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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Arion Productions are excited to announce the release of their debut album which includes Matthew Strachan’s original scores from William M. Hoffman’s As Is and Martin Sherman’s Passing By.  Strachan’s best-known music is the soundtrack to the international hit TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?  All proceeds from the iTunes album release will   Read More …

by Greg Jameson for Entertainment-Focus.com Andrew Keates is a multi-award winning director of productions such as Bent, Just So, The Hired Man, The Thing About Men, A Winter’s Tale and As Is. He co-ran the Landor Theatre for over three years until 2012, when he set up his own company, Arion Productions. His acclaimed production   Read More …

by Greg Jameson of Entertainment-Focus.com Andrew Keates is a multi-award winning director of productions such as Bent, Just So, The Hired Man, The Thing About Men, A Winter’s Tale and As Is. He co-ran the Landor Theatre for over three years until 2012, when he set up his own company, Arion Productions. His acclaimed production   Read More …

by Greg Jameson for Entertainment-Focus.com Andrew Keates is a multi-award winning director of productions such as Bent, Just So, The Hired Man, The Thing About Men, A Winter’s Tale and As Is. He co-ran the Landor Theatre for over three years until 2012, when he set up his own company, Arion Productions. His acclaimed production   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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