Musical

David Byrne on his Imelda Marcos musical

There was no sudden flash of inspiration that told me I needed to do a disco musical about Imelda Marcos. The idea didn't arrive fully formed, but came into focus gradually. Here's how this improbable thing started.

Review: Evita, Dominion Theatre

Apart from last fortnight’s excellent outing to King Charles III, I rarely venture into the West End.

In Pictures: Miss Saigon turns 25

Champagne, glitter and Cameron Mackintosh driving Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil on stage in a white Cadillac; last night was the Miss Saigon 25th anniversary gala performance and with many of the cast and audience in tears by the end of the e

In rehearsal: Made In Dagenham

She has played Bond girls on screen, tragic heroines on stage and even showcased her presenting skills at this year’s Olivier Awards with MasterCard, but next month marks the debut of a skill as yet unseen by one of the UK’s most high profile actors.

Video: What is Urinetown?

With a title that has been known to send shudders down the spine of fluid-sensitive theatregoers, have you been wondering ‘What is Urinetown?’ Wee have.

Romanticism rules as frenzied nationalism takes hold. It was hard not to think of Scotland: QUENTIN LETTS first night review of Evita

A nation grieves the loss of its ‘spiritual leader’ who ousted English business interests and identified with the poor – even if on a false prospectus which led to economic ruin. Romanticism rules the day. Working-class voters are whipped into a fre

VIDEO: Don't cry for us: Evita is back in the West End!

WET WET WET star Marti Pellow stars in a strictly limited London run of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary musical.

Theatre Review: Forbidden Broadway

IT'S more than 30 years since Gerard Alessandrini devised his revue pastiching the most successful shows on Broadway with lyrics that send up the construction of the songs or the demands on the performers.

'We desperately need human contact': Sir Cameron Mackintosh on theatre's success

AS HE launches a new touring musical and takes over his ninth London theatre, West End impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh reflects on his smash hit career.

'We desperately need human contact': Sir Cameron Mackintosh on theatre's success

AS HE launches a new touring musical and takes over his ninth London theatre, West End impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh reflects on his smash hit career.