Posts Tagged 'Royal Festival Hall'

Things that have caught my attention this week

It’s been a quiet week for me – I’m off to New York on the weekend, so the next shows I see will be on Broadway… in the meantime, here’s a few things in the theatre world that have caught my eye so far this week…

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Review: The Wizard of Oz (Royal Festival Hall)

I was originally due to be seeing The Wizard of Oz  next week, and even managed to book tickets. Unfortunately, I then couldn’t make the performance, so it was looking like I wouldn’t get to see the Festival Hall’s summer musical. Fortunately, we managed to pick up a couple of last minute tickets for last night’s show.

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The Friday musical round-up: 6th June

Happy Friday everyone! In this week’s musical theatre round-up, there’s a couple of closing notices, casting news for 3 shows an announcements of 2 new musicals. Read on for more …

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My top 5 musical theatre actors

 Last week I wrote a post about my 5 favourite musical theatre actresses… now it’s time to do the same for my favourite actors. Once again, I have only considered people who I have seen live on stage… read on to find out more

  1. Bertie Carvel
  2. Philip Quast
  3. Nathan Lane
  4. John Barrowman
  5. Damian Humbley

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The Friday musical round-up: 28th March

It’s Friday, so is this is my last post of the week, and the first of what I hope will become a regular weekly article – a very brief round-up of musical theatre news from the last week. I’ll keep it in bullet point form, and if something needs more explanation, I’ll link to it!

And so, this week…

  1. Maria Friedman Re-arranged opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where it will run until the 4th May (for more info, click here, or read my review here)
  2. 12 finalists were selected to go forward to the live shows of I’d Do Anything, starting from tomorrow night (see what I thought here)
  3. Royal Festival Hall announced that this year’s summer musical will be The Wizard of Oz, directed by South Bank Centre’s artistic director, Jude Kelly (book tickets here)
  4. Desmond Barrit was confirmed as the newest member of Wicked – he will take over the role of the Wizard from Nigel Planer, who originated the role in London
  5. Into The Hoods, a hip-hop adaptation of Sondheim musical Into The Woods, opened at the Novello Theatre, garnering superb reviews (to see 2 of them, click here or here)
  6. Rowan Atkinson was announced as Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh’ upcoming production of Oliver, which will be on at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Have a great weekend.

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