Moulin Rouge! The Musical triumphed in 10 categories at the 74th Tony Awards, including being named Best Musical, but there was also British success, with Rob Howell and Hugh Vanstone winning awards for their design work on the Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol (5) and Stephen Daldry named Best Director for his staging of Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance (4), originally at London’s Young Vic Theatre before its West End transfer.
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Broadway star Rachel York and Tony and Olivier nominee Haydn Gwynne will join the cast of critically-acclaimed Anything Goes for the final weeks before the show must end on 6 November 2021.
Taron Egerton, Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka and Phil Daniels will star in C O C K, the first West End production of Mike Bartlett’s Olivier Award-winning play about love and identity.
In a special, one-night-only concert, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s musical Sunset Boulevard will be staged at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 3 December 2021.
The National Theatre has announces further details for its upcoming productions Trouble in Mind, Wuthering Heights and Small Island, as well as the return of daytime opening for visitors.
The cast has been announced for the UK premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical which begins performances at the Piccadilly Theatre in London on 12 November 2021, with press night on 8 December 2021.
London’s Jermyn Street Theatre has announced its first full season since reopening with the Footprints Festival earlier this year. The Encounters Season, which runs from mid-September to the end of the year, features some of the UK’s best-known stage names.
Scottish hit Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of), written by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen, will transfer to the West End’s Criterion Theatre for an open-ended run, previewing from 15 October and opening on 2 November 2021.
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced its 2022 Season, including work by Mike Bartlett, Roy Williams, Patrick Marber and Timberlake Wertenbaker.
Six-time Academy Award nominated actress Amy Adams will make her West End debut in a new production of Tennessee Williams’ celebrated memory play The Glass Menagerie, the debut production from Second Half Productions, a new entertainment company founded by Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey and Rob O’Rahilly.
Internationally-acclaimed immersive theatre company Punchdrunk is returning to London for the first time since 2014 with its largest live show to date, The Burnt City, staged in the company’s new home Woolwich Works from 22 March 2022 (the official opening is 21 April). Set across three Grade-II listed buildings, the show tells the story of Greek tragedy The Fall of Troy, transposed to a future parallel world (dates).
The Great Gatsby, created and directed by Alexander Wright, reopens in the West End, playing at Gatsby’s Mansion at Immersive LDN in Mayfair from 16 September, with a press night on 24 September (marking F Scott’s Fitzgerald’s 125th birthday).
Wise Children has announced the full cast and further tour dates for the world première production of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the show is a co-production with the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal.
The autumn-spring season at London’s Park Theatre will include the London premiere of new musical Little Women and a work in progress showing of Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] by Harry Hill and Steve Brown.
A concert to celebrate the Chamber Musical Project will take place on 4 October 2021 at London’s Garrick Theatre. The Chamber Musical Sessions concert will invite audiences to join the selected 15 writing teams from across the UK to hear an array of new songs from the chamber musicals that they are writing.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced further casting for The Magician’s Elephant, a new musical by Nancy Harris (book/lyrics) and Marc Teitler (music/lyrics) based on the novel by prize-winning children’s author Kate DiCamillo.
Donny Osmond will join celebrated pantomime royalty Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot, Jac Yarrow and Sophie Isaacs in Pantoland at The Palladium which will open at the West End theatre on 4 December 2021 and run until 9 January 2022 for a strictly limited five-week run.
The world premiere of Penetration by Carolyn Lloyd-Davies, a sensitive piece inspired by seven true stories of accusations and acquittals from 2014 to 2019, comes The Cockpit this autumn from 22- September to 9th October 2021 (press night is 23 September).
It wasn’t long ago that My Theatre Mates was chatting to award-winning writer Lita Doolan about one of her plays receiving its world premiere at this year’s Brighton Fringe. Now, she is celebrating the opening of the first ever digital Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the inclusion of her solo show Ain’t No Female Romeo.
Sonia Friedman Productions and the Royal Court Theatre have confirmed the return of Ian Rickson’s production of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem to London’s West End for a strictly limited 16-week engagement. Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook will reprise their celebrated roles as Johnny “Rooster” Byron and Ginger respectively, with further casting to be announced at a later date.