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Ruthless the Musical – Rehearsals


The long-running Off Broadway musical finally hits the West End this month. Rehearsals are well underway as these exciting pictures show …


Jason Gardiner (Sylvia St. Croix), Lucy Simmonds (Tina Denmark) & Kim Maresca (Judy Denmark)
Kim Maresca (Judy Denmark), Lucy Simmonds (Tina Denmark) & Jason Gardiner (Sylvia St. Croix)
Tracie Bennett (Lita)
Kim Maresca (Judy Denmark)
Kim Maresca (Judy Denmark) & Tracie Bennett (Lita)
Jason Gardiner (Sylvia St. Croix) & Tracie Bennett (Lita)
Kim Maresca (Judy Denmark) & Lucy Simmonds (Tina Denmark)
Harriet Thorpe (Myrna Thorn) & Lucy Simmonds (Tina Denmark)
Jason Gardiner (Sylvia St. Croix), Lucy Simmonds (Tina Denmark) & Kim Maresca (Judy Denmark)


Photography by Alastair Muir




Evan Sacks, Darren Bagert, Adam Mackie, Kenneth Schur and Maxine Paul present


Book and Lyrics: Joel Paley

Music: Marvin Laird

Director: Richard Fitch; Choreographer: Rebecca Howell; Designer: Morgan Large

Lighting Designer: Tim Lutkin; Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke

Musical Supervisor: Gareth Valentine

16 March – 23 June


Arts Theatre link

Jason Gardiner, Lara Denning, Kim Maresca, Harriet Thorpe and Tracie Bennett join the company of Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s award-winning all female character camp killer cult classic Ruthless! The Musical for its strictly limited 14 week run at the Arts Theatre. The children alternating the role of Tina Denmark will be announced shortly.




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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

A new musical by Ben Frost and Richard Hough

(inspired by the poem by Goethe)

Directed by Ryan McBryde

Musical direction by Seann Alderking


New musical inspired by Goethe poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice appears in two exclusive concerts, with a stellar cast including Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett. 

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is best known to modern audiences through the Disney film Fantasia. ​​Acclaimed musical theatre writing team Frost and Hough have gone back to the original poem by Goethe to put their own spin on the story for this new musical, which reimagines the apprentice as the rebellious daughter of a master magician. Their new ​​version explores this relationship between a father and daughter, and whether magic can help them repair it.
​Now audiences have an exclusive opportunity to see this concert presentation, with a cast of West End stars including the double Olivier Award winning and Tony Award nominated Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow, Mrs Henderson Presents) with narration from Jan Ravens, best known for her Dead Ringers impressions. The first concert is the opening event for the newly renovated Broadway Theatre in Letchworth, and the second is in the intimate surroundings of the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End. 
Ben Frost and Richard Hough have been writing together since 2010. For Christmas 2015, they wrote a comic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (Castle Theatre), and are currently developing a new musical version of Around The World In Eighty Days, plus an original project entitled Neon. They have written full-length adult musical Possession (about a gothic murder in the backwaters of suburbia) and solo show Sin (about the wife of a politician at the end of her tether). 
Director Ryan McBryde’s credits include The House of Mirrors and Hearts (Arcola), The Donkey Show (Proud London), 1984 (Stuttgart), which was nominated for the prestigious Theaterpreis Der Faust, Cinderella (Salisbury Playhouse), Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour), The Ruling Class (Frankfurt), Angus, Thongs And Even More Snogging (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Who’s Tommy (European Tour) and the German premieres of Spring Awakening and The Full Monty. His production of Hamlet! The Musical at Northampton and Richmond won the WhatsOnStage Theatregoers’ Choice Award. He is associate director for Perfect Pitch Musicals and the English Theatre Frankfurt.




Tuesday 7 February 7pm – The Broadway, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DD

Box office: 01462 681088



Wednesday 8 February 7.30pm – The Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9ND

Box Office: 020 7395 5405



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