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.
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The Really Useful Group has announced, after a period of enforced closure, the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella will be on 25 August 2021.
Producers Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced initial casting for The Mirror and the Light in the West End.
Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud will play The Drifters in brand new musical The Drifters Girl, also starring Beverley Knight, which tells the remarkable story of one of the world’s greatest vocal groups and the woman who made them. The show begins performances at Newcastle Theatre Royal on 9 October 2021, playing until 23 October, before transferring to London’s Garrick Theatre on 4 November (press night is 25 November).
Casting has been announced for for Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution, due to return to London County Hall from 14 September 2021. The production is booking through to 20 March 2022.
Following the cancellation of weekend performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella at London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre, due to one member of the company testing positive for Covid-19, the composer has announced today that the opening night and gala evenings (19 and 20 July 2021) will also not go ahead.
Due to an increasing number of Covid-enforced absences, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company/Fiery Angel new production of Terence Rattigan’s play The Browning Version, due to play at London’s Riverside Studios from 5-29 August 2021, has had to be cancelled.
The National Theatre, returning to performances with full capacity audiences from later this month, has announced further casting details for forthcoming productions of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, original musical Hex, Moira Buffini’s new play Manor, and more.
The full cast for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, joining Arinzé Kene in the title role, has been announced. The world premiere musical begins performances at London’s Lyric Theatre on 1 October 2021 with an opening night on 20 October.
Prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that England will move to Step 4 of the Government roadmap on 19 July 2021, meaning that theatres will be able to return to full attendance levels.
The original two-part multi-award-winning production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will resume performances at London’s Palace Theatre on 14 October 2021. After over a year and a half of shutdown due to the pandemic, rehearsals for the West End production will begin this August.
Next Monday prime minister Boris Johnson will announce his decision on whether legal restrictions – including those related to social distancing and wearing of face masks – will be lifted in England on 19 July when Step 4 of the Government roadmap is due to be reached.
Dates are now confirmed for Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage at the Bridge Theatre. Directed by Nicholas Hytner in Bryony Lavery’s new stage adaptation which takes place 12 years before Pullman’s epic His Dark Materials trilogy, performances are from 2 December 2021 to 19 February 2022 with opening night on 14 December.
London’s Donmar Warehouse has announced its reopening season following extended closure and completion of essential building works, beginning with with Inua Ellams’ audience-led poetry event Search Party.
As the multi-award-winning Come From Away prepares to welcome audiences back to the Phoenix Theatre in London from 22 July 2021, two new members has been announced for the London cast and full details have been confirmed for the full Come From Away UK family, on and off stage.
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Royal & Derngate, Northampton have announcd that Ralph Fiennes’ world premiere stage adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets will transfer to London’s Harold Pinter Theatre for 36 performances only from 18 November to 18 December 2021.
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore’s stage adaptation of their Channel 4 hit The Windsors, The Windsors: Endgame which will open at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 2 August 2021 with a press night on 10 August.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that The Comedy of Errors will transfer to the Barbican for a strictly limited London run following a season in Stratford-upon-Avon and a short national tour.
Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical which returns to the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September 2021. Celebrating 10 years since the multi-award-winning show opened in London, the much-loved British musical is now booking through to 13 February 2022.
The producers of Pretty Woman: The Musical have announced full casting for the show’s reopening, with performances beginning on 8 July 2021 in its new home the Savoy Theatre. The production will play with social distancing in place until 20 July when it will play at full capacity.