Turbine Theatre’s adult panto Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball is a festival of filthy fun that you can’t help but love.
NEWS: Rufus Hound & Katy Brand will join the West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Actor, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound and actor, writer and comedian Katy Brand will be joining the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in March 2020 to play Hugo/Loco Chanelle and Miss Hedge at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End.
NEWS: First casting announced for the RSC’s production of The Boy In The Dress
Rufus Hound, Irvine Iqbal, Natasha Lewis and Forbes Masson have been cast in The Boy in the Dress, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new musical which runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 8 November 2019 to 8 March 2020 (press night is 27 November).
‘Breathlessly manic production’: THE PROVOKED WIFE – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon ★★★
Phillip Breen’s lively revival of John Vanburgh’s Restoration romp, The Provoked Wife, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, has glorious parts for both Caroline Quentin and Alexandra Gilbreath.
‘A furious sex-comedy wrapped around real tragedy’: THE PROVOKED WIFE – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon ★★★★
Few other writers other than Vanbrugh simultaneously evoke quite the savage cynicism, torrential verbal wit and real anger of The Provoked Wife, this slightly alarming and ceaselessly entertaining piece about men, women, and social hypocrisies.
‘Timeless & matchless’: DON QUIXOTE – West End ★★★★
As a parable of the apparent inadequacy of legend in a real world, the RSC’s Don Quixote it is timeless and matchless.
‘Poignant, funny & perfectly played’: DON QUIXOTE – West End ★★★★
In James Fenton’s adaptation of Cervantes’ 17th-century classic, the fabled antics of Knight Errant Don Quixote are given a contemporary understanding that still preserves the original’s richness.
‘New niches of humour & fun’: DON QUIXOTE – West End ★★★★
It’s taken two years for the RSC’s hit Don Quixote to make it to the West End with David Threlfall and Rufus Hound reprising their roles as the hapless knight errant and his squire.
‘Touching, warm-hearted & funny’: DON QUIXOTE – West End ★★★★
Based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote is a riotous story filled with plenty of adventure and laughs, delightfully brought to life in Angus Jackson’s lively production.
Top recommended London openings for November
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening in the capital in November.
NEWS: David Threlfall & Rufus Hound will reprise their roles in the West End transfer of RSC’s Don Quixote
David Threlfall and Rufus Hound will reprise their lead roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Don Quixote when the production transfers to London’s Garrick Theatre from 27 October 2018 to 2 February 2019.
‘Light laughter for a light comedy’: PRESENT LAUGHTER – Chichester Festival Theatre ★★★★
The entire cast of Present Laughter executed every scene with a fabulous, animated, flamboyant energy yet there seemed to be an awful lot of unnecessary shouting throughout this production.
‘Vintage comedy reinvented for a new generation’: PRESENT LAUGHTER – Chichester Festival Theatre ★★★★
Yes, the Present Laughter is a bit jokey and, as one critic has said, cartoonish, but perhaps that is just what audiences want. You can’t say that it isn’t entertaining.
NEWS: Rufus Hound & Roberta Taylor join Katherine Kingsley in premiere of Dusty The Musical
To celebrate the birthday of Dusty Springfield (born 16 April 1939) further casting has been announced today for Dusty, the new musical about her life which will have its world premiere at Theatre Royal Bath in June 2018.
NEWS: Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley & Tracy-Ann Oberman lead Present Laughter cast at Chichester
The full company has been revealed for the opening production of Chichester’s Festival 2018, Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, with Rufus Hound as Garry Essendine, Katherine Kingsley as Liz Essendine and Tracy-Ann Oberman as Monica Reed.
Caroline Quentin, Rufus Hound & Penelope Keith line up for Chichester Festival Theatre 2018 season
Chichester Festival Theatre’s Festival 2018 season, announced today, will feature new plays by Laura Wade and Charlotte Jones and revivals of Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen and musical Flowers For Mrs Harris.
NEWS: The Wind in the Willows closes at London Palladium on 2 Sep
West End musical THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will now end its limited season at the London Palladium on Saturday 2 September 2017.
INTERVIEW: In Conversation With… The Wind in the Willows’ Rufus Hound
I started off as a stand-up comedian having grown up as a kid always wanting to be a stage actor and when the opportunity to do actual stage acting arose, I couldn’t quite believe it.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – West End
The concentric hooped wooden arches framing the proscenium should give you a clue: made from the barrels scraped during the production process
Top 5 reasons you have to see The Wind in the Willows
Now officially open at the London Palladium, this new musical based on the beloved classic British story is perfect viewing over the summer months – here’s Love London Love Culture’s top five reasons to see this new production.