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NEWS: Lead casting confirmed for Elf

Lead casting has been announced for the London transfer of the musical Elf. Ben Forster, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin, who all starred in the sold-out UK and Ireland premieres of Elf in Plymouth and Dublin in December 2014, will play the rôles of Buddy, Walter Hobbs and Emily Hobbs respectively. Kimberley Walsh will be making her debut in Elf ...

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NEWS: Kinky Boots strides into West End

It’s been rumoured for a while but producers today have finally confirmed that The UK premiere of award-winning musical Kinky Boots, will open in the West End on 15 September at the Adelphi Theatre, with previews from 21 August 2015. With a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and ...

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NEWS: Edinburgh Passion Play marks its tenth anniversary

The Edinburgh Easter Play is set to mark its tenth year with a profound new perspective on the Easter story. Scripted by writer and journalist Susan Mansfield, this year's performance casts the spotlight on the women in the margins of the Bible, as the story of Jesus' death and resurrection is seen through the eyes of the often-overlooked characters around ...

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NEWS: Cynthia Erivo cast as Puck in Everyman’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

It has been announced this afternoon that prior to her reprising her rôle in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Colour Purple on Broadway, Cynthia Erivo will take on the rôle of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre from March 21st to April 18th. The production will be the first production for the Everyman's new ...

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NEWS: Casting announced for Jerry’s Girls

Producers have today announced full casting for the London revival of musical revueJerry’s Girlswhich, 30 years after it opened on Broadway, will be revived in a limited two-week run at the St. James Studio from 3 to 15 March. Jerry’s Girls areAnna-Jane Casey, Ria JonesandSarah-Louise Young. Casey has recently been seen in Forbidden Broadway but other West End credits include ...

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NEWS: Creators of British folk-rock embark on UK tour

Formed in the swinging sixties, Fairport Convention are widely thought of as the most important group in terms of the English folk rock movement. Considered to have begun the electric folk or English folk rock movement, they have also helped spark an interest in traditional music in general. Their 1969 album Liege &Lief was voted “Most Influential Folk Album of ...

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NEWS: UK Cast Recording of Memphis available for download now!

Today Producers of Memphis the Musical announced that the Original London Cast Album is now available to purchase online for download. The CD will be available from 9 February at the Shaftesbury Theatre and via First Night Records. The Original London Cast Album is produced by First Night Records and Grammy Award-winning David Bryan. Mr. Bryan, a founding member of ...

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