Author: Jamie Griffiths

Review – Little Shop of Horrors 19-05-24 Westside Theatre, NYC by Jamie Griffiths In the heart of Broadway’s bustling theatre district, a revival of Little Shop of Horrors emerges as a spectacular showcase of talent, innovation, and pure theatrical magic. Led by a stellar cast, including a career defining turn by Jinkx Monsoon, Corbin Bleu […]

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar 21/05/2024 – The Lowry by Tiffany Chevis Jesus Christ Superstar has been a theatrical megahit for over 50 years, helping elevate Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice as the kings of musical theatre. The sung-through rock musical depicts Jesus’ last week from the perspective of Judas, unravelling questions of betrayal, faith, […]

We’re Getting Closer To Heaven Again! 18-05-24 Following Kevin Elyot’s Coming Clean, the Turbine Theatre’s season celebrating queer love continues with Closer to Heaven, from 31 May to 30 June. Full cast for this new production of this adored club musical, includes the Tony award winning, 1994 Eurovision Song Contest contestant Frances Ruffelle as Billie […]

Figaro: World Premiere to take place in the West End 16-05-24 From a Tony Award® and Grammy Award winning producing team, Ashley Jana and Will Nunziata’s Figaro: An Original Musical will receive its world premiere at the iconic London Palladium with two fully staged concert performances on Monday 3 February & Tuesday 4 February 2025. […]

Cast News: & Juliet 14-05-24 The producers of the global sensation & Juliet have announced that Dr Ranj Singh will make his musical theatre debut playing the role of Lance in the upcoming UK and Ireland tour. The UK and Ireland tour opens at Manchester Opera House on 8 July 2024. He joins the previously […]

Review: Kinky Boots 08-05/24 Storyhouse, Chester – by Jamie Griffiths Here on Matinee we’ve been charting the progression of this new production of Kinky Boots, staged at the Storyhouse in Chester, with eager anticipation. It’s another significant production that is sure to put Storyhouse on the map – and I’m pleased to say it delivers […]

Review: Bonnie and Clyde 07/05/24: Manchester Palace Theatre by Jamie Griffiths Bonnie and Clyde has come on tour direct from the West End where it swiftly earned a devoted fanbase. Withing a matter of minutes it’s clear to see what’s appealed to audiences – this is a thrilling ride through the tumultuous lives of America’s […]

Cast News: Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club 07-05-24 The producers of the multi award-winning, critically acclaimed West End production of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club have revealed the new principal casting. From 3 June 2024, star of the Netflix smash hit series Heartstopper Rhea Norwood will play Sally Bowles and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie […]

Gutenberg! The Musical! – Original Broadway Cast Album Out Now 03-05-24 The Original Broadway Cast Album of Gutenberg! The Musical! featuring GRAMMY® Award winners and Tony Award® nominees Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells has been released digitally today, Friday, May 3 and will be available physically on Friday, May 17 from Center Stage Records and […]

Review: 42 Balloons ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 02-05-24 World Premiere Gala Performance – The Lowry, Salford Quays by Jamie Griffiths The decision to write a musical about Larry Walter’s flight in a lawn chair over LA in 1982 is, at first glance, rather leftfield, but Jack Godfrey saw something in Larry that is worth sharing. For many months […]

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