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Blondel is Back!

A brand new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel (long a guilty pleasure of those of us here in the Cheap Seats), which follows the trials and triumphs of an ambitious minstrel in King Richard the Lionheart’s court, will get its London premiere at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 21 June – Saturday 15 July! Continue reading

Titanic Plots A Course for Southampton!

Here in the Cheap Seats we never used to be big fans of Titanic, but when we saw Danielle Tarento and Thom Southerland‘s sublime production last year our minds were totally changed (you can read our rave review here). Now we’re thrilled that this glorious production is coming back and will set sail from it’s spiritual home in Southampton! Read on for the full lowdown. Continue reading

Mikhail Baryshnikov Brings One Man Show to London

Brodsky/Baryshnikov is a one-man show, performed by legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky.  The production is an emotional journey deep into the poet’s visceral and complex compositions.  For the UK premiere, the show comes to the West End’s Apollo Theatre for a limited run of four nights only. Continue reading

Crowdfunding Campaign Lauched For Kicked in the Sh*tter

Following on from the success of his play Sid, playwright Leon Fleming and director Scott Le Crass return with Kicked in the Sh*tter and in order to bring a play that we at Cheap Seats feel is tackling a very important subject, they’ve launched a crowd funding campaign Continue reading

Also Recognised Awards Shortlists Announced

It’s always exciting when MyTheatreMates announce the shortlist for the annual Also Recognised awards. Being one of the Mates ourselves we take a lot of pride in these awards and are lucky enough to be able to share our two cents on possible nominees! Continue reading

Chichester Festival Theatre Announce 2017 Season

The announcement of a new season at Chichester Festival Theatre is always greeted with excitement here, like spring come early! Of course the 2017 season is all the more exciting as it marks Daniel Evans‘ debut as Artistic Director. Continue reading

RSC Announce Winter 2017 Season and More!

Image credit: Peter Cook
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We’ve often said that when the Royal Shakespeare Company announce a new season it’s like we get an extra Christmas and their latest news is particularly exciting with a new adaptation of a Christmas classic, a West End transfer and a particularly exciting play series in the Swan. Read on to find out all the details… Continue reading

Casting Announced for Death Takes A Holiday

death-takes-a-holiday-castMaxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton. Continue reading

Sheridan Smith Rejoins Funny Girl at Mayflower, Southampton

FUNNY GIRL by Styne, , Music - Jule Styne, Lyrics - Bob Merril, Director - Michael Mayer, Choreographer - Lynne Page, Set Michael Pavelka, Costumes - Matthew Wright, Lighting - Mark Henderson, Savoy Theatre, London, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

FUNNY GIRL by Styne, , Music – Jule Styne, Lyrics – Bob Merril, Director – Michael Mayer, Choreographer – Lynne Page, Set Michael Pavelka, Costumes – Matthew Wright, Lighting – Mark Henderson, Savoy Theatre, London, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

We didn’t get to see Funny Girl at the Menier and somehow missed it when it transferred too, so we were glad to hear the production would be heading out on tour. Imagine our delight when we heard Sheridan Smith would be appearing when it stops off down the road at the Mayflower too! Continue reading

Mark Rylance’s Nice Fish Extends Booking Period

nice-fish-jim-lichtscheidl-and-mark-rylance-photo-credit-teddy-woolf-jpgDue to overwhelming demand, Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that the West End transfer of Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed new comic play Nice Fish, will extend its run by 3 weeks, and will now play at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 11 February 2017. The West End production will open in November 2016 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, with a press night on Friday 25 November. Tickets for the extension go on sale today. Continue reading

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