This glorious and musically powerful staged concert version of the beloved musical manages to maintain the drama.
Uncertainty in timetabling is likely to be with us for quite a while. However, I’m keeping my hopes alive that some of the most anticipated plays of the spring and summer season will still go ahead… at some point. Here are my top three.
In our continuing series, editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 1 March 2020), ranging from Love London Love Culture’s thoughts on David Mitchell’s West End debut in the stage adaptation of TV favourite Upstart Crow at the Gielgud Theatre.
Filled with fantastic wordplay, Ben Elton’s comedy Upstart Crow is a lovely tribute to William Shakespeare.
The quick-witted comedy you expect from Ben Elton which is seen in the BBC series runs throughout this incredibly funny stage production of Upstart Crow.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the stage adaptation of Ben Elton’s comedy Upstart Crow.
We round up the reviews for the return of Conor McPherson’s show Girl from the North Country based on the music of Bob Dylan.
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening in December.
Rhys Ifans will play the iconic role of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, the new play by Aaron Sorkin based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, directed by Bartlett Sher, which will open in London’s West End in 2020. Further casting will be announced.
Full casting has been announced for Ben Elton’s stage adaption of the critically-acclaimed BBC TV sitcom Upstart Crow which runs at the Gielgud Theatre from 7 February to 25 April 2020 (press night 18 February) and will see David Mitchell make his West End debut as Will Shakespeare. Joining Mitchell as Will Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan as Kate, in bringing their TV characters to …
To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s new play based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, directed by Bartlett Sher, will open at London’s Gielgud Theatre in May 2020.
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.
Like its predecessors, 2019’s Les Misérables: The Staged Concert will be long remembered as another notable event in the musical’s performance history, heralding the return of Michael Ball to a show he helped to establish, but this time in the role of Javert.
As rehearsals begin for Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, it has been announced that Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas will complete the principal casting as Éponine and Cosette respectively.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
The critically-acclaimed hit Girl from the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, is to play London’s Gielgud Theatre in for a limited season from 10 December 2019 to 1 February 2020 (press night is 16 December).
Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama Sweat vigorously massages the wounded heart of rustbelt America.
The Donmar Warehouse’s sold-out production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage will transfer to London’s Gielgud Theatre for a limited six-week run from 7 June 2019, with Martha Plimpton reprising her role as Tracey in Lynette Linton’s acclaimed production. Further casting is to be announced.
Cameron Mackintosh has announced that for 16 weeks only Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier) will lead a large cast and orchestra of over 65 in the concert version of Les Misérables.
While London’s Queen’s Theatre is being restored, the West End production of Les Misérables will continue in performance on Shaftesbury Avenue with plans being announced shortly for a four-month season at the Gielgud Theatre from the end of July 2019.