Journalist and playwright Jonathan Maitland will be kept on his toes rewriting his latest play, The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, nightly to ensure it keeps up with the politician’s ever-changing world.
London’s Park Theatre has announced its new January to June 2019 season featuring seven world and four UK/European premieres.
What I like – as well as the daft jokes and a ridiculous sauna scene in sock-suspenders and full tweeds — is the disciplined slickness of it: that Reduced-Shakespeare or play-that-goes-wrong quality which lifts shows like this out of the tiresome arent-we-amusing college revue level and into proper theatre.
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII sing their way out of the history books and into the spotlight in the professional premiere of SIX, which runs at the West End’s Arts Theatre for four Monday dates on 18 December 2017 and 8, 15 and 22 January 2018.
Casting for the 2017 UK tour of Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland has been confirmed, including Kerry Ellis, Wendi Peters and Dave Willetts.
Sunday 15 May 2016 saw the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Awards 2016 take place at London’s Novello Theatre, with Guildford School of Acting’s Courtney Bowman (pictured centre) crowned the winner. Catherine Francoise was at the event for www.jonathanbaz.com and reports.
Following runs in Tempa, Texas and Tokyo, the Tony and Drama Desk nominated production based on Lewis Carroll’s classic story will receive its UK and European premiere next year – in a brand new production.