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UK Tour News: Unfortunate 06-01-24 Critically acclaimed musical parody Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch is set to tour the UK from February, following a 10-week winter run at the Southwark Playhouse Elephant Friday 8th December 2023 – Saturday 17th February 2024. Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon. With an original hot pop soundtrack […] Tour News: Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age 01/11/2023 What exactly is acting your age? And who decides? These are the questions Alan Cumming has been grappling with for a very long time. Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age, a one-man show presented by Matinee Radio favourite Alan Cumming, will play at […]

  Review: The Wizard of Oz Liverpool Empire – 15th December 2023 by Jamie Griffiths Join Dorothy, Toto and friends on an unforgettable adventure down the yellow brick road to the merry old land of Oz. Featuring the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning MGM film, including Over The Rainbow, Follow The Yellow Brick Road […]

Matinee’s Top 10 Greatest Festive Shows 23-12-23 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. Spirited The Ryan Reynolds & Will Ferrell movie […]

John Owen-Jones releases a Christmas single 01-11-23 Award winning John Owen-Jones (Les Miz/Phantom) releases a single from his Christmas album. Now More Than Ever is a song written by Chris Eaton, who has written a lot of songs for Cliff Richard. Now More Than Ever was the most downloaded track from John’s Christmas album.  The […]

New Release: Seasons of Love – Why Rent Matters Updated: 23/11/23 With its groundbreaking score, unabashed romanticism, and scrappy sensibility, Rent was like a firecracker thrown into a hushed theater, turning heads and upending conventions. But if its unexpected success was the stuff of theatrical legend, the story of its making was a bittersweet one, […]

Mamma Mia! the Party: Now Booking until 2025 Due to extraordinary demand, Mamma Mia! The Party is now booking until 15 June 2025 at The O2, London. Leading the current cast of London’s premier dining experience is British pop star Antony Costa, who plays the role of Nikos. Costa formed the boyband Blue in 2000 […]

The Addams Family: West End Debut Announced Following two hugely successful UK and Ireland tours, The Addams Family, A Musical Comedy will perform live in concert in the West End for the first time, playing at the London Palladium on Monday February 12 and Tuesday 13 2024. The show will star Michelle Visage as Morticia […]

It’s Halloween on Matinee Gareth Evans plays his pick of the greatest shows in the runup to Halloween! Here are some of the highlights: The Phantom Of the Opera Few musicals compare in power to this  – Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman deliver a note perfect masterclass in this deliciously gothic, macabre musical. Repo: The […]

Cynthia Erivo to join Jason Robert Brown Musical Theatre legend Jason Robert Brown comes to the London Palladium for one night only in an unmissable concert spectacular on Sunday 24 March 2024. Jason is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – an equally skilled composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer. He is probably best known for […]

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