‘I actually managed to be quite philosophical about it in the end. There’s a sense that we’re all in it today, and there are much bigger things at play, like people dying and getting sick.’
Initial casting is announced today for the West End transfer of Laura Wade’s The Watsons. Following sold-out seasons at both Chichester Festival Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory, the production runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 8 May to 26 September 2020, with a press night on 18 May. Tickets are now onsale via MyTheatreMates.
Edinburgh Fringe sell-out The Shark Is Broken, telling the behind-the-scenes story of Steven Spielberg’s classic 1975 film thriller Jaws, transfers to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre for a limited season from 11 May to 18 July 2020.
Initial casting has been announced for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt, directed by Patrick Marber, along with a four-week extension to the run.
Sonia Friedman Productions has announced Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14 January 2020 with opening night on 23 January 2020.
Sonia Friedman Productions has announces the world premiere of Leopoldstadt, a new play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Patrick Marber.
Sonia Friedman Productions is celebrating after the Broadway transfers of The Ferryman and Ink garnered six wins at the 2019 Tony Awards, while the National Theatre had plenty to be happy about following Bryan Cranston being named Best Leading Actor in a Play for Network and Hadestown (which finished a run at the National in January this year) scooping eight awards.
Sam Mendes’ Olivier Award-winning production of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman received equal top billing at this week’s Tony Awards 2019 nominations announcement alongside the hit Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird. The productions both have nine nods including ones for Ferryman actors Paddy Considine (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play), Fionnula Flanagan and Laura Donnelly. The …
Based on Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour brings to mind as being the female version of The Inbetweeners, in which the story follows six teenage girls as they escape the confines of their catholic school and their school choir for a day of chaos and mayhem.
While the multi-Olivier award winning musical continues to play for London audiences in the West End, casting has been confirmed for the UK tour, which opens at the Manchester Opera House on the 19th August. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the hit musical looks at the life and career of The Kinks, featuring some of […]
Sonia Friedman Productions announce today that Ruth Brown and Karen Mav will support Amber Riley in the role of soulful singer ‘Effie White’ in DREAMGIRLS when the previously confirmed Ms Riley is not scheduled to perform (Wednesday evenings). Amber will star in the role for seven performances per week when the Tony Award-winning musical has its UK premiere at the Savoy Theatre with preview performances from 19 November and opening bight on Wednesday 14 December 2016.
Natasha J Barnes plays the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre for a short period whilst Sheridan Smith takes two to four weeks’ leave of absence from the production due to stress and exhaustion.
From 14 December 2015 Jamie Muscato joins the cast of Bend It Like Beckham The Musical to play coach Joe alongside Natalie Dew as football crazy Jess and Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women’s football team. Sophie-Louise Dann plays the role of Paula with Jamal Andréas as Jess’ good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess’ sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra.
Rehearsals begin today (15 June 2015) for Lyndsey Turner’s production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Joining Cumberbatch are Barry Aird (Soldier), Eddie Arnold (Danish Captain, Servant), Leo Bill (Horatio), Siân Brooke (Ophelia), Nigel Carrington (Servant, Cornelius), Ruairi Conaghan (Player King), Rudi Dharmalingam (Guildenstern), Colin Haigh (Priest, Messenger), Paul Ham (Official), Diveen Henry (Player Queen, …
Onstage seating for the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen’s critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, starring Mark Rylance, will be released to the general public on Friday 5 June 2015 at 10am. Additionally, further seats will be released for all performances, including accessibly priced £10 tickets located in all parts of the house.