Home / Tag Archives: Ria Jones

Tag Archives: Ria Jones

Sunset Boulevard – Bristol Hippodrome

Book & Lyrics: Don Black & Christopher Hampton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Holly Spanner Even though the original Broadway production scooped seven of the 11 nominated Tony Awards, Sunset Boulevard somehow always seems underrated, overshadowed by other musicals. Given the scale and grandeur of this musical, it is fully deserving of attention in its own right. ...

Read More »

Sunset Boulevard – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book & Lyrics: Don Black & Christopher Hampton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Tate James “The address is 10086 Sunset Boulevard” When starving writer, Joe Gillis, pulled his car into the driveway of a forgotten mansion on Sunset Boulevard, he had no idea he would end up tangled in the demise of a former silent movie star. ...

Read More »

Sunset Boulevard – Curve, Leicester

A woman stands staring maniacally

Book & Lyrics: Don Black and Christopher Hampton Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Andrew Lloyd Webber saw Billy Wilder’s 1951 film, Sunset Boulevard, in the early 1970s but it wasn’t until 1991 that a version of the musical version was performed at Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton Festival with Ria Jones as Norma Desmond. It was not ...

Read More »

Miss-Leading Ladies – St James Theatre, London

Director: Sarah-Louise Young Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   ‘There’s a lady alone onstage’, well actually there are two ready to guide the audience through the lives, the songs, the films and anecdotes of some of Hollywood’s most famous leading ladies. Brother and sister double act Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree honour a raft of actresses from the golden era of film ...

Read More »

Jerry’s Girls – St James Studio, London

Music and lyrics: Jerry Herman Director: Kate Golledge Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Jerry Herman is what he is - a master of traditional Broadway musicals. He is also the creator of some formidable female characters, even if the best known of them are a little too seasoned to be called “girls” and, in the case of La Cage Aux Folles, ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 9th June 2014

The week may have started by celebrating the biggest hits of commercial theatre across the water on Broadway with the 2014 Tony Awards and the best of Scottish Theatre at the CATS but that doesn't mean there isn't anything exciting still happening this week, in fact its a feast of productions that have been given a new lick of paint ...

Read More »