Hello dears! It’s that time of the week again when I get to sit down with a cuppa and give you little luvvies a round-up of what’s hot on the West End theatre scene.
It’s been another busy week in the West End…
Made in Dagenham
Image: Manuel Harlan
I went to see the brand new British musical Made in Dagenham, which tells the historical story of factory workers in Essex who fought for equal pay for women in the 1960s. As a Dagenham girl myself I was excited to see the show and it was a lot of fun. There was a star-studded audience including Russell Brand, Alan Carr, Graham Norton and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Behind the scenes, West End theatre workers were planning to go on strike themselves this week in a dispute over pay increases which has now been settled and a raise for all workers in theatre will now take place (and not just for the women!)
More time for top tickets
I went to a really interesting bloggers event this week hosted by the lovely people at Official Theatre. It was great to stand around and talk to other bloggers about what we do. The night was sponsored by seatplan.com who are a great new website that lets you review the seats you sit in at the theatre so other people can see what other people say about them before they buy! A nifty new concept that is worth checking out!
Beautiful – the Carole King musical, which opens at the Aldwych Theatre in February, have released a new video trailer for the show. Check it out and get booking here before it’s too late baby!
Getting in the festive spirit
Finally, opening on Wednesday night at the Dominion Theatre is Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, for a strictly limited eight-week season ending on 3 January 2015. White Christmas tells the story of two ex-army pals as they team up with a pair of sisters to put on a show to save their former General’s remote Vermont ski lodge that’s fallen on hard times. The stage musical is based on the Paramount Pictures timeless movie classic, which starred Bing Crosby.
Aled Jones and Tom Chambers will be starring as Bob Wallace and Phil Davis in this much-loved musical. White Christmas’ 30-strong cast at the Dominion Theatre will also include Wendi Peters as Martha and Graham Cole as General Waverley, as well as a 17-piece orchestra that will accompany the cast in some of musical history’s best-loved songs.
Get tickets to the show here and sing along to Let Yourself Go, Sisters, The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing, Snow, Blue Skies, How Deep Is The Ocean, I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm and, of course, the title song, White Christmas.
Until next week dears.