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NEWS: Potted Sherlock sleuths out West End’s Vaudeville Theatre

Potted Sherlock

Following on from their hit shows Potted Potter and Potted Panto, Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner will return to London’s Vaudeville Theatre in December for the London premiere of their new show Potted Sherlock. Potted Sherlock is the duo’s greatest challenge yet, condensing the entire works of the famous detective into just eighty minutes. When you consider the detective appeared ...

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NEWS: Mrs Henderson Presents musical to première in Bath


After much speculation, producers have today confirmed the world première of the new musical adaptation of Mrs Henderson Presents will open at the Theatre Royal Bath in 2015 ahead of a West End run. Based on the film starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, the new musical will feature a book by Terry Johnson, lyrics by Don Black and Music ...

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NEWS: Alexandra Burke Leads Bodyguard UK Tour Cast

The Bodyguard

Producers have today announced that Alexandra Burke will star in the leading role of Rachel Marron in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Thea Sharrock’s hit musical The Bodyguard. The tour opens at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 12 February 2015. Burke had already played the role in the West End and is thrilled to be taking part in the tour ...

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NEWS: Twickenham Theatre given just days to vacate the premises

Twickenham Theatre

London’s newest fringe theatre is closing after staging one of the most acclaimed productions of a Stephen Sondheim musical in recent times. Sweeney Todd played its final sold-out performance of an extended opening season just yesterday at the 100-seat Twickenham Theatre in West London. Today, Executive Director, West End producer Tony Green has just two days to vacate the London ...

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Manchester’s HOME announces new venue for the Autumn Season

Insomnia - Riotous Company

The organisation which has seen the merger between The Library Theatre and Cornerhouse has announced its Autumn season will take place at Number One First Street – a vast contemporary office space which overlooks the company’s new £25m city centre home (which is on schedule to open in Spring next year.) The first of the three productions in the pop-up ...

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NEWS: The Railway Children pulls into Kings Cross


Following an Oliver Award winning run at Waterloo Station, Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children  returns to London on 16 December 2014, this time to the King’s Cross Theatre, where a purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, and with a state of the art heating system, will be specially created. The site, ...

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NEWS: Worzel Gummidge musical cast recording makes CD debut


Continuing their series of ‘lost’ British theatre scores, Stage Door Records are to release the original London cast recording of the 1981 musical Worzel Gummidge on November 10th. Based on the hit TV series and Barbara Euphan Todd’s children’s classic writers Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall and composer Denis King created a new stage musical adaptation of the story. Featuring the ...

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NEWS: Harry Melling’s peddling transfers to Arcola

HIGHTIDE 2014 Harry Melling in Peddling CREDIT Bill Knight

Harry Melling’s debut play peddling, a smash hit at this year’s HighTide Festival, will transfer to London’s Arcola Theatre in March 2015. The one-man play, in which Melling also performs sold out at HighTide and also at 59E59 in New York. Our five star  review of the show described it as “A modern classic in the making, superbly scripted and ...

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