Tuesday 10th until Saturday 28th July 2018
(Previews: Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July 2018)
Two men are trapped in a confined space which they interpret as
their cell. Since being taken against their will, the only world that exists for
them is that cell and an enigmatic White Room where there are few clues to their
immediate predicament. Desperation grows as Declan (Samuel Ranger) and Topher (Conor
Cook) try to find a way out and discover answers to their questions. As the
tension builds both characters reflect upon each other and their situation. Will
they buckle under the strain of emotional endurance or can they remain rational
enough to piece together the twists and turns of their absurd situation?
Poignant, wryly humorous and scarily relevant. Bold, punchy and powerful new
The Tristan Bates Theatre is fully wheelchair accessible.
NEW DOUBLE ALBUM CELEBRATES LONDON’S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS
LOST WEST END VINTAGE 2
TO BE RELEASED ON JULY 27th 2018
Following last year’s critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End
Vintage' (highlighted in The Sunday Times as an “Essential New Release")
Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with 'Lost
West End Vintage 2’ to be released on July 27th 2018.
LOST WEST END VINTAGE 2 celebrates London's forgotten musicals of the
1940s, 50s and 60s, compiling songs from 37 West End productions and
showcasing these unique theatrical works from the golden age of the
Presented as a Deluxe 2CD set; 'Lost West End Vintage 2' features 50
tracks (including over 20 tracks appearing on CD for the first time)
from London Cast recordings to pop covers, live recordings and other
musical rarities. Ranging from 1943 to 1962, the selections featured
include a broad range of musical styles and genres from prolific theatre
composers including Ivor Novello, Noel Coward, Julian Slade, Sandy
Wilson, Vivian Ellis, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse and more. The album
includes a glittering ensemble of star performers including; Mary
Martin, Jeremy Brett, Sally Ann Howes, Dora Bryan, Julie Wilson, Evelyn
Laye, Barbara Windsor, Elizabeth Seal, Cleo Laine, Frank Sinatra, Julie
Andrews, Anna Neagle, Spike Milligan, Joan Sims, Millicent Martin and
The musicals featured on 'Lost West End Vintage 2' are: 'The Lisbon
Story' (1943), 'Sweet Yesterday' (1945), 'Under The Counter' (1945),
'Pacific 1860' (1946), 'Cage Me A Peacock' (1948), 'The Kid From
Stratford' (1948), 'Tough At The Top' (1949), 'King's Rhapsody' (1949),
'Ace Of Clubs' (1950), 'Golden City' (1950), 'Dear Miss Phoebe' (1950),
'Gay's The Word' (1951), 'Rainbow Square' (1951), 'And So To Bed'
(1951), 'Bet Your Life' (1952), 'Wedding In Paris' (1954), 'After The
Ball' (1954), 'The Water Gipsies' (1955), 'A Girl Called Jo' (1956),
'Summer Song' (1956), 'The Buccaneer' (1956), 'The Comedy Of Errors'
(1956), 'Wild Grows The Heather' (1956), 'Free As Air' (1957), 'Lady At
The Wheel' (1958), 'Irma La Douce' (1958), 'Mister Venus' (1958),
'Chrysanthemum' (1958), 'Lock Up Your Daughters' (1959), 'Marigold'
(1959), 'The Love Doctor' (1959), 'Kookaburra' (1959), 'Fings Ain't Wot
They Used T'Be' (1960), 'Follow That Girl' (1960), 'King Kong' (1961),
'Blitz!' (1962), 'Cindy Ella' (1962).
Although the shows didn't last, their music lives on and this collection
affirms that the 'lost' musicals featured are well worth rediscovering.
For more information, visit:
NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL
AUDITIONS FOR CHILDREN
Following sold-out performances in London and a
triumphant UK tour in 2017, Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One (eOne),
Ramin Sabi and Belgrade Theatre Coventry are delighted to announce the
return of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL and are on the look-out for children
across the UK to audition for the 2018 UK tour.
Bright, young stars from across the country will have a chance to
sparkle and shine as one of the children from Oakmoor School. Auditions
will be held in Milton Keynes on 30th June, Coventry on 7th July,
London on 14th July and Nottingham
on 21st July 2018. Auditions for both Edinburgh and Glasgow will be held in Edinburgh
on the 23 June (children will need to be available to play both venues).
All children auditioning must be:
age 9-12 years old by 1st September 2018
Strictly no taller than 4ft 7inches
Children must live within 45 miles commute to the venue and be available
to perform the playing dates of the venue they are auditioning for –
tour dates listed below
Characterful but disciplined children with strong singing, acting and
movement skills and with a passion for performing
To audition, children must be pre-registered with Keston and Keston the
Children’s Regional Casting Directors via the iOS App ‘Keston Casting-
downloadable’ which can be downloaded for free via the app store or
registration can be via the website:
JAMIE WILSON AND GAVIN KALIN
Colin Ingram and Peter Kane for InTheatre, Marc David Levine and Curve
THE UK PREMIERE OF
ON YOUR FEET!
A LIMITED SEASON AT THE LONDON COLISEUM
FRIDAY 14th JUNE until SATURDAY 31st AUGUST 2019
Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce the UK premiere
of ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, which will play
a limited season at the London Coliseum from Friday 14 June – Saturday
31 August 2019. Tickets are
on sale now.
Prior to the London run there will be seven performances at Curve,
Leicester from 3 – 8 June 2019. Visit
www.curveonline.co.uk for on sale
ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and
charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami
and finally to international superstardom and features some of the most
iconic pops songs of the era, including ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’,
‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ and ‘1-2-3’.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is the
most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music.
In addition to her 38 number 1 hits across the Billboard charts, Gloria
recorded the Oscar-nominated song ‘Music of My Heart’ and has received
numerous honours and awards over the course of her illustrious career.
Emilio Estefan is a founding member of the pioneering Miami Sound
Machine, who created a brand new Latin crossover sound – fusing
infectious Cuban rhythms with American pop and disco. Combined, they
have won a staggering 26 Grammy awards..
The Tony Award® nominated show ran on Broadway for two years, playing
for over 750 performances. It is currently on a two year US tour, whilst
the production in Holland continues until August.
ON YOUR FEET! is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell
(Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), with choreography by Olivier Award-winner
Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and book by Academy Award® winner
Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).
WEST SIDE STORY
Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim with music by Leonard
The Great Hall, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH
From 26th June until 1st July 2018
West Side Story is set on the streets of New York’s Upper West Side and explores
the rivalry between two gangs, The Jets and The Sharks. Amidst all the gang
warfare, Tony from The Jets falls in love with Maria, who is the sister of the
leader of The Sharks. The dark themes, sophisticated music score and electric
writing bring the story of Romeo and Juliet into the 20th century.
The Bishopsgate Institute production of West Side Story with full orchestra will
be performed to celebrate the centennials of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, who
composed West Side Story, and of Jerome Robbins, who directed and choreographed
the original production. This high-quality amateur production is presented by
arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) and ties in seamlessly
with themes highlighted in Bishopsgate Institute’s special collections and
archives which contain images and materials exploring cultural tensions and
post-war daily urban life in both New York and London. The piece is based on a
conception of Jerome Robbins, with music written by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics
written by Stephen Sondheim.
This production is under amateur licence and the actors will be amateurs, but
the creative team and the orchestra are multi-award nominated professionals who
have been invited to ensure the highest quality of experience for the cast and
audience, in line with Bishopsgate Institute’s philosophy. The production will
be directed by Toby Hine and choreographed by Lemington Ridley, with the Musical
Director to be announced. The show will be produced by Francesca Canty for
This production will be set in the stunning 120-year-old Great Hall at
Bishopsgate Institute, performed in the round with limited cabaret seating.
Providing a rare opportunity to experience the show with a full 29-piece
orchestration, played by the best up-and-coming professional musicians in an
extraordinary setting, this will be an up close and personal performance as the
streets of New York take over the Great Hall, with cast members weaving in and
out of the audience as the show goes on.
The role of Maria has gone to the brilliant Emily McDouall and the role of Tony
has gone to the hugely-talented James Gower-Smith. Anita will be played by
Victoria Greenway, Riff will be played by Luke Leahy, Bernardo will be played by
Christopher Georgiou, Doc will be played by Stephen Hewitt, Krupke will be
played by Drew Paterson, Schrank will be played by Will Howells, Velma will be
played by Claire Pattie, Anybody’s will be played by Lauren Pears and Somewhere
Girl will be played by Marsha Blake.
The rest of the cast includes The Jets, who are: Callum Walsh (Snowboy), Joshua
Yeardley (Action), Charlie Smith (Baby John), Glen Jordan (A-Rab), Chris
Hughes-Copping (Big Deal), Ben Woolley (Diesel), Adrian Hirschmuller, Lora
Jones, Jessie Davidson (Graziella), Tess Robinson, Caroline Scott, Sofia
Sjostrand, Jennifer Thompson, Rachel Wheeler and Martha Stone. The Sharks
include: Francois Vanhoutte (Chino), Dan Davies, Motohiro Okubo, James Monz,
Leoncio Hernandez, Chloe Heatlie, Mariana Alfaro, Lois Howarth, Beatrice Mori,
Paris Evans, Vicky Gkioni and Gamze Ozen.
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phenomenal Classical Juilliard violin virtuosity & famous metal guitar
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Classical violin soloist and now shreds "Zapateado" on both violin and guitar,
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