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First Glimpse of...Blondel, Union Theatre

Production images for the revival of Tim Rice’s musical have been released ahead of it opening at the Union Theatre. 

When King Richard announces that he’s off on a Middle East Crusade to give Saladin a piece of his mind (and sword), the struggling court musician Blondel is forced to stay behind to write songs in praise of the King’s evil – and ambitious – brother, Prince John. 362 more words

News: One Night Only with Tim Rice

Celebrating the premiere of Blondel, multi award-winning composer Tim Rice is to take part in a special evening to talk about his life and career in the West End, on Broadway and Hollywood movies. 174 more words


NEWS: Union Theatre to Host An Evening with Tim Rice

The multi-award winning composer will discuss his life and career in the West End, on Broadway and Hollywood movies as well as the premiere of Blondel in a special evening at the Union Theatre on the 25th June. 214 more words

Shows Opening: June 2017

We might be edging closer to Summer, but the theatre season in London is also beginning to heat up. Here’s a guide to some of the shows to look out for next month…  653 more words

Annie Get Your Gun

My track record with this Irving Berlin show isn’t great. On Broadway in 1999, Bernadette Peters was too demure and not enough of a tomboy. At the Young Vic in 2009, Richard Jones inventive production, brilliantly re-scored by Jason Carr for four pianos, miscast Jane Horrocks and had dreadful sight lines. 342 more words


NEWS: Tim Rice's Musical Comedy Blondel to Make London Premiere

A new version of Tim Rice’s musical Blondel will head to London’s Union Theatre from the 21st June. 

With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Stephen Oliver, Blondel follows the trials an triumphs of an ambitious minstrel in King Richard the Lionheart’s court.  256 more words