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Official show photography: Bumblescratch‘s West End concert gala

It may have been onstage at the Adelphi Theatre for one night only (4 September 2016) but we’ve captured our wonderful West End gala company in action forever with our official production photography gallery. We invite our 13-strong BUMBLESCRATCH company – led by Darren Day, Michael Xavier, Jessica Martin and Ilan Galkoff – to take another digital bow, with an extra round of applause please …

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Putting it together: Bumblescratch  rehearsal diary (& opening night), part 3

In the third and last instalment of our rehearsal diary, Robert J Sherman’s production assistant Thomas Josling updates his behind-the-scenes account of putting the show together in the second week. You can read part 1 of Thomas’ diary here and read part 2 here. Here’s what was involved in show preparations in the final week, day and hours leading up to the gala night on Sunday …

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Gala night: All the celebs, all the photos, from arrivals to after-party

It was a full house at the Adelphi Theatre last night (4 September 2016) for the West End concert premiere of Robert J Sherman’s BUMBLESCRATCH, held in aid of children’s charity Variety. Amongst some of the celebrities in attendance were Ben Forster, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Brian Conley, Anthea Turner, Emma Williams, Charlotte Wakefield, Stuart Matthew Price, Lucy Kay, Sebastian Croft …

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Variety awards Darren Day, Michael Xavier & Jessica Martin ambassador status

There was an extra surprise at last night’s gala performance of BUMBLESCRATCH at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre. Malcolm Brenner and Pamela Sinclair, trustees of the show’s chosen charity Variety, came onstage at the curtain call to congratulate Robert J Sherman, director Stewart Nicholls and the company and to thank them for their fundraising efforts. They then named the show’s adult stars …

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Cheesy photos: A night out with Bumblescratch  company

Our cast have been working incredibly hard over the past fortnight. So last night Robert J Sherman treated them, the creatives and the rest of the company to a sumptuous feast at The Dead Dolls House near our rehearsal studios in Islington, north London. Everybody got goody bags, filled up with BUMBLESCRATCH merchandise (look out on Sunday to grab your own souvenir badges, …

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Putting it together: Bumblescratch  rehearsal diary (& birthday celebrations), part 2

As the first week of BUMBLESCRATCH‘s rehearsals wrap, Robert J Sherman’s production assistant Thomas Josling updates his behind-the-scenes account of putting the show together. You can read part 1 here. Check back for more rehearsal diary updates in the lead-up to opening night on Sunday 4 September… Wednesday 24 August 2016 It really is sweltering now, but we’re working twice as hard. We …

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Putting it together: Bumblescratch  rehearsal diary, part 1

Rehearsals officially began with the full company of BUMBLESCRATCH yesterday (Monday 22 August 2016), but they followed two days of ensemble music calls at the end of last week. Here, Robert J Sherman’s production assistant Thomas Josling gives us a glimpse on the work that’s been taking place to put the show together. Check back for more rehearsal diary updates …

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Sherman says: Notes on the show’s four leads

BUMBLESCRATCH‘s Robert J Sherman has launched a series of blogs on his personal website on various aspects of the show’s creation. We’re excerpting selected blogs here. Please visit robbiesherman.com to read more from this series in full. The four main roles in BUMBLESCRATCH are played by Darren Day, Jessica Martin, Michael Xavier and Ilan Galkoff. Here, Sherman tells us a …

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Darren Day, Michael Xavier & Jessica Martin star in Bumblescratch  premiere

We’re delighted to announce initial casting for BUMBLESCRATCH‘s special gala charity concert at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016. Darren Day returns to the West End musical stage to take the title role of Melbourne Bumblescratch with Michael Xavier, fresh from Sunset Boulevard opposite Glenn Close, taking on the role as the dastardly Hookbeard, and Jessica Martin, …