Skip to main content
Read page text


Contents What to expect, from news reports and features to reviews of live shows and recordings, in Issue 7 of Musicals Magazine


6 Curtain Up! The latest Musical Theatre news plus featurettes, our specialist columnists, exclusive interviews and more

13 Elaine’s Page Beloved legend of Musical Theatre

Elaine Paige on Stephen Sondheim’s bittersweet masterpiece Follies and how she conquered the classic song ‘ I’m Still Here’ on Broadway

FEATURES 24 By George, she’s got it Call the Midwife’s Helen George speaks to Tim Bano about training in Musical Theatre, segueing into television, then rediscovering her singing voice while getting to know the real Anna Leonowens as she makes her return to the stage in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I

30 Way Down Hadestown

With this ‘musical poem’ arriving in the West End via Broadway, the National Theatre and other stops,

4 Musicals Feb/Mar 2024

Sarah Crompton speaks to the cast and creatives about dramatic reinvention of Greek myths and creating a uniquely London production

36 Made in Sheffield One of the most innovative

British musicals of recent years, Standing at the Sky’s Edge – created at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre– is now opening in the West End. David Jays explores its themes of love, home and belonging


42 From swing to leading lady Matt Wolf meets Emily Benjamin,

who stars in her own right in ‘70s-set Wild West musical Bronco Billy at Charing Cross Theatre following two years as a swing, understudy and Alternate Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club – plus a look at other notable understudies who went on to great things


My Bookmarks

Skip to main content