More2Screen has announced the cinema release of the critically acclaimed West End revival of Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble’s 42nd Street, which will be screened in more than 550 cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 10 November 2019. This is the largest-ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical – pure musical magic on the big screen. Cinema tickets are on sale now.
Sheffield Theatres’ acclaimed production of Life of Pi, directed by Max Webster, will transfer to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre in 2020 with performances beginning on 22 June (press night is 9 July 2020).
The Cervantes Theatre, London’s home of Spanish and Latin American drama, concludes its female-led 2019 season with a major new staging of Isabel Allende’s literary bestseller The House of the Spirits.
As Ovalhouse brings its residency in its current South London home to a close, Emma Frankland opens its final season with We Dig, a show exploring the trans experience in which a giant hole will be dug within the venue. Book your tickets now.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced its schedule for summer 2020, a season of Shakespeare plays exploring separation, loss and deep bonds of family.
Artistic director Rachel Edwards has announced the Boulevard Theatre’s 2020 season. The new venue opens on 24 October 2019 with Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet, directed by Bill Buckhurst with a late night and Sunday programme running alongside.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced its decision to conclude its partnership with BP at the end of this year. BP have supported the RSC’s £5 ticket scheme for 16 to 25 year olds since 2013. Talking about the decision, RSC artistic director Gregory Doran and executive director Catherine Mallyon said: “Over many months we have listened to a wide and varied range of voices …
Award-winning ensemble company Lazarus Theatre has announced their third annual residency at Greenwich Theatre with a 2020 line-up of three re-imagined classics – Macbeth, Hedda Gabler and Peter Pan – all with post-show Q&As chaired by MyTheatreMates co-founder Terri Paddock.
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced initial casting for its major revival of Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend running at the theatre from 22 November 2019 to 7 March 2020 (press night is on 3 December 2019). Full casting will be announced shortly.
Broadway fan favourite musical Be More Chill is to transfer to London to make its UK premiere at The Other Palace, playing from 12 February to 3 May 2020, with press night on 18 February.
Sam Shepard’s 2009 play Ages of the Moon at last receives its UK premiere, in a production directed by Alexander Lass and produced by Debbie Hicks at The Vaults, where it will run alongside their current revival of David Hare’s The Permanent Way in the adjacent space. Ages of the Moon will run in The Vaults Theatre from 17 October …
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Claudio Macor’s new play Different From the Others, which tells the story behind the first pro-gay film ever made and premieres 100 years after the film itself. It runs at London’s White Bear Theatre from 29 October to 16 November 2019. Time to get booking!
The list of nominees has been revealed for this year’s UK Theatre Awards, the only nationwide awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in theatre throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Best New Play nominees are Laura Wade’s The Watsons, Ulster American by David Ireland and Life Of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti from Yann Martel’s novel, while Best Musical …
David Mitchell is to make his West End debut in 2020 in Ben Elton’s stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed BBC TV sitcom, Upstart Crow. This all-new comedy – written especially for the stage – will see Mitchell once more don the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare.
Sonia Friedman Productions has announced Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14 January 2020 with opening night on 23 January 2020.
Robert Icke’s Almeida Theatre production, The Doctor, will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre from 20 April to 11 July 2020, with press night on 29 April. Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson will reprise her role as Professor Ruth Wolff.
Noël Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Jennifer Saunders, will return next year for a UK tour followed by a strictly limited six-week engagement at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre following a celebrated reception at the Theatre Royal Bath earlier this summer.
Michael Harrison and The Really Useful Group have announce that the new, smash hit production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will return to the iconic London Palladium in summer 2020, following its triumphant season this year.
Dramatist Claudio Macor, renowned for his dramas centred around little-known historical records, returns to the White Bear Theatre with his latest play. Different From the Others tells the story behind the first pro-gay film ever made – and it premieres 100 years after the film itself. Time to get booking!
Shakespeare’s great drama of mercy and manipulation, The Merchant of Venice, is to receive a striking new revival by theatre companies Poetic Justice Productions and Wolf Sister Productions when it is staged at the Drayton Arms Theatre this autumn.