Bill Kenwright

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

★★★★☆ Compelling tragedy

All may not be right in the world but some things just don’t change. Judging from the opening night audience at the start of its week long stay at the Playhouse, Blood Brothers is still the musical guaranteed to end with a standing ovation.

October 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Sheridan is Cilla

Sheridan is Cilla

Sheridan Smith to reprise her award-winning TV role as Cilla:

Producer Bill Kenwright has confirmed that Sheridan Smith will revisit her award-wining portrayal of the late Cilla Black in Cilla The Musical, written by BAFTA award-winning writer Jeff Pope.

March 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Ten Times Table

Ten Times Table

★★★☆☆   Solid:

There is a pleasing solidity to the touring production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Ten Times Table at the King’s all week, but it suffers from a shortage of inspiration.

February 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Exorcist

The Exorcist

★★☆☆☆    Unholy error:

If the Devil truly is in the details then the Devil is sadly absent from this curiously flat adaptation of The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty’s classic novel of demonic possession at the King’s to Saturday.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Cabaret

Cabaret

★★★★☆  Have a Kit Kat (Klub):

Emotional truth and powerful staging make Bill Kenwright Productions’ touring version of Cabaret at the Festival Theatre to Saturday nigh unmissable.

November 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Exorcist cast for Kings

Exorcist cast for Kings

Paul Nicholas for horror show:

Paul Nicholas, Sophie Ward and Ben Caplan will take leading roles in the stage adaptation of the notorious 1973 horror flick, The Exorcist, touring to the King’s in November 2019.

August 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

★★★★☆ Go Go Go Joseph!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat proves it’s still at the top of its game as it returns to the Playhouse – again – over 50 years since it first launched.

March 20, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Ghost The Musical

Ghost The Musical

★★★★☆ Believable:

A refreshingly strong turn from Rebekah Lowings ensures that the latest touring production of Ghost The Musical is alive and vibrant at the Festival Theatre, despite the show’s cloying sentimentality.

February 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jaymi Hensley is Joseph

Jaymi Hensley is Joseph

Dreamcoat role for Union J star:

An excited Union J star Jaymi Hensley will be in the title role when the latest tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse in March 2019.

February 8, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Breaking the chains

Breaking the chains

Ghost The Musical returns, unchained:

Bill Kenwright’s 2019 tour of Ghost the Musical arrives in Edinburgh with the spectre of its previous visit’s miscasting firmly put to rest, as proper musical theatre stars take over the main roles.

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More