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Monday 30 Sep 2002

Som ecasting has been announced for Anything Goes, which opens at the National Theatre in December 02. Casting includes Sally Ann Triplett (Reno Sweeney), John Barrowman, Denis Quilley...
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A concert version of Stephen Sondheim's The Frogs, which was due at the National Theatre 7 to 15 Nov 02, has been cancelled.
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Fringe & Other London News

At the Tabard Theatre in west London Two Colour Theatre Company present A Well Remembered Voice / The Twelve Pound Look two one act plays JM Barrie (22 Oct to 9 Nov 02)


At the Bridewell Theatre in city of London SEDOS present A Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken (29 Oct to 9 Nov 02)



Sunday 29 Sep 2002

Alan Bird's review of A Number at the Royal Court Downstairs




Amanda Hodges' review of Taboo at the Venue




Rex Bunnett's review of The Apple Tree at the Landor Theatre in Clapham, South London (Fringe)





Friday 27 Sep 2002

The previews and opening night of the Madness musical Our House, have been delayed. The show will now open 28 Oct 02, following previews from 7 Oct 02.
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Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy of plays Damsels in Distress, will change its performance schedule from Monday 30 Sep 02 at the Duchess Theatre. Roleplay will now be performed Mon to Sat, and FlatSpin and GamePlan will now only be performed on Saturdays.
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David Hare's new play Breath of Life, with Judi Dench & Maggie Smith, extra preview perf added for 3 Oct 02: Tickets (which are half price) are only available to people who buy them in person at the Haymarket theatre.
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Fringe & Other London News

At the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, south London Saint's Day by John Whiting, starring Leonard Fenton (16 Oct 02 to 23 Nov 02)



Wednesday 25 Sep 2002

Alan Bird & Tom Keatinge's reviews of Afterplay at the Gielgud Theatre.




Fringe & Other London News

At the Bridewell Theatre in the city of London, Lunchbox Theatre present Audience by Vaclav Havel ( 8 to 25 Oct 02 at 1pm)



Monday 23 Sep 2002

New cast in Stones in His Pockets from 30 Sep 02: Brian Doherty & Rupert Degas
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Events at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre this autumn.
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Fringe & Other London News

At the White Bear Theatre in Kennington, south London, Oddball Entertainment present Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend By Richard Francis (1 to 12 Oct 02)


Warehouse Theatre in Croydon, south London. The Meeting by Jeff Stetson (9 to 22 Oct 02); Orange Moll by Sheila Dewey (13 Oct 02); Knock Down Ginger by Mark Norfolk (25 to 26 Oct 02); Three Servants by Ryan Craig & Edwin Morgan (5 to 17 Nov 02); Dick Barton Episide IV : The Flight of the Phoenix (6 Dec 02 to 2 Feb 03)



Sunday 22 Sep 2002

The Daughter-in-Law by DH Lawrence has been extended by one week at the Young Vic Theatre to 19 Oct 02
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Saturday 21 Sep 2002

Amanda Hodges' reviews of The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband at the New Ambassadors Theatre





Thursday 19 Sep 2002

Alan Bird & Richard Mallette reviews of Uncle Vanya at the Donmar Warehouse





Wednesday 18 Sep 2002

Alan Bird's review of Ivanov at the Cottesloe, NT




Amanda Hodges' review of 125th Street at the Shaftesbury Theatre




Barclays Theatre Awards 2002 nominations announced. Awards ceremony to be held on Sunday 13 Oct 02
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Fringe & Other London News

At the Oval House Theatre Upstairs south London Undiscovered Productions presents Extensions of Love by Darren Rapier (9 to 26 Oct 02)


Complicated Productions presents Love At First by Peter Shaw, at the Riverhouse in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey (27 to 29 Sep 02) ; and Rose & Crown Theatre in Hampton Wick, south London (10 to 12 Oct 02)


At the Braithwaite Hall at Croydon Clocktower, in Croydon south London Exit Theatre Co-op presents The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13ĺ by Sue Townsend (23 to 25 Oct 02)



Tuesday 17 Sep 2002

What the Night Is For by Michael Weller, confirmed for the Comedy Theatre from 7 Nov 02, starring TV's X-files Gillian Anderson (Booking is now open!)
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Art has posted closing notices at the Whitehall Theatre for 4 Jan 03. Colin Haigh, Gareth Harris, Michael Gyngell have joined the cast. The League of Gentlemen (Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shersmith) join cast from 14 Oct 02.
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Somerset Maugham's Home and Beauty will open at the Lyric Theatre 29 Oct 02, following previews from 15 Oct 02. (Booking now Open!). Starring Jamie Theakston, Victoria Hamilton, Alexander Armstrong
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Fringe & Other London News

At the Putney Arts Theatre in south London, Chelsea Players presents Trainspotting adapted by Harry Gibson from the novel by Irvine Welsh (6 to 9 Nov 02)



Fri 13 Sep 2002

Fringe & Other London News

At the Theatro Technis Theatre in Camden, north London, Starcrossed a new musical by Mark Silverman (9 to 26 Oct 02)


At the Chicken Shed Studio Theatre in north London, Blood Wedding by Federica Garcia Lorca (25 Sep to 12 Oct 02); at the Chicken Shed Theatre The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (4 Dec to 18 Jan 03)



Thu 12 Sep 2002

Amanda Hodges' review of The Road to Ruin at the Orange Tree Theatre




The Royal National Theatre , has announced its new season. New productions include....

in the Olivier
Anything Goes
musical by Cole Porter (opens 18 Dec 02, following previews from 11 Dec 02).
The Frogs
by Stephen Sondheim (concert version), (7 to 15 Nov 02).

in the Lyttelton
She Stoops to Conquer
by Oliver Goldsmith, a co-production with Out of Joint (opens 17 Dec 02, following previews from 30 Nov 02).
A Laughing Matter
by April De Angelis , a co-production with Out of Joint (opens 17 Dec 02, following previews from 7 Dec 02).

in the Cottesloe
Mappa Mundi
by Shelagh Stephenson , starring Ian Holm, Lia Williams (opens 24 Oct 02, following previews from 18 Oct 02).
The Talking Cure
by Christopher Hampton , starring Ralph Fiennes (opens 12 Dec 02, following previews from 6 Dec 02).

in the Loft
Dinner
by Moira Buffini ( opens 18 Nov 02, following previews from 14 Nov 02).

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Fringe & Other London News

At the Southwark Playhouse in south London, The Changeling By Middleton and Rowley (8 Oct to 2 Nov 02)



Wed 11 Sep 2002

Simply Barbra with Steven Brinberg as Barbra Streisand, will be at the Arts Theatre late evenings from 7th to 12 Oct 02.
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Tuesday 10 Sep 2002

Casting has been confirmed for Romeo & Juliet The Musical which opens at the 4th Nov 02, following previews from 15th Oct 02. Cast includes Jane McDonald, Lorna Want, Andrew Bevis, Sevan Stephan, David Bardsley, Michele Hooper, Michael Cormick, James Graeme, Louise Davidson, Rachid Sabitri, Matthew Dempsey, Alexis James, Tim Walton
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Jim Oher's review of the Janie Dee : Celebritea at the National Theatre





Sunday 8th Sep 2002

Roald Dahlís children play The Big Friendly Giant (BFG) will be at the Playhouse Theatre from 13th Nov 02 to 5th Jan 03, starring Anthony Pedley
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Full casting has now been confirmed for George Bernard Shaw's Mrs Warren's Profession, which opens at the Strand Theatre on 10th Oct 02, following previews from 2nd Oct 02, and booking to 18th Jan 03. The full cast is: Brenda Blethyn, Richard Johnson, Peter Blythe, Laurence Fox, Rebecca Hall, James Saxon.
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Alan Bird's review of the Alan Ayckbourn Trilogy Damsels in Distress at the Duchess Theatre





Friday 6th Sep 2002

On An Average Day starring Woody Harrelson & Kyle MacLachlan, has been extended by one week to 3rd Nov 02.
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Richard Mallette and Matthew Fay's reviews of Antony and Cleopatra by the RSC at the Haymarket Theatre





Thursday 5th Sep 2002

Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, will open at the Barbican Theatre on 29th Jan 03, following previews from 18th Jan 03 for a limited run to 23rd Feb 03, when it will then go to America before returning for a UK tour.
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Les Miserables announces new booking period for performances from 6th Jan 03 to 28th Jun 03 at the Palace Theatre.
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Disney's The Lion King has announced a new 3 month booking period covering performances from 1st Apr to 29th Jun 03 at the Lyceum Theatre
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American Hot, will be at the Palace Theatre this Sunday 8th Sep 02 at 7.30pm in aid of Crusaid. The show features top West End performers Paul Baker, Carmen Cusack, Karen Evans, Ben Goddard, Tom Pearce, Josie Walker
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Tom Keatinge's review of Benefactors , at the Albery Theatre




Fringe & Other London News

At the Blue Elephant Theatre in Camberwell, south London, Born African by Over The Edge Theatre Company, Zimbabwe (24th Sep to 12th Oct 02)



Wednesday 4th Sep 2002

Eugene O'Brien's Eden will open at the Arts Theatre on 30th Oct 02, following previews from 24th Oct and booking to 11th Jan 03. (Booking is now open!)
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The Phantom of the Opera announces new booking period covering performances to 22nd Feb 03 at Her Majesty's Theatre, and from 6th Jan 03 the Matinee performance moves from Wed to Tues and evening performances will start 15 minutes earlier.
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Tuesday 3rd Sep 2002

My Fair Lady announces new booking period for performances from 6th Jan 03 to 28th Jun 03 at the Drury Lane Theatre.
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The Vagina Monologues , is to close at the Arts Theatre on 12th Oct 02
The cast from 9th to 21st Sep 02 will be Mina Anwar, Natasha Little, Deborah Weston
The cast from 23rd Sep to 12th Oct 02 will be Trudie Styler, Mina Anwar, Harriet Thorpe.
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Full casting has been announced for 125th Street,which is currently previewing at the Shaftesbury Theatre before the official opening on 17th Sep 02.
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Gary Mack's review of The Phantom of the Opera at the Her Majesty's Theatre




Fringe & Other London News

At the Tabard Theatre in west London, I Dream Before I Take The Stand a collection of seven short new plays by Arlene Hutton (24th Sep to 12th Oct 02)


At the Putney Arts Theatre in south London, West Side Story by Bernstein/Sondheim (24th to 28th Sep 02)



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