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NEWS: Nine shows announced for third From Page to Stage season of new musicals

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Aria Entertainment today announces the full programme of work for the third annual From Page To Stage season of new musicals. Tickets are now on sale ranging from £12.00 to £18.00. Nine shows have been announced as part of the season at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre. Readings include a new musical by Loserville writing duo Elliot Davies and James Bourne …

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NEWS: Sheridan Smith confirmed to play Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at Menier Chocolate Factory

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The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that award-winning actress Sheridan Smith returns to the theatre to play Fanny Brice in a major new revival of Funny Girl. The multi award-winning Michael Mayer directs the production, which opens on 2 December 2015, with previews from 20 November, and runs until 5 March 2016. This production is presented in association with Sonia …

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NEWS: American star Tom McGowan plays Wizard in West End Wicked

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WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to welcome the American stage, television and film actor Tom McGowan to the role ofThe Wizard from Monday 21 September for a limited season until Saturday 12 March 2016. He will be making his West End debut.

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NEWS: Almeida’s Oresteia transfers to West End’s Trafalgar Studios

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The Almeida Theatre’s critically acclaimed, sold out production of Oresteia, by Aeschylus, re-imagined for the modern stage by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke (The Fever, Mr Burns, 1984) will transfer to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End from 22 August. Press night 7 September 2015. Robert Icke’s Oresteia was acclaimed during its Almeida run as one of the theatre …

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NEWS: Stephen Campbell Moore joins Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51, Full cast announced

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The Michael Grandage Company today announces the full company for the UK première of Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November.

NEWS: Major cast changes for The Phantom of the Opera

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From Monday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical“THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End. John Owen-Jones returns as ‘The Phantom’ from Monday 7 September 2015 having most recently played the part in the spectacular new production of the show on tour in the …

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NEWS: Union Theatre revives Madness musical Our House, 19 Aug-12 Sep

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The 2003 Olivier Award-winning Madness musical Our House, with a book by Tim Firth, is revived Off West End at London’s Union Theatre, for a limited season from 21 August to 12 September 2015 (previews from 19 August). It’s directed by Michael Burgen, with choreography by William Whelton and musical direction by Richard Baker. Sasha Regan produces.

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NEWS: Robert Powell stars in autumn tour of Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III

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Following critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End, King Charles III embarks on a UK tour this autumn. Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles. The production opens on 4 September 2015 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and then visits Richmond Theatre, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Milton Keynes Theatre, Cambridge …

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NEWS: New casting announced for West End’s Matilda from 15 Sep

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Evie Hone and Lizzie Wells will join Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical from Tuesday 15 September 2015. Joining the four actresses will be Michael Begley (Mr Wormwood), Miria Parvin (Miss Honey) and Rebecca Thornhill (pictured – Mrs Wormwood). Craige Els will continue in the role of Miss Trunchbull.

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NEWS: Kim Cattrall returns to London stage, David Morrissey meets McDonagh’s Hangman

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The Royal Court Theatre this week announced its autumn season, running from August 2015 to January 2016, which will include the first new stage play from Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pillowman onstage; In Bruges, Seven Psycopaths onscreen). Programming news has now been followed up with major casting updates including Kim Cattrall, David …

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NEWS: Tom Jones The Musical launches UK tour from Wales Millennium Centre

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Theatre na nÓg are delighted to present the UK tour of the TNN production of TOM. A STORY OF TOM JONES. THE MUSICAL, opening on Monday 7 March 2016 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. The first leg of the tour schedule includes Edinburgh, Leicester, Sheffield, Bradford and Salford, with further dates to be announced shortly. Step back in time to …

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NEWS: Emma Hatton and Savannah Stevenson extend in West End Wicked

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WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that the current acclaimed stars, Emma Hatton (Elphaba) and Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), have both extended their contracts and will continue with the long-running hit into 2016. Joining them from Monday 21 September 2015 will be Oliver Savile (The Phantom of …

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NEWS: Bertie Carvel stars in Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape at Old Vic

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Bertie Carvel is to lead the cast in Richard Jones’ new production of The Hairy Ape at The Old Vic. The second production in Matthew Warchus’ tenure as Artistic Director, The Hairy Ape opens on 29 October 2015, with previews from 17 October and will see The Old Vic theatre transform back to its original proscenium arch layout.