If your mum enjoys a good musical or you are arranging a first theatre date with a new girlfriend, you might want to think hard about booking this show. It’s a multi-Tony Award-winner, sharp and funny but for Pete’s sake don’t mention the title until your guest is strapped firmly in their seat.
Eastern Angles know a thing or two about folk tales – particularly Eastern Anglian folk tales – but this year’s spring tour offers us something a little more exotic – not only a trip to the Scottish borders but to a place where time plays strange games with your senses.
The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies and here writer and director Joanna Carrick tells us about her adaptation being performed by The Red Rose Chain next from March 21.
Rock legend and The Who’s guitarist and lead songwriter Pete Townshend is so impressed and enthused by The New Wolsey Theatre’s production of his rock opera Tommy that he has penned two new songs to be included in the show.
For West End star Kerry Ellis the past six months have been something of a blur. For the last six months of 2016 she starred in the London premiere of the off-Broadway musical Murder Ballad before going straight into rehearsals for an eight month UK tour of Wonderland, a new take on Lewis Carroll’s tales of Alice and her adventures down the rabbit hole.
The evening may have been billed as Ruthie Henshall and her Band but what we got was a brilliant guided tour through some of the finest moments of modern theatre, courtesy of Ruthie and her special guests Kerry Ellis and Tom Barber, along with Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.
Do you remember where you were on May 6 1978? Were you singing your heart out on the terraces of Wembley Stadium as Ipswich Town subdued The Gunners, defied the pundits and added the FA Cup to its trophy cabinet?
West End star Ruthie Henshall admits that when she is in a show, it is all consuming. Last year she completed a gruelling 18 months playing Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot – a role she doubled with being a real-life mother to her two girls Lily and Dolly.
Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life – but it can also be a familia nightmare as brooding resentments bubble to the surface as your nearest and dearest all flock to your side to make sure that this special day will never be forgotten.
It’s fast, impeccably played, gloriously improbable and very, very funny. Director Nicky Henson’s production of John Cleese’s slick updating of a French classic is an object lesson in how to play farce.
Broadchurch and Doctor Who writer Chris Chibnall knows a good story when he encounters one. Such a story can be found in his latest stage play, a full-bellied laugh-filled extravaganza entitled Worst Wedding Ever.
Hysteria comes with quite a reputation. Penned by an acclaimed comic wordsmith, showered with praise by ecstatic critics on its original production and the recipient of an Olivier for Best New Comedy in 1994, any new staging has a lot to live up to.