"I'm getting married in the morning!"
We would like to start this week’s blog by congratulating our lovely Joe Kelly on his wedding day tomorrow! We are off to Cornwall to celebrate with Joe and Katie on their special day!
To continue our last blog’s theme of Pride month we would like to congratulate Afterglow on its amazing press night with Graham Norton, Charlie Condou and Bisi Alimi all attending. We have even secured a partnership with Fourpure, a London based brewery, and together we are selling the #AfterglowLDN lager at the theatre and will be donating 10% of every pint to the Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity who works towards providing safe homes and better futures for LGBTQ+ young people.
Adding to London’s thriving LGBT+ theatre scene is Max Vernon’s new musical The View UpStairs, coming to the Soho Theatre this July following a successful run off-Broadway.
The current crooks of Minneapolis will be breaking free and making way for a whole new set of criminals to enter The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at The Criterion next week. We wish the current cast the best of luck on their next heist…*ahem*…we mean job 😝
Tomorrow fans and theatre buffs alike will descend on Trafalgar Square for the ultimate annual free theatre event, West End Live! With a packed schedule, we’re proud to see our shows Six, Thriller, Ballet Boyz, The View Upstairs and Brooklyn performing across the weekend. See you there!
Today we announced Maria Friedman: From The Heart, at Royal Festival Hall on the 10th of November. In a thrilling collaboration with musical director, Theo Jamieson (Everybody's Talking about Jamie, High Society), Maria will celebrate the enduring partnerships she has enjoyed with some of musical theatre’s greatest names. It’s sure to be a fantastic night! Also going on sale today is Elizabeth Day (How to Fail) for her October UK tour. Join her for a brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration of the things that haven’t gone quite right.
Tomorrow we say a fond farewell to Mindgame, which has been touring the country since April, and to the incredible, 5-star-reviewed Vincent River. We’ve loved working with Angela Browne Ltd and Danielle Tarento, and we’re looking forward to working together again in the future!
Sunday also marks the end of Horrible Histories - Dreadful Deaf! It’s been wonderful to work on a collaboration of old JHI friends Birmingham Stage Company and Deafinitely Theatre in the first bilingual BSL/spoken word Horrible Histories production, and we hope it will lead to even greater things.