Spitfire the Musical - Showcase Concert

Spitfire is a brand new musical, making its debut at Charing Cross Theatre, with a showcase of songs from this exciting new show.

Spitfire tells the story of Jenny, her journey of self-determination to become a pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary in the Second World War, and her relationship with an RAF pilot called George. With the support of her aunt Joy, Jenny yearns to break away from the expectations of others, fly Spitfires, and find freedom, overcoming societal norms, chauvinism, and psychological challenges to reach her goals. Indeed, George has his own physical and mental struggles, which seriously threaten his relationship with Jenny. Friendships are made, and love is found, lost, and regained, set against the tragic consequences of total war.

Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Little Miss Sunshine; Sweet Charity) plays Jenny, Louise Dearman (Wicked; Evita; Guys and Dolls) plays the role of Joy, and Jack Reitman (Thrill Me; Amour) plays George. They are joined by Caroline Deverill (Mamma Mia; Sleeping Beauty; This Little Life of Mine), Emile Ruddock (Hamilton; Me and My Girl), Steven Serlin (Heathers; Amour), Imelda Warren-Green (Cinderella; Little Miss Sunshine; The Little Mermaid), and Louise Young (The Marvellous Wonderettes).

Spitfire is written by Steve Darlow (book & lyrics) and Glenn Tollett (music), and is produced by Amanda Faber and the Soldier's Arts Academy. Director Nicola Allpress is joined by Musical Director Chris Hatt (currently the Associate Musical Director for Hamilton).

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Previously postponed from March 2020, we are delighted to present the London premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, directed by Walter Bobbie (Tony Award-winner for Chicago), starring 2-time Olivier Award-winner Janie Dee.

Vanya and his sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. But their sister Masha escaped many years ago and became a famous movie star. When Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike, so begins a rollicking weekend of rivalry, regret and all-too true premonitions.

Christopher Durang’s irresistible comedy is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day concerns of celebrity, social networking, and the troubling onset of middle age, into a laugh-out loud comedy. It won the 2013 Tony Award for Best New Play.

Cast: Janie Dee, Michael Maloney, Rebecca Lacey, Charlie Maher, Lukwesa Mwamba, Sara Powell.

Creative Team: Director - Walter Bobbie, Set Designer - David Korins, Costume Designer - Emily Rebholz, Lighting Designer - Justin Townsend, Sound Designer & Original Music - Mark Bennett, Casting - Ginny Schiller.

Producers: Steven M. Levy and Vaughan Williams for Charing Cross Theatre Productions Limited and Joey Parnes.

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West End Calling

West End Calling

West End Calling presents the Grand Final!

Young performers from all over the UK have gone through three rounds to earn a place in the final here at the Charing Cross Theatre. After auditioning in front of a panel of West End stars, contestants went on to perform in the regional heats which were held in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Norwich and Edinburgh. If they were successful here, they then had to wow our judges at the Semi-Finals held in London, Manchester and Belfast to secure their place in the Grand Final.

Each contestant will perform a song from a musical to our live audience as well as a panel made up of West End stars! It will be up to the panel to decide who they will crown as the winner of this year's competition!

The final is split into two parts - the Junior Final (4.00pm) and the Senior Final (7.00pm).

Come along and enjoy a day of musical theatre madness in the heart of the West End!

For more information on the competition, visit www.westendcalling.co.uk

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