Category Archives: Theatre

Bad Jews transfers to Arts Theatre

  Another suggestion came in today, this time from PB.   I’m always appreciative readers share ideas with me, so feel free anytime. PB says “ I saw a great play – very funny but also very meaningful – called bad … Continue reading

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KCL Gilbert & Sullivan Society

  I’ve been remiss in not posting this earlier, but you still have two more shows for which to purchase tickets.  The Mikado happens to be one of my personal favourites.  I was a not- so-talented Pitti Sing in my … Continue reading

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Visit The Cavernous Tunnel under the Brunel

  Friend of Winning Review, JR, writes in “Another hidden venue you may find fascinating is the cavernous disused ‘Tunnel Shaft/Chamber’ Beneath Brunel’s Museum at Rotherhithe, it’s where Queen Victoria Military Band performed on the Opening ceremony to this the … Continue reading

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Kinky Boots the Musical, London

“Delightful, High-Energy Fun!”— The New York Post Kinky Boots, with songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and based on the 2005 film, opens in london in August 2015.   From the production company: “Inspired by true events, … Continue reading

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My Night With Reg at the Apollo

  Hopefully you read my suggestion a while back and booked tickets to My Night with Reg which has now transferred to the Apollo thru April.  One of my favourite plays in a long time.   “outrageously sharp-witted…a superb revival”  … Continue reading

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Kinky Boots the Musical to open in London in Fall 2015

Tickets for Kinky Boots the Musical based on the 2005 British-American film of the same name go on sale on March 2, 2015.   Kinky Boots tells the same story of an English Midlands shoe factory and Charlie Price, a wannabe … Continue reading

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Pie Shop Sweeney Todd moves to Shaftesbury Avenue

If the ENO production of Sweeney Todd this spring isn’t enough blood and gore for you, the acclaimed site specific Tooting Arts Club production is transferring to a new pop up pie shop in the West End this spring. From … Continue reading

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Macbeth at the Young Vic November 2015

“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” From the Young Vic: “Following their critically acclaimed collaboration on Medea at the National Theatre, Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin create a new version of Shakespeare’s supernatural … Continue reading

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Rory Kinnear in Kafka’s The Trial at Young Vic

Non-member tickets to see Rory Kinnear star in this classic, timeless tale of ordinary terror by Franz Kafka go on sale on Feb 13th. From the Young Vic “Josef K’s thirtieth birthday begins with a knock on his door from … Continue reading

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Bradley Cooper to bring Broadway hit Elephant Man to West End this May

Bradley Cooper and the other members of the New York Cast of The Elephant Man (Patricia Clarkson) will bring their production to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in May for a limited run.   Cooper is playing John Merrick in the production, … Continue reading

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Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow at Old Vic March 3-April 11

‘A barnstorming tour de force that reinforces Spacey’s reputation as among the very finest not just of his generation but of all time.’ The Mail on Sunday Kevin Spacey returns to The Old Vic stage in Clarence Darrow for a … Continue reading

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Taken At Midnight to Transfer to transfer from Chichester to West End for limited run

Downton Abbey’s Penelope Wilton plays the mother of a young lawyer imprisoned by the Nazis in this play that received critical acclaim at Chichester and is now transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. From TRH “Penelope Wilton originates the role … Continue reading

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My Night With Reg transfers to the West End

Following a sell out season at London’s Donmar Warehouse, My Night With Reg transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run from Saturday January 17th – Saturday April 11th 2015. from the apollo: “Kevin Elyot’s My Night With Reg … Continue reading

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Bat Boy: The Musical at Southwark Playhouse January 9 -31

From the producer of the acclaimed In The Heights and the creative team behind the excellent Carousel at the Arcola, Bat Boy: The Musical promises to be a love child like no other. From the Southwark: “The Off Broadway smash … Continue reading

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Golem at the Young Vic through January 2015

the telegraph says “weird and wonderful new production” artsdesk  says “brilliant and endlessley inventive theatre” from the young vic: The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine. Following the smash hit … Continue reading

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Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage at Arcola Theatre

“I was doing something nobody had done before, and if you’re the first to do something, you have to be prepared to take the sh*t for it.” From the Arcola: “On the eve of one of the most important games … Continue reading

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Immersive Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Vaults in Waterloo

  Theatre company Les Enfants Terribles will mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll‘s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a new theatrical production staged in the historic vaults beneath London’s Waterloo station from April 9 until May 31. The … Continue reading

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Maria Friedman stages High Society at the Old Vic opening April 30th

Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. Directed by multi-award-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (director of Merrily We Roll Along, Olivier  Award-winner for Best … Continue reading

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Donmar’s My Night with Reg transfers to West End in January

My Night With Reg, the acclaimed play which ran at the Donmar Warehouse earlier this year, will transfer to the West End in January and will feature the entire Donmar cast. According to There Ought to Be Clowns blog , … Continue reading

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Accolade moves to the St James Theatre from the Finborough

★★★★★ ‘A REVELATION’ The Financial Times After a successful run at my favourite small theatre, the Finborough,  Blanche McIntyre’s much heralded revival of the 1950 play by Emlyn Williams makes its way to the St. James Theatre.  The play about … Continue reading

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