Thomas Mitchells will be performing in Scroogical over Christmas with West End in Schools.

Every child’s imagination should be inspired by the arts. West End in schools shows and workshops are highly creative learning experiences – which children will remember for ever.
West End in Schools offers pantomimes, dance and drama workshops, musical theatre shows, and Shakespeare workshops to primary schools all over England.

They are the only school theatre company with trained actors drawn from the world of London’s West End theatre.

The team includes performers who have sung in musicals such as Wicked and Matilda, danced in Chicago and Shrek, and acted on the stages of the National Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse. Over the last few years they have worked with and performed to well over a million children.

There’s BIG trouble in ChristmasHQ. Chrissie the trainee Christmas Spirit has got to persuade the meanest meanie of them all, Ebenezer Scrooge, to believe in the magic and wonder of Christmas, or she’ll never pass her Festive Test.

If she fails, and if Scrooge’s “Bah Humbug!” loathing of all things Christmassy spreads, then Christmas could get cancelled – forever!

Chrissie’s going to need the help of every child in your school as she goes on a magical adventure to try to change Scrooge’s mean and miserly ways, and save Christmas!

Althea Burey will be appeared in a one Night special performance of News Revue at The Arts Theatre on 27th November.

NewsRevue, the world’s longest running live comedy show continues at the Canal Café Theatre every Thursday – Saturday at 9.30pm and Sundays at 9pm. It has now performed a special performance at The Arts Theatre in London’s West End. New revue is a fast-moving mix of sketches and songs, NewsRevue propels you through the world’s news and current events at breakneck pace – all-kicking, idol-burning comedy, updated every week by a crack team of writers.

Director: Kieran Stallard
Musical Director: Bobby Goulder
Cast: Miztli Rose Neville, Steve Graney, Phoebe Batteson-Brown and Edward Bourne

★★★★★ I cannot remember ever having been sadder to see the performers come forward for their bows at the end; if there’s anything the too-short hour taught me, it’s that NewsRevue 2017 means an hour of pure joy. – Fringe Guru

Lewis Rae will be playing Kenny O’Donnell in the musical Hot Lips and Cold War at The London Theatre Workshop in the new year.

This musical play decorates genuine time lines and bones of truth with the spicey extra “what could have beens”, the behind the scene unrecorded, secret dramas of America’s top family, prying into the love, glamour, intrigue & death impacting the Kennedy family in 1962-3 whilst the world was at the brink of nuclear apocalypse…

Beginning and ending with Maria Ahern, John F Kennedy’s fictional relative in The Irish Republic from where his great great, grandfather Patrick fled the Great Famine of 1848 to America or “The New World”, Maria in a desperate fix follows in family footsteps crossing the Atlantic hoping for security and good fortune to use her photography. Through clannish and sisterly trust she she quickly immerses with the iconic figures of Jackie and John F Kennedy and meets Marilyn Monroe.

Throughout history the vital but forgotten ordinary domestic staff see the secret intimate nitty-gritty which never makes it to the history books – simply because a lack of loyalty or discretion with the truth costs more than the job or maybe their life’s worth!

“HOT LIPS AND COLD WAR” joins the dots and colours the background to flesh out sensational personal gambles.

Tom Blackmore will be playing James Abbott in My Lands Shore at The Theatre Soar in Merthyr Tdyfil, South West Wales in the new year.

Historical Welsh musical My Land’s Shore is heading home for its Welsh premiere at Theatr Soar in Merthyr Tydfil early next year.

Following on from the well-received world premiere run at London’s Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in February, the show’s Welsh premiere run will begin on 20 February 2018.

Based on the true story of the tragic hero of the Merthyr Rising of 1831, when iron workers and coal miners were involved in bloody clashes with soldiers drafted in to protect industrialists, My Land’s Shore features a book and lyrics by Robert Gould and music and lyrics by Christopher J Orton.

Presented by All Star Productions, the new Welsh production will reunite the original creative team of director Brendan Matthew, musical director Aaron Clingham and choreographer Charlotte Tooth. The show will be produced by All Star’s Andrew Yon.
Casting will be announced in November.

The original production at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre was nominated for three Off West End Awards: Best New Musical, Best Musical Direction for Aaron Clingham and Best Set Design for Joana Dias.

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