Interview with The Theatre Café

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The Theatre Cafe is the theatrical venue for coffee, tea and more among theatre-themed decoration in the heart of London. We managed to have a chat with the café about all things stagey! How did the café come about? We wanted a destination for those who loved theatre to head to and a place where... Read more »

The King and I

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People may instantly say “Yul Brynner” when you mention The King and I and they would be right to do so as he played the King of Siam more than 2,500 times during his life, including the 1965 film version. But at the London Palladium the show is back, last seen with Elaine Paige on... Read more »

Interview with Richard Shelton

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Richard Shelton is a Los Angeles-based British film, TV and theatre actor and acclaimed singer with a successful solo career. Having played Frank Sinatra in the hugely popular West End show Rat Pack Confidential, Richard has portrayed Sinatra on many occasions and regularly performs at Ronnie Scott’s in London. Currently bringing his new Frank Sinatra show... Read more »

Julie

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Since her first shocking appearance 130 years ago, Strindberg’s Miss Julie has gone through many incarnations. She has turned up in South Africa in Yaël Farber’s racially charged Mies Julie and in England, 1945, in After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber. Here in 2018 Polly Stenham’s update shifts Strindberg’s explosive play about class and sex... Read more »

Interview with Jonathan Chambers

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For our “Ask The Star” feature we got to spend some time with Jonathan Chambers, an actor known for his theatre and TV work. Jonathan trained in acting at Arts Ed and Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. He recently starred in The Unbuilt City, written by New York native Keith Bunin and co-staring... Read more »

Fun Home

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Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron's Tony Award-winning musical based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel had its UK premiere at The Young Vic and having heard the music before I was interested to see the UK production and have my first visit to the Young Vic! As musicals go Fun Home has certain unique qualities, based... Read more »

Interview with Kieran Brown

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For our “Ask The Star” feature we got to spend some time with charismatic musical star Kieran Brown. Kieran has performed in many roles including Phantom of the Opera and Tick, tick….Boom! He also performs as part of the Barricade Boys vocal group. Currently starring in Titanic the Musical, we talked about changes in the... Read more »

Interview with Steph Parry

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Steph Parry is to take on the role of Dorothy Brock in the West End production of 42nd Street, the part currently being played by Lulu. Parry, who understudies for Brock, recently stepped in last minute to take on the lead role in Mamma Mia! down the road, making headlines in the process. 42nd Street is the revival production of... Read more »