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.