UK and West End premiere of Dreamgirls comes to the Savoy Theatre

UK and West End premiere of Dreamgirls comes to the Savoy Theatre

5 February 2016

Dreamgirls will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and will star Amber Riley as ‘Effie White’ in the West End production. Performances start November 2016 at London's Savoy Theatre. Tickets will go on sale spring 2016.

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FUNNY GIRL  EXTENDS BOOKING AT THE SAVOY THEATRE  UNTIL 8 OCTOBER 2016

FUNNY GIRL EXTENDS BOOKING AT THE SAVOY THEATRE UNTIL 8 OCTOBER 2016

5 February 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, extends booking for a further 4 weeks until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension of Michael Mayer’s “exhilarating embrace of a production – Independent” starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and “phenomenal talent – Independent” Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale from 10am on 8 February.

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SONIA FRIEDMAN NAMED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

SONIA FRIEDMAN NAMED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

29 January 2016

Acclaimed West End and Broadway producer, Sonia Friedman, has been named Producer of the Year for the second year running at The Stage Awards 2016, becoming the first person to win the award twice. 

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Bend It Like Beckham wins ‘Best Musical’ at this year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre awards

Bend It Like Beckham wins ‘Best Musical’ at this year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre awards

26 January 2016

Bend It Like Beckham has won ‘Best Musical’ at this year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre awards.

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Sonia Friedman named as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential

Sonia Friedman named as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential

25 January 2016

Sonia Friedman has been named as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential, in a list compiled by The Sunday Times in association with Debrett’s. 

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Bend It Like Beckham to play its final performance on 5 March 2016.

Bend It Like Beckham to play its final performance on 5 March 2016.

13 January 2016

Bend It Like Beckham The Musical recently extended booking at the Phoenix Theatre to 5 March 2016 when the show will then play its final performance at the end of the cast’s year-long contract.  Rehearsals began for the critically acclaimed production in March 2015 with a company led by Natalie Dew as Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules.  The Producers are currently finalising both national and international touring offers including a tour of India visiting multiple stadia.

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 Wolf Hall wins Best Limited Series or TV Movie at 73rd Golden Globe awards

Wolf Hall wins Best Limited Series or TV Movie at 73rd Golden Globe awards

11 January 2016

Wolf Hall, based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, has been named Best Limited Series or TV Movie at the 73rd annual Golden Globe awards ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais in Beverly Hills. 

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Sonia Friedman at Number 2 in The Stage 100 list

Sonia Friedman at Number 2 in The Stage 100 list

7 January 2016

Producer Sonia Friedman takes the number two slot, up one place from 2015, followed by Cameron Mackintosh at number three.

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Sunny Afternoon announces West End extension

Sunny Afternoon announces West End extension

4 January 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce that the multi-Olivier Award-winning hit British musical SUNNY AFTERNOON, which tells the story of the rise to fame of The Kinks, has extended its booking period until 28 May 2016. 

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Wolf Hall Voted Number 1 in the Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2015:

Wolf Hall Voted Number 1 in the Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2015:

30 December 2015

Wolf Hall, based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels and starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis, has been named the best television programme of the year by Radio Times. 

 

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Nomination for The Stage producer of the year award 2016.

Nomination for The Stage producer of the year award 2016.

24 December 2015

Sonia Friedman has been nominated for ‘Producer of the Year’ at The Stage Awards 2016, having previously won the title in 2015.

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Casting announced for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Casting announced for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

21 December 2015

Today, Monday 21 December 2015, the Producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are delighted to announce that Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron. 

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The Haunting of Hill House thrills critics in Liverpool

The Haunting of Hill House thrills critics in Liverpool

15 December 2015

The Haunting of Hill House opened to rave reviews last night at Liverpool Playhouse.

★★★★ 
"An undoubtedly enjoyable evening."
The Guardian

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Sunny Afternoon to embark on first UK Tour in 2016

Sunny Afternoon to embark on first UK Tour in 2016

11 December 2015

As the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical continues to excite audiences into its second year, Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the national tour of SUNNY AFTERNOON. Recipient of four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, SUNNY AFTERNOON will open at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016.

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A Christmas Carol opens to rave reviews

A Christmas Carol opens to rave reviews

10 December 2015

★★★★ 

“Broadbent is a genius Scrooge... it’s Christmas cake, plum pudding AND trifle, all rolled into one”

TIMES

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Funny Girl Opens to Rave Reviews and extends West End run

Funny Girl Opens to Rave Reviews and extends West End run

4 December 2015

“If Sheridan Smith was a star before the lights went up on Funny Girl last night, she was twice the star by the time she took the thunderous curtain-call.”

Daily Telegraph

 

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Bend It Like Beckham Casting Update

Bend It Like Beckham Casting Update

3 December 2015

From 14 December 2015 Jamie Muscato joins the cast of Bend It Like Beckham The Musical to play coach Joe alongside Natalie Dew as football crazy Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team. Sophie-Louise Dann plays the role of Paula with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess’ sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra. 

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A Christmas Carol rehearsal images released

A Christmas Carol rehearsal images released

13 November 2015

Strictly limited run until 30 January. Many performances sold out with best availability now in January.

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Full cast announced for terrifying psychological thriller  The Haunting of Hill House at Liverpool Playhouse

Full cast announced for terrifying psychological thriller The Haunting of Hill House at Liverpool Playhouse

11 November 2015

The full casting has been announced for The Haunting of Hill House at Liverpool Playhouse. Emily Bevan plays Eleanor and will be joined by Chipo Chung, Jane Guernier, Joseph May and Martin Turner as Dr Montague. The production is a collaboration with Sonia Friedman Productions and HAMMER to create the first major UK stage adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel. The production will play at the Williamson Square venue from Monday 7 December to Saturday 16 January. 

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Last Chance to see Farinelli and the King

Last Chance to see Farinelli and the King

9 November 2015

Last chance to see critically acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

£10 day seats available for every performance.

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