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Hear Backstage, the podcast from Matinee Radio, new for 2023! In the first episode, The Show Must Go On, we look back at 2022 celebrating the fact that, following a global pandemic, 2022 was the year we returned to the theatre, masks were no longer mandatory, and stage doors began to reopen for casts to […]

The Top 10 Greatest Festive Shows (as voted by you!) 24-12-22 it’s that time of year again – and Matinee listeners have cast their votes to decide which are the greatest shows across the holiday season. There’s something old, and something very new, and plenty of timeless classics in between.   10. The Christmasaurus Tom […]

More Drag Race Stars Join Death Drop 20-12-22 Celebrity MasterChef, ITV’s Queen of the Night and RuPaul Drag Race UK series three finalist Kitty Scott-Claus will be joining the cast of the smash hit Death Drop: Back In The Habit UK tour. Kitty Scott-Claus will be starring as ‘Sister Titus’ from 10 January in Sheffield […]

Review: Claus The Musical 16-12-22 Lowry, Salford Quays by Tiffany Chevis With soaring harmonies and a sprinkle of magic, Claus the Musical is a heartfelt and sincere tale that covers an otherwise cynical world with a blanket of hope, if only for the festive season. The story – adapted from L. Frank Baum’s The Life […]

It’s Time To Vote For Matinee’s Festive Favourites From 10am on Christmas Eve Gareth Evans has a special show where he’ll be counting down a chart of Matinees Festive Favourites from the musicals – what musical will you pick? Voting has now closed – tune in to Gareth Evans on Christmas Eve from 10am for […]

Collabro’s Final Farewell 17-12-22 8 years, 7 albums, 6 tours, 4 best friends and a lifetime of memories. Thank you, thank you, thank you  Last night, following eight triumphant years, Collabro have concluded their farewell tour. Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J. Redgrave signed off their winter tour with a spectacular finale […]

Matilda Tops The Charts 16-12-22 The soundtrack to Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical storms into the Top 10 of the Official Compilation Albums Chart, finishing the week at number 8, just ahead of Ministry of Sound The Annual 2023 and Hamilton – and jumps to an incredible Number 1 in the Official Soundtracks Chart! The soundtrack features hit songs written by Tim […]

John Owen-Jones Gets Festive 16-12-22 Award winning performer and Matinee favourite John Owen-Jones (Les Miz/Phantom) releases a Christmas single – track one Holly Jolly Christmas and track two On Christmas Eve. Both tracks are taken from John Owen-Jones: The Christmas Album released last year.  On Christmas Eve, is a previously unheard track from the vaults of […]

Dirty Dancing is back for 2023 13-12-22 Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will embark on a 2023 tour including 2 weeks at the Winter Gardens Blackpool, from Wednesday 27 September – Saturday 07 October 2023. Exploding with heart-pounding music, breath-taking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing, the stage production inspired by the hit […]

Grease Is Back in 2023 13-12-22 After an incredibly successful run in summer 2022, Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s iconic musical Grease will return once again to the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End from 2 June 2023. Grease is directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips. Casting to be announced. In 2022, […]

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