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NEWS: Japanese TV star Takao Osawa joins the West End cast of The King and I

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Takao Osawa, the multi-award-winning actor and star of one of Japan’s most popular television series Jin, will join the cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I to play Kralahome, trusted adviser to The King of Siam, when the smash hit musical transfers from Broadway to the London Palladium on 21 June 2018 (press night is 3 July).

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NEWS: Dean-John Wilson & Na-Young Jeon join cast of The King & I as Palladium run is extended

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Dean John-Wilson (who starred in the title role of Disney’s original West End production of Aladdin) and Na-Young Jeon (Fantine in Les Misérables in the West End and Gigi in Miss Saigon on world tour) join the West End cast of The King & I as the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim.

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NEWS: Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara & Ken Watanabe reprise roles in The King & I transfer at London Palladium

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The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I will transfer from Broadway to London next summer following a critically acclaimed 16- month run at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater and an unprecedented continuing record-breaking sold-out USA tour. The production will start performances on 21 June 2018 – with a press night on 3 July 2018, booking until 4 …

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NEWS: Toby Stephens returns to stage to star in Oslo’s UK premiere, TICKETS ONSALE

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Toby Stephens will return to the stage to star in the UK premiere of JT Rogers’ 2017 Tony Award-winning Best Play Oslo, which opens at the National Theatre in September followed by a direct West End transfer in October. Tickets for the West End run are now on sale via MyTheatreMates.

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BOOK REVIEW: After Anatevka

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Alexandra Silber’s first novel After Anatevka is a carefully crafted study into love and life in Russia in the early twentieth century. Much like Marc Chagall was to paint enchanted images of that era, so too do Silber’s words offer a painstaking picture of a world long since disappeared.

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NEWS: NT transfers Oslo, stages Trump confirmation hearings in West End

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Two highly political plays based on real-life world affairs will come to the West End this year from New York, via the National Theatre. Later this month, for one night only, there’s a staged reading of All the President’s Men?, Nicolas Kent‘s edited transcripts from the Senate confirmation hearings for President Trump’s (highly controversial) Cabinet. And in the autumn, JT …