Author: Jamie Griffiths

Barbara Dickson announces Farewell Tour 26/05-23 Legendary Scottish singer-songwriter, musician, actress and MAtinee Radio favourite Barbara Dickson has announced her farewell tour, set to take place in February 2024. After a musical odyssey of five decades, Barbara has decided to bid a fond farewell to her loyal fans with a string of final concerts with […]

Review: Greatest Days 18/05/2023 – Palace Theatre, Manchester, by Jamie Griffiths It’s always nice to revisit an old friend and the same is true for musicals – When Take That launched The Band back at Manchester Pride (Matinee was there!) in 2019, it burned brightly and touched the hearts of many audience members, but it […]

Liza Pulman and Joe Stilgoe are A Couple of Swells In a musical match made in theatrical heaven, Liza Pulman and Joe Stilgoe are A Couple of Swells at the Duchess Theatre, London on Monday 15th May in a brand-new show, featuring some of their all-time favourite standards as well as some classic duets, sprinkled […]

Ticket News: MJ The Musical 10-05-23 Producers Lia Vollack, John Branca and John McClain announced that the multiple Tony Award® winning Broadway musical MJ will begin performances in the U.K at the Prince Edward Theatre, London from Wednesday 6 March 2024. Tickets go on-sale in the U.K. on Wednesday 24 May 2023. For more information […]

Cast News: Ride 11-05-23 Casting has been announced for the return of multi-award-winning new musical Ride, the extraordinary story of the first woman to cycle around the world, which opens at Leicester’s Curve theatre this summer from Friday 7 to Saturday 15 July. Produced by DEM Productions, in association with Curve, Liv Andrusier returns to […]

Cast News: Wicked 11-05-23 The producers of Wicked have confirmed that the previously announced Laura Pick (Elphaba) will be joined by Carl Man as ‘Fiyero’, reuniting these two former Wicked West End cast members. Further casting to be announced. Most tickets are now released, with Manchester Palace Theatre’s going on general sale from Friday 19 […]

Cast News: Lizzie 11-05-23 It was revealed today that Lauren Drew, Maiya Quansah-Breed, Shekinah McFarlane and Mairi Barclay will star in Hope Mill Theatre’s new production of the punk rock musical Lizzie, which will premiere in Manchester this September before touring. Lauren Drew (SIX, Legally Blonde, The Voice) will play Lizzie, Maiya Quansah-Breed(SIX, Rent) is […]

Lion King Breaks Records At The Empire 10-05-23 Disney’s The Lion King ended a record-breaking season at Sunderland Empire on Saturday 6 May having performed to over 100,000 audience members during the production’s second visit to the city. The show broke box office records for the highest single day of ticket sales at Sunderland Empire, […]

New Release: My Heart Says Go 05-05-23 Broadway Records have released the studio cast recording of Jorge Rivera-Herrans’ new musical My Heart Says Go. With music and lyrics by Jorge Rivera-Herrans, the album is directed and written by Matt Hawkins with Geoffrey Ko as musical director. My Heart Says Go follows the powerful story of a […]

Another Broadway Star Joins Doctor Who 05-05-23 Award winning star of stage and screen Jonathan Groff is set to appear in the new series of Doctor Who in a key role. Jonathan shot to fame when he landed the role of Jessie in musical comedy drama Glee. He has since been internationally celebrated for his […]

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