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The Menier Chocolate Factory presents a major revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies

With Spamilton: An American Parody currently running at the venue, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies directed by Hannah Chissick. The production opens on 1 October, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 17 November. Continue reading

Shrapnel Theatre’s Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online) Heads To Trafalgar Studios

Shrapnel Theatre today announces the return of Alex Oates’ Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online), the first production to be funded through the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Dominic Shaw directs Josh Barrow (Bruce Blakemore) at Trafalgar Studios, Tuesday 7 August to Saturday 1 September. Continue reading

Curtain Up – The News We’ve Missed This Week

The Wider Earth

It’s been a busy week for theatre news, and while we’ve shared a few choice morsel with you already, here are some of the stories we didn’t get around to posting earlier! Continue reading

New Pirates! Musical to open in UK in 2019

Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, New Level Productions and Julian Stoneman are delighted to announce a new and vibrant revival of Gilbert and Sullivan’s hugely popular The Pirates of Penzance.  PIRATES!, a bold reinvention of their universally renowned and celebrated show loved by audiences the world over, is conceived, directed and choreographed by Daryl Gray, and will open in the UK in 2019. Continue reading

Comedy About A Bank Robbery Is Taking It’s Heist Round The Country!

Mischief Theatre’s slapstick crime caper left a big grin on our face when we saw it in the West End (you can read all about that here). Now they’re heading out on the run on tour around the UK!

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Titanic The Musical Tour Cast Announced

Hot off the presses, one of our favourite musicals and most anticipated shows of 2018 has just announced full casting! Read on to find out who is setting sail from Southampton! Continue reading

Shakespeare’s Globe Announce Michelle Terry’s First Season As Artistic Director

We’re huge fans of Shakespeare here at Sitting In The Cheap Seats and there are few things better than the Bard’s work, done well, in the open air at Shakespeare’s Globe. In her inaugural season as Artistic Director Michelle Terry brings us some old favourites, a couple of interesting choices and a trio of new plays. Read on to find out all about the new season! Continue reading

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

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