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STAGEY CHAT WITH JASON DURR


The next interview in our stagey chat series, is with the brilliant Jason Durr. Jason is currently in rehearsals for the eagerly anticipated UK Tour of Cluedo 2: The Next Chapter, where he'll be playing Colonel Mustard. Cluedo 2 opens in Richmond on 29th March 2024. Some of his previous acting credits include: Casualty and Heartbeat.

STAGEY CHAT WITH ROSEMARIE AKWAFO


The next interview in our stagey chat series, is with the wonderful Rosemarie Akwafo. Rosemarie is currently playing Lucy in the UK Tour of Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Some of her previous stage credits include: The Snow Queen and The Play That Goes Wrong.

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HADESTOWN | REVIEW

Hadestown
Rating: ★★★ ½
Venue: Lyric Theatre, London
Cast:  Dónal Finn, Grace Hodgett-Young, Melanie La Barrie, Gloria Onitiri, Zachary James, Bella Brown, Allie Daniel and Madeline Charlemagne 

HADESTOWN takes you on an unforgettable journey to the underworld and back, intertwining two mythic love stories – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone.

A deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience, HADESTOWN invites you to imagine how the world could be.

STAGEY CHAT WITH THE CAST OF OPENING NIGHT THE MUSICAL


The next interview in our stagey chat series is with the sensational cast of brand new musical, Opening Night. We sat down with Sheridan Smith, Hadley Fraser, Amy Lennox, Benjamin Walker, Shira Haas, Nicola Hughes and John Marquez. Opening Night the Musical opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 6th March 2024.

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TOP 5 SHOWS APPEARING IN LONDON THEATRE WEEK


When it comes to the West End, London Theatre Week is one of the biggest events of the year - and it’s back for 2024! If you’re unfamiliar with London Theatre Week, it’s an excellent promotion run by London Box Office which offers the opportunity to see over 50 London shows at discounted prices. Prices start at just £15, making theatre as accessible as possible. 

To celebrate this, I thought I’d share my top five productions currently included in this offer. With the amount of show-stopping productions currently in London’s West End - this was no small feat!

THE ADDAMS FAMILY - MUSICAL IN CONCERT | REVIEW

The Addams Family
Rating: ★★★★★
Venue: London Palladium
Cast: Michelle Visage, Ramin Karimloo, Lesley Joseph as Grandma, Chumisa Dornford-May, Sam Buttery, Nicholas Mclean, Dickon Gough, Sean Kingsley, Ryan Kopel and Kara Lane 

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows; she’s fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family! Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 

EMPOWER IN MOTION: A BALLET INCLUSIVE | REVIEW

Empower in Motion: A Ballet Inclusive
Rating: ★★★★★
Venue: Sadler's Wells
Cast: Buffini Chao Foundation, English National Opera, Royal Ballet School, National Youth Ballet, OneDanceUK, Propel Dance, StopGap, ICanDance, Parable Dance, ParaDance, SouthEast Dance, Joseph Powell-Main, Hannah Rudd, Rebecca Fowler, Maria Kochetkova, Daniil Simkin, Emile Gooding, Tianie-Finn Grainger, Denecia Allen, Alice Bellini, Sangeun Lee, Gareth Haw and Shiori Kase.

Combining well-known classical repertoire and original contemporary styles of inclusive movement, this gala brings together disabled and non-disabled dancers to tell a moving and inspiring story of unity, resilience and the transformative power of art.

STAGEY CHAT WITH SOPHIE STEMMONS

The next interview in our stagey chat series, is with writer and filmmaker, Sophie Stemmons. Sophie's latest play, Second Temple, is running at the Riverside Studios from 12th to 18th February 2024 as part of the Bitesize Festival.

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BRONCO BILLY THE MUSICAL | REVIEW

Bronco Billy the Musical
Rating: ★★★
Venue: Charing Cross Theatre, London
Cast: Tarinn Callender, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Emily Benjamin, Gemma Atkins, Jonathan Bourne, Josh Butler, Alice Croft, Chris Jared, Karen Mavundukure, Henry Maynard, Alexander McMorran, Aharon Rayner, Helen K Wint and Silas Wyatt-Barke 

It’s 1979 and life is tough for a group of romantic fast-drawing, trick-riding, disco-dancing Wild West roustabouts and their travelling show, but things take an unexpected turn when Bronco Billy meets Antoinette Lilly, a determined Manhattan heiress on the run for her life. So begins a wild, zany ride in this thrillingly upbeat musical about love, reinvention, family and living your dream.

STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW | REVIEW

Stranger Things: The First Shadow
Rating: ★★★★★
Venue: Phoenix Theatre, London
Cast: Christopher Buckley, Oscar Lloyd, Louis McCartney, Isabella Pappas and Ella Karuna Williams

Hawkins, 1959: a regular town with regular worries. Young Jim Hopper’s car won’t start, Bob Newby’s sister won’t take his radio show seriously and Joyce Maldonado just wants to graduate and get the hell out of town. When new student Henry Creel arrives, his family finds that a fresh start isn’t so easy… and the shadows of the past have a very long reach. This gripping new adventure will take you right back to the beginning of the Stranger Things story – and may hold the key to the end.

STAGEY CHAT WITH GARY LLOYD

The next interview in our stagey chat series, is with the world famous choreographer, Gary Lloyd. Gary has fast become one of the UK’s most sought-after Director Choreographer who is represented by BBA Management. Currently taking the London theatre by storm with Cruel Intentions and Rehab the Musical.  

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