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The Stephen Sondheim Society: Student Performer of the Year 2019 – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Writer: Maryam Philpott While the eyes of British theatre turn towards tonight’s Tony awards in New York where several transfers from the West End hold hopeful nominations, back in London The Stephen Sondheim Society celebrate the future of the industry. LAMDA’s Stuart Thompson won the prestigious Student Performer of the Year award while ‘Words/Amazing’ by Theo Jamieson snaffled the Stiles + ...

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Urinetown: The Musical – Apollo Theatre, London

Music and lyrics: Mark Hollman Book and lyrics: Greg Kotis Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Lucy Thackray Hilarious, dark and sublimely silly, Urinetown (: The Musical - that aspect is very important) takes one look at the fourth wall and pisses right over it. It takes a minute to get into the flow of deconstructive narration and musical theatre pastiche, but ...

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Urinetown – St James Theatre, London

Music and lyrcis: Mark Hollman Book and lyrics: Greg Kotis Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Ian Foster The sight of a grim-faced guard demanding 20p or so at the doors to public toilets may be nothing new to visitors to train stations and museums but what if they were the only conveniences at all that you could use. That is the ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Jenna Russell

She’s tried her hand at most forms of performing art but her first love is theatre, particularly that of Stephen Sondheim. She’s sung the theme song for Red Dwarf and battled Daleks with Christopher Ecclestone’s Doctor, but always returns to the stage. Paul Couch spoke to West End star Jenna Russell. Earlier this year, you played Mary Flynn in Merrily ...

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NEWS: Global screening of Into the Woods with Digital Theatre

On Friday 27th September at 7.30pm BST, people from the UK, US, Canada and Australia will be able to watch the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s revival of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods in its entirety for the first time ever in HD on YouTube. By accessing Digital Theatre’s unique service and joining in the conversation on ...

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NEWS: Merrily We Roll Along to transfer to West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre

Following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Merrily We Roll Alongby Stephen Sondheim and George Furth is to transfer to the West End's Harold PinterTheatre for 12 weeks only. Having won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical for 2012 – the fringe production of the Sondheim/Furthmusical,directed by Maria Friedman, will begin previews on 23 April. It will ...

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Merrily We Roll Along – Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: George Furth Director: Maria Friedman Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along famously flopped on Broadway when it opened in 1981 but now refined and reappraised, it is considered among his finest work and this Menier Chocolate Factory production serves to bolster that reputation. Directed by Maria Friedman, no stranger to Sondheim’s ...

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Soho Cinders – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Choreographer: Drew McOnie Director: Jonathan Butterell Reviewer: Paul Thurtle [rating:5]   With a panto-style title like ‘Soho Cinders’ you could be forgiven for thinking that Stiles &Drewe’s new musical is a ‘It’s behind you’ camp, men in drag romp. Actually it is a very moving story told by ...

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