Friday, 20 September 2019

Priscilla Queen of the Desert UK Tour 2019/2020


Priscilla Queen of the Desert UK Tour 2019/2020

Mark Goucher and first-time producer Jason Donovan have today announced that their brand-new production of the much-loved glittering hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical will extend its UK tour dates through to 2020. The show, which was announced last year, and will star Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, will tour the UK and Ireland from September 2019. It marks Donovan’s first time as a producer, having performed in the cast of the original West End production and two subsequent UK tours. The producing team is completed by Gavin Kalin and Matthew Gale
Full casting for the production has also been announced today. Previously announced Joe McFadden will play Tick/Mitzi, Laurence Olivier Award Winner Miles Western will take on the role as Bernadette and Nick Hayes will play Adam/Felicia. They are joined by Daniel Fletcher (Bob), Miranda Wilford (Marion), Kevin Yates (Miss Understanding), Jacqui Sanchez (Cynthia). The Divas will be played by Nikki Bentley, Claudia Kariuki, Rosie Glossop and the cast is completed by Jak Allen-Anderson, Natalie Chua, Emma Crossley, Jordan Cunningham, Martin Harding, Justin-Lee Jones, Nell Martin and Edwin Ray.
The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever before, featuring a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The NightlifeFinally and many more.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. 

This brand new production comes from the team behind the critically acclaimed UK tours of Hairspray; with direction by Paul Kerryson, choreography by Tom Jackson-Greaves with designs by Phil R Daniels and Charles Cusick Smith, musical supervision by Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy, musical direction from Sean Green, lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Ben Harrison. Casting by David Grindrod Associates.

Queen of the Roses - London Cabaret Club Bloomsbury Ballroom


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A Contemporary Cabaret Celebrating Britain’s Great Female Monarchs
In An Immersive Entertainment And Dining Experience

September 2019 marks the launch of The London Cabaret Club’s new season show ‘Queen Of Roses’ - an immersive cabaret experience, featuring an evening of live performance and exquisite dining with a quintessentially British theme.  Queen Of Roses will take visitors on a unique tour of British heritage, celebrating Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, with dazzling cabaret performances and decadent gastronomy inspired by key moments from each of their reigns.

Features of the show include the dramatic entrance of Elizabeth I in full regalia and intricate bespoke costume, followed by a homage to William Shakespeare via a duel between the Capulet’s and Montague’s, evolving into the iconic balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet. The Victorian era is ushered in via a stately waltz, after which an exquisitely choreographed celebration of the British Isles with Irish and Morris dancers, Scottish drummers and a Welsh choir will celebrate the rich and diverse traditions of the UK.

A recreation of the London street parties that marked the end of WW2 brings in the next era, then highlights of groundbreaking events occurring during the reign of Elizabeth II, such as the iconic Bolero ice skating routine which saw Torvill and Dean crowned Olympic champions. 

The evening’s menu will offer a selection of classic British starters and mains, as well as a decadent variety of Victorian puddings. Rose and British seasonal strawberries are star ingredients and will be found in a variety of dishes.

Pre and post show entertainment will occur in the newly revamped Rose Bar, with illusionists, singers, magicians and living garden statues all showcasing the splendour of the royal court. Late night DJ’s will ensure that guests can dance the night away while indulging on bespoke British cocktails, including the smoking Earl Grey ‘Tea-ni’ and the rose-infused ‘Queen or Roses’ gin fizz.

Now in its 6th year, The London Cabaret Club originally launched as a pop-up within the Chelsea Arts Club in July 2013, followed by sell-out residencies at One Mayfair and The Collection in South Kensington, before moving in to their permanent home within beautiful art deco settings of The Bloomsbury Ballroom, a stunning venue perfectly situated between The City and The West End. Their winning formula of original choreography and unparalleled production with unrelenting attention to detail makes it one of the capital’s most exciting nights out. The new season of Queen Of Roses promises to be their best ever show – to book tickets please visit: http://thelondoncabaretclub.com


I Do I Do - Upstairs at The Gate House this Autumn


I Do! I Do! - Upstairs at The Gate House this Autumn

Gemma Maclean and Ben Morris will star in the new production of the 1966
Tony Award-Winning musical I Do! I Do! which will run at Upstairs at the
Gatehouse in London this Autumn.
The show has music and lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, best
known for their long running hit Off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks. This
new production will feature all-new and updated material including never
before heard songs by Tom Jones.

The new production will run at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village
from Tuesday 29 October until Saturday 16 November, with Press Night on
Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 7.30pm. 
Tickets are on sale from the Box
Office at Upstairs at the Gatehouse on 020 8340 3488 or online at
www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com. 
Performances run Tuesday – Saturday at
7.30pm, Saturday at 3.00pm and Sunday at 4.00pm.

You can find I Do! I Do! on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at
@IDoIDoLondon.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Full Monty tour New Wimbledon Theatre

Full Monty UK Tour - New Wimbledon Theatre 



Hey Everyone 

Starting off the week with a theatre theme it was time to head off to Wimbledon to catch the amazing cast on The Full Monty tour. I was lucky to catch this show a few years ago but this production with a few changes was incredibly funny and well written.

The story is set in Sheffield and focuses on a group of friends who are struggling with different things and making ends meet. The main story line features Gaz who is doing everything he can to make sure he can still see his son. 

The group turn their attention to stripping after seeing the reaction from a visit from a well known strip act they see an easy way to make some money between them.

What follows between the group is over coming fears and insecurity’s where they are able to pull off the performance of their lives.

The whole cast are spot on through out the whole show and the writers have some brilliant one liners that left the whole audience laughing and cheering along through the whole show.

If you get a chance to head to Wimbledon this week your in for a great evening.

Have a great week and drop a comment below if you’ve seen the show or are catching it on its last few dates.
Love Holly

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Mamma Mia London




Mamma Mia 
Novello Theatre London

Hey Everyone

Well today marked a very long over due visit to see the Westend classic that is Mamma Mia. It’s even more over due after reading the programme on the way home and realising the last time I saw this show was back In 2011 before it transferred from the Prince of Wales theatre. 

It was totally worth the long wait, I’ve loved Abbas music since I was young and this show every year is one of my high lights when the cast perform at Westend Live.

The show itself was brilliant from the start, my only downside was having a restricted view but you didn’t miss much if you knew the story.

The soundtrack to this show is one of the classics of the Westend and you will be singing along to all the hits including, Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie, Super Trooper, Waterloo, Mamma Mia and many more.
The Energy from today’s crowd was pretty much like being at a concert.

I have to give my star of the show to two amazing ladies, Lucy May Barker and Sarah Poyzer playing Sophie and Donna Sheridan. With incredible vocals they work so well in their roles I enjoyed seeing their mother/daughter relationship play out on stage.

If you haven’t already seen the show or want to see it again I recommend grabbing a ticket now for a great evening out.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this review, let me know below if you’ve seen the show and what you thought.

Have a great weekend 
Love Holly 

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Rock of Ages UK Tour Wimbledon





Rock of Ages UK Tour 

New Wimbledon Theatre


Hey Everyone 

So tonight it’s back to the 80s and the classic that is Rock of Ages.

Currently on it UK tour it’s back in London this week bringing the story of Drew and Sherrie back to the stage.

Filled with 80s classics such as Here I go again, Dead or Alive and Don’t Stop believing this show is a must for any 80s fan.


After seeing the show in Liverpool I gave Lucas Rush my star of the show and again tonight he was spot on with his humour and is so good at his role. 

Joining the cast as Stacee Jaxx is Kevin Clifton who I also have to give a mention. He played the role brilliantly as Stacee and his vocals got a great reception from the crowd.


The finale bought a massively well deserved standing ovation and also felt like being at a rock concert. If you haven’t seen the show already grab a ticket now and get ready to rock out.


Let me know in the comments if you’ve seen the show and what you thought.


Have a great rest of the week 


Love Holly


Monday, 25 February 2019

Dirty Dancing UK tour - Bromley



Dirty Dancing UK Tour 2019

Churchill Theatre Bromley 


Hey Everyone 


So tonight it’s been a journey off to Kellerman’s to revisit the classic summer of 1963 and the summer that bought Baby and Johnny together and a classic film and now a hit stage production to us to enjoy again and again. 




It’s been a while since the last tour and Westend run but from curtain up you can see how well this production has been done. 

From the costumes to the set you are there with the cast as they portray the timeless classic. 

Including the hits Hungry Eyes, Yes, and I’ve had the time of my life there is something for everyone in this show. 




I have to give a nod to Kira Malou and Michael OReilly for their performances of Baby and Johnny they were both spot on from the start.

I definitely think after the tour this cast and version of the show should get a run in the Westend. 


Drop me a comment below if you’ve seen the tour or plan too and what your thoughts were.


Love Holly