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MyTheatreMates publishes a selection of daily press releases sent to us by publicists of the relevant show or theatre. We are not responsible for any inaccuracies contained within these materials.
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NEWS: Zoe Wanamaker and John Dagleish join Kenneth Branagh repertory

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Further casting for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s Plays at the Garrick season has been announced. John Dagleish and Zoë Wanamaker are to appear in Terence Rattigan’s Harlequinade, with John also joining the company of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. The two productions will play in repertory at the Garrick theatre from 17 October 2015 until 16 January 2016.

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NEWS: In the Heights returns to London, opening at King’s Cross on 3 Oct

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Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights will return to London this year following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. The production will transfer to King’s Cross Theatre on 3 October 2015 and is booking for a strictly limited four week period until 1 November 2015. Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on Friday 10 July 2015.

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NEWS: Bruce Forsyth hosts An Evening with Liza Minnelli at London Palladium, 20 Sep

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Sir Bruce Forsyth, one of the UK’s best loved stars and entertainers, is today announced as the host who will interview American showbiz legend Liza Minnelli on stage in the West End in An Evening With Liza Minnelli. Sir Bruce said: “I am absolutely delighted to be spending an evening in the company of one of the truly great entertainers …

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NEWS: New National Theatre season includes Anne-Marie Duff in DH Lawrence

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The National Theatre has announced its new booking period, running from July 2015 to January 2016, with several new productions and some big names – including Anne-Marie Duff, whose previous award-winning NT credits include Strange Interlude and Saint Joan – entering the repertoire, as well as myriad casting updates. NATIONAL THEATRE: JULY 2015 – JANUARY 2016 Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE …

NEWS: New National Theatre season includes Anne-Marie Duff in DH Lawrence

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The National Theatre has announced its new booking period, running from July 2015 to January 2016, with several new productions and some big names – including Anne-Marie Duff, whose previous award-winning NT credits include Strange Interlude and Saint Joan – entering the repertoire, as well as myriad casting updates. NATIONAL THEATRE: JULY 2015 – JANUARY 2016 Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE …

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NEWS: The Railway Children add fours months to King’s Cross run

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The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny’s stage adaptation of E. Nesbit’s novel The Railway Children – Live on Stage will be extending its run at King’s Cross Theatre until Sunday 3 January 2016. Originally planned to close on 6 September, the production will run for an extra four months due to popular demand. Tickets for the new period will go on sale at 10.00am on Friday 10 July.

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NEWS: Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in new play about Nell Gwynn at the Globe

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Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star as Nell in Jessica Swale’s new play Nell Gwynn, directed by Christopher Luscombe. Gugu recently starred in the feature films Belle and Beyond the Lights. She first came to fame playing Juliet opposite Andrew Garfield in Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, in 2005. Since then she …

NEWS: Dementia play The Father, starring Kenneth Cranham, transfers to West End

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Following successful runs at the Ustinov Studio in Bath and the Tricycle Theatre in London, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and the Tricycle Theatre will transfer Florian Zeller’s Moliere award-winning play, THE FATHER, starring Kenneth Cranham and Claire Skinner, to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre for a limited season, Wednesday 30 September-Saturday 21 November. In the two weeks prior to the transfer, the production will play a very limited run at Cambridge Arts Theatre, 15-26 September.

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NEWS: Joely Richardson, Robert Sheehan and Kare Conradi lead Nunn’s revival of The Wars of the Roses … at the Rose

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Rose Theatre Kingston today announces that Joely Richardson, Robert Sheehan and Kåre Conradi, lead the company for The Wars of the Roses. This autumn the Rose stage will be transformed into a battleground for The Wars of the Roses, a gripping adaptation of four of Shakespeare’s history plays, directed by Trevor Nunn. The productions will play in rep from 16 September until 31 October, with press performances for all three plays on 3 October.

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NEWS: Print Room autumn season includes Handspring Puppet Company’s Ubu

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Artistic Director Anda Winters today announces Print Room at the Coronet’s Autumn / Winter 2015 season at its new, permanent home at the Coronet in London’s Notting Hill, with two productions presented in the main auditorium at the iconic listed building and former Victorian playhouse, alongside further programming in the smaller studio space. Commenting on Print Room at the Coronet’s …

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NEWS: Nick Payne’s Constellations returns to West End, opening at Trafalgar Studios 14 July

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Following critically acclaimed sold-out runs in the West End, on Broadway, and its first national tour to eight UK cities, the Royal Court Theatre’s production of Nick Payne’s award-winning Constellations will transfer to Trafalgar Studios for three weeks only. Michael Longhurst (Carmen Disruption, A Number) directs Joe Armstrong (Happy Valley) and Louise Brealey (Sherlock) as Roland and Marianne in this hugely popular play from one of the leading voices in UK Theatre.

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NEWS: Britain’s Got Talent’s Jamie Raven joins magic rush in West End Illusionists

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THE ILLUSIONISTS – WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE™ – the world’s best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries – comes to London’s West End for the first time, playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre from Saturday 14 November-Sunday 3 January (Press Night: Monday 16 November, 7pm), starring the UK’s hottest magician Jamie Raven. [See also: Do You Believe in Magic in the West End?] Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent, where he captivated the British public with his unique magic tricks, Jamie Raven joins this ground breaking spectacular showcasing the dazzling talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

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NEWS: The 39 Steps ends nine-year run at Criterion Theatre on 5 Sep

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On Saturday 5 September 2015, The 39 Steps will close after nine years at the West End’s Criterion Theatre. Based on John Buchan’s 1914 spy thriller The Thirty Nine Steps and adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow (Desmond Oliver Dingle/The National Theatre of Brent), The 39 Steps is directed by Maria Aitken, with design by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Ian Scott, sound by Mic Pool, and movement by Toby Sedgwick.