Theatre Breaks News: Theatre Breaks News : London’s Leading Men
Theatre Breaks News : London’s Leading Men
Where have all the fab actors and singers gone this Winter?
To London’s West End… that’s where.
Delicious Darius Campbell, comedic actor Mark Benton & former Phantom, Ramin Karimloo, are just some of London’s Leading Men this Winter.
I personally think it’s always nicer to go to the theatre on cold Winter’s evening. There is something very comforting about treating yourself to a glass of wine, a glossy theatre programme and a top price ticket to see some fabulous acting and/or singing on a West End stage. In my book, there is no comparrision.
So, with that in mind, here is my list of the top three Leading Men in London this Winter…
1. Ok, so he was a bit annoying when he first appeared on our tv screens in Popstars (who can forget his over-the-top version of "Hit Me Baby…"?), but by the time Darius Campbell came 3rd in Pop Idol, I had genuinely fallen in love with his voice. I have followed his career closley since. Saw him first time around as Billy Flynn, the slick moving, fast talking, wise cracking lawyer in Chicago, then as Rhett Butler in "Gone with the Wind" (very under-rated show in my opinion), then back on tv as the eventual winner of "Popstar to Operastar" and now he’s back in the West End re-creating the role of Billy Flynn for the re-vamped Chicago which opens at the Garrick theatre on Monday 7th November. I’ve already got my ticket… have you? Book your Chicago Theatre Break here!
2. Mark Benton, a brilliant comedy actor (he’s the annoying one from the Nationwide adverts & currently in BBC’s ‘Waterloo Road’) who has taken on serious roles as well, joins the cast of The Railway Children as Station Master Perks from 3rd Dec until the show’s end on 8th Jan 2012. This is the 2nd time around for the muched loved Railway Children story which comes to life on a specially built stage in the old Eurostar terminal at Waterloo Station. Book your Railway Children Theatre Break Here!
3. Ramin Karimloo has long been a favourite of mine. I first saw him as the Phantom at Her Majesty’s theatre and was quite unnerved by the fact that I found the character sexy rather than evil! Much to my delight he reprised the role in the Phantom sequel Love Never Dies (why did it have to close??). Now, I am smiling again as he takes to the stage in another dramatic role – that of Jean Valjean in Les Misereables from Mon 26th Nov. Without a doubt – he will be brilliant! Book you Les Miserables Theatre Break Here!
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