View Post

NEWS: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & Ashley Zhangazha are the new leads in West End’s Tina The Musical

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases, Quotes, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe will play Tina Turner in the West End production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical from 15 April 2019. Joining the company from the same date will be Ashley Zhangazha as Ike Turner. Adrienne Warren, who has played the title role in London since the show’s world premiere, will lead the Broadway production opening in autumn 2019.

View Post

NEWS: Four wins for Manchester’s Royal Exchange at UK Theatre Awards plus honours for Maxine Peake & Richard Eyre

In Children's theatre, Dance, Inspiring people, Manchester, Musicals, Native, News, Opera, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes, Regional theatre, Sticky, Touring by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

There were four wins for Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre at this year’s UK Theatre Awards. The winners were revealed in a lunchtime ceremony at London’s Guildhall.

View Post

‘Embracing the full diversity of British society in every shape, size, age & ability’: PERICLES – National Theatre

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

What is a national theatre for? You’d be forgiven for answering ‘complaining about’ given the amount of sniping regularly aimed at the institution. But with the launch of Public Acts, the National Theatre’s new national initiative, you feel that they’ve alighted on the answer.

View Post

NEWS: Ray Fearon & Ashley Zhangazha lead UK’s first all-black Guys & Dolls

In Inspiring people, Manchester, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases, Regional theatre by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

This Christmas director Michael Buffong transports GUYS AND DOLLS uptown to 1939 Harlem in the UK’s first all-black cast production of this iconic 1950 Broadway musical classic, which has been reimagined and developed with the award-winning hip-hop dancer and choreographer Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy.

View Post

What if every day were #Shakespeare400 and London Marathon?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Snippets of Hamlet, Henry V, As You Like It and Julius Caesar delivered by some of my favourite actors – including Alex Jennings, Michelle Terry, Ashley Zhangazha, Jamie Parker and Will Keen – is an enrichment to any Sunday. Why must it come down this weekend? Why not make it a permanent Bankside installation?

View Post

NEWS: Natalie Dew returns to plays with Human Animals premiere at Royal Court

In London theatre, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Natalie Dew – following her #AlsoRecognised Award and Olivier nomination for Bend It Like Beckham, in which she made her musical debut – Ian Gelder, Stella Gonet, Lisa McGrillis, Sargon Yelda and Ashley Zhangazha have been cast in Stef Smith’s new play Human Animals, which runs from 18 May 2016 to 18 June 2016 in the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

View Post

NEWS: Richard Bean premieres snooker play in new Sheffield season

In Musicals, News, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes, Regional theatre by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Daniel Evans, today announces the company’s most ambitious season to date, including the premiere of new musical Flowers for Mrs Harris and Richard Bean’s new comedy thriller set in the world of snooker, staged just before the annual World Snooker Championships at the Crucible in April

AH, WILDERNESS! Young Vic, SE1

In London theatre, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

THE SANDS OF TIME YIELD UP THEIR DREAMS This is Eugene O’Neill’s only comedy: the moment when from his vortex of family addiction, illness, loneliness, romantic seaward longings and deep human empathy came a spurt of hope. It is set … Continue reading →