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Let It Be at the Savoy Theatre

January 3, 2013 

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles, the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll band, in this electrifying live show featuring over twenty of The Beatles’ greatest hits! 

Let It Be is a spectacular theatrical concert packed with forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits!

Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be.

Experience this multimedia rich electrifying spectacle which takes you back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

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Photos: Will Young and Michelle Ryan in Cabaret at the Savoy Theatre

October 10, 2012 

Production photos of Rufus Norris’s revival of CABARET at the Savoy Theatre.

Will Young in Cabaret. Photo: Roy Tan

Will Young in Cabaret. Photo: Roy Tan

A glittering new revival of Cabaret opened last night in the West End as Rupert Norris revived his acclaimed production of Kander & Ebb’s modern musical classic.

The show features sexy performances by pop idol Will Young and former EastEnders actress Michelle Ryan and is running at the Savoy Theatre in London until 19 January 2013.

The legendary show first premiered on Broadway in 1966 and along with the famous movie version starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, Cabaret has won 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys awards!

Photos by Roy Tan.

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Reviews round-up of Cabaret

Cabaret at the Savoy Theatre – Round-up of Reviews

October 10, 2012 

A round-up of reviews of Cabaret at the Savoy Theatre starring Will Young and Michelle Ryan.

Will Young in Cabaret. Photo: Roy Tan

Will Young in Cabaret. Photo: Roy Tan

Kander & Ebb’s musical masterpiece CABARET opened in the West End last night, in a starry revival of Rufus Norris’s stylised 2006 production featuring pop star Will Young and EastEnders and Bionic Woman actress Michelle Ryan.

Set during the last days of Germany’s Weimar Republic, Will Young stars as the Emcee of Berlin cabaret den The Kit Kat Club. He is joined by Michelle Ryan as cabaret singer Sally Bowles, a role made famous by Liza Minnelli in the Oscar-winning movie, plus Sian Phillips as Fraulein Schneider and Matt Rawle as Cliff.

Once again choreography is by Javier De Frutos and design by Katrina Lindsay.

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Now Booking: Will Young and Michelle Ryan in Cabaret

June 10, 2012 

Will Young and Michelle Ryan star in CABARET – at the Savoy Theatre from 3 October. Rufus Norris’s acclaimed production of Kander & Ebb’s classic musical Cabaret enjoys a revival at the Savoy Theatre starring pop star Will Young as the Emcee and Michelle Ryan (EastEnders, The Bionic Woman) as Sally Bowles. Divine decadence.

Cabaret at the Savoy Theatre starring Will Young

June 6, 2012 

Rufus Norris’s acclaimed production of Kander & Ebb’s classic musical Cabaret enjoys a revival at the Savoy Theatre starring pop star Will Young as the Emcee and Michelle Ryan (EastEnders, The Bionic Woman) as Sally Bowles. Divine decadence.

Bill Kenwright bring this multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical Cabaret back into the West End, now playing at the Savoy Theatre.

Winner of multiple awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys, Cabaret is one of the all-time greats of musical theatre. Set in 1930′s Berlin in the last days of Weimar Germany, the show is a dark and sexually charged mix of decadence and impending doom, as nightclub singer Sally Bowles performs at the infamous Kit Kat Klub against a backdrop of rising Nazism and her own complicated love life.

Celebrated singer/songwriter Will Young and EastEnders and The Bionic Woman actress Michelle Ryan make their musical theatre debuts in this acclaimed re-imagining of Rufus Norris’ double Olivier-award winning production of Cabaret, choreographed by Javier De Frutos.

Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including ‘Money Makes The World Go Round’, ‘Two Ladies’ ‘Maybe This Time’ and of course ‘Cabaret’.

“Wonderful” The Express

“[Will Young] is a potent mixture of malignity and glee” Telegraph

“Hugely entertaining” Daily Express

“Worth seeing for its bold imaginative sweep” Independent

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Will Young in Cabaret at the Savoy Theatre. Photo: Roy Tan

Will Young in Cabaret at the Savoy Theatre. Photo: Roy Tan

 

 

The Sunshine Boys: Save £21 on tickets to see this smash-hit show starring Danny DeVito

May 27, 2012 

The Sunshine Boys: Save £21 on tickets to see this smash-hit show starring Danny DeVito at the Savoy Theatre in London 

The Sunshine Boys at the Savoy Theatre

The Sunshine Boys at the Savoy Theatre

Old rivalry and vintage hilarity abound in this classic comedy of showbiz and friendship from the master playwright Neil Simon.

Kings of comedy, Willie Clark (Danny DeVito) and Al Lewis (Richard Griffiths) aka ‘The Sunshine Boys’ haven’t spoken to each other in years. When CBS call for the vaudevillian greats to be re-united for a television special, past grudges resurface as they take centre stage once more. Ageing ailments aside, can this legendary double-act overcome their differences for one last show?

This classic Neil Simon comedy receives a rare revival at the Savoy Theatre in London and Westendtheatre.com readers can save £21 on tickets.

Critically acclaimed as “Theatrical gold dust” by the Sunday Telegraph, get your tickets now.

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The Sunshine Boys: Save £21 on tickets to see this smash-hit show starring Danny DeVito at the Savoy Theatre in London 

The Sunshine Boys at the Savoy Theatre starring Danny DeVito

February 12, 2012 

Neil Simon’s classic comedy about showbiz and friendship gets a much-deserved revival starring Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths.

Legally Blonde to close at Savoy Theatre

January 25, 2012 

Olivier Award-winning musical Legally Blonde, which has played at the Savoy Theatre in London since December 2009, is to close.

Carley Stenson as Elle in Legally Blonde

Carley Stenson as Elle in Legally Blonde

The show will have its final West End performance on Saturday 7 April 2012. A UK tour is currently in progress and an Australian production of the show may open later this year.

The final cast of the show, all currently starring in the musical, will be Carley Stenson as Elle, Stephen Ashfield as Emmett, Ben Freeman as Warner and Peter Davison as Professor Callahan.

Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, the show is based on the hit movie Legally Blonde.

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2011 Laurence Olivier Award “Best New Musical” Legally Blonde The Musical – New Cast From 10 October 2011

August 26, 2011 

From 10 October 2011, Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Stephen Ashfield (Emmett), Ben Freeman (Warner), Natalie Casey (Paulette) and Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) will lead the cast of the Olivier Award winning show Legally Blonde The Musical, which is currently booking until 27 October 2012 at the Savoy Theatre.

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend Warner dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Legally Blonde The Musical opened at the Savoy Theatre in December 2009 and has been playing to packed audiences ever since. At the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards Legally Blonde The Musical won the award for Best New Musical.

Carley Stenson made her West End debut in Legally Blonde The Musical in the role of Margot. She is best known on television as Steph Cunningham in C4’s Hollyoaks, a role she played for over ten years. She won ITV’s Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes when she performed as Faith Hill. Her regional theatre credits include Sandy in Grease, Dulcie in The Boyfriend and Nancy in Oliver.

Stephen Ashfield’s theatre credits include Bob Gaudio in the original London cast of Jersey Boys, Boy George in Taboo in the West End and on tour in the UK, Nick in Fame at the Aldwych Theatre, the Beast in Beauty and the Beast for Theatre Clwyd, Adam in Imagine This at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth and John in Tomorrow Morning at the New End Theatre. His screen credits include Tim Burton’s film of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.

Ben Freeman’s theatre credits include Norman in Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Savoy Theatre and on tour in the UK, George in Same Time, Next Year at the Jersey Arts Centre, Friedrich in The Sound of Music on tour in the UK and the roles of the Prince and the Beast in Beauty and the Beast at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone. His television credits include Scott Windsor in Emmerdale as well as roles in Grange Hill and Smith and Jones.

Natalie Casey is best known on television for playing Donna in the BBC’s Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. On stage she has been seen in The Invisible Man at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Oklahoma for Chichester Festival Theatre, Well at the Apollo Theatre, Fame at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Hobson’s Choice at the Watermill Theatre. Her other television credits include Dave Shakespeare, Missing, Hollyoaks, Head Jam, Girls Night In and Chopratown. On film she played Shirley Temple in Chicago Joe and the Showgirl.

Peter Davison became a household name when he played the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who between 1981 and 1984. His extensive television credits include Tristan Farnon in the long running BBC series All Creatures Great and Small and DC Davies in four series of ITV’s acclaimed The Last Detective. His other TV credits include At Home with the Braithwaites, A Quick Guide to Parenting, A Very Peculiar Practice, Ain’t Misbehaving and Fear Stress and Anger, for which he won the 2007 Best Actor Award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. Most recently he has been seen in the ITV1 dramas Unforgiven and Midsomer Murders. On stage he played King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Palace Theatre as well as roles in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre, An Absolute Turkey at the Globe Theatre and Arsenic and Old Lace for Chichester Festival Theatre. On film his credits include Parting Shots, Black Beauty and Molly.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winning Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde The Musical has music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach, set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke.

The cast of Legally Blonde The Musical as of 10 October 2011 will be Jon Tsouras (Padamadan, Nikos), Georgie Ashford (Gabby, Stenographer), Lucy Miller (Serena), Nathan Pinnell (Carlos), Natalie Casey (Paulette Buonufonté), Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) Tricia Adele Turner (Vivienne Kensington), Chris Ellis-Stanton (Grandmaster Chad, Dewey, Kyle), Danielle Steers (Judge, Saleswoman), Abiona Omonua (Pilar), Ellie Kirk (Margot), Gemma Sutton (Enid), Sorelle Marsh (Courtney, Mom, Whitney), Stephen Ashfield (Emmett Forrest), Nick Hayes (Pforzheimer), Chloë Brooks (Kate, Chutney), Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Lincoln Stone (Dad, Winthrop, Reporter), Ben Freeman (Warner Huntington III), Robbie Towns (Aaron), Gregory Sims (Kiki), Tamara Wall (Brooke Wyndham), Ross Hunter (Lowell) and Tara Young (Cece/District Attorney) as well as Fabian Aloise, Henry Davis, Jane McMurtie, Ruthie Stephenson and Carolyn Maitland as swings.

Legally Blonde The Musical is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G. Bartner, Ambassador Theatre Group, Bud Martin, Adam Zotovich, Jamie Hendry Productions, Matthew Byam Shaw and Act Productions.

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Laurence Olivier Award Winning Legally Blonde The Musical Releases Over A Quarter Of A Million New Tickets For Sale

July 27, 2011 

Today, 27 July 2011, a further quarter of a million tickets are released for sale for the Laurence Olivier award-winning Legally Blonde The Musical, taking bookings to 27 October 2012. Since its opening at the Savoy Theatre in December 2009, almost 600,000 patrons have now seen Jerry Mitchell’s multi award-winning production.

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend Warner dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Carley Stenson is currently playing college sweetheart Elle Woods. She is joined by Lee Mead who plays Emmett Forrest and Natalie Casey as ditzy beautician Paulette Buonufonté. Peter Davison continues in the role of Professor Callahan as well as Nicola Brazil as Serena and Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne.

The current cast comprises Stephane Anelli (Padamadan, Nikos), Emma Bateman (Gabby, Stenographer), Nicola Brazil (Serena), Thomas Camilleri (Carlos), Natalie Casey (Paulette), Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) Siobhan Dillon (Vivienne Kensington), Kimmy Edwards (Judge, Saleswoman), Chris Ellis-Stanton, (Grandmaster Chad, Dewey, Kyle), Ibinabo Jack (Pilar), Ellie Kirk (Margot), Suzie McAdam (Enid), Sorelle Marsh (Courtney, Mom, Whitney), Lee Mead (Emmett), Sean Mulligan (Pforzheimer), Dawn Sievewright (Kate, Chutney), Carley Stenson (Elle Woods), Lincoln Stone (Dad, Winthrop, Reporter), Simon Thomas (Warner), Robbie Towns (Aaron), Dominic Tribuzio (Kiki), Tamara Wall (Brooke, Shandi), Stephen Webb (Lowell) and Tara Young (Cece, District Attorney) as well as Jonathan Mawson, Jane McMurtrie, Lucy Miller, Ruthie Stephenson and Gregor Stewart as swings.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winning Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde The Musical has music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, book by Heather Hach, set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke.

Legally Blonde The Musical is produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G. Bartner, Ambassador Theatre Group, Bud Martin, Adam Zotovich, Jamie Hendry Productions, Matthew Byam Shaw and Act Productions.

Release issued by: Premier PR

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