The Phantom of the Opera is one of our favourite West End musicals, and we have seen it numerous times all over the world. We compiled a list of our top 10 phantom faces, to try and decide who was our favourite in the role. Do you agree with our top 10? Who did we miss out? Read our thoughts and leave your comments!
One of the West End's longest running musicals, The Phantom of the Opera has been seen by millions worldwide. The iconic original production opened at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1986, but what ever became of the original cast? Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman became stars of the stage, but where has their career taken them since? We take a look...
Stephen Sondheim is one of the theatre-world's greatest living composers, whose work has spanned decades. A recent West End revival of Sweeney Todd has sparked more interest in the writer whose hits include 'A Little Night Music', 'Assassins', 'Into the Woods', and 'Company'. We take a look at his career in London and have a look back at some of his most successful shows in the West End.
The Woman in Black is one of the most commonly taught plays for GCSE and A Level in the UK. Hundreds of students visit the show every week and are in need of revision guides and study material on this long running play. We went to see the show specifically to help students, and came up with an insightful study guide to help you with your homework and generate some classroom discussions.
Wicked is nearing its 10th anniversary on Broadway and has since featured a whole host of famous actors in worldwide productions. We took a look at some of our favourite stars of the show, and came up with our top ten stars. Do you agree with who we picked? Read on to check out the results!
We put on our bravest face to tackle the big screen adaptation of long running West End play The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe. As fans of the play, we couldn't wait to see how it would work in a film version, and was looking forward to being scared out of our wits! Read our comparison on the play and the movie, including our verdict on the scare factor...!
Celebrities are now a vital part of the West End economy, with even the biggest shows shoe-horning in famous faces in order to attract the audience numbers. Once reserved for only struggling shows, now new shows are trying to get the biggest name on board from the start, but at what cost? Have you ever been let down by a celebrity onstage, or do you think we need more famous faces in the West End?
Boublil and Schonberg are responsible for some of the world's most famous musicals, including the huge hits 'Les Miserables' and 'Miss Saigon'. Their music has been heard all over the world and continues to be popular in new productions. We took a look at some of their lesser known musicals to discover what it is about this duo that make them so universally appealing.
After a record breaking 27 years in the West End, earning the title of the world's longest running musical, Les Miserables has seen thousands of cast members come through its doors. We thought it would be fun to try and remember our favourites from over the years to decide who is the number 1 Les Mis star. Do you agree with our results? Read on and see!