuesday 10 March, Gary Watson will be joining the cast of JERSEY BOYS at the Piccadilly Theatre, playing Nick Massi, as the smash hit musical celebrates its 7th London birthday on 18 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013
Producers are hunting for an undiscovered singing talent for the role of a lifetime to star as the infamous and tragic Parisian hunchback Quasimodo in the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013
Casting is now complete for Quasimodo, the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, which is getting its World Premiere, 50 years after it was written.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014
Mark Arden as Fred, Ryan Molloy as Horace, Stefan Booth as Tosher, Christopher Ryan as Red Hot, Vivian Carter as Myrtle, Stevie Hutchinson as Ted/PC 2, John Olohan as Paddy, Gary Watson as Norman/PC 1 andJoanna Woodward as Margaret join the previously announced BAFTA nominated Jessie Wallace (EastEnders) as Lil, Gary Kemp (The Krays/ The Bodyguard/Spandau Ballet) as PC Collins, Sarah Middleton as Rosie, Ruth Alfie Adams as Brenda, Will Barton as Percy and Suzie Chard as Betty to complete the cast of Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015
COMEDIAN Robert Webb leads the cast of Jeeves And Wooster In Perfect Nonsense at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013
BAFTA nominated Jessie Wallace (EastEnders) as Lil and Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet, The Krays, The Bodyguard) as PC Collins will lead the cast in Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be, with Sarah Middleton as Rosie, Ruth Alfie Adams as Brenda, Will Barton as Percy and Suzie Chard as Betty, with further casting to be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2015
This Christmas audiences will be transformed to the land of StratEastHam by the Olivier Award nominated and critically acclaimed team at Theatre Royal Stratford East, with their new adaption of ROBIN HOOD. Combining the timeless story with a contemporary and fresh script and original music, this version is sure to impress audiences during its run at the highly renowned East London producing house. ROBIN HOOD is running from Today 5 December to Today 23 January, with press night on Wednesday 16 December.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015
This Christmas audiences will be transformed to the land of StratEastHam by the Olivier Award nominated and critically acclaimed team at Theatre Royal Stratford East, with their new adaption of ROBIN HOOD. Combining the timeless story with a contemporary and fresh script and original music, this version is sure to impress audiences during its run at the highly renowned East London producing house. ROBIN HOOD is running from Saturday 5 December to Saturday 23 January, with press night tonight 16 December.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018
New images have been released as best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle officially joins the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt plays the role of band leader Wally Strand at the Piccadilly Theatre.
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014
A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015
Molly Smith directs her 30th production as Artistic Director of Arena Stage with a gritty and relevant take on the Tony Award-winning musical Oliver!, blending the chaotic worlds of 19th-century Victorian London with 2015 London. Smith's new in-the-round staging infuses a modern edge to the classic musical about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and conmen, highlighting the disparity between classes and dangerous life on London's streets today. Featuring a remarkable score including 'You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,' 'Consider Yourself,' 'Where is Love?' and 'Food, Glorious Food,' Oliver! runs October 30, 2015-January 3, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017
Deathtrap will embark on a 10-week national tour opening at Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre on Wednesday 6 September, with press night at the Theatre Royal Brighton on Thursday 14 September.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014
Mark Arden as Fred, Ryan Molloy as Horace, Stefan Booth as Tosher, Christopher Ryan as Red Hot, Vivian Carter as Myrtle, Stevie Hutchinson as Ted/PC 2, John Olohan as Paddy, Gary Watson as Norman/PC 1 and Joanna Woodward as Margaret join the previously announced BAFTA nominated Jessie Wallace (EastEnders) as Lil, Gary Kemp (The Krays/ The Bodyguard/Spandau Ballet) as PC Collins, Sarah Middleton as Rosie, Ruth Alfie Adams as Brenda, Will Barton as Percy and Suzie Chard as Betty to complete the cast of Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014
According to the Daily Mail, Geoffrey Rush will once again bridge the stage-screen gap by playing OLIVER! composer Lionel Bart in an upcoming biopic, directed by Vadim Jean. Filming is set to begin this fall.