From Tuesday 15 March, there will be four new Seasons joining the cast of JERSEY BOYS at the Piccadilly Theatre ahead of its 8th Anniversary on 18 March. This is the first time since the show opened in London that all four Seasons have changed.
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Kinky Boots, Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 24 September 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 1 February 2016.
WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce the opening of its 21st new booking period, on Monday 1 February 2016 at 10am, with over 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 29 April 2017.
Dominic Cooper returns to the stage this year to play debauched 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester in The Libertine. This sexually charged masterpiece by award-winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys will play a limited run as part of the 2016 summer season at Bath Theatre Royal from 31 August to 17 September prior to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September.
Kit Harington will return to the London stage to play the title role in an anarchic production of Doctor Faustus at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre, London, from 9th April 2016. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, Christopher Marlowe’s masterwork, with two acts by Colin Teevan, will preview from Monday 9th April 2016, booking until Saturday 4th June. Further casting to be announced.
This Easter, Wales Millennium Centre will premiere its first full-scale, original musical, ONLY THE BRAVE, produced with Soho Theatre, Daniel Sparrow Productions and Birdsong Productions. Based on the real lives of men and women caught up in the D-Day landings, this new production will star David Thaxton, Caroline Sheen and Neil McDermott, directed by Steve Marmion, Artistic Director of London’s Soho Theatre.
The full cast has been announced for the 2016 UK and Ireland Tour and the West End limited season of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, adapted by Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster. Matt Barber (Atticus Aldridge in Downton Abbey) will play Fred and Victor McGuire (the sitcoms Trollied and Bread) will play Joe Bell. They will be joined by Robert Calvert as Doc, …
Kenneth Cranham awarded Best Actor for “the role of a lifetime” Denise Gough awarded Best Actress only three years after winning Most Promising Newcomer Bend It Like Beckham wins Best Musical Robert Icke awarded Best Director for Oresteia The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2015 were hosted today, Tuesday 26th January 2016, by the Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman (and My Theatre …
The Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the UK’s most prestigious stage honours, has announced exciting plans, including new partnerships, to celebrate the awards’ 40th anniversary.
With Funny Girl running at its home base in Southwark and preparing for a West End transfer (to the Savoy Theatre), Close To You – Bacharach Reimagined in the West End (at the Criterion Theatre), and The Color Purple on Broadway, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the UK premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Truth in a new version by Christopher Hampton. The production runs 10 March to 7 May 2016, with a press night on 16 March.
Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, has announced plans for an ambitious £5.5 million capital development project that will see the theatre’s auditorium and front of house spaces transformed, with work scheduled to take place from summer 2016. Arts Council England has contributed £3.1 million to the scheme with a public campaign to raise additional funds set to be announced in due course.
Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Neil LaBute’s romantic comedy Reasons to be Happy, directed by Michael Attenborough. Reasons to be Happy follows the lives and loves of four friends as they desperately search for that most elusive goal in life: happiness. The play is a companion piece to Reasons to be Pretty, which was also directed by Michael Attenborough in 2011 when he was Artistic Director of the Almeida.
Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson will join Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard, the second production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard is produced by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd and is based on the original Paramount film by Billy Wilder.
Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls will transfer to the Phoenix Theatre whilst simultaneously touring the UK from March 2016. The West End production re-opens 19 March 2016 and is booking until 30 October whilst the UK tour will run simultaneously, opening in Liverpool on 16 March and touring throughout the UK until 30 July, closing in Woking. Full cast details for both productions to be announced.
Casting is today announced for the world’s first ‘computer musical’, Beyond the Fence. Presented by Sky Arts and Wingspan Theatricals, Beyond the Fence will play at the Arts Theatre from 22 February to 5 March 2016, with a press night on Friday 26 February.
All star casting for the world stage premiere of Jeff Wayne’s classic includes Jimmy Nail, Daniel Bedingfield and Sugababe Heidi Range – all making their West End debuts – as well as David Essex, Michael Praed and Madalena Alberto.
After an incredible run at 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Assembly Festival and Riverside Studios Fringe First winning production of RAZ has its London premiere at Trafalgar Studios from 22 March – 16 April 2016 before embarking on a UK tour.
London Theatre Workshop is delighted to announce that after two successful years located above the Eel Brook Pub in Fulham, the company is relocating to an exciting new venue in Central London. The company’s new home is nestled right in the heart of the City of London’s financial district, within the beautiful and historic Leadenhall Market. A short walk from Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Bank and Monument stations, the new space is being re-developed to house a 60-seat theatre, much-needed rehearsal space, plus a creatives’ workshop and office.
Daniel Mays and George MacKay will join the previously announced Timothy Spall in Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker, directed by Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus, running at the Old Vic 6 April to 14 May 2016, previews from 26 March.
Award winning star of TV and theatre, Catherine Tate (Assassins, The Catherine Tate Show, The Vote, Doctor Who) and Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin, Here Lies Love), who takes lead role in Disney’s Aladdin this summer, will lead the cast in the new musical comedy Miss Atomic Bomb, alongside musical theatre stars Florence Andrews (A Little Night Music, Annie Get Your Gun), Simon Lipkin (The Lorax, Assassins, Rock of Ages, Avenue Q) and Daniel Boys (Any Dream Will Do, Avenue Q, Spamalot) as it explodes into the UK for its World Premiere at the St James Theatre, Victoria, in Spring 2016. The production will be running from 7 March for a strictly limited five week season, with press night on 14 March 2016.