Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to announce that internationally renowned Carlos Acosta has been appointed as its new director. He will take up his appointment in January 2020.
Devil You Know Theatre Company has announced full casting for the first London production since 2005 of the multi-award-winning play The Rubenstein Kiss by James Phillips, directed by Joe Harmston for a limited season at Southwark Playhouse from 14 March to 13 April 2019, with a national press night on 18 March.
As the world première of Ishy Din’s Approaching Empty opens at Kiln Theatre, the company’s artistic director Indhu Rubasingham has announced the casting for the UK première of Florian Zeller’s The Son, in a translation by Christopher Hampton. Michael Longhurst directs Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, Oseloka Obi, Amaka Okafor and Martin Turner. The production opens on 26 February 2019, with previews from 20 February, and runs until 6 April.
Music & Lyrics Productions has announced that its touring production of Doctor Dolittle, starring Mark Williams, will close at the end of its run at the New Theatre, Oxford, on Saturday 26 January 2019. It had been planned to tour the UK and Ireland until November 2019. The company has cited lower than anticipated advance ticket sales for the reason to cancel the tour.
A brand-new production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ – the first London revival in almost 25 years – will play Southwark Playhouse from 19 April 2019 to 1 June, following its premiere at Mercury Theatre Colchester from 15-30 March. The Fats Waller musical will be directed by Tyrone Huntley, making his directorial debut, and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse.