Tag: Maury Yeston

Titanic @ Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Every now and again a show comes along that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It might not be something new, but it just catches you and you fall in love with it. When Titanic the Musical opened at Southwark Playhouse back in 2013 it was received rapturously… but I didn’t see it. When it was transferred to Toronto for a limited season it thrilled the Canadian theatre crowd… but I still didn’t see it. When it launched director Thom Southerland’s first season at Charing Cross Theatre I made sure I was there (and you can read that review here) and that was it, I was hooked! Continue reading

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

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

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

REVIEW: Titanic @ Charing Cross Theatre

tumblr_inline_o8dwdeIemH1rgiv1h_500Can I start with a confession? I never really “got” Titanic… Sure, Maury Yeston’s music and Peter Stone’s book had the requisite bombast, but I’d never seen much evidence of the heart. Leave it to Thom Southerland and Danielle Tarento to prove me wrong again as they did with Grand Hotel last year… Maybe next time I’ll have learned my lesson! Continue reading

Rise Of The Titanic! Casting Announced For Charing Cross Theatre Run

tumblr_inline_o5w622TwMh1rgiv1h_500When it docked at Southwark Playhouse Titanic bagged a WhatsOnStage award, a clutch of Offies and plaudits aplenty, it also snagged a transfer to Toronto where another wave of rave reviews from audience and critics alike awaited it. Now it returns as the figurehead of Thom Southerland’sinaugural season at Charing Cross Theatre. Continue reading