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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: 42nd Street // The Shows Must Go On!

42nd Street is a musical founded on nostalgia. Having originally been successfully adapted from page to screen, and then finally to Broadway stage, it is a show that continues to inspire hope in its ever-struggling audience. The musical is centred upon New York newbie, Peggy Sawyer, who is thrust rather unceremoniously into the chorus line […]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

Theatre News: Theatre Café Announces August Reopening

London’s award-winning Theatre Café have confirmed they will be re-opening their doors in August. The café is to return with an initial ‘soft-launch’; a one-day trial re-opening from 11am until 4pm on 1st August. Safety measures have been put into place to protect staff and customers, including Perspex screens around the counter, hand sanitising stations […]Read More

Theatre News: West End’s Frozen Cast Announced

Last week, the cast of the West End premiere of Frozen was revealed, with Samantha Barks (Elsa) and Stephanie McKeon (Anna) being the first cast members to be announced. Barks is well known for her role as Eponine in Les Misérables and shot to fame on the talent show I’d Do Anything, whilst Mckeon was […]Read More