There’s much to like about Dear Evan Hansen at the Noël Coward Theatre, not least a brilliant lead performance from Sam Tutty.
The full West End cast has been announced for the London premiere of Dear Evan Hansen which begins performances with an all British cast, including several West End debuts, at the Noël Coward Theatre on 29 October 2019 (opening night is 19 November 2019).
As opening statements go, Kwame Kwei-Armah’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, imported from New York’s Public Theater is probably as joyous a marker of future intent as you could wish for.
Is there such a thing as sheer theatrical joy? Yes, there is, and it comes from an unexpected source: Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub’s musical adaptation of Twelfth Night at the Young Vic.
Kara Tointon plays Bella Manningham; it is evident from the opening scene that she is a troubled, anxious soul who dotes on her husband, Jack (Rupert Young).
Gaslight is a play written by Patrick Hamilton written in 1938 and I play Bella Manningham who has been married for seven years.
One of the greatest thrillers of all time GASLIGHT returns to UK theatres starring the celebrated stage and television actress Kara Tointon as Bella Manningham, memorably portrayed by Oscar winner Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1944 film adaptation. The UK tour opens at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre on 6 January 2017.
Joe Stilgoe, the piano man, holds the stage as we settle, receiving a fusillade of unhelpful audience requests (“Bolero! Summertime! Pink Panther! Prokoffiev’s ninth!” – that last from Andrew Marr, cheeky monkey). Brilliantly, he delivers them simultaneously, singing Summertime over Bolero chords, and getting audience participation in Fever. Crafty to set a cabaret mood before we get down to business with “Come see the rich of Oyster Bay / On this their daughter’s wedding day!” as the silver piano sinks ingeniously into the floor.
Poor Steve Sondheim. During his 80thbirthday year in 2010 his works were exhaustively produced and his dramatic entrails more pored over than in any autopsy. There’ll be less of a retrospective when he’s dead. In London, the revivals ranged from a lumpen ‘Follies’ atop a Walthamstow boozer to a puppyishly adoring all-starAlbert Hall Prom which […]
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