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Sparks: Musical Epic X-CRUCIOR Announcement from Focus Features 05-11-22 Focus Features is developing an original musical titled X-CRUCIOR, written and executive produced by Russell and Ron Mael, the subjects of the studio’s 2021 documentary The Sparks Brothers, directed by Edgar Wright. The logline is being kept under wraps for the musical epic. Focus’ Kiska Higgs […]

Winnie The Pooh: UK Premiere Details 03-11-22 Disney’s Winnie the Pooh will be coming to the UK and Ireland stage for the first time in Spring 2023, with preview performances at London’s Riverside Studios (Hammersmith) from 17 March and an official opening on 26 March. It will then tour the UK and Ireland until September […] New Release: The Violet Hour 04-11-22 The award-winning songwriting team of Will Reynolds and Eric Price have released a complete 28-track studio cast recording of their new musical The Violet Hour. With music by Reynolds and book and lyrics by Price, The Violet Hour is based on the 2003 Broadway play by Tony Award-winning […]

Cast News: Back To The Future 01-11-22 Lead producer Colin Ingram, together with Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, the creators of the Back To The Future film trilogy, have announced that celebrated theatre actor, Cory English, will join the cast of Back To The Future The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre, playing the role of […]

Review: Blood Brothers 29-10-22 – Liverpool Empire by Tiffany Chevis Approaching its 40th year of professional performances, Blood Brothers remains a powerful and iconic musical imbedded in the memories of thousands. Themes of unemployment, desperation, and a stark contrast between the haves and have-nots, feels all the more poignant against the current economic backdrop. But […]

It’s Halloween on Matinee Gareth Evans plays his pick of the greatest shows for Halloween!  

Mary Bridget Davies is in A Room Of One’s Own 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies in a concert reading of Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own’ – a play with original music, on November 5th, 2021 at 7:00 pm. A Room of One’s Own is both a […]

Back to the Future – on Broadway 21-10-22 Lead producer Colin Ingram, together with Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, the creators of the Back To The Future film trilogy celebrated ‘Back to the Future Day’ by announcing the Broadway premiere of Back To the Future the Musical.  Performances will begin at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) […]

Musicals: Issue #1 Has Arrived 21-10-22 The Mark Allen Group has launched Musicals magazine this weekend, the only consumer title in print to embrace and celebrate this incredibly diverse genre on an international scale – and we are loving it on Matinee! Musicals magazine is a celebration of all things Musical Theatre, with a focus […]

Review: Jersey Boys 19-10-22 by Tiffany Chevis at Manchester Opera House What do you get when you mix mob debts, an impressive lead falsetto, and rhinestone-covered lapels? It can only be the remarkable rise, and chaotic fall, of the Jersey Boys. Harking back to a golden age where boyband’s dance moves were just as snappy […]

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