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Seven Shows Opening in April 2017

As March zooms by, here’s a guide to many of the shows which are opening in April…

1. Honk!, Union Theatrethis is only the third time that this George Stiles and Anthony Drewe musical has been seen in London and to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Andy Room directs this new production running at the Union theatre from the 29th March until the 22nd April, officially opening the 1st April. 594 more words

Inside the Rehearsals of... Honk!, Union Theatre

Rehearsal images for Andy Room’s production of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s musical have been released. 

The 20th anniversary production arriving at the Union Theatre from the 29th March is only the third time that Stiles and Drewe’s  musical has been seen in London since its celebrated National Theatre production in 2000. 245 more words

Anyone Can Whistle, at the Union Theatre (review)

Anyone Can Whistle is not often performed these days. It is a bizarre show in many ways, which makes you look at your neighbour and whisper ‘Bonkers!’ every now and again. 699 more words


NEWS: 20th Anniversary Production of Honk! to Play at Union Theatre

The Union Theatre will present the 20th Anniversary production of Stiles and Drewe’s Honk! from the 29th March until the 22nd April. 

Directed by Andy Room and featuring choreography by Lily Howkins, this 20th anniversary production of the musical will star Liam Vincent-Kilbride who makes his London stage debut as Ugly. 291 more words

Anyone Can Whistle, Union Theatre, 2017

Anyone Can Whistle at the Union Theatre is an ebullient production of a lesser known Sondheim musical. Originally performed over 50 years ago on Broadway, it is certainly one of his shows that deserves a second hearing. 188 more words


Anyone Can Whistle

This was only the second show for which Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics, and it was his first flop, running for only 21 performances (12 of which were previews!), though in my view it’s lack of success is more to do with Arthur Laurents’ story / book. 345 more words


Three Sisters, Union Theatre

“Nothing turns out the way we planned.”

Though 2016 has been riddled with despair, 2017 looks worse. With the fascist post-truth movement on the rise and Trump taking office in a matter of days, there is little to look forward to. 581 more words

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