Tags : musical theatre

My Dream Cast: Six The Musical

How many times have you seen a show and had a brainwave about who you would cast, if you ever got the chance? I know that I have a lot. I was fortunate to see Six twice, once with the original London cast, and once with the original tour cast: both sets of performers were incredible! Still, […]Read More

BBC Radio 2’s ‘Greatest Songs From A Musical’ Announced

Last weekend, BBC Radio 2 celebrated all things musical theatre, playing hours upon hours of the nation’s favourite show-tunes. During the show, musical theatre royalty Elaine Page OBE announced the top twenty greatest songs from a musical, which were voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners from a shortlist of songs, compiled by a panel of […]Read More

Theatre Review: Kinky Boots // Adelphi Theatre

After such a depressing year, it was only a matter of time before the lockdown-born YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On! aired a recording of this feel-good classic. Originally a 2005 film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kinky Boots became a musical in 2013 with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper.  […]Read More

Theatre Review: Rent // Hope Mill Theatre

I should tell you that I’m completely obsessed with Rent… I bought tickets to see Rent at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester on a whim. In all honesty, I just wanted to be in a theatre again. I was gutted for the cast, theatre and myself when the production was forced to close to […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Theatre Christmas Gift Guide

2020 has been a bleak year, and we’re all desperately in need of some Christmas cheer! With less than a month to go until the big day, there’s not long to finish buying all of your presents. Whether you’re searching for a gift for a theatre-lover, or looking for inspiration for your own wish list, there’s […]Read More

Aladdin Pantomime Accused Of Racism: We Can Do Better

A pantomime production of Aladdin has come under fire this week, with many accusing the directors of “casual racism” after they cast two white people as ‘The Chinese Policemen’ in an already all-white cast. The production, set to run at the Forum Theatre in Billingham from 1st December, put up posters of the pantomime, showing […]Read More

Theatre News: Mamma Mia Could Close After 21 Years

The cast and crew of Mamma Mia have been “let go” amid news that the show is set to remain closed for the foreseeable future, due to the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic. The show’s closure has come after news from the government that social distancing will continue through to November, with no date yet […]Read More

Theatre News: Phantom Of The Opera Will Be Back

Just last week, we announced that Phantom of the Opera was closing after thirty-four years, but this week, the Phantom saga has continued. Andrew Lloyd Webber responded to news of the show’s closure saying: “As far as I’m concerned Phantom will reopen as soon as it is possible”. It now appears that Lloyd Webber was […]Read More

Theatre News: Andrew Lloyd Webber Criticises “Ridiculous” Cats Film

Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of the hit musical Cats, has criticised the recent film adaption of the show. Lloyd Webber originally based the musical on T.S Eliot’s poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (1939). Months on from the widely criticised film, Lloyd Webber largely blamed film director Tom Hooper for its failure.  In an interview […]Read More