Actor and comedian Sean Hughes will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children from Tuesday 17 [...]
Actor and comedian Sean Hughes will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children from Tuesday 17 March. Sean Hughes started his career in the late 80’s at the Comedy Store, and his first Edinburgh show, A One Night Stand with Sean Hughes won the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award. He subsequently won a Fringe First for his short plays, Dehydrated and Travellin’ Light.
The Railway Children tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back?
The cast and crew of The Railway Children at King’s Cross Theatre have filmed their own version of Uptown Funk for the Theatre Funk Challenge for Acting For Others charity.
Play by Alan Parker
Words & Music by Paul Williams
Director Sean Holmes
Choreographer Drew McOnie
Lyric Square, King Street,
London, W6 0QL
Box Office: 020 8741 6850 www.lyric.co.uk
The Lyric Hammersmith is excited to [...]
The Lyric Hammersmith is excited to announce casting for the new stage production of
Bugsy Malone. Based on Sir Alan Parker’s acclaimed film, Bugsy Malone will re-open the Lyric Hammersmith following a multi-million pound re-development. The Lyric’s Artistic Director Sean Holmes will bring to life the UK’s first professional stage production of Bugsy Malone in over a decade.
Starring a diverse range of talented young performers, aged 9 to 19, Bugsy Malone will celebrate the spirit of contemporary London. Three different casts will perform the lead roles in rotation.
Bugsy Malone is set in Prohibition era New York with rival gangsters Fat Sam and Dandy Dan at logger heads. As custard pies fly and Dan’s destructive ‘splurge guns’ wreak havoc, Bugsy Malone, a penniless ex-boxer and all round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer. Will Bugsy be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah, Fat Sam’s moll and Bugsy’s old flame, and stay out of trouble while helping Fat Sam to defend his business?
April 11 (Saturday) 7:30 PM - August 1 (Saturday) 10:00 PM
New Adventures are delighted to announce the cast for the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning dance thriller “THE CAR MAN” for a limited 16 week UK tour. The tour opens [...]
New Adventures are delighted to announce the cast for the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning dance thriller “THE CAR MAN” for a limited 16 week UK tour. The tour opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 16 April 2015, ending with a four week summer season at Sadler’s Wells from 14 July to 9 August 2015. This revival marks the first time the production has been staged in eight years.
The title role of ‘Luca, The Car Man’, will be played by JONATHAN OLLIVIER and CHRIS TRENFIELD; both recently acclaimed as ‘The Swan’ in Bourne’s “Swan Lake”. The role of ‘Lana’ will be danced by ASHLEY SHAW (currently enjoying great success as ‘Kim’ in “Edward Scissorhands”) and ZIZI STRALLEN, who joins us direct from the West End production of “Cats”. Zizi was last seen with New Adventures in “Cinderella” in 2011. ‘Rita’, Lana’s older sister, will be performed by KATY LOWENHOFF (also currently starring as ‘Kim’ in “Edward Scissorhands”) and KATE LYONS (Bourne’s “Sleeping Beauty”, “Early Adventures”). The demanding role of ‘Angelo’ will be shared by rising company star, LIAM MOWER, and one of New Adventures most popular leading men, DOMINIC NORTH. Dominic and Liam have both been receiving rave reviews for their moving performances as the title character in New Adventures’ “Edward Scissorhands” on its current UK Tour.
Loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera; it has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in New Adventures’ repertory, featuring Schedrin’s powerful Carmen Suite and new arrangements of Bizet’s legendary score, by New Adventures Associate Artist, Terry Davies. The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge.
Book: Harvey Fierstein
Composer & Lyricist: Cyndi Lauper
Director & Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell
London WC2E 7NA
The feel-good multi award-winning musical, will open in the West End on 15 September at [...]
The feel-good multi award-winning musical, will open in the West End on 15 September at the Adelphi Theatre, with previews from 21 August 2015. With a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, and the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Tickets at the Adelphi Theatre go on sale from Monday 2 March 2015.
Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father’s Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind, you can change the world.
TICKETS ON SALE FROM MONDAY 2 MARCH 2015
September 15 (Tuesday) 7:30 PM - March 15 (Tuesday) 10:00 PM
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
Direction and Choreography by Morgan Young
24 October 2015 to 2 January 2016
268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7AQ
Box Office: [...]
Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin will star in the London premiere of ELF the smash hit musical at the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2015 for a strictly limited 10-week season, ending on 2 January 2016.
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
October 24 (Saturday) 7:30 PM - January 2 (Saturday) 10:00 PM