Emmanuel Kojo joins the cast of The Scottsboro Boys

Emmanuel Kojo is currently playing  the role Clarence in the West End transfer of the The Scottsboro Boys.

Following a sell-out run at the Young Vic, this highly anticipated transfer will begin it’s run at the Garrick Theatre in October this year. This sensational musical brings to life the extraordinary true story of nine young men, in a case that changed history forever.

The production was nominated for 6 Olivier awards including Best New Musical and is directed/choreographed by Susan Stroman.

The Scottsboro Boys will be Emmanuel’s West End debut after graduating from Arts Educational this summer.

To learn more about the production or to book tickets, please click here.

Click here to visit Emmanuel’s profile.

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Glowing reviews for Cary Crankson in Abigail’s Party

Abigail’s Party opened at the Leicester Curve last night to great reviews.

This exciting revival of Mike Leigh’s popular comedy is the Curve’s first production ever to be performed in the round and director Suba Das’ new version proves to do the play justice in it’s new flexible space.

West End Frame says, ‘The performance of the night comes from Cary Crankson as Tony. The character rarely utters a word, but each time Crankson said a line he had the audience in hysterics.’

The Stage says, ‘Crankson has a wonderful stillness to his work, not one gesture or look is wasted….Powerful and funny, it’s a memorable production.’

Leicester Mercury says, ‘you can’t tear yourself away. Fantastic voyeuristic theatre for the rubbernecking generation.’

Abigail’s Party will run at the Leicester Curve until 8th November 2014.

Great reviews for Sam Hallion in Flat Stanley

Sam Hallion has being playing the leading role of Stanley in the children’s touring production of Flat Stanley.

Based on Jeff Brown’s novel, this colourful and playful new show has been touring the UK this Autumn to great reviews. ‘this show is loud, colourful and cleverly designed. It will strike a chord for younger siblings.’

To read the full review please look here: http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/oct/21/flat-stanley-review-kids-book-musical-polka-theatre

Flat Stanley will play at the Polka Theatre until 1st November 2014. The show can then be seen  at Nottingham Lakeside Arts from 6th-24th December.

Click here to view Sam Hallion‘s profile.

Robin Kingsland in Arcadia

Robin Kingsland will be playing Captain Brice in the revival of Tom Stoppard’s infamous comedy, Arcadia at the Nottingham Playhouse.

A serious comedy about science, sex and landscape gardening.

1809: Lust, longing and literary rivalry seize the inhabitants of Sidley Park, a grand house in Derbyshire, where proposals for the remodelling of the landscape are being contemplated. In the midst of this, the teenage Thomasina Coverly is making a scientific discovery that could change the way people understand the world.

The present: Rivalry once again seizes the inhabitants of Sidley Park, as academics Bernard and Hannah compete to unpick the historic secrets of the estate and its earlier occupants. Who was the mysterious hermit? Do the scrawlings in a young lady’s notebook show her to be a scientific genius? What – if anything – was Lord Byron up to?

Arcadia is an exuberantly funny, thought-provoking and touching masterpiece which has dazzled audiences from the National Theatre to Broadway. The production will run at the Nottingham playhouse from 31st October – 15th November.

To find out more about the production or to book tickets, please click here.

To view Robin’s profile, please click here.

 

Mark Crossland is MD for Altar Boyz

Mark Crossland is currently the MD for Altar Boyz at the Greenwich Theatre.

With their heavenly harmonies, divine dance moves, and faith that’s stronger than their hair gel, the Altar Boyz are ready to spread the good news through the glory of sweet pop music…

Get set for a foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious boy-band on the last night of their Raise the Praise tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs – Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham – trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. Their pious pop act – including lyrics like Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait and Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone – worked wonders on the bingo hall circuit, but when fate brings them to New York, will the boyz take a bite out of the forbidden apple?

Altar Boyz will run at the Greenwich Theatre until 18th October. For more information or to book tickets, please click here.

Following this, Mark will return to MD the West End production of Dance Till Dawn.