UK / West End Interviews

Rula Lenska Talks THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY Rula Lenska Talks THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY
by Cindy Marcolina - February 22, 2018, UK / West End

Actress Rula Lenska is on the road with The Case of the Frightened Lady. After a brutal murder at Mark's Priory, home to the great Lebanon family, Inspector Tanner finds out that nothing is what it seems inside the house.... (more...)
Matthew Needham Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE Matthew Needham Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE
by Rona Kelly - February 09, 2018, UK / West End

This spring, Matthew Needham will feature in Summer and Smoke at the Almeida Theatre. Rebecca Frecknall's production marks his third show at the theatre this year, having never previously performed there before. Catching up during rehearsals, Matthew reflects on his time at the Almeida so far, his ... (more...)
Derek Ahonen Talks CATHERINE AND ANITA at King's Head Theatre Derek Ahonen Talks CATHERINE AND ANITA at King's Head Theatre
by Alistair Wilkinson - February 07, 2018, UK / West End

After a successful debut at last year's Edinburgh Festival, Derek Ahonen's one-woman show opens on 9 February at the King's Head Theatre. Catherine and Anita is a dark comedy about heartbreak, mental illness and how those in need so often slip through the cracks. Ahonen is an internationally acclaim... (more...)
Gwen Taylor Talks THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Gwen Taylor Talks THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Cindy Marcolina - January 31, 2018, UK / West End

Stage and screen actress Gwen Taylor takes on the role of Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, touring the UK until late April.... (more...)
Amy Ross On Playing Elphaba in the WICKED UK Tour Amy Ross On Playing Elphaba in the WICKED UK Tour
by Natalie O'Donoghue - January 31, 2018, UK / West End

BWW speaks to actress Amy Ross about playing Elphaba in the UK tour of Wicked and their run at the Edinburgh Playhouse in May.... (more...)
Jos Slovick TALKS BRIEF ENCOUNTER Jos Slovick TALKS BRIEF ENCOUNTER
by Debbie Gilpin - January 30, 2018, UK / West End

Kneehigh (in conjunction with the Old Vic) are about to revive their acclaimed production of Emma Rice's Brief Encounter, starting with a short tour followed by a six-month West End run. Jos Slovick, playing Stanley, talks bunking off, jazz, and returning to the West End.... (more...)
Glasgow's Citizens Theatre on Affordable Theatre For All Glasgow's Citizens Theatre on Affordable Theatre For All
by Natalie O'Donoghue - January 29, 2018, UK / West End

BroadwayWorld speaks to Keren Nicole from the Citizens Theatre about their extensive range of ticket pricing and why it is so important to have affordable theatre for all.... (more...)
Annette McLaughlin Talks PINOCCHIO Annette McLaughlin Talks PINOCCHIO
by Rona Kelly - January 27, 2018, UK / West End

The National Theatre is staging a first. With the blessing from Disney, Dennis Kelly's Pinocchio is the first musical production to feature the songs from the classic 1940 film. Playing the Blue Fairy, Annette McLaughlin takes us through the creative and collaborative process behind this reimaginin... (more...)
Ashleigh Gray Talks COMPANY at Aberdeen Arts Centre Ashleigh Gray Talks COMPANY at Aberdeen Arts Centre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - January 25, 2018, UK / West End

BroadwayWorld catches up with Wicked's Ashleigh Gray about taking on the role of Amy in Company at Aberdeen Arts Centre from February 1... (more...)
Carol Harrison Talks ALL OR NOTHING Carol Harrison Talks ALL OR NOTHING
by Alistair Wilkinson - January 24, 2018, UK / West End

Carol Harrison is probably best known for playing Louise Raymond in EastEnders. Her other screen work includes Brushstrokes, Get Back and London's Burning. Carol also works regularly in the theatre and has written, directed, produced the musical All or Nothing, which she also stars in. After three h... (more...)
Roly Botha Talks STRANGERS IN BETWEEN Roly Botha Talks STRANGERS IN BETWEEN
by Rona Kelly - January 21, 2018, UK / West End

When Strangers in Between played at the King's Head Theatre in 2016, this marked Roly Botha's first professional role in theatre. Two years later, Roly makes his West End debut in the show's transfer to the Trafalgar Studios. Catching up backstage, Roly shares how he got here, audience reactions, an... (more...)
Ian Hallard Talks TUMULUS & VAULT Festival 2018 Ian Hallard Talks TUMULUS & VAULT Festival 2018
by Rona Kelly - January 20, 2018, UK / West End

The VAULT Festival 2018 opens next week, running from 24 January through to 18 March. During the three months, three hundred shows will be staged, including new thriller and queer noir play Tumulus. Actor Ian Hallard fills us in on rehearsals so far, looks back on a busy year, and even further back ... (more...)
Peter Wight Talks THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Peter Wight Talks THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by Marianka Swain - January 17, 2018, UK / West End

Actor Peter Wight's career varies from Robert Icke's recent Hamlet to a range of classical and contemporary work with the National Theatre, Royal Court and RSC, plus multiple Mike Leigh films. His current project is the 60th-anniversary revival of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, now in previews ... (more...)
Catherine Lamb Talks BUNNY at Tristan Bates Theatre Catherine Lamb Talks BUNNY at Tristan Bates Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - January 12, 2018, UK / West End

Catherine Lamb is an actress and Artistic Director of Fabricate Theatre. She's about to take the stage in her new production of Jack Thorne's Bunny at the Tristan Bates Theatre directed by Lucy Curtis.... (more...)
Rudi Dharmalingam Talks MARY STUART Return Rudi Dharmalingam Talks MARY STUART Return
by Rona Kelly - January 12, 2018, UK / West End

Mary Stuart returns to the London stage, following a sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. Playing the role of Mortimer, Rudi Dharmalingam spoke to us about preparing to revisit the character, working with director Robert Icke, and the significance of the play today.... (more...)
Peter Groom Talks DIETRICH: NATURAL DUTY, Politics, Queer History and Visibility Peter Groom Talks DIETRICH: NATURAL DUTY, Politics, Queer History and Visibility
by Alistair Wilkinson - January 11, 2018, UK / West End

Peter Groom is an actor, dancer and choreographer, originally from Newcastle. Since graduating from Guildford School of Acting in 2013 he has gone on to work both in the UK and internationally, with credits including Schaubuhne, Berlin and Aquilla Theatre, New York. Alongside this he began to create... (more...)
Joe McElderry Talks JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Joe McElderry Talks JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by Cindy Marcolina - December 20, 2017, UK / West End

Joe McElderry - who won the 2009 edition of The X Factor - is ready to end the year taking the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Newcastle, his hometown.... (more...)
West End Producer On His Latest Book West End Producer On His Latest Book
by Nicole Ackman - December 14, 2017, UK / West End

West End Producer is one of the most popular but mysterious social influencers in the West End. He has been involved in the entertainment business his whole life and now both celebrates and pokes fun at theatre on his popular Twitter account and in his books. His second book, Everything You Ever Wan... (more...)
Hannah Morrish Talks TITUS ANDRONICUS Hannah Morrish Talks TITUS ANDRONICUS
by Rona Kelly - December 07, 2017, UK / West End

Hannah Morrish plays her first season at the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing in no less than three of the Rome MMVII shows. Playing Lavinia in Titus Andronicus, Portia in Julius Caesar and Virgilia in Coriolanus, Hannah spoke to us about the female voice and timeliness of this season.... (more...)
Michael Fabiano Talks RIGOLETTO at the Royal Opera House Michael Fabiano Talks RIGOLETTO at the Royal Opera House
by Nicole Ackman - December 07, 2017, UK / West End

Michael Fabiano is returning to the Royal Opera House this month to star as the Duke of Mantua in Sir David McVicar's production of Verdi's Rigoletto. In addition to being an acclaimed tenor, he's the founder of ArtSmart, a non-profit organisation that provides free voice lessons to pupils at underp... (more...)
Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington on BAT OUT OF HELL Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington on BAT OUT OF HELL
by Rona Kelly - December 05, 2017, UK / West End

Fresh off winning Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Bat Out Of Hell returns to Toronto to continue performances.While back in London, we caught up with stars Andrew Polec and Christina to talk touring, audiences, and the show's return to the West End in 2018.... (more...)
Lucie Shorthouse On EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Lucie Shorthouse On EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by Marianka Swain - December 03, 2017, UK / West End

Actress Lucie Shorthouse stars in new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which transferred from Sheffield to the West End's Apollo Theatre - garnering rave reviews, including plenty of praise for Shorthouse's breakout turn as Pritti.... (more...)
Mark Perry Talks BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL Mark Perry Talks BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL
by Nicole Ackman - December 02, 2017, UK / West End

Mark Perry is the founder of Sightline Entertainment and has worked as both an actor and director in the West End. This Christmas season, he is directing Bananaman the Musical, a farcical adaption of the comic and cartoon, at the Southwark Playhouse. A longtime fan of Bananaman, he is thrilled to be... (more...)
Olivia Jacobs Talks WILDE CREATURES Olivia Jacobs Talks WILDE CREATURES
by Nicole Ackman - December 01, 2017, UK / West End

Olivia Jacobs is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Tall Stories, a registered charity internationally recognised for their high-quality family theatre. Olivia has directed shows in the West End, on Broadway, and at the Sydney Opera House, including multiple tours of The Gruffalo. This year, th... (more...)
Antony Byrne Talks ANTONY & CLEOPATRA Antony Byrne Talks ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
by Rona Kelly - November 30, 2017, UK / West End

Rome wasn't built in a day...but the Royal Shakespeare Company's Rome MMXVII Season comes pretty close! As performances get underway for Julius Caesar, rehearsals begin for the Barbican transfer of Antony and Cleopatra. Playing the titular role, Antony Byrne takes us through his time at the RSC, fro... (more...)
BWW TV: Drew McOnie, Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen, Will Young Talk STRICTLY BALLROOM BWW TV: Drew McOnie, Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen, Will Young Talk STRICTLY BALLROOM
by Jamie Body - February 20, 2018, UK / West End

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL based on Baz Luhrmann's legendary movie Strictly Ballroom waltzes into the Piccadilly Theatre with performance beginning on Thursday 29th March 2018 (Press Night Tuesday 24th April).... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Michael Grandage Company's RED VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Michael Grandage Company's RED
by Stage Tube - February 16, 2018, UK / West End

Based on the original Donmar Warehouse production, this new production of Red by John Logan is the first ever UK revival since Grandage originated the premiere at the Donmar in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play.... (more...)
BWW TV: David Thaxton Discusses His Return To LES MISERABLES BWW TV: David Thaxton Discusses His Return To LES MISERABLES
by Jamie Body - February 13, 2018, UK / West End

David Thaxton has returned to the cast of 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre in the role of 'Javert'.... (more...)
BWW TV: See Our Exclusive Interview With Playhouse Theatre Patron Shona White BWW TV: See Our Exclusive Interview With Playhouse Theatre Patron Shona White
by Jamie Body - February 11, 2018, UK / West End

Scottish actor and singer Shona White has been appointed the first patron of the West End's Playhouse Theatre.... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer for DREAMGIRLS VIDEO: Watch the All New Trailer for DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - February 09, 2018, UK / West End

A dazzling new trailer for the multi award-winning West End production Dreamgirls has been released today. Watch the full trailer below! Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions, this critically acclaimed musical is now booking at the Savoy Theatre in London through to 22nd September 2018.... (more...)
VIDEO: Backstage Sneak Peek At NEVERLAND at the VAULT Festival VIDEO: Backstage Sneak Peek At NEVERLAND at the VAULT Festival
by Jamie Body - February 07, 2018, UK / West End

Theatre Deli and The Guild of Misrule, producers of the 2017 immersive theatre sensation The Great Gatsby, return to VAULT 2018 with NeverLand - an immersive musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic, Peter Pan.... (more...)
VIDEO: How Does NETWORK Handle Staging Live Cinema? VIDEO: How Does NETWORK Handle Staging Live Cinema?
by Stage Tube - January 03, 2018, UK / West End

Network's Video Designer Tal Yarden discusses the use of pre-recorded and live film in Network in a new video released by National Theatre Discoverer on YouTube. Follow Julie Rocque and Chris Jackson, the onstage camera operators of the production, in the video below.... (more...)
VIDEO: Get a Look Behind the Scenes at the Costumes of DREAMGIRLS VIDEO: Get a Look Behind the Scenes at the Costumes of DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - January 02, 2018, UK / West End

Go behind the scenes at London's most fabulous show, Dreamgirls, to find out how the stunning costumes help to tell the story. Check out the video here!... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BANANAMAN in the Studio Performing 'Every Great Cliche' VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BANANAMAN in the Studio Performing 'Every Great Cliche'
by Stage Tube - January 02, 2018, UK / West End

Mark Newnham & Jodie Jacobs count down to Thursday and the 1st major London press night of 2018 as Bananaman The Musical, a new British musical based on the famous Beano & TV character, opens at Southwark Playhouse! In this video Crow gives Eric Wimp a pep talk to fulfil his BANANA DESTINY! Watch th... (more...)
VIDEO: The Kids of ANNIE Lament the Hard-Knock Life at the Royal Variety VIDEO: The Kids of ANNIE Lament the Hard-Knock Life at the Royal Variety
by Stage Tube - December 26, 2017, UK / West End

The pint-sized cast of Annie performed at the Royal Variety this year. Watch the kids sing and dance their way around the orphanage in the video below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Perform at the Royal Variety VIDEO: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Perform at the Royal Variety
by Stage Tube - December 26, 2017, UK / West End

Iconic pair Michael Ball and Alfie Boe took to the stage at the Royal Variety this December to sing a heartfelt duet of 'The Prayer'. They then closed the show with 'Bring Me Sunshine'. Watch the performances below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Get a Look Behind the Scenes of HAMILTON London's Epic #Ham4Ham Mashup VIDEO: Get a Look Behind the Scenes of HAMILTON London's Epic #Ham4Ham Mashup
by Stage Tube - December 26, 2017, UK / West End

Lin-Manuel Miranda recently joined the West End cast of Hamilton for a special digital #Ham4Ham video in honor of tonight's opening. Now, the cast and crew have released a special behind the scenes video, showing the making of this epic #Ham4Ham mashup. Check out the behind the scenes video here!... (more...)
BWW TV: Get An Exclusive Look at Tom Fletcher's THE CHRISTMASAURUS LIVE! BWW TV: Get An Exclusive Look at Tom Fletcher's THE CHRISTMASAURUS LIVE!
by Jamie Body - December 19, 2017, UK / West End

Following the launch of The Christmasaurus Live at the London Palladium, the stage show based on Tom Fletcher's bestselling book will be heading to Eventim Apollo London for a very special limited run from 21 28 December 2017. Tom will be starring in this Christmas spectacular alongside McFly band... (more...)
BWW TV: Exclusive Interview With THE WOMAN IN WHITE's Anna O'Byrne BWW TV: Exclusive Interview With THE WOMAN IN WHITE's Anna O'Byrne
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 18, 2017, UK / West End

We met with Anna O'Bynre for an exclusive interview about The Woman in White at Charing Cross Theatre. Watch the video below!... (more...)
VIDEO: PVRIS Swap Stories with the Kids from West End's SCHOOL OF ROCK VIDEO: PVRIS Swap Stories with the Kids from West End's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2017, UK / West End

Last week, before their performance at the 02 Brixton Academy, PVRIS (Alex Babinski, Lynn Gunn and Brian Macdonald) visited the New London Theatre to swap rock stories and meet with the kids cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock - The Musical. Imogen Bowden, Annabel Gracey, Milano Preston and... (more...)
VIDEO: The Cast of BIG FISH Performs at the Royal Variety Performance VIDEO: The Cast of BIG FISH Performs at the Royal Variety Performance
by Stage Tube - December 08, 2017, UK / West End

The cast of Big Fish the Musical recently performed at the Royal Variety Performance. Check out the video! Kelsey Grammer stars in Big Fish THE MUSICAL as Edward Bloom, alongside Clare Burt and more. Based on the novel Big Fish by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Pictures film screenplay by John Augu... (more...)
BWW TV: Take A Backstage Look at LA SOIREE in the West End BWW TV: Take A Backstage Look at LA SOIREE in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 03, 2017, UK / West End

La Soiree is playing at the Aldwych Theatre in London's West End this Christmas season, and we got a backstage sneak peek. Watch the video below!... (more...)
BWW TV: Susie McKenna Discusses Hackney Empire's CINDERELLA BWW TV: Susie McKenna Discusses Hackney Empire's CINDERELLA
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 01, 2017, UK / West End

Hackney Empire's 2017 Christmas pantomime Cinderella runs at the East London venue until 31 December. Writer and director Susie McKenna gives us a sneak peek at its creation - watch the video below!... (more...)
BWW TV: Amanda Holden and John McCrea On EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE BWW TV: Amanda Holden and John McCrea On EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 01, 2017, UK / West End

A big hit at Sheffield Crucible, new British musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie - based on a documentary about a teenage boy coming out as a drag queen - is now a hit in the West End. Amanda Holden popped backstage on opening night to chat to John McCrea, who plays Jamie. Check out the video be... (more...)
BWW TV: Marc Pickering Performs 'A Call to Action' from BANAMAN THE MUSICAL BWW TV: Marc Pickering Performs 'A Call to Action' from BANAMAN THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 28, 2017, UK / West End

Bananaman the Musical has unveiled its first song and music video for 'A Call to Action,' featuring Marc Pickering and the cast - check it out below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Check out the Trailer for PINOCCHIO at the National Theatre VIDEO: Check out the Trailer for PINOCCHIO at the National Theatre
by Stage Tube - November 27, 2017, UK / West End

Visit the alpine forest this winter as Pinocchio makes its world premiere at the National Theatre. You can now check out the brand new trailer below! On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto's workshop with Jiminy Cricket in tow. Their electrifying adventure takes them from alpine for... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BARNUM at Menier Chocolate Factory in the Rehearsal Room! VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BARNUM at Menier Chocolate Factory in the Rehearsal Room!
by Stage Tube - November 24, 2017, UK / West End

Barnum begins performances at the Menier Chocolate Factory on November 25. Watch rehearsal footage of the cast in a video posted by the Official London Theatre Facebook page!... (more...)
BWW TV: Tom Morris and Louis Maskell Talk New Musical THE GRINNING MAN BWW TV: Tom Morris and Louis Maskell Talk New Musical THE GRINNING MAN
by Jamie Body - November 20, 2017, UK / West End

Acclaimed new musical The Grinning Man is coming to London's Trafalgar Studios this winter, playing 5 December to 17 February, 2018. Get a sneak peek of the show and watch interviews with the star and director below!... (more...)
BWW TV: The RULES FOR LIVING Cast Shares Christmas Cracker Pulling Tips BWW TV: The RULES FOR LIVING Cast Shares Christmas Cracker Pulling Tips
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 15, 2017, UK / West End

English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston present Sam Holcroft's darkly funny RULES FOR LIVING.... (more...)
BWW TV: The RULES FOR LIVING Cast Model Christmas Hats BWW TV: The RULES FOR LIVING Cast Model Christmas Hats
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 15, 2017, UK / West End

English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston present Sam Holcroft's darkly funny RULES FOR LIVING.... (more...)