Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Andrew Keates has been Awarded The Young Achiever Award by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Surrey. The award recognises a graduate who has achieved early career success or community service and is a role model for students and younger alumni. Andrew was called a pioneering director and producer in the theatre, who also campaigns for   Read More …

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Andrew Keates is directing and developing a new version of Blowing Whistles by Matthew Todd. The reading will take place at the Criterion Theatre on 19th October 2017 from 1pm – 3pm and will be performed by Dino Fetscher, Rufus Hound and Paul Keating. About Blowing Whistles Blowing Whistles is a two-act theatrical play written by   Read More …

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Andrew Keates will be directing a rehearsed reading of No Bird by Nichola Rivers at the Arcola Theatre as part of their PlayWROUGHT festival. PlayWROUGHT is Arcola’s week long celebration of new ideas, new voices and new writing. PlayWROUGHT #5 is set to be our biggest Festival yet, with fourteen exciting new plays presented as a   Read More …

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Steve Furst (Little Britain, The Wright Stuff, Matilda, Orange Cinema Ads, Toast of London) will be presenting his new one-man-show, Steve Furst – In Character at the Museum of Comedy, 5 – 7 October for only three performances. Steve Furst – In Character is a series of five different characters from waltzer-owner Ernie Vas, to   Read More …

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Andrew will be directing Howard Goodall’s musical Girlfriends with students at the Cumbria Institute of the Arts this November 2016, with performances at the Stanwix Theatre 10 – 12 November 2016. This will be the third time Andrew will be directing a musical by Howard Goodall, with previous productions including The Hired Man (Landor Theatre), which won Best Musical Revival   Read More …

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BOOK NOW After a sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre in 2013, William M. Hoffman’s As Is now transfers to Trafalgar Studios with a stunning new cast and design. Using humour and sensitivity, As Is shatters the apathy and ignorance surrounding AIDS in the 1980s. Celebrating its 30th anniversary since first opening in New York,   Read More …

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Over six months ago. After meeting with David Pendlebury and the MAD Trust. I found myself in the wings of the Dominion Theatre holding a collection of cue cards to share that I was HIV+ with my friends, family and the industry that I passionately love and work in. My heart was racing and my mouth was dry. I was   Read More …

Andrew has written to WhatsOnStage requesting they recognise musical direction in their awards programme. Below is the letter he has sent. Please do comment below so responses can be forwarded to WhatsOnStage. 5 November 2014 Dear Laura Norman, c/o WhatsOnStage Awards I hope this e-mail finds you well. Firstly, may I take the time to   Read More …

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This October 2014, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opens at the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited six-week run. Directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates, the production features an all-star cast of Daniel Boys (Avenue Q, Spamalot, Love Story – also well-known from BBC’s Any Dream Will Do, 2007), David Burt   Read More …

Cynthia Erivo (I Can’t Sing!, The Color Purple) returns to the West End alongside Cassidy Janson (Avenue Q, Wicked, Candide) in the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Dessa Rose. Also starring in this exciting and vibrant musical drama are: John Addison (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Little Night Music), Edward   Read More …

This July, the European premiere of the uniquely stirring musical drama Dessa Rose is coming to London’s West End.  Dessa Rose is based on the book by Sherley Anne Williams with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical and Rocky The Musical) who have won Tony Awards,   Read More …

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Last night saw West End Eurovision return to the Dominion Theatre for its 7th and final year in support of The Make A Difference (MAD) Trust where Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables won the West End Eurovision Winners Champions Trophy (sponsored by Haagen Dazs), The Book of Mormon won the Best Video Ident Award (sponsored   Read More …

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Arion Productions are pleased to announce a number of exciting Q&As running alongside this highly-acclaimed production of Passing By. These will take place straight after the show and are included free with a ticket to Passing By. Each Q&A will last approximately 30 minutes. Details are as follows: Tuesday 26th November – In Conversation with Martin   Read More …

This feature was originally written for The Public Reviews by Jonathan Grant Those familiar with The Phantom of the Opera will know that Paris’ fictional Opera Populaire in which the show is set, is run by two charming if somewhat pompous gentlemen, M. Firmin and M. Andre, forever attending to and fussing over the requirements and the budgets   Read More …

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